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The Staff Picks of 2011

You should have seen the deliberation room after we finished the lists.  Papers scattered across the floor, blood and coffee stains on the carpet, I think at one point Kenny threw his laptop at Stuart (it just barely missed).  But it makes sense, because each one of us are so passionate about the music we loved this year.  So, check out what music meant most to each of our wonderful writers-

Also, be sure to check out our top songs of the year (100-51 / 50-1) and top albums of the year as decided upon by Quit Mumbling as a whole.

 

Stuart:

Songs-

10 Cass McCombs- “County Line”

9 Bjork- “Crystalline”

8 Tyler, the Creator- “Yonkers”

7 Nicolas Jaar- “Space Is Only Noise”

6 Bill Callahan- “Riding For The Feeling”

5 Lana Del Rey- “Video Games”

4 Jamie XX- “Far Nearer”

3 tUnE-yArDs- “You Yes You”

2 Cut Copy- “Need You Now”

1 Girls- “Vomit”

Girls – “Vomit”

Albums-

10 James Blake- James Blake

9 Bon Iver- Bon Iver

8 Youth Lagoon- Year of Hibernation

7 Radiohead- The King of Limbs

6 Nicolas Jaar- Space Is Only Noise

5 Bill Callahan- Apocalypse

4 PJ Harvey- Let England Shake

3 Girls- Father, Son, Holy Ghost

2 Shabazz Palaces- Black Up

1 tUnE-yArDs- w h o k i l l

tUnE-yArDs- “You Yes You”

Bear:

Songs-

10 Cut Copy – “Need You Now”

9 Mazzy Star – “Common Burn”

8 Air France – “It Feels Good To Be Around You”

7 Bill Callahan – “Riding For The Feeling”

6 Cass McCombs – “County Line”

5 Kurt Vile – “In My Time”

4 Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”

3 Jamie XX – “Far Nearer”

2 Girls – “Vomit”

1 Bill Callahan – “One Fine Morning”

Bill Callahan – “One Fine Morning”

Albums-

10 Cut Copy – Zonoscope

9 Youth Lagoon – The Year Of Hibernation

8 War On Drugs – Slave Ambient

7 A.A. Bondy – Believers

6 Feist – Metals

5 Tune Yards – w h o k i l l

4 Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

3 Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

2 Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo

1 Bill Callahan – Apocalypse

Bill Callahan – “Riding for the Feeling”

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