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1.20 | MOTORMOUTH 2011 YEAR END LISTS

Many Motormouth artists were hailed as the Best of 2011 - from critics’ lists to reader polls! Check out who liked us below!

Archers of Loaf
#4 Magnet (Best Reissue)
#10 Rolling Stone (Best Reissue)
#11 Pop Matters (Best Reissue)

Atlas Sound
#4 Treble
#4 I Guess I’m Floating
#4 Obscure Sound
#4 Sentimentalist
#5 PopMatters (Best Songwriters: Bradford Cox
#7 Urban Outfitters
#4 Treblezine
#11 AOL Spinner
#11 Rawkblog
#12 Old Weaver
#12 About
#15 Treblezine (Best Song)
#17 Awkward Sound
#18 Pitchfork
#18 Consequence of Sound
#18 Sunset in the Rearview
#18 Crital Mob
# 18 Decibel Tolls
#18 One Thirty BPM (Top 100 Tracks “Te Amo
#19 Audio Milk
#19 Oh So Fresh  (Dan’s pick)
#21 Oh So Fresh (Todd’s pick)
#22 Bowlegs
#24 Headphone Candy
#32 Under The Radar
#34 One Thirty BPM
#35 Stereogum
#35 Prefix
#44 Quit Mumbling
#46 Rawkblog (Top Songs)
#47 Rolling Stone (Best Singles “Mona Lisa”)
#50 Pitchfork (Top Tracks “Mona Lisa”)
#58 Drowned In Sound
#66 PopMatters
All Music
Aquarium Drunkard (Year In Review mention)
Brooklyn Vegan
Beachwood Sparks (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Cut Copy (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Destroyer’s Dan Bejar (Pitchfork / Guest List)
National Post
Washed Out (Pitchfork / Guest List)

Austra
#1 New York Magazine
#4 Nialler9
#5 Refinery 29
#6 Idealize LA
#7 Exclaim!
#9 Spinner (Best Songs “Beat & The Pulse”
#13 AOL Spinner
#14 Stereogum
#16 Vancouver Sun
#25 Treblezine (Best Song)
#32 Prefix
#38 Pretty Much Amazing
#41 About
#49 Treble
#51 Pop Matters (Best Song)
#62 Pop Matters
All Music
Brooklyn Vegan
Diamond Rings “Lose It” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Health (Pitchfork / Guest List)
The Music Fix
National Post
New York Magazine (Top Songs “Hate Crime”

Beirut
#6 GQ (Best Albums You May Have Missed)
# 6 NPR
#6 Sunset in the Rearview
#8 Minneapolis Star Tribune
#9 NPR (All Things Considered Listener’s Picks)
#9 Drowned In Sound
#9 Coke Machine Glow (Allie Conti)
#14 Exclaim!
#16 Wild Honey Pie (Top Song “East Harlem”)
#17 Side One: Track One
#20 Paste Magazine
#20 Under The Radar
#21 Critical Mob
#22 MOJO
#25 Coke Machine Glow (Dom Sinacola)
#28 Consequence of Sound (Best Song)
#28 Coke Machine Glow (Kaylen Hann)
#36 One Thirty BPM
#36 HitFix (Best Song “Santa Fe”)
#41 Obscure Sound
#43 Quit Mumbling
#46 The Guardian
#49 American Songwriter
#60 Rawkblog (Top Songs)
#72 OneThirty BPM (Top 100 Tracks) - Goshen
Brooklyn Vegan (Honorable Mention)
National Post
The Onion (AV Club) - (Best Song)
Pretty Much Amazing (Honorable Mention)

Blanck Mass
#17 Flavorwire (Best Debuts)
#45 Fact
Male Bonding (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Male Bonding “Chernobyl” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
The Big Pink (Pitchfork / Guest List)

