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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Absorb More Best of 2011 Picks (Including Ours) in Noise Pop's New Podcast

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 5:30 AM


Most people write out a year-end list; wisely, Noise Pop makes a podcast out of the project. The crew at S.F.'s best-known indie concert promotion outfit polled a host of artists, bloggers, DJs, and music writers about their favorite songs of 2011. The result is a recording that includes a wide variety of voices -- the favorites of artists like Purity Ring's Megan James and Real Estate's Martin Courtney, for example -- along with the actual songs, for a rich listening experience. It even includes your own SF Weekly music editor (that's me) babbling somewhat coherently about the funky joys of tUnE-yArDs' "Gangsta," my pick for the best track of 2011. So hit the jump -- there you'll find a stream of the Best Of podcast and the names of the commenters and their favorite songs, too.


1. "Midnight City" -- M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming -- Jaime Nabrynski

2. "Gangsta" -- tUnE-yArDs, w h o k i l l -- Ian Port, Music Editor, SF Weekly

3. "Terra" -- Julian Lynch, Terra -- Martin Courtney singer/guitarist, Real Estate

4. "Belispeak" -- Purity Ring, split single -- Peter Arko, Ears of the Beholder

5. "Speech" -- Cousins, split single -- Megan James, Purity Ring

6. "Putting the Dog to Sleep" -- The Antlers, Burst Apart -- Jesse Fox

7. "Jam For Jerry" -- Holy Ghost!, Holy Ghost! -- Paul Hanly, Frenchkiss Records

8. "Chinatown" -- Destroyer, Kaputt -- Joe Goldberg, Zeitgeist Artist Management

9. "The Whip" -- Locksley, Locksley -- Dan Strachota, Noise Pop

10. "Now That I'm Real (How Does it Feel?)" -- Chad Valley, Equatorial Ultravox EP -- Kayvon Siadat, Music Director, KSCU

11. "Civilian" -- Wye Oak, Civilian -- Olivia LaRoche

12. "Cannons" -- Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation -- Dawson Ludwig

13. "Holocene" -- Bon Iver, Bon Iver -- Trevor Powers, Youth Lagoon

[h/t KQED]


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