Music Picks of 2011

A few favorites from the past year (listed in no particular order).


1. Don’t Move by Phantogram

An electro-pop rhythm draped over tantalizing vocals.


2. Bizness by Tuneyards

An adventurous fusion of reggae and island funk.


3. Walking Far from Home by Iron and Wine

Hard to pick just one song from this masterpiece of an album.


4. Too Insistent by The Do

Become mesmerized by Olivia Bouyssou Merilahti’s angelic voice.


5. ‪You Rascal You‬ (covered) by ‪Hanni El Khatib‬

A brilliant, if not haunting, remake of Louis Armstrong’s big band original.


6. Grown Ocean by Fleet Foxes

Throwback harmonies and masterful arrangements.


7. Calgary by Bon Iver

Can’t go wrong with Justin Vernon’s silky falsetto.


8. Stone Rollin’ by Raphael Saadiq

A bluesy, soul-on-fire, house-a-shakin’ party.


9. Lonely Boy by Black Keys

Blowing the doors off garage rock with a brazen punch.


10. Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People

Most def the official soundtrack of summer 2011.

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