Best on the Year 2011: Tracks.

Bow tie: tug, tug, adjusted to the beat of 30 standout tunes on the year. It features tracks from our Best Albums list, as well as slow burners, page turners, crushed velvet bow tie bangers. In no particular order–all these tracks deserve ample claps and stomps–from Drake to Daughter to Blake and Cold Cave, enjoy, will you?

Usher in a new year, bow tie or not.

Grab the mix below, and as always, its available on itunes.

For the full tracklisting, read on. And don’t forget to wade through our Best 20 Albums of the year, too.

DRAKE – Club Paradise
A$AP ROCKY – Peso
M83 – Midnight City
JAMES BLAKE – Lindisfarne II
AZEALIA BANKS – 212
NICKI MINAJ – Super Bass
BEYONCE – Countdown
PUSHA T. feat TYLER THE CREATOR – Trouble on my Mind
RADIOHEAD – “Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix)”
ZOO KID – Out Getting Ribs
JAY-Z and KANYE WEST – Niggas in Paris
FRANK OCEAN – Swim Good
FLOK – Cars and Other Observations
ESTEL – One Deep Breath
tUnE-yArDs – Bizness
ANTLERS – I Don’t Want Love
DJ QUICK – Killer Dope
THE RAPTURE – How Deep Is Your Love?
TORO Y MOI – New Beat
JAMES BLAKE – The Wilhelm Scream
SBTRKT feat. LITTLE DRAGON – Wildfire
BON IVER – Holocene
THE FIELD – Then It’s White
The WEEKND – House of Balloons
PJ HARVEY – Hanging in the Wire
JAMIE XX / GILS SCOTT HERON – I’ll Take Care of U
DAUGHTER – Medicine
CLOCK OPERA – Belongings
BATTLES feat. MATAIS AGUAYO – Ice Cream
SHABAZZ PALACES – Swerve…The Reeping of All That is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)
COLD CAVE – Catacombs
GANG GANG DANCE feat. LIZZIE BOUGATSOS – ReleaserPM
ACE HOOD feat. Rick Ross – Hustle Hard
TYLER THE CREATOR – Yonkers

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