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Best of 2011: Listener Poll Results

Some favorites and some surprises on the listener list for top music of the year.

Best of 2011: WFUV Staff Picks | 2011 Releases

Best Songs of 2011

  1. Adele, "Rolling In The Deep"
  2. Dawes, "A Little Bit of Everything"
  3. Dawes, "Time Spent in Los Angeles"
  4. Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kicks"
  5. Fleet Foxes, "Helplessness Blues"
  6. Ryan Adams, "Lucky Now"
  7. Imelda May, "Mayhem"
  8. The Decemberists, "Down by the Water"
  9. James Maddock, "Beautiful Now"
  10. The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
  11. Adele, "Someone Like You"
  12. Brett Dennen, "Sydney"
  13. Bon Iver, "Holocene"
  14. M83, "Midnight City"
  15. The Civil Wars, "Poison & Wine"
  16. The Jayhawks, "She Walks in So Many Ways"
  17. The Head & The Heart, "Lost In My Mind"
  18. Amos Lee, "Windows Are Rolled Down"
  19. Elbow, "Lippy Kids"
  20. Blitzen Trapper, "Love the Way You Walk Away"
  21. Wilco, "I Might"
  22. David Wax Museum, "Born With A Broken Heart"
  23. Lucinda Williams, "Blessed"
  24. My Morning Jacket, "Holding on to Black Metal"
  25. Garland Jeffreys, "Roller Coaster Town"
  26. The Head & The Heart, "Down In The Valley"
  27. Dawes, "Fire Away"
  28. Gillian Welch, "The Way it Goes"
  29. The Decemberists, "June Hymn"
  30. Wilco, "Dawned on Me"
  31. Mayer Hawthorne, "The Walk"
  32. James Maddock, "Stella's Driving"
  33. Tom Waits, "Bad as Me"
  34. Fountains Of Wayne, "Someone's Gonna Break…"
  35. Lucinda Williams, "Buttercup"
  36. Paul Simon, "So Beautiful or So What"
  37. Ryan Adams, "Dirty Rain"
  38. Sallie Ford/Sound Outside, "Danger"
  39. Alison Krauss/U.S., "Paper Airplane"
  40. Beirut, "Santa Fe"
  41. Iron & Wine, "Tree By the River"
  42. My Morning Jacket, "Wonderful (The Way I Feel)"
  43. Paul Simon, "Dazzling Blue"
  44. Steve Earle, "Waitin' on the Sky"
  45. The Decemberists, "Calamity Song"
  46. Willie Nile, "One Guitar"
  47. Joseph Arthur, "Over The Sun"
  48. Tom Waits, "Back In the Crowd"
  49. Wilco, "Standing O"
  50. tUnE-yArDs, "Gangsta"
  51. Adele, "Rumor Has It"
  52. Deer Tick, "Miss K"
  53. Florence and the Machine, "Shake it Out"
  54. John Hiatt, "Damn This Town"
  55. Fleet Foxes, "Grown Ocean"
  56. Nicole Atkins, "Cry, Cry, Cry"
  57. Raphael Saadiq, "Stone Rollin'"
  58. Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Bound for Glory"
  59. Robbie Robertson, "He Don’t Live Here No More"
  60. Jeff Bridges, "What a Little Bit of Love Can Do"
  61. Radiohead, "Lotus Flower"
  62. The Civil Wars, "Barton Hollow"
  63. The Decemberists, "This is Why We Fight"
  64. The Smithereens, "Sorry"
  65. Trombone Shorty, "Do to Me"
  66. Bon Iver, "Calgary"
  67. Feist, "How Come You Never Go There"
  68. Diego Garcia, "You Were Never There"
  69. Amos Lee, "Flower"
  70. Indigo Girls, "Beauty Queen Sister"
  71. James Blake, "Limit To Your Love"
  72. k.d. lang, "Sugar Buzz"
  73. Bon Iver, "Towers"
  74. Bob Schneider, "Let the Light In"
  75. Bright Eyes, "Shell Games"
  76. Paul Simon, "The Afterlife"
  77. Cake, "Long Time"
  78. Feist, "The Circle Married The Line"
  79. k.d. lang, "The Water's Edge"
  80. Laura Marling, "Sophia"
  81. TV On The Radio, "Will Do"
  82. Portugal. The Man, "Got it All"
  83. R.E.M., "Oh My Heart"
  84. Ron Sexsmith, "Love Shines"
  85. St. Vincent, "Cruel"
  86. The Damnwells, "Werewolves"
  87. Motopony, "King of Diamonds"
  88. The Kooks, "Junk Of The Heart"
  89. Middle Brother, "Me Me Me"
  90. Drive-By Truckers, "Everybody Needs Love"

 

Best Albums of 2011

  1. The Decemberists, The King Is Dead
  2. Adele , 21
  3. Wilco, The Whole Love
  4. Paul Simon, So Beautiful Or So What
  5. Dawes, Nothing Is Wrong
  6. The Head & The Heart, The Head & The Heart
  7. Amos Lee, Mission Bell
  8. Gillian Welch, The Harrow And The Harvest
  9. The Black Keys, El Camino
  10. Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Bon Iver
  11. Tom Waits, Bad as Me
  12. Ryan Adams, Ashes & Fire
  13. James Maddock, Wake Up And Dream
  14. The Jayhawks, Mockingbird Time
  15. Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
  16. The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow
  17. Lucinda Williams, Blessed
  18. My Morning Jacket, Circuital
  19. Iron and Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean
  20. Joseph Arthur, The Graduation Ceremony
  21. Fountains of Wayne, Sky Full of Holes
  22. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Revelator
  23. Indigo Girls, Beauty Queen Sister
  24. PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
  25. Elbow, Build A Rocket Boys
  26. Feist, Metals
  27. Beirut, The Rip Tide
  28. Foster the People, Torches
  29. Drive By Truckers, Go Go Boots
  30. Imelda May, Mayhem
  31. Alison Kraus & Union Station, Paper Airplane
  32. Brett Dennen, Loverboy
  33. Death Cab For Cutie, Codes And Keys
  34. Nicole Atkins, Mondo Amore
  35. Willie Nile, The Innocent Ones
  36. k d lang , Sing It Loud
  37. John Hiatt, Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns
  38. Middle Brother, Middle Brother
  39. Robbie Robertson, How To Become Clairvoyant
  40. tUnE-yArDs, w h o k i l l
  41. Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials
  42. Garland Jeffreys, The King of In Between
  43. Shelby Lynne, Revelation Road
  44. Steve Earle, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
  45. Warren Haynes, Man In Motion
  46. Blitzen Trapper, American Goldwing
  47. The Smithereens, 2011
  48. Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
  49. Okkervil River, I Am Very Far
  50. Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi, Rome