Thursday, 8 December 2011

My Top 10 *NEW* Songs from 2011

So I listen to a lot of music - mostly my old faithfuls who I can't get enough of, but this year I have been trying to broaden my horizons and discover new tunes to enjoy. Here is my list of favourite tracks from the year 2011 - they are all songs that were released this year, some old to me artists and some new.

1. Talking Like I'm Falling Down Stairs - Sparkadia
After hearing their first single 'Mary' from their album 'The Great Impression' I went out and bought the album. Alex Burnett has a marvelous voice and all of his songs from this album and the previous one 'Postcards' are beautiful and perfect for relaxing afternoons. Also for some reason I always play the cd's in my car when it is raining.

2. Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys
Now I couldn't actually find 'Little Black Submarines' on youtube - but I did find a cover of it by some other guys, it is nowhere near as awesome as the original, but look it up. Instead I give you 'Lonely Boy' which has an amazing video clip. I dance almost identical to this fella!

3. Somebody That I Used To Know - Goyte (feat. Kimbra)
Who doesn't love this song? Honestly - it is great. From the album 'Making Mirrors'.

4. No One Wants a Lover - Josh Pyke
I could listen to this song on repeat for hours on end and still enjoy it. I love the message behind the song - it applies to so many aspects of life, not just 'lovers'. Josh Pyke is one of my favourite artists and he sounds amazing live, which is why I have shared this acoustic version of his song (from the album Only Sparrows).

5. Chocolate Cake - Sean Rowe
Sean Rowe's voice is like delicious sweet velvet and I could listen to him forever. I originally found this whilst I was listening to Tom Wait's new track (#7) and thought it would be some awesome song about cake. Whilst it does mention cake in the chorus the underlying message is very much different. All his song's have amazing depth and a real beauty to them.

6. Light All My Lights - Seeker Lover Keeper
What do you get if you throw three outstanding female aussie muso's together? A beautifully done self titled album that will make you have a lovey dovey smile on your face. This is one of the lighter tracks on the album and never fails to brighten up.

7. Bad As Me - Tom Waits
It's Tom Waits and yet again he has created something outstanding! Sure, he doesn't suit everyone's tastes - but he will always get my vote. From his 22nd album 'Bad As Me'

8. Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
If I am perfectly honest I didn't love this song at first - but it has grown on me and I rather enjoying listening to madam super lungs belt out the lyrics to 'Shake it Out', from her new album 'Ceremonials'.

9. Naked Kids - Grouplove
I challenge you to google this track and not feel like a pedophile.. Perfect track for long road trips or afternoons in the sun with a good beer. I haven't listened to any of this band's other songs - but they are worth a mention for this gem!

10. ANYTHING - Boy & Bear
I don't know what Boy & Bear song to put here :( do you own their album yet? Oh.. you don't? WELL WHY THE HECK NOT!! These fella's are AMAZING to say the least and I look forward to their future songs/albums/tours. I am going to youtube search them and post the first song that comes up..
- Rabbit Song:

I also found their cover of "Fall At Your Feet" by Crowded House, it's beautiful & enjoy;


  1. Florence and the machine is pure love :D

  2. Really great songs! I love both Tom Waits and The Black Keys.... going to see The Black Keys in concert this march!

    Nice post... hadn't heard some of these others before!