Charles Bradley
#1 Mixtape Muse
#1 Rollo & Grady (Top Song “The World Is Going Up In Flames”
#4 Spinner (Best Song “Heartaches & Pain”
#5 Exclaim (Best of 2011: Soul and R&B
#5 Washington Post (Best Albums - Allison Stewart)
#8 Rhapsody (Top 10 R&B Albums)
#9 Vancouver Sun
#11 GQ
#13 Spin (Best R&B Albums)
#13 Esquire (Best Songs “The World (is Going up In Flames)”
#15 Paste Magazine (Best Music Festival Moments
#17 Hear Ya
#19 Passion of the Weiss
#20 Seattlest (Countdown in Photos)
#21 Paste Magazine
#30 AOL Spinner
#40 MOJO
#45 Popmatters
#48 Rolling Stone
#55 eMusic
Aquarium Drunkard (Year In Review mention
Brooklyn Vegan (Honorable Mention)
Chicago Reader (Best Albums - Peter Margasak)
Georgia Straight (Top 10 Albums)
Mother Jones (Top 10 Records
Orange County Register
Phoenix New Times (Best Cover Song) - “Stay Away”
Time Out Chicago (Best Tracks) - “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”

Clams Casino
#2 One Thirty BPM (Top EPs)
#3 Fact
#3 XLR8R (New Artist)
#5 Audio Milk
#5 Weekly Tape Deck
#7 Spin (Best Song)
#7 Resident Advisor
#8 Fact - Breakthrough Artist
#8 Reviler - (Josh’s pick)
#8 Oh So Fresh (Todd’s pick
#10 Oh So Fresh (Dan’s pick
#10 Self-Titled
#12 GQ
#15 XLR8R
#15 Coke Machine Glow (Dom Sinacola)
#16 Spin (Best Rap Albums
#16 Exposer
#17 Pitchfork
#19 Coke Machine Glow (Mark Abraham)
#20 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “I’m God”
#21 Stereogum #21 Coke Machine Glow (Brent Ables)
#27 Gorilla vs Bear*
#27 Coke Machine Glow (Joel Elliot)
#30 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks “Motivation”)
#38 Coke Machine Glow
#40 Frontier Psychiatrist
#43 HitFix (Best Songs “I’m God”)
#45 Prefix

Class Actress
#19: About
All Music
After Ellen (Best Female Fronted Albums)

Crystal Antlers
#7 LA Weekly - Top 10 LA Albums

Delicate Steve
#18 I Guess I’m Floating
NPR (100 Favorite Songs “Butterfly”)

Destroyer
#1 AV Club (Editors)
#1 Obscure Sound
#1 Vancouver Sun
#1 Rawkblog
#1 Exposer
#1 Coke Machine Glow (Allie Conti)
#1 Coke Machine Glow (Kaylen Hann)
#2 Pitchfork
#2 Prefix
#2 Phoenix New Times (Best Songs)
#3 Critical Mob
#3 Coke Machine Glow (Brian Riewer)
#4 New York Magazine
#4 Coke Machine Glow (Joel Elliot)
#5 Coke Machine Glow (Alan Baban)
#5 Exclaim!
#5 Consequence of Sound (Best Video)
#6 Stereogum (Readers Poll)
#6 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks “Kaputt”)
#6 Oh So Fresh (Dan’s pick)
#7 About
#7 Coke Machine Glow (Calum Marsh)
#8 Coke Machine Glow (Chris Molnar)
#9 Consequence of Sound
#10 I Guess I’m Floating
#11 Coke Machine Glow (Jordan Cronk)
#12 Consequence of Sound (Best Song)
#12 Potholes In My Blog
#12 Treble
#12 Coke Machine Glow (Colin McGowan)
#14 GQ
#15 Austinist
#16 Coke Machine Glow (Ryan Pratt)
#17 AV Club*
#18 Old Weaver
#18 Agit Reader
#19 Oh So Fresh (Todd’s pick)
#20 Drowned In Sound
#21 Pretty Much Amazing
#24 PopMatters
#24 Pitchfork
#26 Treblezine (Best Song)
#26 Austin Town Hall - Best Songs: “Chinatown”
#27 Stereogum
#29 Quietus
#33 The Guardian
#41 Mojo
#43 Impose Magazine
#38 AOL Spinner
#42 Rolling Stone
#49 Frontier Psychiatrist (Best Song)
#55 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks “Chinatown”)
#70 OneThirty BPM (Top 100 Tracks)
All Music
Aquarium Drunkard
Brooklyn Vegan
KCRW - DJ’s Picks
New York Magazine (Top Songs “Savage Night at the Opera”)
Smith Westerns (Pitchfork / Guest List)
The Onion (AV Club) - (best song)
Tim Hecker (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Wu Lyf (Pitchfork / Guest List)

