Its that time again, the annual best lists. It truly is a labor of love, going through all the music of a particular year. Remembering and enjoying the standouts, listening and rating the ones that were overlooked.
For those not initiated, my lists are always for the period two years ago. I believe that favorite album compilations should lag by two years for two primary time constraining reasons: to address the staying power of the album and to acquire a suitable number of fine albums.
2011 was a great year. I bought 134 albums and have just under 2000 songs from 2011. So, a lot of music to go through and I have nearly rated all of it. I will spend the next week finishing the rating and selecting my tops from 2011.
Let me know your thoughts on the hits and misses.