Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Favourite Songs of 2011

It's that time of the year again and time for a list of some of my favourite songs of the year, and in truth it's been a good year for new music so here's a few that have been played more than a few times on my iPod....

Low – Try to Sleep - Video link

Brilliant track from a great album and from a band who steadfastly refuse to change; the world is a much better place for them.

Jean Claude Gavri - (I Hear) Musik In The Street - Video link

Currently dominating my iPod, Gavri is creating superbly listenable dance music.

Joe Goddard Ft Valentina – Gabriel - Video link

Hot Chip man Joe Goddard shows his credentials with this summer anthem

The Horrors – I can see through you - Video link

The Horrors surprised with another change in direction and produced a superb 80’s Goth inspired classic

Psychemagik - SoundCloud page

Too many songs to narrow it down to just one, enjoy this maestro at work by listening to his Soundcloud page.

Death in Vegas – Your Loft My Acid - Video Link

An eerie slice of electro loveliness from DIV that will have fans rejoicing at their return.

The Japanese Popstars – Take Forever - Video Link

Robert Smith adds a slice of vocal brilliance to this track from another band burgeoning with talent and keen to show the darker side of dance can equally captivate.

Jane’s Addiction – End to the Lies - Video Link

Another welcome return and what a song, a absolute assault on the ears that shows no sign of abating from the first chord to the last.

TV on the Radio – Will Do - Video Link

The loss of bassist Gerard Smith was desperately sad, so difficult to choose any one track from a fine album but this is one of the standouts.

DJ Shadow Ft Little Dragon – Scale it Back - Video Link

Brilliant track featuring another extraordinary talent in Little Dragon, the beat master’s showing no signs of mellowing on another great album.

There's many who haven't made the list and for those apologies but acts such as Little Dragon, I Break Horses & Foster the People have also provided us with some great music.

We've also lost many great musicians this year, Mick Karn, John Barry, Gerard Smith, Amy Winehouse and Gerry Rafferty are just a few amongst those who passed away this year.