Gang Gang Dance
#3 About
#3 Patrik Sandberg, Dis Magazine
#4 LA Times (August Brown)
#5 XLR8R
#6 Stereogum
#6 Coke Machines Glow (Mark Abraham)
#6 Refinery 29
#8 Coke Machine Glow (Jordan Cronk)
#9 New York Magazine
#10 Coke Machine Glow (Conrad Amenta)
#10 Coke Machine Glow (Brian Riewer)
#11 Coke Machine Glow (Calum Marsh)
#12 Headphone Candy
#12 Death and Taxes (Top Songs “Glass Jar”)
#15 Impose
#15 Urban Outfitters
#16 Guardian (Top Songs “Glass Jar”)
# 20 Decibel Tolls
#20 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks “Glass Jar”)
#21 One Thirty BPM (Top 100 Tracks “Mind Killa”)
#24 Quit Mumbling
#24 Coke Machine Glow (Brent Ables)
#25 Pitchfork
#25 Coke Machine Glow (Colin McGowan)
#26 The Guardian
#30 Fact
#33 Old Weaver
#33 Audio Milk*
#33 Under The Radar
#34 Prefix
#34 Treblezine (best song)
#35 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “Mindkilla”)
#45 OneThirty BPM (Top 100 Tracks “Mindkilla”)
#46 Obscure Sound
#48 Treble
#48 Drowned In Sound
#71 PopMatters
Brooklyn Vegan (Honorable Mention)
Liturgy (Pitchfork / Guest List)
New York Magazine (Top Songs “Adult Goth”)
Panda Bear (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Pretty Much Amazing (honorable mention)
The Rapture (Pitchfork / Guest List)

Gardens & Villa
#16 Rollo & Grady (Top Songs “Black Hills”)
#17 Buzz Bands LA

Girls
#1 MTV
#1 Stereogum
#2 Patrick Sandberg, Dis Magazine
#2 Somewhere In Portland
#2 Obscure Sound
#3 Urban Outfitters
#4 OneThirty BPM - (Top Songs “Vomit”)
#4 Sunset in the Rearview
#4 Stereogum (Readers Poll)
#4 Quit Mumbling
#5 Spin
#5 Pitchfork
#5 Wild Honey Pie (Top Songs “Honey Bunny”)
#5 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “Honey Bunny”)
#6 Mixtape Muse
#6 Esquire (Best Songs You Didn’t Hear “Vomit”)
#6 Coke Machine Glow (Maura McAndrew)
#7 Sound on the Sound
#8 Awkward Sound (Best Songs “Alex”)
#8 Austinist
#9 Washington Post (Allison Stewart)
#10 Philly Inquirer
#10 Owl Magazine
#10 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “Vomit”)
#10 Pretty Much Amazing
#11 Side One: Track One
#13 Paste
#13 Proxart
#13 Coke Machine Glow (Matt Main)
#14 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks “Vomit”)
#15 Exclaim!
#15 Spin (Best Songs)
#16 PopMatters
#17 Coke Machine Glow (Alan Baban)
#18 AOL Spinner
#19 Hear Ya
#20 GQ
#20 Turntable Kitchen (Best 7” Vinyl Single)
#21 Consequence of Sound
#22 Pop Matters (Best Songs)
#22 Bowlegs
#23 Audio Milk
#25 Consequence of Sound (Best Song)
#29 Wild Honey Pie - Top Songs: “Alex”
#30 MOJO
#30 Treble
#31 One Thirty BPM
#31 Vancouver Sun
#33 Austin Town Hall (Best Songs “Vomit”)
#40 Rolling Stone (Best Singles “Vomit”)
#41 Q
#51 Under The Radar
#64 Drowned In Sound
# 98 Pop Dust (Best Songs)
#97 Onethirty BPM (Top 100 Tracks “Honey Bunny”)
Aquarium Drunkard
Beachwood Sparks (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Brooklyn Vegan (Honorable Mention)
National Post
Neon Indian “Forgiveness” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
New York Magazine (Top Songs “Vomit”)
Real Estate (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Smith Westerns (Pitchfork / Guest List)
The Head and The Heart (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Those Darlings (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Wu Lyfe “Just a Song” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Yellow Ostrich (Pitchfork / Guest List)

