Well, we're coming to the end of 2011, and the end of the first calender year of The Metaphorical Boat. Since I started the blog, I have discovered so much brillant music, so whittling down the year's best songs to a final 50 proved to be quite a tough task indeed. There were so many great songs that unfortunately did not make the cut, but the fifty that did will hold a special place in my memory when I look back at this monumental year.
First up, we have the countdown from 50-41, which includes a Mercury Prize winner, a comedy hair-metal band, the world's most famous rapper, and two great bands from Northern Ireland:
50. Metronomy – The Look
49. PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
48. Young The Giant - My Body
47. Steel Panther - If You Really, Really Love Me
46. The Vals - Look to the One
45. Deerhoof -Super Duper Rescue Heads !
44. Eminem - Space Bound
43. Very Truly Yours - Girls Tell You Secrets
Girls Tell You Secrets by Very Truly Yours
42. Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark
41. Nero - Me & You