As with previous years we will be posting over the next few days the Top Ten track selections for 2011 of various MM friends and contributors, as well as our Best Albums of 2011 and own best of the year list.
To kick us off we have Polly Pocket.
10. Friends – I’m His Girl
A great getting ready to go out kind of a tune.
9. Ben Howard – Old Pine
A happy and warm glowing song, it just makes you feel good and there is nothing wrong with that.
Download Ben Howard – Old Pine mp3 (from Old Pine EP)
8. Sunparlour Players – Green Thumb
How can anyone resist a song that starts with Christmas slay bells? Impossible to listen to without singing along.
Download The Sunparlour Players – Green Thumb mp3 (from Us Little Devils)
7. Laura Marling – I Was Just A Card
Hard to choose which Laura track to include. The good thing is they all remind me of a fabulous lunchtime not so long ago in a Cathedral with Mrs M.
6. Arcade Fire – Speaking In Tongues
I have no idea what this song is about but that doesn’t stop it from being great. Nice to have David Byrne cropping up in it too.
5. Meredith Adeliade & Josh Schroeder – So It Goes
I find myself frequently humming this tune, simple, stripped back, catchy, great.
Download Josh Schroeder and Meredith Adelaide – So It Goes mp3
4. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Dealing with dark matter whilst sounding all happy and light, just my cup of tea.
Download Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks mp3 (from Pumped Up Kicks single)
3. Annie Williams – Roll On Hills
Beautiful voice, beautiful song, timeless.
Download Annie Williams – Roll On Hills mp3 (from This Mountain)
2. A.A Bondy – The Twist
This is such a massive song, all dark and rich, just lovely.
1. Cave Singers – Swim Club
Its been in the number one slot forever, a simple and brilliant tune in my humble opinion!
Download The Cave Singers – Swim Club mp3 (from No Witch)
5. Elbow – Lippy Kids
4. Sand Band – Song That Sorrow Sings
3. Tallest Man On Earth – I Won’t Be Around
2. Noah And The Whale – LIFEGOESON
1. Bored Man Overboard – Abigail
Check out her 2010 Top Ten here.Follow @madmackerel