20 Tracks | Best Songs of 2011

Reebok Pumps

2011 is going dark. Will it be remembered as the year that the masses bopped along to a dark song about a cowboy killer chasing down some kicks?  Was the kid after revenge or simply some Reebok Pumps? Did he recall Dee Brown dunking in those freshly pumped kicks? Or was he really after Jordans? Or Cons? Or Keds?

As I ponder that into the new year, here’s twenty of 2011’s truly best tracks, in alpha order*:

"Found Love in a Graveyard" | Veronica Falls

(*Note: I linked each song to videos on YouTube, either the official videos or the best versions of the tracks I could find. While all of worth the time, two of the better videos are “A Real Hero” and “NY is Killing Me.”)

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Eleven for 2011 | Best Albums of 2011

Upon First Listen | Bon Iver S/T

Cliff Martinez | “Drive” Soundtrack

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3 thoughts on “20 Tracks | Best Songs of 2011

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