Top acoustic songs from 2011


Probably if you asked 100 different people, you'd get 100 different lists, enjoy!

Flash - Joan As Police Woman



Monday - The Sea and Cake



Hiding Tonight - Alex Turner



Memoir - Charlotte Gainsbourg



Hit or Miss - Sleeping At Last



Time Trades - Jeffrey Lewis



Everyday (Buddy Holly cover) - Fiona Apple



Carousel - Ravens and Chimes



Black - Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi feat. Norah Jones



Wonder Years - Real Estate



Careless Love - Arborea



Towards the Sun - Alexi Murdoch (on 2011 album)






Other acoustic tracks (or near enough) from 2011 not to be missed:

How can it be (live acoustic) - Jeffrey Lewis

Krongu Green Slime - Jeffrey Lewis

Holocene - Bon Iver

Rising Red Lung – Wilco

Come Home – Ryan Adams

Invisible Riverside - Ryan Adams

Terra Incognita - Atlas Sound

White Telephone - Charlotte Gainsbourg

Fade and Then Return - William Fitzsimmons

Open Your Mind (live) - Wilco/Jeff Tweedy

Sin so sweet - Butcher The Bar

Requiem on Water - Imperial Mammoth (from Twilight Breaking Dawn soundtrack)

Resolve – Sleeping At Last

January White - Sleeping At Last

Steak Knives - Man Man

Everything Is Burning - Ivan & Alyosha

Womanifesto - Jill Scott

Ricochet - Sondre Lerche

So Alive (Love and Rockets cover) - Duncan Sheik

The Worst Of Me - Ida Gard

Riverside - Agnes Obel (from her 2011 album)

Avenue - Agnes Obel

Pyramid Song (Radiohead Cover) - Wolf Gang

Love and Hard Times - Paul Simon

Love Song (Lesley Duncan cover) - Marianne Faithfull

Her Hands Were Leaves - Alexi Murdoch

Wind up Doll (Sleepover Shows live) - Marissa Nadler

A Little Time - Arborea

Like A Man - Adam Cohen

Coney Island Winter (acoustic live) - Garland Jeffreys

All Things Past Serve to Guide You on Your Way - Frederick Squire (thanks slowcoustic)

Think You Can Wait - The National

Exile Vilify - The National

Can’t Keep – Eddie Vedder

A Little Bit of Everything (live on WFPK Radio) - Dawes

The Last Goodbye (acoustic) - The Kills

Love Is A Laserquest (Live on KEXP) - Arctic Monkeys

Godless Brother in Love - Iron & Wine

Half Of Something Else (acoustic) - The Airborne Toxic Event

All I Ever Wanted (Bombastic Video) - The Airborne Toxic Event

All For A Woman (Bombastic Video) - The Airborne Toxic Event

Only In Your Head - Marketa Irglova

Last Fall - Marketa Irglova

Driverless Train To Expo - Klak Tik (Thanks indiehere)

Between The Bars (Chris Garneau cover) - Elliott Smith

We Will All Be Changed - Seryn

Belongings – Clock Opera

Two Matchsticks - The Wooden Birds

The Things You Lost - El May

Taking You With Me – Daniel Tashian (Thanks Inspired Ground)

The Discipline Of A Broken Leg - Vessel

One-Month Marathon - Eleanor Friedberger

Pots and Pans - The Kills

Comfort Me - Feist

I Shall Forever Remain An Amateur - The Leisure Society

Catholic Boys in the Rain - The Savings and Loan

Jack and Jill – Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell

The Punk - KT Tunstall

(Watch this space for more 2011 acoustic tracks in future...last updated 2nd of February 2012)


Did I miss any great acoustic music from 2011? Which tracks or artists did you like, hate, discover? Let me know what you think of the list in the comments!

5 comments:

  1. Alex Turner songs in Submarine is one of the best this year. Interesting list, Chris!

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  2. @Andina: Thanks, I Alex Turner's acoustic songs. He also did Arctic Monkeys - Love Is A Laserquest (Live on KEXP)

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  3. I must stop here to say that song The Last Goodbye - The Kills is really my favourite from the list.
    I do love The Kills, amazing duo and perfect vocal, always for praise.

    There is a song you must listen if you haven't yet - The Last Shadow Puppets ft Alison Mosshart - Paris Summer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5_c8qH9cZo) ENJOY!!

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  4. @Night Admirer: Albums by The Kills are a blind spot for me to be honest, enjoyed acoustic song The Last Goodbye. Thanks for the link, I will listen ( :

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  5. Thank you for sharing this amazing collection. Several people are in love with acoustic songs because these can pretty much work anywhere and anytime. It is just a sound that soothes one’s soul, if I may say. Again, thank you for sharing this list. It is absolutely a must-play.

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