Thanks to a tidal wave of popular demand, here are the jams that soundtracked the year for me. Before I started looking around, I had this nagging feeling that maybe 2011 was kind of a weak year somehow. I guess it was just a faulty memory on my part because once I got rolling the list could have been twice as long. (Especially since I made an effort not to throw every song from the Veronica Falls album on the list and generally shied away from adding songs from albums that made my Top 20 list so the list would be a bit more diverse.) Yeah, yeah....not diverse exactly, but maybe a little more diverse. Well...you like what you like, right? And I liked all this stuff a whole bunch!

A Classic Education – “Place a Bet on You
Acid House Kings – “Are We Lovers or Are We Friends
Johan Agebjörn – “The Last Day of Summer
Air France – “It Feels Good to Be Around You”
Araab Muzik – “Streetz Tonight
Katy B – “Katy On a Mission
Bad Indians - "All Over Now"
Bad Sports – “Teenage Girls
Beyonce - "Party"
James Blake - “The Wilhelm Scream
Bleached – “Think Of You
Body Language – “Social Studies
Brown Recluse – “Impressions of a City Morning
Burning Hearts – “Into the Wilderness
Cat's Eyes - "Best Person I Know"
Chromatics – “Kill for Love
Class Actress – “Love Me Like You Used To
Cobra Starship – “You Make Me Feel
Crystal Stilts – “Shake the Shackles
The Dirtbombs – “Good Life
The Do – “Too Insistent
Drake – “Headlines
Dum Dum Girls – “He Gets Me High
Ford & Lopatin – “Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me)
Friends – “I’m His Girl
Glass Candy – “Warm in the Winter
Gold-Bears – “Record Store
The Go! Team - "Ready to Go Steady"
Help Stamp Out Loneliness – “Record Shop
Hunx & His Punx – “The Curse of Being Young
Jacuzzi Boys – “Crush
Kimbra - "Cameo Lover"
Lil Wayne – “6 Foot 7 Foot
John Maus – “Believer
Metronomy – “Everything Goes My Way
Part Time - "Cassie (Won't You Be My Doll)"
Real Estate - "It's Real"
Rihanna - "We Found Love"
Ringo Deathstarr – “So High
Roberts & Lord – “Oblique
Robyn – “Call Your Girlfriend
Shimmering Stars – “I’m Gonna Try
Sonny & the Sunsets – “I Wanna Do It
Still Corners – “Cuckoo
Those Darlins – “Screws Get Loose
Times New Viking – “Fuck Her Tears
UV Race – “Girl in My Head
Veronica Falls – “Bad Feeling
Vivian Girls – “Take It As It Comes
Wax Idols – “All Too Human
Weekend – “Hazel
Wild Flag – “Romance
Yelle – “Safari Disco Club