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Offering To Quetzalcoatl aka BEST OF 2011

Are you ready for the end of the world as we know it? In case you haven’t heard- tonite at midnight, the great Mayan god Quetzalcoatl will descend upon Earth and usher in a new age of elevated consciousness. I, for one, am quite excited. I decided I’d better prepare by making a playlist that will surely please the white feathered snake deity. Long time readers know I usually shy away from doing “BEST OF” lists, but I decided to take a crack at it anyway. Not necessarily in order of importance, certainly very eclectic, possibly scattered, and would most certainly look different if I did it tomorrow or the day after (that’s why I think these lists are pretty crazy to begin with). So without further blabbering, here’s my top 25 releases of 2011 (the ones I actually listened to the most). A lot of songs from these artists have already been featured on here, so I’m giving you a few tracks from the ones who’ve slipped through the cracks, as well as some winning material from artists who didn’t quite make the list, but are deserving of shine nonetheless.

MIXTAPE RIOT TOP 25 of 2011

SBTRKTS/T
Mayer HawthorneHow Do You Do & Impressions
Little DragonRitual Union
Boom Clap BachelorsMellem Dine Laeber EP
The WeekndHouse Of Balloons EP
Theophilus LondonTimez Are Weird These Days
James BlakeS/T
Holy Ghost!S/T
Benny SingsART
Captain PlanetCookin’ Gumbo (I put out 2 albums this year, had to include one!)
GotyeMaking Mirrors
AtropolisS/T
MUNKThe Bird & The Beat
Ocote Soul SoundsTaurus
Los ChicharronsRoots Of Life
Cut Copy – Zonoscope
J-DaVeYEvil Christian Cop
Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part 2
Tune-YardsW H O K I L L
Tom VekLeisure Seizure
Kris KasanovaWar Paint
Jay-Z & Kanye WestWatch The Throne
Hollie CookS/T
Penguin PrisonS/T
The Black KeysEl Camino

honorable homie mention:
OuternationalTodos Somos Illegales. Dope band & the album is free. Go get it!

AND NOW some music for you…

Theophilus London :       Stop It

Tom Vek :       A Chore (Re-Edit)

Rihanna :       We Found Love (Solidisco Bootleg)

Young Empires :       Enter Through The Sun

Cut Copy :       Take Me Over

Mayer Hawthorne :       The Makings Of A Lover (Pillowtalk Edit)

Escort :       Cocaine Blues

Tune-Yards :       Bizness

The Echocentrics :       We Need A Resolution  (Aaliyah cover in Portugese?!? YES)

Kris Kasanova :       Ready To Die

  • Rich dawg

    good dig on the Aaliyah cover my man

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