We’ve already given you our albums of the year (here) – now the editor David Garlick and writers Lee Hazell and Rob Simpson give their songs of 2011. We’ve even included a video for each so you decide for yourself.

Editors’ Choices

Claire – Baxter Dury

Norgaard – The Vaccines

Punching In A Dream – The Naked And Famous

Separator – Radiohead

The Last Living Rose – PJ Harvey

The Look –  Metronomy

Video Games – Lana Del Rey

Repetition – TV On The Radio

Yonkers – Tyler, The Creator



We Are Fucking Angry – The King Blues

Arlandria -Foo Fighters

Exile/Vilify – The National

Darkness Within – Machine Head

Shake it Out – Florence + The Machine

No Church in the Wild – Jay Z and Kanye West

Architects – Rise Against

Curl of the Burl – Mastodon


Rob Simpson

Lonely Boy – The Black Keys

Life Fantastic – Man Man

Cramm – Three Trapped Tigers

Inchworm  – Battles

California Commercial – Ty Segall

Dog Days – Crystal Antlers

Surfin’ Coffin – Japanthere

Shame on Blue – Wugazi

Everything Gets Gone – William Elliott Whitmore

The Piano Drop – Tim Hecker

Freak Out – Tapes ‘n Tapes

In the Shadow – A Place to Bury Strangers

Spectrelight – Mastodon

Nightcall – Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx

I Can See Through You – The Horrors

Behold a Marvel in the Darkness – Deerhoof

Modern Art – The Black Lips


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