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Chipped Hip 2011 Playlist

Chipped Hip 2011 Playlist
Just like last year, I can’t be bothered to do a proper ranked list for the blog. I’ve already contributed to year-end summaries by the Georgia Straight, BeatRoute, and Exclaim!, so I’m all listed out.

Once again, I’ve put together a non-definitive playlist of some of my favourite stuff from the past twelve months. Not all of these songs were posted on this blog, although I shared material from all of the albums that the tracks originally appeared on. The songs are listed in chronological order according to the posts made here on the blog.

Special thanks goes to Mike Withers for creating another awesome album cover to accompany the playlist.

1. Destroyer – “Savage Night at the Opera”

2. Brave Irene – “No Fun”

3. Mother Mother – “The Stand”

4. The Ladybug Transistor – “Clutching Stems”

5. Chad VanGaalen – “Sara”

6. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Belong”

7. Washed Out – “Eyes Be Closed”

8. Rose Melberg and Jay Arner – “Old Days”

9. Apollo Ghosts – “Money Has No Heart”

10. Handsome Furs – “Repatriated”

11. Wavves – “Nodding Off”

12. St. Vincent – “Cruel”

13. Cloud Nothings – “Understand at All”

14. Real Estate – “Green Aisles”

15. Wars – “East Van Cross”


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Chipped Hip 2010 Playlist

Does the blogosphere really need another year-end best-of list? I’ve decided no. Instead of ranking my favourites of 2010, I’m presenting this playlist of some of the songs that defined the past twelve months. This is by no means a definitive or exhaustive list, but it does cover some of my personal highlights of the year.

The tracks are presented in the same order as I originally wrote about them. The songs can be downloaded individually, or as a package right here.

The album cover was created by the awesome Mike Withers, who also designed this site. See a hi-res version here.

I’ve contributed to year-end roundups by Exclaim! and BeatRoute. I was also polled by i(heart)music and From Blown Speakers for their lists.

1. The Besnard Lakes – “Albatross” (MP3)
2. Indian Wars – “Carol Anne” (MP3)
3. Best Coast – “When I’m with You” (MP3)
4. Old Man Luedecke – “The Rear Guard” (MP3)
5. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Round and Round” (MP3)
6. Apollo Ghosts – “Things You Go Through” (MP3)
7. Sleigh Bells – “Rill Rill” (MP3)
8. Gigi – “The Hundredth Time” (MP3)
9. Puro Instinct – “California Shakedown” (MP3)
10. PS I Love You – “Facelove” (MP3)
11. Fine Mist – “Stop or Start” (MP3)
12. BARB – “Leo” (MP3)
13. Diamond Rings – “Something Else” (MP3)
14. Lower Dens – “Blue & Silver” (MP3)
15. Phosphorescent – “The Mermaid Parade” (MP3)
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