Akira’s Shortlist – The Best of 2011

Akira’s shortlist of the best bits of 2011. A playlist of what we believe to be the very best artists, albums and songs to come out of this year, in no particular order or ranking system just what flows best for the ears to constitute a great Playlist…That which starts with a bang and takes you on a musical journey representing the up and downs, the high and the lows and the personal peaks and troughs of one hell of a year. We recommend you listen to this Playlist whilst looking at these pictures – http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-most-powerful-photos-of-2011

Otherwise feel free to watch the music videos or still pictures on offer and contemplate… or simply continue to peruse Twitter and/or Facebook as you listen. Prepare yourself – make yourself a cup of tea and some peanut butter on toast – because the journey starts here…

1. M83 – Midnight City

2. The Weeknd – Lonely Star

3. SBTRKT – Wildfire

4. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Garden

5. Jai Paul – BTSTU

6. Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Shuffle)

7. Jacques Greene – Another Girl

8. Drake – Headlines

9. Washed Out – Far Away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itAzlX8-jhE

10. Youth Lagoon – Cannons

11. Tycho – A Walk

12. College feat. Electric Youth – A Real Hero

13. Bon Iver – Holocene

14. Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

15. Ben Howard – Keep Your Head Up

16. Ed Sheeran – Lego House

17. Lana Del Rey – Video Games

18. Rihanna – We Found Love feat. Calvin Harris

19. Coldplay – Paradise

20. The Joy Formidable – Whirring

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