Posts Tagged ‘Best of 2011’

The Best Songs of 2011 So Far: Robin Pecknold, “I’m Losing Myself” (feat. Ed Droste)

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

As we near the end of June — and thus the end of the first half of 2011 — I’m going to post a bunch of my favorite songs of the year so far.

To see them all, click here. And to read about my favorite albums of 2011 so far, click here.

The Best Songs of 2011 So Far: Yuck, “Holing Out”

Monday, June 27th, 2011

As we near the end of June — and thus the end of the first half of 2011 — I’m going to post a bunch of my favorite songs of the year so far.

To see them all, click here. And to read about my favorite albums of 2011 so far, click here.

Countdown to Shabazz Palaces Day / The Best Songs of 2011 So Far, Part 1

Monday, June 27th, 2011

As regular readers know, Frequency was fortunate enough to read about and fall in love, love, love with Shabazz Palaces a full two years ago, when it was still a mysterious, futuristic hip-hop project bubbling up from Seattle. So I’ve been anticipating for a while now the release of “Black Up,” the first full-length album from former Digable Planet Ishmael Butler’s amazing new project.

Anyway, release day is tomorrow, and y’all should all go cop the record from Subpop so you can get a sweet patch with your order. In the meantime, check out the final track on “Black Up,” below. It’s called “Swerve… The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)” and it is without question one of my favorite tracks of the first half of 2011. The whole album blazes, but the smeared, shimmering synth line here marks “Swerved” as a standout. I cannot get enough of this track right now.

You can stream “Black Up” in its entirety by clicking here. Oh, and Pitchfork just weighed in with an 8.8.