Dear blogreaders, here’s hoping you end 2011 in good spirits and you have started making magnificent plans for 2012! May it be a year full of musical discoveries. I leave you with a taste of nostalgia, my favourite 50 songs of 2011 in a Spotify playlist. Enjoy.

Adele – Rumour Has It

Arctic Monkeys – Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair

Ben Howard – The Wolves

Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)

The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle

Bon Iver – Holocene

Cloud Control – Gold Canary

Danger Mouse  – Two Against One (feat. Jack White)

Das Racist – Girl

De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig – Sexy Beesten

Death Cab for Cutie – You Are A Tourist

The Decemberists – Don’t Carry It All

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home

Elbow – Lippy Kids

Emeli Sandé – Heaven

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Florence + The Machine – What The Water Gave Me

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

Friendly Fires – Hawaiian Air

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

Jay Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean – No Church In The Wild

Joe Goddard – Gabriel

Katy B – Witches Brew

Kings Of Leon – Back Down South

Kurt Vile – Baby’s Arms

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Lana Del Rey – Video Games

Little Dragon – Ritual Union

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)

M83 – Midnight City

Metronomy – The Bay

The Naked And Famous – Young Blood

Other Lives – For 12

Radiohead – Lotus Flower

Raphael Saadiq – Radio

Real Estate – It’s Real

Rihanna – S&M

Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend

SBTRKT – Hold On (feat. Sampha)

Seasick Steve – You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

Smith Westerns – Weekend

Tyler, The Creator – Sandwitches f/Hodgy Beats

The Vaccines – Wetsuit

Warpaint – Elephants

Wolf Gang – Lions In Cages

Wye Oak – Civilian

Young the Giant – My Body

Yuck – Get Away