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Staff Infection: Top Albums 2011

So 2011 is nearly over, and what better way to usher in the upcoming year with a recap of some of my favorite musicians of the year. After sifting through my and iTunes library, it was difficult narrowing down some of my favorites (as you can probably tell). Regardless, I think I did a pretty decent job! With that, I hope you've had the chance to discover and some of the new releases 2011 has brought us. And if you haven't? Hopefully this playlist helps you catch up on what you missed!

A few things I realized after I finished this list: 1.) I really love the whole electronic resurgence over the past few years, and 2.) there's a lot of upcoming artists on this list, which makes me excited for the years to come.

So without further ado, here's my list for 2011. Check it out on Spotify for your listening pleasure, and let me know what you think!


  1. Bon Iver - "Perth"
  2. Youth Lagoon - "Cannons"
  3. Purity Ring - "Belispeak"
  4. Cut Copy - "Take Me Over"
  5. Neon Indian - "Polish Girl"
  6. The Black Keys - "Gold On The Ceiling"
  7. Real Estate - "It's Real"
  8. Fleet Foxes - "Montezuma"
  9. Drake - "Over My Dead Body"
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - "An Ugly Person On A Movie Screen"
  11. Ryan Adams - "Lucky Now"
  12. The Cinema - "Kill It"
  13. M83 - "Midnight City"
  14. Frank Ocean - "Novacane"
  15. Death Cab For Cutie - "You Are A Tourist"
  16. The Civil Wars - "Barton Hollow"
  17. Los Campesinos! - "By Your Hand"
  18. Washed Out - "Amor Fati"
  19. Feed Me - "Blood Red"
  20. James Blake - "The Wilhelm Scream"


Happy and safe holidays!

Every week a different Green Light Go staff member will write about what bands have infected their ears for the week and give you an opportunity to hear it for yourself.

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