2011 has been a memorable year to say the least. These are exciting times in the music realm (if you can forget that Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj exist for a moment). It seems more than ever that as far as music is concerned, anything goes. This year saw the release of some amazing follow-up albums. Albums like Starfucker’s Reptilians (which happens to be my #1 album of the year), The Black Keys’ El Camino, Portugal. The Man’s In the Mountain In the Cloud and Arctic Monkeys’ Suck It and See quickly nudged their ways into my “favorite albums of all time” list. I obsessed over indie-rock newbies Cults and Yuck and the Vaccines. On the more experimental side of town, dream-pop outfits like Porcelain Raft and Purity Ring dominated by their own right. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of the likes in 2012. Anywho, I have compiled my most played indie/rock/indie-rock jamz from the past year. Check ’em out.

Top Indie/Alternative Tracks of 2011

15. Junk of the Heart (Happy) by The Kooks
14. Shook Down by Yuck
13. Take Me Over by Cut Copy
12. Gangsta by tUnE-yArDs
11. Machu Picchu by The Strokes
10. Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now) by Portugal. The Man
9. Honey Bunny by Girls
8. I Can’t Feel It by Ty Segall
7. Sister by The Black Keys
6. All Die Young by Smith Westerns
5. Stuck On the Puzzle by Alex Turner
4. Never Heal Myself by Cults
3. Green Aisles by Real Estate
2. Suck It and See by Arctic Monkeys
1. Death as a Fetish by Starfucker (feat. Mattress)