Grantland’s favorite songs of 2011

Grantland 2011 playlistThe folks over at Grantland have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture, so it’s no surprise that they kept a keen eye on the course of music over 2011. What’s the consensus? “It got real weird.” We’ll let you be the judge of that, but if you’re looking for an interesting cross-section of music from the past year, the playlist below–pulled from the Grantland Staff’s favorite songs of 2011–is a good place to start. Make your own version of the mix using your favorite music service, or subscribe to an abbreviated version of the playlist on Spotify.

  1. Adele – “Someone Like You”
  2. Megafaun – “Real Slow”
  3. Frank Ocean – “Thinking About You”
  4. Stalley –  “Hercules”
  5. M83 – “Midnight City”
  6. Holy Ghost! feat. Michael McDonald – “Some Children”
  7. Clams Casino – “Motivation”
  8. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Ni–as in Paris”
  9. DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross, & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
  10. Destroyer – “Kaputt”