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What I really love about music is how it has the rare ability to transport you back to the exact time, place, and feeling you had when you first heard it. Just think about that for a second. Isn’t it funny how a mere snippet of a song from the past can trigger memories as vivid as the day they were captured? Researchers refer to this moment as a “music-evoked autobiographical memory.” It’s really amazing.
 
Every year around this time, the potency of this phenomenon hits me like a tidal wave as I work to compile and rank my top tracks of the year. And I’m so grateful, because, while 2011 may be over, the memories are forever memorialized in the songs that served as my mental soundtrack of the past 12 months. Below are those songs. Hope you enjoy listening as much I have. Cheers to 2012.
 
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001. M83 – Midnight City
002. Walk the Moon – Anna Sun
003. Friendly Fires – Live Those Days Tonight
004. Foster The People – Helena Beat
005. Cut Copy – Blink and You’ll Miss A Revolution
006. Holy Ghost! – Some Children
007. Bag Raiders – Sunlight
008. Martin Solveig – The Night Out
009. Active Child – Hanging On
010. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
011. Washed Out – Amor Fati
012. Body Language – Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)
013. Friendly Fires – Hurting
014. The Drums – What You Were
015. U.S. Royalty – Monte Carlo
016. Foster The People – Houdini
017. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
018. The Naked and Famous – Punching In A Dream
019. Oh Land – Sun Of A Gun
020. The Magician – I Don’t Know What to Do
021. Penguin Prison – Golden Train
022. Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle
023. Friendly Fires – Show Me Lights
024. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
025. Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed
026. Bon Iver – Holocene
027. Avicii – Levels
028. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
029. YACHT – Shangri-La
030. Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out, Words Gone
031. Tahiti 80 – Easy
032. Cut Copy – Pharaohs & Pyramids
033. Memory Tapes – Today Is Our Life
034. Scattered Trees – Four Days Straight
035. Polarsets – Leave Argentina
036. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
037. Neon Indian – Polish Girl
038. Holy Ghost! – Wait and See
039. Cold War Kids – Royal Blue
040. Smith Westerns – Weekend
041. Peter Bjorn and John – Second Chance
042. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
043. The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
044. Bon Iver – Towers
045. The Shoes – Stay The Same
046. Drake – Headlines
047. Saint Motel – Puzzle Pieces
048. Alexander – Truth
049. Cults – Never Saw The Point
050. Housse de Racket – Roman
051. Radiohead – Lotus Flower
052. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
053. Cut Copy – Corner Of The Sky
054. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
055. Phantogram – Don’t Move
056. Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way
057. The Wombats – Jump Into The Fog
058. Wolf Gang – Stay and Defend
059. Strange Talk – We Can Pretend
060. Princeton – To The Alps
061. Bag Raiders – Not Over
062. Foster The People – Call It What You Want
063. Atlas Genius – Trojans
064. Big Wave Riders – It’s Funny Things Aren’t Gonna Change
065. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Pull Out My Insides
066. TV On The Radio – Second Song
067. Capital Cities – Safe and Sound
068. New Navy – Zimbabwe
069. The Knocks – Brightside
070. Beat Connection – Space Vacation
071. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
072. Twin Shadow – Changes
073. Rihanna – We Found Love
074. SBTRKT – Pharaohs
075. Architecture In Helsinki – Contact High
076. Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go (Bag Raiders Remix)
077. Rihanna – Talk That Talk
078. The Strokes – Taken For A Fool
079. Young Empires – Enter Through The Sun
080. Alex Clare – Too Close
081. MillionYoung – Easy Now
082. Yuck – Get Away
083. Toro Y Moi – New Beat
084. Real Estate – It’s Real
085. Friendly Fires – Blue Cassette
086. Oregon Bike Trails – High School Lover
087. Tahiti 80 – Gate 33
088. Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
089. Peter Bjorn and John – Dig A Little Deeper
090. Frank Ocean – Novacane
091. The Head and The Heart – Couer d’Alene
092. Fleet Foxes – Battery Kinzie
093. The Rapture – It Takes Time To Be A Man
094. Wye Oak – Civilian
095. Brothertiger – Evening Glow
096. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
097. The Decemberists – Down By The Water
098. Beach Fossils – Adversity
099. Mitzi – All I Heard (12″ Mix)
100. Generationals – Ten Twenty Ten
 
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One Comment

  1. Alberto
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 00:08:54

    Excelent Music

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