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The Best Tracks of 2011 (40-31)

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40. Nico Jaar “Darkside” Darkside (Clown & Sunset) Nico Jaar had the license put his fuckin’ feet up over his Christmas break. You think your year was mega busy because you got promoted to project manager? Please. Dude dropped one critically acclaimed LP and two fantastic EPs, all while attending an Ivy League school and running his own label. The three tracks on Darkside are basically just one long track broken into three parks and show a different side of …

The Best Tracks of 2011 (51-40)

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So here it goes. A little more than a month late, these are my favorite 51 songs of 2011. If you’ve read my previous work, you’ll know how this works. It’s basically a countdown from 51 to 1. I’ll be releasing ten songs per day over the next week. Also, at the end of the week, I’ll be linking to a Spotify playlist that will allow you to get all of the songs in one place. As always, I am …

About Thunder Penguin

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Thunder Penguin is a journal of the best in current progressive pop music. It is maintained by a stuffed penguin from Cuba. He is sometimes assisted by his intern Dan Alvarez, a Brooklyn-based copywriter + freelance journalist. Please direct inquiries, demos, takedown notices, and marriage proposals to DNAlvarez60@gmail.com.

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