227 Festive Fifty 2011 (part 1)

Hello everyone. The festivities are still ongoing and with the clock ticking over to 2012 it must be time for us to join the barrage of opinion on what made up the best music of 2011. So strap on a bottle of whatever tickles your fancy, cuddle up with a warm pair of speakers and enjoy the first of the three parts which will make up our fifth festive fifty!

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50 Washed Out – Amor Fati

Brendan from What Doth Life

49 Fountains of Wayne – Cemetery Guns

Bella from Let Me Educate You

48 Lindsey Buckingham – In Our Own Time

SAS Radio

47 The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

The In Crowd from I’m learning to share!

46 James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

Mike from wearedust

45 Okkervil River – Your Past Life As a Blast

Tricia from I Sing in the Kitchen

44 Okkervil River – Wake and Be Fine

David S.

43 Kurt Vile – Jesus Fever

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

42 Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears – Booty City

Victoria from Muruch

41 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Heart in Your Heartbreak

Mrs Loser from Sexyloser

40 Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys

Adam from Pretending life is like a song

39 Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers

Rachel from Untitled Records

38 Anna Calvi – Desire

Matt from Ear Farm

37 Hunters – Deadbeat


36 Jason Isbell – Alabama Pines

Charles from Heartache With Hard Work

35 Billy Bragg – Never Buy the Sun

Paul M.

Our thanks must go to James from Appetite For Distraction and Chris from Dead Sea Apes for their help in the delicate construction of the countdown. The next part will arrive soon so keep your ears peeled.

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Nice work everyone, I especially enjoyed The Wilhelm Scream introduction although I think that track and artist are extremely overrated. Looking forward to the next installment.

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What a lovely episode. It’s amazing to hear our CP kids a year older.

My favorite CP of the year is always the FF show. Love hearing new voices intermingled with the regulars, and it’s a treat to hear the kids. Some of my favorite songs are always in the bottom third, so it’s often my favorite episode of the FF. Happy 2012, everyone.

Love this!

The In Crowd: I am so going to use the phrase “A hook that cooks”. Fantastic.

Seems like the young set (Bella and David) are loving Adele. I wonder which adult loves her more and gets to do the intro?

Mrs Loser, you crack me up every year. So funny.

Mike, I had no idea about the Wilhelm Scream. I think your intro was my favorite. Very cool.

Happy New Year to all of you. xxoo

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