Best of 2011 - Part 1

It's Christmas! And on the podcast that can only mean one thing - it's the best tracks of the year, as played on the show, and as voted by the listeners... and me. In fact, this year both my list and the results of the votes were quite similar. Apart from one or two tracks. Anyway, the two lists got merged in a spreadsheet blender, and out popped a top 50. The first half of which is on this show. Numbers 50 to 26. Plus a couple of festive tracks to get you in the mood.

1. The Spook School - "Bah Humbug!" (Played courtesy of The Spook School / Scottish Fiction)
2. The Stormy Seas - "The Christmas Before Last" (Played courtesy of The Stormy Seas)

The Main Course
50. Sea Birds - "Cloaks" (Played courtesy of Sea Birds / Released under a Creative Commons licence)
49. Yusuf Azak - "Soft Vision" (Played courtesy of Yusuf Azak)
48. Pocketbooks - "Promises, Promises" (Played courtesy of Pocketbooks / Odd Box Records / Released under a Creative Commons licence)
47. Toby Goodshank - "Prelude to Fire" (Played courtesy of Toby Goodshank)
46. szdl - "glass" (Played courtesy of szdl / Released under a Creative Commons licence)
45. My Tiny Robots - "Guild of Defiants" (Played courtesy of Woodthief Records / My Tiny Robots)
44. Lil Daggers - "King Korpze" (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
43. Gospel Music - "This Town Doesn't Have Enough Bars For Both Of Us" (Played courtesy of Kill Rock Stars)
42. Fleet Foxes - "Grown Ocean" (Played courtesy of Sub Pop Records)
41. Something Beginning With L - "Last Night's Party" (Played courtesy of Armellodie Records / IODAPromonet)
40. Dad Rocks! - "Funemployment" (Played courtesy of Dad Rocks! / Released under a Creative Commons licence)
39. Adam Holmes and The Embers - "Home" (Played courtesy of Adam Holmes)
38. Big Troubles - "She Smiles For Pictures" (Played courtesy of Played courtesy of IODAPromonet / Slumberland Records)
37. 50FOOTWAVE - "Radiant Addict" (Played courtesy of 50FOOTWAVE / Released under a Creative Commons licence)
36. Herman Dune - "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (Played courtesy of Fortuna POP! / IODAPromonet)
35. The Give It Ups - "Why Won't You Go Out With Me?" (Played courtesy of Oddbox Records / The Give It Ups)
34. The Twilight Singers - "On The Corner" (Played courtesy of Sub Pop Records)
33. I Build Collapsible Mountains - "Switches" (Played courtesy of I Build Collapsible Mountains / BB Recordings)
32. Come On Gang! - "Wheels" (Played courtesy of Come on Gang)
31. Pensioner - "Big Trouble In Little Richard" (Played courtesy of Olive Grove Records)
30. King Post Kitsch - "Fante's Last Stand" (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
29. Bottle of Evil - "I Can See Your Face" (Played courtesy of Bottle of Evil)
28. Cancel The Astronauts - "Seven Vices" (Played courtesy of Cancel The Astronauts)
27. Conquering Animal Sound - "Tracer" (Played courtesy of Conquering Animal Sound / Gizeh Records)
26. The Son(s) - "Radar" (Played courtesy of The Son(s) / Olive Grove Records)