Aural Demi-Glace: Here’s My 2011 in Mix Form

30 Dec


It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. While you all wait with baited breath for my various year-encapsulating lists — just wanna make sure nobody sneaks out an amazing album tomorrow before committing to anything definitive  — here’s my 2011 Best Of mixes for you to download and enjoy.

If you’re a downloader of my Summer Fridays, Spring Fever and Wintry Mix mixes, you’ll probably recognize a lot of songs here, now in a totally new order. Plus lots of stuff never put on mixes before, of course.They’re broken up into stuff I thought would sound good together, at least till you get to the last one which was a bit of “oh I forgot about that awesome song.” Anyway, they all flow well, I think. See ya in 2011.

DOWNLOAD SOUND BITES BEST OF 2011 VOL 1
DOWNLOAD SOUND BITES BEST OF 2011 VOL 2
DOWNLOAD SOUND BITES BEST OF 2011 VOL 3
DOWNLOAD SOUND BITES BEST OF 2011 VOL 4
DOWNLOAD SOUND BITES BEST OF 2011 VOL 5 (correct link)
DOWNLOAD SOUND BITES BEST OF 2011 VOL 6

Here are the tracklists. You can also click the cover art to get to the download. Enjoy.

1. Pete & the Pirates – Come to the Bar
2. Real Estate – It’s Real
3. Jonny – Candyfloss
4. Beirut – Santa Fe
5. Gruff Rhys – Sensations in the Dark
6. Oh Minnows – Another Volunteer
7. Metronomy – The Look
8. Little Racer – Little Racer
9. Heavenly Beat – Faithless
10. Acid House Kings – Would You Say Stop?
11. Girls – Honey Bunny
12. Cashier No. 9 – Goldstar
13. The Go! Team – Buy Nothing Day
14. Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High
15. Craft Spells – Your Tomb
16. Baxter Dury – Trellic
17. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Heart in Your Heartbreak
18. The Strokes – Machu Picchu
19. Peter Bjorn & John – Second Chance
20. Catwalk – Home
21. Hong Kong in the ’60s – You Can Take a Heart but You Cannot Make it Beat
22. Ice Choir – Two Rings


1. Metronomy – The Bay
2. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
3. Cities Aviv – Coastin’
4. Blood Orange – Sutphin Boulevard
5. Friendly Fires – Hurtin’
6. Washed Out – Amor Fati
7. Peaking Lights – All the Sun That Shines
8. M83 – Reunion
9. WhoMadeWho – Nothing Has Changed
10. The 2 Bears – Bear Hug
11. Azelia Banks – 212
12. Joe Goddard feat Valentina – Gabriel
13. Neon Indian – Polish Girl
14. Teams Vs. Star Slinger – Close to Me
15. SBTRKT – Pharaohs
16. Junk Culture – Chippewa Kids
17. Holy Ghost! – Jam for Jerry
18. Jeane – Jeane
19. Django Django – Waveforms


1. Brain Idea – Oh I’m Free (Earn Your Card)
2. Mikal Cronin – Situation
3. White Fence – Lilian (Won’t You Play Drums)
4. Bad Sports – Teenage Girls
5. Mazes – Summer Hits
6. The Limiñanas – (I’ve Got) Trouble in Mind
7. Sissy & the Blisters – We Are the Others
8. Crystal Stilts – Blood Barons
9. Moon Duo – Mazes
10. Balkans – Troubled and Done
11. Wax Idols – Gold Sneakers
12. The Peoples Temple – Where You Gonna Go?
13. Total Control – Last Days
14. Disappears – New Fast
15. Bleached – Searching Through the Past
16. Jacuzzi Boys – Los Angeles
17. Radical Dads – New Age Dinosaur
18. Grass Widow – Milo Minute
19. Allah-Las – Catamaran
20. Radar Eyes – Miracle
21. Small Reactions – Nerve Pop
22. The British Public – Bears
23. McDonalds – Good Parts
24. PS I Love You w/Diamond Rings – Leftovers
25. Cave – WUJ


1. Let’s Wrestle – In Dreams
2. Kids on a Crime Spree – Trumpets of Death
3. Exlovers – Blowing Kisses
4. Ringo Deathstarr – So High
5. Eternal Summers – Prisoner
6. Veronica Falls – The Box
7. Tunabunny – (Song for My) Solar Sister
8. Big Troubles – Misery
9. The Twerps – Dreamin’
10. The Proper Ornaments – Shining Bright
11. The Fresh & Onlys – Do You Beleive in Destiny?
12. Minks – Cemetery Rain
13. Ski Lodge – I Would Die to Be
14. Beach Fossils – Distance
15. Widowspeak – Fir Coat
16. The High Highs – Flowers Bloom
17. Elaenor Friedberger – Heaven
18. Parlovr – Hell/Heaven
19. Weekend – The One You Want
20. Yuck – I Can’t Get Away
21. Swiftumz – More Than Sleep
22. Comet Gain – Yoona Baines
23. Terry Malts – Something About You
24. This Many Boyfriends – Young Lovers Go Pop
25. Gold-Bears – Record Store
26. BOAT – Forever in Armitron
27. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Tigers
28. A Classic Education – I Lost Time


1. Young Galaxy – Peripheral Visionaries
2. Trailer Trash Tracys – Wish You Were Red
3. I Break Horses – Wired
4. The Raveonettes – Forget That You’re Young
5. Violens – Totally True
6. Blouse – Time Travel
7. Cat’s Eyes – The Best Person I Know
8. Still Corners – Into the Trees
9. Grimes – Vanessa
10. The Horrors – You Said
11. Wire – Please Take
12. Plastic Flowers – Strange Neighbors
13. Cold Cave – Catacombs
14. Xeno & Oaklander – The Staircase
15. John Foxx & the Maths – Evergreen
16. Austra – The Future
17. Wild Beasts – Bed of Nails
18. Peggy Sue – Song & Dance
19. Wye Oak – Holy Holy
20. Colourmusic – Tog
21. The Caretaker – The Sublime Is Disappointingly Elusive


1. TV Girl – Benny and the Jetts
2. Sloan – Beverly Terrace
3. Destroyer – Kaputt
4. North Highlands – Bruce
5. Razika – Why We Have to Wait
6. Hollie Cook – Shadow Kissing
7. Dent May – Fun
8. Princeton – The Alps
9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – How Can U Luv Me
10. The Stepkids – Shadows on Behalf
11. Zoos of Berlin – Haven’t Eyes
12. Murder Mystery – Problems
13. Spanish Prisoners – Rich Blood
14. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best
15. The New Lines – A Hunter’s Penance
16. Rotifer – Jazz Cigarettes
17. The Drums – Days
18. Shit Robot feat Alexis Taylor – Losing My Patience
19. BNLX – Garbage Strike
20. Jeffery Lewis – Cult Boyfriend
21. The Beets – I Think I Might Have Built a Horse
22. Alex Turner – It’s Hard to Get Around the Wind

p.s. no shuffling.

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