December 8, 2011

My favourite songs: Awesome and cool songs of 2010-2011: My best of list: Top 70 songs

Since I didn't put up a post for my favourite tunes and albums of 2010, and since it takes me a while for things to grow on me, I'm going to be a little different than other music writers. I'm going to do "best of" posts for 2 year periods. This will allow me to be late to the party, and give songs extra time to germinate in my little brain. So this set of posts will cover 2010 and 2011.

  1. "Whirring" - The Joy Formidable

  1. "Heartsink" - Blood Red Shoes

  1. "Kill Me Carolyne" - The Whigs

  1. "Conversation 16" - The National

  1. "Lonely Boy" - The Black Keys

  1. "The Smidge" - The Hold Steady

  1. "Let's Get Out Of Here" - Les Savy Fav

  1. "Rill Rill" - Sleigh Bells

  1. "Old Fangs" - Black Mountain

  1. "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green


  1. "Tighten Up" - The Black Keys
  2. "Not At All" - Emily Warren & The Betters
  3. "Punching In A Dream" - The Naked And Famous
  4. "Hang With Me" - Robyn
  5. "Good for Nothing" - Hard-Fi
  6. "Swim Until You Can't See Land" - Frightened Rabbit
  7. "Belong" - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
  8. "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People
  9. "Crash Years" - The New Pornographers
  10. "The Glitter Prize (Feat. Kay Hanley)" - The Posies
  11. "Hit The Ground Running" - These Electric Lives
  12. "Medicine" - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  13. "Anyone’s Ghost" - The National
  14. "Dancing On My Own" - Robyn
  15. "Please Ask for Help" - Telekinesis
  16. "A Heavy Abacus" - The Joy Formidable
  17. "Dear Rosemary" - Foo Fighters
  18. "Terrible Love" - The National
  19. "Satellite" - The Kills
  20. "Naked Kids" - Grouplove
  21. "Forced To Love" - Broken Social Scene
  22. "Our Whole Lives" - The Hold Steady
  23. "Light It Up" - Blood Red Shoes
  24. "The Body" - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
  25. "Chicken Bones" - John Grant
  26. "Cruel" - St. Vincent
  27. "Future Starts Slow" - The Kills
  28. "The Spirit of Jazz" - The Gaslight Anthem
  29. "Cradle" - The Joy Formidable
  30. "Romance" - Wild Flag
  31. "Love Song" - Hard-Fi
  32. "Called It Off" - These Electric Lives
  33. "Rock Problems" - The Hold Steady
  34. "So Lonely" - The Whigs
  35. "Crossed Wires" - Superchunk
  36. "Fixed" - Stars
  37. "Abducted" - Cults
  38. "It Is Happening Again" - Blood Red Shoes
  39. "Young Blood" - The Naked And Famous
  40. "Year Dot" - Sky Larkin
  41. "Helena Beat" - Foster the People
  42. "Country Lane" - Telekinesis
  43. "Heart In Your Heartbreak" - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
  44. "Don't Ask" - Blood Red Shoes
  45. "Heaven's Gonna Happen Now" - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
  46. "Blue Cassette" - Friendly Fires
  47. "Under Cover of Darkness" - The Strokes
  48. "Behold the Hurricane" - The Horrible Crowes
  49. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding
  50. "Tired" - Chikita Violenta
  51. "Euphoria, Take My Hand" - Glasvegas
  52. "Colours" - Grouplove
  53. "Get Away" - Yuck
  54. "Dirty Thing" - Telekinesis
  55. "World Sick" - Broken Social Scene
  56. "DNA" - The Kills
  57. "Dressed Sharply" - An Horse
  58. "Holing Out" - Yuck
  59. "Get Some" - Lykke Li
  60. "Lotus Flower" - Radiohead
I'm going to tease out my Top 10 by posting a song a day over the next couple of weeks!

I've decided to update this post with my top 10 so my full list is in one place.

Check out the rest of my best of posts, including my favourite albums of 2010-2011.

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