Today, the killer band Gomez gave our humble little blog a shout out on their Facebook page and stirred a frenzy of fans. They argued whether our top eleven list accurately depicted their best songs. The issue shouldn’t have been whether our list accurately depicted the band, it should have been could anyone make a list that would accurately depict their catalog. I would argue that it would be impossible. Music is such a personal experience, each person loves a band for a different reason. Each person’s list would reflect their own personal connection to the band. The point of these lists is to never be the end-all, be-all authority on what the best songs are by a band (although it is a little ego-boosting when people love my lists), the point is to start a conversation. I don’t want to know what you don’t like about my list. I want to know what your favorite 11 songs would be.
So as we hit the half way point of 2011…let’s hear what your favorite songs are so far.
Here are the 11 Best Songs of 2011 (so far):
1. Shell Games – Bright Eyes
2. Under The Cover of Darkness – The Strokes
3. Get Away – Yuck
4. Holdin’ On For Black Metal – My Morning Jacket
5. Virgin – Manchester Orchestra
6. Uberlin – R.E.M.
7. Future Starts Slow – The Kills
8. This is Why We Fight – The Decemberists
9. Under the Knife – The Rural Alberta Advantage
10. Cool Out – Jeff the Brotherhood
11. Dear Rosemary – Foo Fighters
Buy these songs now!!!