Saturday, December 24, 2011
top 10 singles of 2011
2011 is almost over. Happy Holidays & New Year, dear readers!
Be sure to check out my Top Films of 2011 next month!
Here are my top singles for the year. What tunes were you feelin' this year?
TOP 10 SINGLES
The Hood Internet - "Sprawl of Glass"
A perfect mashup of Blondie and Arcade Fire!
The Go! Team - "Apollo Throwdown"
A rousing, cheerleader stomp.
Lykke Li - "I Follow Rivers"
St. Vincent - "Cruel"
Austra - "Lose It"
Aching vocal from Katie Stelmanis.
Bon Iver - "Holocene"
Sprawling mood piece.
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep" / "Someone Like You"
Finely written and performed torch songs by the talented young songtress.
Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks" / "Call It What You Want"
The year's catchiest single was disarmingly topical. "Call It What You Want," with its tumbling piano riff was one of the best dance-pop tunes.
Jay-Z & Kanye West - "Ni**as in Paris"
Fun verses over a skittery, staccato beat. Dubstep breakdown.
M83 - "Midnight City"
Layered electro number with a killer sax solo.