The Top 25 Tunes of 2011: thus far.

As I am just wrapping up my winter semester at university, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.  I can focus more on husband-ing, finishing our house, making music and expanding my social life.

I’m also very excited for my future blogging topics: I’m in the midst of writing 2 new album reviews; starting a blog series called Epically Underrated, and writing a promo piece on Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi‘s musical nod to Spaghetti Western films with an album simply called Rome (oh, did I mention the vocalists for this album are solely Jack White and Norah Jones? No, I didn’t — you’re welcome!)

But before I get to those posts, I thought, “Why not indulge in another completely trivial list?”.

As a writer for Paste Magazine recently released a list with more or less the same title, I was inspired to create my own; however, I’ve included a few more songs that readers may have actually heard (unlike said Paste Mag list). Here goes:

(Most of the songs are linked to videos/full-length samples)


25.  What Have I Done – Portage & Main

24. Changing – The Airborne Toxic Event

23. Bystander – Jets Overhead

22. Louder Than Ever – Cold War Kids

21.In A Place Of Lesser Men – Matthew Good

20. Omega Dog – The Dears

19. Rolling In the Deep – Adele

18. That’s It, That’s All – We Are The City

17. Weapon – Rococode

16. Problems – Mother Mother

15. You Are A Tourist – Death Cab For Cutie

14. I Feel You – Sam Roberts Band

13. Shell Games – Bright Eyes

12. Tree By the River – Iron & Wine

11. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities

10. Sydney (I’ll Come Running) – Brett Dennen

9. The Prime Minister’s Daughter – Library Voices

8. Welcome – Hey Rosetta!

7. Love Is Won – Lia Ices

6. When I Get Grown – Treelines

5. Kindergarten – Zeus

4. Down By the River – The Decemberists

3. Happy New Year – We Are The City

2. Under Cover Of Darkness – The Strokes

1. Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes

There you have it. My Top 25 for the first 1/4 of 2011, hope you enjoy and perhaps find a few new, fantastic tunes to add to the iPod!



~ by DR on April 11, 2011.

2 Responses to “The Top 25 Tunes of 2011: thus far.”

  1. […] composed this list at this time last year—a 1/4 of the way through the year—influenced by the editors at Paste Magazine who had […]

  2. I like this post!! 🙂

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