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Ground Control Touring’s Best of 2011

Ground Control Touring’s Best of 2011

Posted 12/22/2011

Congratulations to all Ground Control Touring artists mentioned in the “Best of 2011” lists. Check out the list below to see how our artists ranked up this year.

Bright Eyes “The People’s Key”

#7 MTV 25 Best Songs of the Year “Ladder Song”
#22 American Songwriter Top 50
#59 Pop Matters Top 75
NPR Music’s Top 50 (unranked)

Dawes “Nothing is Wrong”

#5 American Songwriter Top 50
#8 Paste Top 50
#28 Rolling Stone 50 Best Singles “Million Dollar Bill”
#31 Paste 50 Best Songs “A Little Bit of Everything”
#35 Rolling Stone Top 50
#39 Uncut Top 50
#64 Pop Matters Top 75
Huffington Post Best Music of 2011 (unranked)

Deer Tick “Divine Providence”

#15 Paste Top 50
#24 SPIN 50 Best Albums
#27 American Songwriter Top 50
#43 Amazon Top 100

Dum Dum Girls “Only In Dreams”

#4 AOL Spinner Top 40
#9 LA Weekly Blog Top 10 albums
#17 SPIN 50 Best Albums
#40 Under The Radar Top 80
#74 Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks “Wrong Feels Right”
Huffington Post Best Music of 2011 (unranked)

The Feelies “Here Before”

#6 Chicago Tribune Top Albums

Felice Brothers “Celebration, Florida”

#30 American Songwriter Top 50

Fucked Up “David Comes To Life”

#1 SPIN album of the year
#2 The Onion AV Club Top 10
#3 AOL Spinner Top 40
#4 MTV Top 20
#4 Prefix Top 50
#4 Stereogum top 50
#5 Chicago Tribune Top Albums
#6 Billboard Top 10
#33 Pitchfork Top 50 albums
#39 Under The Radar Top 80
#80 Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks ““Queen Of Hearts”
NPR Top 50 (unranked)

Grails “Deep Polotics”

#42 Prefix Top 50

Grouper “Alien Observer / Dream Loss”

Pitchfork Honorable Mention

Gruff Rhys “Hotel Shampoo”

#56 Under The Radar Top 80

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “Here We Rest”

#12 American Songwriter Top 50

Jonny Corndawg “Down on the Bikini Line”

#43 American Songwriter Top 50

Kurt Vile “Smoke Ring For My Halo”

#3 Filter (Andrea Narvaez staff list)
#4 SPIN Top 50
#5 NME Albums of the Year
#9 Prefix Top 50
#16 Pitchfork Top 50
#17 Amazon Top 100 albums
#24 Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks “Jesus Fever”
#39 Rolling Stone Top 50
#41 American Songwriter Top 50
#41 Paste 50 Best Songs “Jesus Fever”
#44 Paste Top 50
#66 Amazon Top 100 songs
Huffington Post – In Cliff Chenfeld’s Top 20 (unranked)

Maria Taylor “Overlook”

#77 Amazon Top 100

Middle Brother “Middle Brother”

#2 NPR Ken Tucker’s Top 10
#5 Paste Top 50
#21 Paste 50 Best Songs “Blue Eyes”
#38 Rolling Stone 50 Best Singles “Blue Eyes”
#41 Amazon Top 100
#46 Pop Matters Top 75 Songs “Million Dollar Bill”
Huffington Post Best Music of 2011 (unranked)

Peaking Lights “936”

#44 Prefix Top 50
#96 Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks “All the Sun That Shines”

Real Estate “Days”

#5 Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks “It’s Real”
#7 Prefix Top 50
#7 AV Club Top Albums
#9 Pitchfork Top 50
#18 Paste 50 Best Songs “It’s Real”
#24 AOL Spinner Top 40
#29 Under The Radar Top 80
#38 American Songwriter Top 50
#45 Amazon Top 100
#47 Paste Top 50
#47 NME Top 50 Albums
#53 Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks “Green Aisles”

Robert Ellis “Photographs”

#31 American Songwriter Top 50

Thurston Moore “Demolished Thoughts”

#23 Uncut Top 50

Trash Talk “Awake”

#2 Filter Kyle Rogers Staff List
#7 Filter Andrew Courtien Staff List

Wild Flag “Wild Flag”

#1 Chicago Tribune Top Albums
#9 Rolling Stone Top 50
#9 SPIN 50 Best Albums
#15 NME Top 50 Albums
#17 AV Club Top Albums
#23 Under The Radar Top 80
#40 Prefix Top 50
#42 Paste Top 50
#49 Pitchfork Top 50
#93 Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks “Romance”

Related Artists: Bright Eyes, Dawes, Deer Tick, Dum Dum Girls, The Feelies, The Felice Brothers, Fucked Up, Grouper, Gruff Rhys, Jason Isbell, Jonny Fritz, Kurt Vile, Maria Taylor, Middle Brother, Peaking Lights, Real Estate, Robert Ellis, Thurston Moore, Trash Talk, Wild Flag

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