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2011, the year that was in music

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My favourite songs/music from 2011 and the places I was when I discovered them.


Last year’s lists are here.


1. PRE-TRIP: Industries of the Blind – The lights weren’t that bright, but our eyes were so tired

2. FRANCE: Rhian Sheehan – February

3. EUROPE: Dustin O’Halloran – We Move Lightly

4. ISTANBUL: Bon Iver – Holocene

5. TURKEY: Explosions in the Sky – Last Known Surroundings


6. IRAN: Tiny Vipers – Dreamer (released in 2009)

7/8. KYRGYZSTAN: Damien Rice – One, A Winged Victory for the Sullen – A Symphony Pathetique

9. ALMATY: Immanu El – Conquistador

10. SHANGHAI: The Farewell Monument – Give Me a Fast Ship

So what are your top picks for 2011?

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