Top 10 Songs of 2011 

This is the fifth anniversary of me doing this list. So, I should be rocking this thing out, right?

Well, I've gotten a very late start on this year's top 10, so I'm going to probably blow through a bunch of tracks until I get caught up. This year, to save on the headache (and maybe make 25 cents), I'm going to use Amazon's little MP3 player. You won't get the full track, but you'll get a good chunk of it.

And, if you want to buy a song, you can just click the link and buy it from Amazon, and it'll show up in your iTunes.

The rules, as always, are simple:

That's about it.

If you wanna get a taste of previous lists, here's the start of the list from 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.

Actually, I'll do a quick recap here because, quite frankly, I'm sort of interested to see what the last four lists have looked like. If you care about my pithy comments, go back and read through them.


  1. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running
  2. Klaxons - Golden Skans
  3. Spoon - The Underdog
  4. Tokyo Police Club - Your English is Good (I cheated here)
  5. Band of Horses - Is There a Ghost?
  6. Dear Leader - Everything Looks Better in the Dark
  7. The New Pornographers - All the Old Showstoppers
  8. Hallelujah the Hills - Wave Backwards to Massachusetts
  9. The Shins - Australia
  10. Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place


  1. Tokyo Police Club - Your English is Good
  2. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
  3. Weezer - The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)
  4. Nada Surf - I Like What You Say
  5. Delta Spirit - Trashcan
  6. Violens - Violent Sensation Descends
  7. The Decemberists - Valerie Plame
  8. Ra Ra Riot - Ghosts Under Rocks
  9. Girls Guns and Glory - 667
  10. Lyrics Born - I Like It, I Love It


  1. Phoenix - Lisztomania
  2. Camera Obscura - French Navy
  3. Metric - Gold Guns Girls
  4. Fanfarlo - I'm a Pilot
  5. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings
  6. Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
  7. The Decemberists - The Rake's Song
  8. Dear Leader - Barbarians
  9. The Thermals - Now We Can See
  10. The Everyday Visuals - Florence Foster Jenkins


  1. Arcade Fire - Ready to Start / Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
  2. The Lonely Forest - Turn Off This Song and Go Outside
  3. Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You
  4. Klaxons - Echoes
  5. Broken Social Scene - World Sick
  6. Spoon - Written in Reverse
  7. Tokyo Police Club - Favourite Colour
  8. Vampire Weekend - Giving Up the Gun
  9. Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love
  10. Best Coast - Each & Everyday