Naknoise Year End 2011: 50 Albums / 50 Tracks

Published On December 16, 2011 | By Clark | Music

Hey Everyone,

The year 2011 is coming to a close and I’ve gotta say there was some truly fantastic music released this year. Both lists were incredibly difficult for me to finish and it took a lot of back and forth to come to a conclusion. I’ve laid out my 50 favorite albums and 50 favorite tracks for you guys to check out. Only the top 20 in both lists are in numerical other, the last thirty were placed at random. I feel that after a certain point it became too difficult to truly quantify what was a 25 versus say a 30. Needless to say, I loved every track and record on this list and I hope that you will find a gem or two that you may have missed.

With Naknoise, I really want to help people expand their horizons and find new music that they may not have thought they would enjoy. Often times, the things I post are a bit obscure and a little strange, but I’d like help those who aren’t as adamant about music to break out of their shells. Turn off the radio for a bit and have some fun with it. Even if you hate every song you hear on the list, it will still help you cultivate your own musical identity. Knowing what you don’t like is very important as well. I implore everyone to post their own favorites lists and or comment on my choices.
I’ve given you guys two options. I’m providing Spotify links for the top 20 and a separate list for the remaining 30. I’ve also created a Youtube playlist that includes 49 tracks. One track was not on youtube and I have provided a soundcloud link. I had to provide some of the tracks from my own library in the Spotify list as they were not available. I’m not really sure how Spotify handles this so if some of the tracks don’t play, I apologize.
Spotify – Top 20: Click here
Spotify – 21-50: Click here
Youtube List: Click here
Top 20 Tracks:
20. SBTRKT – Hold On
19. Todd Terje – Ragysh
18. Washed Out – Far Away
17. Robag Wruhme – Bommsen Boff
16. The Weeknd – The Party & the After Party
15. Radiohead – Little by Little (Caribou Remix)
14. James Black – Wilhelms Scream
13. Ital – Culture Club
12. Cults – You Know What I Mean
11. Jacques Greene – Another Girl
10. St. Vincent – Cruel
9. Aquarius Heaven – Universe
8. Kassem Mosse – Untitiled B1 (Workshop 12)
7. Virgo Four – It’s a Crime ( Caribou Remix )
6. tUnE-yArDs – Bizness
5. Tiger & Woods – Love in Cambodgia
4. Bon Iver – Holocene
3. Omar S – Here’s Your Trance, Now Dance!!
2. Shabazz Palaces – Are you…Can you…Were you? (Felt)
1. Blondes – Hater
Honorable Mentions: Tracks 30-50
Invisible Conga People – In a Hole
Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Shuffle)
Sepalcure – Carrot Man
Tyler the Creator – Yonkers
Cass McCombs – County Line
Real Estate – It’s Real
Deadbeat – Fourth Quarter (Cala’s House)
Austra – Beat and the Pulse
Shabazz Palaces – Swerve… the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)
Vessel – Blowback
Ital – One Hit
Adele – Someone Like You
Mark Enerstus – Mark Enerstus Meets BBC
Oneohtrix Point Never – Sleep Dealer
Ford & Lopatin – Too Much Midi (Please Forgive Me)
Invisible Conga People – Can’t Feel My Knees
Panda Bear – Alsatian Darn
Darkside – A1
Pittsburgh Track Authority – Archipelago 6 – Listen Here
Jam City – Aqua Box
Peaking Lights – Hey Sparrow
Burial – Stolen Dog
Levon Vincent – Man or Mistress
Yuck – Get Away
Floating Points – Sais
Nicolaas Jaar – Balance in Between Your Eyes
Gang Gang Dance – Mindkilla
Kendrick Lamar – Rigamortus
Wild Flag – Romance
Sapphire Slows – Spin Lights Over You
Top 20 Albums
20. Yuck – Yuck
19. Robag Wruhme – Thora Vukk
18. Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact
17. Austra – Let It Break
16. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
15. Cults – Cults
14. WILD FLAG – Wild Flag
13. James Blake – James Blake
12. Washed Out – With & Without
11. Panda Bear – Tomboy
10. Sepalcure – Sepalcure
8. Tiger & Woods – Running Through the Green
7. Ital – Ital’s Theme
6. Tim Hecker, Ravedeath 1972
5. tUnE-yArDs – WHOKILL
4. The Weeknd – House of Balloons
3. Omar S – It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It
2. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
1. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
Honorable Mentions: Albums 30-50
Juliana Barwick – The Magic Place
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Adele – 21
Andres – Andres III
Juliana Barwick – The Magic Place
Nicolas Jaar – Space is Only Noise
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
The Weeknd – Thursday
Danny Brown – XXX
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia Ultra
Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse
The Field – Looping State of Mind
Space Dimension Controller – The Pathway To Tiraquon6
Destroyer – Kaputt
Clams Casino – Instrumentals
Cut Copy – Zonoscope
Jamie XX – We’re New Here
Cass McCombs, Wit’s End/Humor Risk
Modeselektor – Monkeytown
Ice Age – New Brigade
Kingdom – Dreama EP
St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine
Floating Points – Shadows EP
Cosmin TRG – Simulat
Shlohmo – Bad Vibes

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