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My five fives of 2011

Following on from my 2010 and 2009 lists, here are some of my favourite things from the past year. I’ve only read one book in the past year – this – so I’ve changed the book list to one for TV programmes:

Top 5 Films

(Released in UK cinemas in 2011, which I have seen – so The Artist (not officially out until 6th January) doesn’t count. Links point to IMDB)

  1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  2. Hugo
  3. Kill List
  4. Moneyball
  5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Top 5 Albums

(Released in the UK in 2011, which I have heard. Links point to Spotify)

  1. David Comes To Life by Fucked Up
  2. Strange Mercy by St Vincent
  3. Kaputt by Destroyer
  4. Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
  5. Bon Iver by Bon Iver

Top 5 Gigs

(That I attended in 2011)

  1. Bright Eyes @ The Scala
  2. Fucked Up @ The Scala
  3. The Field @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas
  4. Beach House @ ATP Animal Collective
  5. Twilight Singers @ Concrete

Top 5 TV series

(That I watched in 2011. Links point to IMDB)

  1. Arrested Development Series 3
  2. Game of Thrones Series 1
  3. Forbrydelsen Series 1
  4. Breaking Bad Series 2
  5. The West Wing Series 4

Top 5 iPhone games

(Links point to iTunes app store)

  1. Football Manager 2011
  2. Grand Prix Story
  3. Infinity Blade
  4. Baseball Superstars 2011
  5. World of Goo

I hope you’ve all had a great break, and that 2012 brings you everything you wish.