belated, baby’s Top 100 Songs of 2011

2011 has given us a lot of great music–more than we here could responsibly listen to, and certainly more than 100 excellent songs’ worth. But alas, here we are, with one more list before the New Year. We’ve painstakingly assembled not just our 100 favorite songs, but a playlist for you to reminisce or catch what you missed.

Listen to our Spotify playlist here: belated, baby’s BEST OF 2k11. Every song is there in order from #1 to bottom, except for some mixtape tracks from The Weeknd, Danny Brown, etc., which are all freely downloadable anyway. Enjoy!:

100. Memoryhouse :: “Quiet America”
99. Milagres :: “Glowing Mouth”
98. Jay Z & Kanye West :: “Ni**as In Paris”
97. Surfer Blood :: “Miranda”
96. Apparat :: “Ash/Black Veil”
95. David Lynch :: “Football Game”
94. Little Dragon :: “Ritual Union”
93. Cold Cave :: “Underworld USA”
92. Youth Lagoon :: “Montana”
91. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie xx :: “Running”

90. Purity Ring :: “Lofticries”
89. Point Juncture, WA :: “Boston Gold”
88. Lil Wayne :: “Gucci Gucci (Freestyle)”
87. Cant :: “The Edge”
86. Twin Sister :: “Daniel”
85. Tyler, The Creator :: “Yonkers”
84. Fujiya & Miyagi :: “Sixteen Shades Of Black & Blue”
83. Danny Brown :: “Blunt After Blunt”
82. Atlas Sound :: “Parallax”
81. PJ Harvey :: “The Words That Maketh Murder”

80. Made in Heights :: “Wildflowers (Exhale Efreet)”
79. Panda Bear :: “Tomboy”
78. Pure X :: “Pleasure”
77. The Weeknd :: “Echoes Of Silence”
76. Fleet Foxes :: “Helplessness Blues”
75. DJ Khaled ft. Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne :: “I’m On One”
74. Real Estate :: “Municipality”
73. Frank Ocean :: “Novacane”
72. Keith Freund :: “For Broke / Everything Is Real!”
71. Yuck :: “The Wall”

70. Tennis :: “Marathon”
69. Shlohmo :: “Places”
68. Death Grips :: “Guillotine”
67. James Blake & Bon Iver :: “Fall Creek Boys Choir”
66. The Lonely Forest :: “Coyote”
65. Mister Heavenly :: “Pineapple Girl”
64. The Cave Singers :: “Swim Club”
63. Anna Calvi :: “Suzanne And I”
62. Thundercat :: “For Love (I Come Your Friend)”
61. Destroyer :: “Downtown”

60. Alexander :: “Truth”
59. The Antlers :: “Putting The Dog To Sleep”
58. Ben Sollee :: “Bible Belt”
57. Radiohead :: “Lotus Flower”
56. Adele :: “Someone Like You”
55. Yellow Ostrich :: “Mary”
54. Holy Ghost! ft. Michael McDonald :: “Some Children”
53. Iceage :: “Youre Blessed”
52. Main Attrakionz :: “Perfect Skies”
51. Tune-Yards :: “Powa”

50. Alabama Shakes :: “Hold On”
49. Bon Iver :: “Beth/Rest”
48. Fionn Regan :: “North Star Lover”
47. John Maus :: “Quantum Leap”
46. Feist :: “Caught A Long Wind”
45. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi ft. Norah Jones :: “Black”
44. Pictureplane :: “Post Physical”
43. How To Dress Well :: “Suicide Dream 2 (Orchestral Version)”
42. Unknown Mortal Orchestra :: “FFunny FFriends”
41. The Weeknd :: “What You Need”

40. War On Drugs :: “Come To The City”
39. EMA :: “The Grey Ship”
38. Azealia Banks :: “Runnin'”
37. Dominant Legs :: “Hoop of Love”
36. Poliça :: “Wandering Star”
35. Mount Moriah :: “Lament”
34. M83 :: “Midnight City”
33. SBTRKT :: “Wildfire”
32. A$AP Rocky :: “Peso”
31. Real Estate :: “Green Aisles”

30. St Vincent :: “Surgeon”
29. Jay Z & Kanye West :: “Otis”
28. Radiation City :: “Construction”
27. Cities Aviv :: “Meet Me On Montrose (For Ex Lovers Only)”
26. James Vincent McMorrow :: “If I Had A Boat”
25. Team Me :: “Dear Sister”
24. araabMUZIK :: “Streetz Tonight”
23. Megafaun :: “State/Meant”
22. Frank Ocean :: “Thinking About You”
21. M83 :: “Wait”

20. The Roots ft. Big K.R.I.T., Dice Raw :: “Make My”
19. Active Child ft. How to Dress Well :: “Playing House”
18. Don Trip, Star Lito :: “Hot Potato”
17. Cults :: “Abducted”
16. Drake :: “Marvins Room”
15. Girls :: “Vomit”
14. Yuck :: “Suck”
13. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks :: “Share the Red”
12. Tyler, The Creator :: “Tron Cat”
11. Wye Oak :: “Civilian”

10. Danny Brown :: “Monopoly”
09. The Antlers :: “I Don’t Want Love”
08. Lia Ices :: “Daphne”
07. Cass McCombs :: “County Line”
06. James Blake :: “The Wilhelm Scream”
05. Shabazz Palaces :: “Are you? Can you? Were you? (Felt)”
04. The Weeknd :: “The Knowing”
03. Bon Iver :: “Holocene”
02. Charles Bradley :: “Heartaches and Pain”
01. Typhoon :: “The Honest Truth”