Grimes
#4 Refinery 29
#16 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “Oblivion”)
#19 Coke Machine Glow (Kaylen Hann)
#22 Coke Machine Glow (Jessica Faulds)
#22 Coke Machine Glow (Conrad Amenta)
#90 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks “Vanessa”)
Wu Lyf “Vanessa” (Pitchfork / Guest List)

HTRK
#46 About
#29 Impose Magazine

Jay Reatard
#2 Agit Reader - Best Reissue

John Maus
#1 Self-Titled
#1 Sentimentalist
#3 Reviler
#4 Altered Zones
#5 Boston Globe
#5 Paper Mag (Top Show)
#6 Patrik Sandberg, Dis Magazine
#6 Tiny Mix Tapes (Best Tracks “Believer”)
#7 Coke Machine Glow (Brian Riewer)
#8 Headphone Candy
#9 Weekly Tape Deck
#10 Old Weaver
#10 Treblezine (Best Song)
#10 Reviler - (Mike Watton)
#13 Flavorwire
#14 Quietus
#15 Treble
#13 Exposer
#16 Audio Milk
#18 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “Believer”)
#20 Resident Advisor
#21 Under The Radar
#24 Fact
#24 Urban Outfitters
#25 Coke Machine Glow (P.M. Goerner)
#34 Impose Magazine
#44 Frontier Psychiatrist (Best Songs) 
#45 Obscure Sound
#50 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “Hey Moon”)
#53 Drowned In Sound
#82 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks “Believer”)
Pitchfork (Honorable Mention - best albums of year)
Aquarium Drunkard
Auxiliary Magazine
Belong “Keep Pushing On” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Brooklyn Vegan
John Talabot (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Julianna Barwick “Believer” & “Hey Moon” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Neon Indian “Believer” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Panda Bear (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Pitchfork  (Staff List: Honorable Mention)
Washed Out (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Wu Lyf (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Wu Lyf “Believer” (Pitchfork / Guest List)

Junior Boys
#15 Rawkblog (Top songs)
#22 Guardian  (Top Songs: “Banana Ripple”)
#24 OneThirty BPM (Top 100 Tracks “Banana Ripple”)
#35 Old Weaver
#85 Junior Boys (Top 100 Tracks)
Pretty Much Amazing (Honorable Mention)

Julianna Barwick
#1 About
#5 Wild Hunt
#5 Exposer
#5 Flavorwire (Best Debut Albums)
#8 Reviler
#8 FACT
#11 Coke Machine Glow (Jordan Cronk)
#14 Obscure Sound
#16 Coke Machine Glow (Conrad Amenta)
#18 Coke Machine Glow (Calum Marsh)
#24 Pitchfork
#27 Coke Machine Glow (Joel Elliot)
#28 Coke Machine Glow (Scott Reid)
#67 Under The Radar
Brooklyn Vegan (Honorable Mention)
NPR

