BLARE’s Top 40 Songs Of 2011 (You Need To Know)

When you dissect 2011, one arguable statement rears its head at you – music videos are the new radio. Whereas albums have the power to present to you your favourite new band, there have been viral underground stars (ASAP Rocky, Danny Brown), pop legends (Coldplay, Rihanna) and fan favourites (Fleet Foxes, Lykke Li) who have used the Internet stage to help shape their material. Drawing from that medium along with EPs, mixtapes and the conclusions of albums, below are 40 tracks from 2011 that aren’t genre bias and don’t display any “hipster-like major label hate” – they’re simply songs we think are worth spinning on repeat (maybe once, twice, or all night long).

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KING KRULE – “THE NOOSE OF JAH CITY”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/King

FRANK TURNER – “REDEMPTION”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Frank

ASAP ROCKY – “PURPLE SWAG CHAPTER 2″
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/ASAP

DEFEATER – “WHITE KNUCKLES”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Defeater

WAVVES – “NODDING OFF” (FT. BEST COAST)
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Wavves

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JAMES BLAKE – “LIMIT TO YOUR LOVE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/James

EISLEY – “AMBULANCE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Eisley

DAN MANGAN – “ABOUT AS HELPFUL AS YOU CAN BE..”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Dan%20Mangan%20-%20About%20As%20Helpful%20As%20You%20Can%20Be.mp3|titles=About

SET YOUR GOALS – “CURE FOR APATHY”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Set

SMITH WESTERNS – “WEEKEND”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Smith

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RADIOHEAD – “LITTLE BY LITTLE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Radiohead

TRASH TALK – “AWAKE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Trash

TY SEGALL – “THE FLOOR”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Ty

YELLOWCARD – “WITH YOU AROUND”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Yellowcard

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD – “TROUBLE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Jessica

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FEIST – “THE UNDISCOVERED FIRST”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Feist

OH, SLEEPER – “HUSH YAEL”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Oh

FIREWORKS – “I LOCKED MY TIME CAPSULE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Fireworks

YUCK – “SUCK”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Yuck

TRANSIT – “YOU CAN’T MISS IT”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Transit

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CHILDISH GAMBINO - “BONFIRE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Childish%20Gambino%20-%20Bonfire.mp3|titles=Bonfire|artists=Childish

TINY DANZA - “HINDSIGHT”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Tiny

RIHANNA – “YOU DA ONE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Rihanna

CUT COPY – “NEED YOU NOW”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Cut%20Copy%20-%20Need%20You%20Now.mp3|titles=Need

GLASSJAW – “STARS”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Glassjaw

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PARAMORE – “RENEGADE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Paramore

THE GET UP KIDS – “REGENTS COURT”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/The

MELLOWHYPE – “64”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/MellowHype

LA DISPUTE – “KING PARK”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/La

BRIGHT EYES – “LADDER SONG”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Bright%20Eyes%20-%20Ladder%20Song.mp3|titles=Ladder

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YELAWOLF – “ANIMAL” (FT. FEFE DOBSON)
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Yelawolf

OFF! – “ROTTEN APPLE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/OFF!

DANNY BROWN – “PAC BLOOD”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Danny

THE DANGEROUS SUMMER – “WAVES”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/The

BALANCE & COMPOSURE – “I TORE YOU APART IN MY HEAD”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Balance%20And%20Composure%20-%20I%20Tore%20You%20Apart%20In%20My%20Head.mp3|titles=I

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PORTUGAL. THE MAN – “EVERYTHING YOU SEE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Portugal.

KREAYSHAWN – “GUCCI GUCCI”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Kreayshawn

DOMO GENESIS – “WHOLE CITY BEHIND US” (ft. ACE)
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Domo

CARTEL – “LESSONS IN LOVE”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/Cartel%20-%20Lessons%20In%20Love.mp3|titles=Lessons

THE SWELLERS – “NOTHING MORE TO ME”
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/11/15/3225609/TS2011/The

[Want more music? Look out for our Top 50 Albums Of 2011 list this week]

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