Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Best of 2011 : Mikayla's Morsels


Here are the LOOSE L!P's writers' favorite tracks and tidbits of 2011.
No explanation necessary; just trust us.


Finally, my list.
Disclaimer: I know "Mikayla's Morsels" is just about the lamest title of all time--actually it hurst to have it on here--but I had to stick with the alliteration trend, and you try to think of better.
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*All links route to YouTube/Soundcloud unless specified as [mp3].
Feel free to download those bad boys.

TOP 11 SONGS
1. Foreign Language - Flight Facilities
Anywhere that plays this is the kind of place I want to be.
Bonus: best video of the year!
2. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra
Pretty Unforgettable. Bonus: Second-best video of the year!
3. Street Joy - White Denim
A grower not a shower
4. (TIE) The Bay / The Look - Metronomy [mp3] - The Look
In 2011, no one else did hooks this good.

5. Embody - SebastiAn
Simple yet effective funkfest
6. Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
I cry 50% of the time I hear it
7. Twist - Peter & The Magician
I JUST FUCKING LOVE TO DANCE
8. Banana Ripple - Junior Boys
Nine minute wonder
9. Midnight City - M83
The song that was everyone's jam
10. Einmal In Der Woche Schreien - Siriusmo
All of Mosaik, really.
11. Belongings - Clock Opera
Coldplay wishes they sounded like this.

TOP 11 REMIXES
1. Always On The Run (Peter & The Magician Remix) - Yuksek
<3 French (Francophone) People
2. Stomping Grounds (Nightriders Remix) - Might
KILLS it.
3. Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) - Niki & The Dove [mp3]
'11 was the year of the piano remix, and this was its crown jewel.

4. Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix) - Deadmau5
<3 French People
5. The Bay (Clock Opera Remix) - Metronomy
The way Clock Opera remixes vocal lines is unparalleled
6. I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) - Lykke Li
Piano Trend; Example 2
7. Free My Mind (RAC Remix) - Katie Herzig
Not especially creative, but exceptionally catchy

8. Hot Mess (Ride The Universe Remix) - Chromeo
Hot.
9. Still Sound (Xinobi Remix) - Toro Y Moi
I've exhausted this on repeat.
10. The Greeks (Moonlight Matters Remix) - Is Tropical
More fun than a barrel of monkeys.

11. Swimmhaus Johannesburg (Star Slinger Remix) - Fixers
Perhaps the best Star Slinger remix ever, which is saying a shitton.

FAVORITE ALBUM
White Denim - D

ARTIST OF 2011
Metronomy - They were everywhere, and with good reason.

BEST 2011 COMEBACK
Death From Above 1979, fucking duh.

BEST 2011 BREAKOUT
Madeon, aka the future.

BEST 2011 CONCERT
Embody single release party @ Social Club with Mehdi (RIP), SebastiAn vs. Kavinsky, and DJ Premier

2011's BEST KEPT SECRET
Ennui

4 comments:

Dustin said...

Mikayla's Musique Magnifique? ..Regardless, nice list M.

Mikayla said...

Oh fuck...WAY better. Well played.

Peggy said...

Great pic :D. I enjoy your music!

osfeditor said...

Nice list, some really good choices. Plus, I like the picture ;)

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