the best bits of 2011.

As promised here is my personal definitive list of all the best bits of this year. Obviously, it’s just a bit of fun and all my own opinions so you’ll probably not even agree with me on anything on this but whatever everyone is entitled to their own opinion and all that. I think I’ve put in a few too many categories this year in comparison with last year, I think I got a bit carried away as this year has been so a brilliant one especially for music so I thought I’d reflect that in this post. I hope you enjoy the post and I’d love to know if any of you actually agree with me on anything.

Top 10 Albums of 2011

1) Friendly Fires – Pala
2) Panic! At The Disco – Vices and Virtues
3) Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See
4) Kasabian – Velociraptor!
5) KIGH – In Gold Blood
7) You Me At Six – Sinners Never Sleep
8) The Strokes – Angles
9) The Blackout – Hope
10) Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Top 10 Singles of 2011[in no particular order]
Wildfire – SBTRKT, Live Those Days Tonight – Friendly Fires, Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce, Call It What You Want – Foster The People, Earthquake – Labrinth ft Tinie Tempah, Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs, Arlandria – Foo Fighters, Midnight Run – Example, Shuffle – Bombay Bicycle Club, Learn My Lesson – Young Guns

Most Played Song on my iPod of 2011 – Pala by Friendly Fires

New favourite bands/artists – Foster The People, The Vaccines and SBTRKT

Music video of the year – Re-wired by Kasabian

Comeback of the year – Pulp

Remix of the year – Friendly Fires – Hurting [Benoit and Sergio Remix]

Best Tour Line-Up of the Year – Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Parkway Drive, The Devil Wears Prada.

Best gig that I’ve been to of 2011 – Friendly Fires at Lincoln Engine Shed, 22-11-11

Top 3 Festival Performances of the year – Friendly Fires at Glastonbury, Beyonce at Glastonbury, Arctic Monkeys at T In The Park

The next two categories I’ve taken from the 3 festivals that I have been to this year – Leeds, Merthyr Rocks and Hit The Deck

Best Festival Set – My Chemical Romance at Leeds Festival and The Blackout at Merthyr Rocks

Biggest singalong – I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At The Disco, followed by Pretty Fly For A White Guy by The Offspring

Albums to look forward to next year – Young Guns, Enter Shikari and possibly Green Day


Favourite clothing purchases – Drop Dead Playsuit, Hawaiian Shirt and Vintage Levi Strauss Shorts

Bargain purchase of the year – 80’s Jumper Dress from Leeds Festival

Favourite accessories purchase – Peacock Necklace or Bear Hat from Tesco

Favourite footwear purchase – Light Grey Brothel Creepers from River Island

Favourite trends – Star Print and Teddy Boy

Shop of the year – Topshop

Clothing brand of the year – Dead Heroes Clothing


Best Book I’ve Read This Year – The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Films of the Year – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Top 5 TV shows of the year – Glee, Sherlock, Planet Dinosaur, Planet Word, The Hour

Comedian of the year – Milton Jones

New favourite comedian – Chris Ramsey

Best looking guy of 2011 – Ed Macfarlane


Friendly Fires album cover picture from here
Pretty sure I got the photo of Ed off of Tumblr but if you took it then all credit goes to you obviously.

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