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The Best Albums of 2011

Our favorite album of the year: Bon Iver’s Bon Iver 50 Panda Bear – Tomboy (Paw Tracks) [buy the album] 49 Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) [buy the album] 48 GIVERS – In Light (Glassnote) [buy the album] 47 Admiral Fallow – Boots Met My Face (Lo-Five) [buy the album] 46 The Civil Wars – … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 25 – 1

Well, friends, the end is no longer near. It’s here. The end of our Best Songs of 2011 countdown, that is. The real end comes next December, as we all know. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Bon Iver landed the number one spot with the track, “Holocene.” But, amazingly, the song and the record itself … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 50 – 26

Check out songs 100-76 and 75-51. Keep up with our ever growing list on Spotify! 50 The Black Keys – Lonely Boy [buy the album] [more Black Keys on Speakers] 49 Steve Earle – Waitin’ on the Sky [buy the album] [more Earle on Speakers] 48 Frightened Rabbit – Fuck This Place [buy the album] … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 75 – 51

Check out songs 100-76. And keep up with the list on Spotify here. 75 The Kill Van Kulls – Lost and Found [buy the single] [more Kill Van Kulls on Speakers] 74 WILD FLAG – Boom [buy the album] [more WILD FLAG on Speakers] 73 Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. [buy the album] 72 Gauntlet Hair … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 100 – 76

Yup. It’s that time of year again, and frankly, lists like these really need no introduction. The four of us who contribute to Speakers in Code (Darren, Jason, Matt, and me, the lone female, Katie) spend a lot of our free time investigating new music over the course of each year, and these 100 songs … Read more

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Halfway There | Best of 2011

We know, we know. 2011 is only half empty. Or, half full, as we optimistic bloggers at Speakers in Code like to think. But the midway point of the year is always a good point to pause, gather our thoughts, make some lists, revisit early favorites, and tell you about all the songs and albums … Read more