The Best Songs of 2011 (So Far) – Part 3

Posted: April 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Best Songs of 2011 (So Far) – Part 3

The countdown continues here with songs 15 – 6.  Hope you are enjoying this list as much as I enjoyed putting it together.  I am amazed at the plethora of music worth listening to that has come out in the past few months. The rest of the list will come this weekend.

15.  Iron & Wine – Walking Far From Home (removed 7/21/12)

This is definitely the most listened to song of the year so far, partly because I got it back in December.  I think I wore it out, or it might be higher on this list.

14. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (removed 7/21/12)

One of the best songs yet from a band that is aiming to establish itself as an indie-folk mainstay with the release of their sophomore record of the same name.

13. Seryn – We Will All Be Changed (removed 7/21/12)

A slow-building and uplifting song for the season from yet another band from Denton, TX worth your attention.

12. Tennis – Marathon (removed 7/21/12)

I avoided listening to these guys based on the name and album cover. That was a mistake.

11. Voxhaul Broadcast – Rotten Apples (removed 7/21/12)

With some Dr. Dog-like vocals this song just makes me wanna tap my feet.

10. Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On (removed 7/21/12)

The clever and insightful lyrics of Lupe matched up with a killer Modest Mouse sample is the perfect recipe for my favorite hip-hop song of the year thus far.

09. Destroyer – Suicide Demo For Kara Walker (removed 7/21/12)

My wife referred to this album as elevator music, but I just can’t get enough of it. I especially love the little guitar riff that comes in and out of the background of this track. It complements the Kenny G-like sax quite well. You can join my wife and mock it if you like.  But that is an elevator I would love to stay on.

08. James Vincent McMorrow – If I Had A Boat (removed 7/21/12)

This is the standout track from what has been my Bon Iver substitute as I wait for the next full-length from Justin Vernon.

07. Other Lives – For 12 (removed 7/21/12)

The instrumentation on this song  and the rest of this album is just phenomenal. I had the hardest time choosing a song off of this album to include on this list.  Any of a number of songs could be taking this spot. I can’t wait to see these guys open for The National next week at Cain’s Ballroom.

06. Rubik – Laws of Gravity
Rubik: Laws Of Gravity by Fullsteam

Absolutely can’t get enough of this song right now. Try to listen to this song and not get up and dance. I dare you.

Listen to #’s 25-16

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