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Tadpole Audio’s 45 Favorite Songs of 2011

By Amanda DK

‘Tis that time of year again.  When it begins to snow on the east coast, turns to sweater weather on the west coast and music lovers far and wide begin posting their lists of the best 50 or 100 songs of 2011.  First of all, I only got to 45 this year and second of all I don’t feel comfortable claiming these songs to be the “best.” “Best” is a strong word.  In no particular order, below you will find just some of the songs that moved me personally this year. Moved me to dance, sing, cry, stomp, flail, fist pump, clap, smile, jump, shout, hum, or sometimes all of the above.  I can only hope you love them half as much as I do; maybe even get turned on to an artist you’ve never considered before.  Enjoy!

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Aural Fixation / Goat Cheese Ice Cream

By Sierra Drucker and Catherine McNulty

I am a goat – at least according to Chinese mythology. Like most goats, I am stubborn and have a cast iron stomach. Sadly I didn’t inherit any nimbleness, but in celebration of my goaty-ness and the dog days of summer, I present to you lemon Goat Cheese Ice Cream.

Yeah, that’s right, I said Goat Cheese Ice Cream. It’s like cheesecake but with a deeper tanginess.
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