Here’s what I enjoyed in music during 2011. No rankings; no commentary; just a list of things I enjoyed. There are links for you to listen to my favourite tracks.
Battles – Gloss Drop
James Blake – James Blake
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Foster The People – Torches
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost!
King Krule – King Krule EP
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Tune-Yards – Whokill
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Washed Out – Within and Without
The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient
WU LYF – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall – This isn’t a great song, really; but that warbling guitar line makes me smile every time!
Honourable Mention – Two brilliant covers from Q Magazine’s tribute to U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby.