We wanted to make a list, a top-21 list, but we think order doesn’t really matter to us anymore. It just about impact, and we aren’t talking about the impact that these songs had on the world-at-large, but the songs that we cherished, remembered, spent time with, and really felt defined our lives in 2011. Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Girls, Radiohead, Noel Gallagher, Dirty Beaches, Beach Fossils, Real Estate, and Woods all called our stereo home, while Madlib, Shabazz Palaces, and the Beastie Boys all had their major moments with us on various drives/road trips/moments in the city this year. So without further ado, here are 25 songs that we feel entered our canon of favorites this year. Enjoy, and welcome to 2012. —Raymond Brown / The Citrus Report staff
Jay-Z and Kanye West just released a track from their Watch the Throne collaboration, this time taking a little energy from Otis Redding and making it a contemporary track. Its not the best track you will hear today, but its got a summertime vibe nonetheless. We like it. Watch the Throne is out August 1 digitally and August 5 in the stores that haven’t been closed by recessions and people’s lack of caring about crappy CDs.
Listen to it here.
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Only Kanye West and Jay-Z can team up and make something like this and make it super popular. This isn’t as powerful as any thing on Twisted, but hey, throwing a little “H.A.M.” with Jay-Z, sounding very KMEL, this isn’t that awful. It is produced by Lex Luger.
Coming soon is the Yeez x Jigga Watch the Throne project, with a release date of a full album set for March 1, 2011. Really fun watching two dudes worth $100m+ making albums.