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The Best Songs Of 2011

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With all the best album threads I figured I'd post a song one then people can discuss that, and share their disgust for this list.


The Guardian gave us this:




1 Lana Del Rey – Video Games

2 Azealia Banks – 212

3 Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers

4 Joe Goddard – Gabriel ft Valentina

5 Frank Ocean – Swim Good

6 Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

7 Beyoncé – Countdown

8 Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie xx Remix)

9 Rihanna – We Found Love

10 A$AP Rocky – Peso

11 Tune-Yards – Bizness

12 PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder

13 St Vincent – Surgeon

14 Nicola Roberts – Dance to the Beat of My Drum

15 Battles – Ice Cream

16 Gang Gang Dance – Glass Jar

17 Michael Kiwanuka – I'm Getting Ready

18 Lady Gaga – Born This Way

19 Anna Calvi – Blackout

20 Cults – Go Outside

21 Wilco – One Sunday Morning

22 Junior Boys – Banana Ripple

23 Lykke Li – Sadness Is a Blessing

24 Drake ft Rihanna – Take Care

25 Metronomy – The Look

26 Willy Moon – I Wanna Be Your Man

27 Rustie – Ultra Thizz

28 James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

29 The Horrors – Still Life

30 Beyoncé – 1+1

31 Jamie xx and Gil Scott Heron – I'm New Here

32 lll Blu – Meltdown

33 Cloud Nothings – Heartbeat

34 Maria Minerva – A Little Lonely

35 Machine Head – Darkness Within

36 Diddy Dirty Money – Coming Home

37 June Tabor & Oysterband – Fountains Flowing

38 Radiohead – Morning Mr Magpie

39 Canibus – Brainwash Reversal Remix

40 King Krule – Bleak Bake






Plenty of stuff I don't know but Morning Mr Magpie is possibly the worst song on The King Of Limbs. That's not to say it's a bad song, just that there are much better.

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Unless I'm mistaken it's only one song per artist.

If that's right it's strange how an artist has not made two songs in the top 40, especially those who the Guardian consider to have made the best songs this year.


Beyoncé is listed twice. Countdown at #7 and 1+1 at #30.


Overall, it's an average list. Some inspired choices but some that make you shake your head (like Morning Mr Magpie)

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I don't like this list. There's not much more I can say about it. I mean, some of the songs choices by the people I like aren't the ones I would've picked (probably because I'm weird like that), and some of the artists choices I just don't understand. (Tyler, The Creator...I just can't get over that one.)

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"Morning Mr. Magpie" eventually DID grow on me, but it's still one of the weaker TKOL tracks.


I'm glad Metronomy got some credit, but overall, one of the weaker year-end lists I've seen.

I honestly don't get all the hype surrounding 'Video Games'.

Me neither. She looks more like LLAMA Del Rey and kinda sings like one too.

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