Illustration by Marc Wagner
It's been a busy few months around here (with the refreshing of the show and whatnot), but like all things good, to those who wait ... well, good things have a way of coming about. The last time we connected, I was busy compiling all of my favorite tracks and albums of 2011. And while 2012 has been very fruitful so far, before I can get on picking and sharing said fruits, I thought I should do a little garden weeding.
See, it's hard to keep up with all of the new releases and sometimes good albums fall between the cracks or get brushed aside for a more shiny album cover. Below the jump you'll find 20 gems from 2011 that 1. I hadn't heard until 2012 or 2. I'd set on my wood pile to be chopped at a later date. I hope you find a couple you like. Heck, I hope you enjoy them all. And as always, let us know in the comments what tunes have your toe tapping. Or at least tell us what type of music is helping your plants grow faster.
- The Music Director