Laurel Halo
#11 Fact
Altered Zones

Memory Tapes
#2 Indie Music Filter (Favorite Videos)
#58 Under The Radar

Moon Duo
#3 Weekly Tape Deck

My Brightest Diamond
#2 Bowlegs
#34 Drowned In Sound
#75 PopMatters

OPN
#1 Boston Globe
#3 Headphone Candy
#5 Coke Machine Glow (Jordan Cronk)
#6 Pitchfork
#6 Exposer
#6 Coke Machine Glow (Clayton Purdom)
#8 Impose Magazine
#8 XLR8R
#9 Altered Zones
#9 Resident Advisor
#10 Treble
#11 Coke Machine Glow (George Bass)
#12 Awkward Sound
#14 Coke Machine Glow (P.M. Goerner)
#15 Coke Machine Glow (Colin McGowan)
#17 Stereogum
#17 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks “Replica”)
#19 Quietus
#19 Coke Machine Glow (Conrad Amenta)
#22 Fact
#22 Coke Machine Glow (Brent Ables)
#22 Coke Machine Glow (Joel Elliot)
#24 Audio Milk
#32 Frontier Psychiatrist (Best Songs)
#33 GQ
#35 Treblezine (Best Songs)
#38 Consequence of Sound
#41 One Thirty BPM
#46 Prefix
#52 Drowned In Sound
Brooklyn Vegan (Honorable Mention)
Cut Copy (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Dan Deacon (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Destroyer’s Dan Bejar (Pitchfork / Guest List)
DNTEL (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Laurel Halo “Replica” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Neon Indian “Sleep Dealer” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
New Yorker (Sasha Frere Jones)
Panda Bear (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Raleigh Moncrief “Sleep Dealer” (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Tim Hecker (Pitchfork / Guest List)

Pure X
#2 Austin Town Hall
#4 Audio Milk
#10 Weekly Tape Deck
#11 Altered Zones
#19 Gorilla Vs Bear
#19 Flavorwire (Best Debut)
#49 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “Dry Ice”)
#57 Impose Magazine
Aquarium Drunkard
Cut Copy (Pitchfork / Guest List)
Salon (Catchiest Song)
Yuck’s Daniel Blumberg (Pitchfork / Guest List)

Sleepover
#5 Nialler9
#12 Gorilla vs Bear
#13: About
Health (Pitchfork / Guest List)

The Stepkids
#5 Exclaim (Best of 2011: Soul and R&B)
#19 Spin (Best R&B Albums)
#25 MOJO
#46 Under The Radar
#47 Quit Mumbling
Chicagoist (Best Tracks) - “Sweet Salvation”
Chicagoist (Best Albums) - Stones Throw Live at Rubber Tracks Live EP

Thundercat
#1 Nialler9
#2 Magnet (Best Electronic Albums)
#4 LA Weekly (Top 10 Los Angeles Albums)
#7 Potholes In My Blog
#13 Phoenix New Times ( Best songs by Jason Woodbury)
#14 Exposer
#17 Quit Mumbling
#22 Consequence of Sound
#23 Wire (UK)
#29 Coke Machine Glow (Brent Ables)
#35 Frontier Psychiatrist
#100 Pitchfork (Top 100 Tracks - “For Love I Come Your Friend”)

Twin Sister
#5 Rawkblog
#12 Agit Reader
#20 You Ain’t No Picasso
#22 Awkward Sound (Best Song)
#23 Rawkblog (Top Songs)
#29 Pretty Much Amazing
#47 Stereogum
#47 Gorilla vs. Bear (Best Songs “Kimmi in a Rice Field”)
The Music Fix

Zola Jesus
#2 Agit Reader
#3 LA Weekly
#6 Awkward Sound
#6 Flavorwire
#7 Buzz Bands LA
#7 Huffington Post
#8 Critical Mob
#15 Stereogum
#19 Donewaiting
#20 Headphone Candy
#23 Pretty Much Amazing
#27 AOL Spinner (Top 10 Los Angeles Albums)
#38 Spin
#40: About
#44 Treblezine (Best Songs)
#49 Treble
#73 PopMatters
Brooklyn Vegan
Dusted (Top Albums by Evan Hanlon)
Liturgy (Pitchfork / Guest List)
The Music Fix
Pitchfork (Staff List: Honorable Mention)

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