Best Music Of 2011 archive
Watch The Current's Surprise Hits Of 2011 KCMP
Read The Year In Garage Rock: 5 Favorites For 2011
December 30, 2011 – It's an exciting time to be a garage-rock fan, not to mention an excellent time to convert.
Read Psych Rock Redefined: The Reissues Of 2011
December 29, 2011 – This year saw a series of reissues function as part of a mission to extend psychedelia's reaches.
Watch Intern Uprising: Music We Missed In 2011
Read Bob Boilen's Favorite Songs Of The Year
Read David Dye's Favorite New Bands Of 2011 WXPN
Watch The Year In Hipstep (Or Dubhop?)
December 28, 2011 – Dubstep beats have pervaded mainstream hip-hop, in a development that's been good for both genres.
Read Staff Picks: The Best Music Books Of 2011
Read The Top 5 Dancehall Tracks Of 2011
December 27, 2011 – Hear the delectably scandalous, dance-floor-ready anthems of the year.
Watch Bob Boilen's Favorite Live Shows of 2011
Watch Top 5 Jazz Vocal Performances Of 2011 Jazz24
In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2011
December 23, 2011 – Explore the musical legacies of the singers, instrumentalists and songwriters who died this year.
Watch The 5 Deadliest Grooves Of 2011
December 22, 2011 – Hear five songs that find a way to dance-music alchemy, with grooves that kill every time.
Watch Music And The Big Idea: The Top 5 Concept Albums Of 2011 WNYC
December 21, 2011 – Some of the most memorable recordings of 2011 were not just great songs. They were about something. WNYC
Read Who Needs A Record Label? The 5 Best Bandcamp Albums Of 2011 WXPN
December 21, 2011 – WXPN's Bruce Warren recommends some of the best artists making use of the independent music site. WXPN