I know some blogs do their year-end music lists as soon as the calendar flips to December. I like to let the music soak up as much as possible before putting together a year-end list. How else are you going to fully appreciate that Black Keys album that recently came out, right?
For The Bee’s best and worst music list, I gathered a panel of local tastemakers — DJs, promoters, radio personalities, bloggers, etc. — and asked them to pick their top 10 songs of the year plus answer a few other questions about what they loved/hated in 2011 (see the grid below for answers).
To help you digest, the 10 top 10 lists I’ve created an accompanying Spotify playlist that has about 85% of what’s listed. (Some is pretty obscure).
Now it’s your turn to play along.
- Top 10 songs of 2011?
- Favorite album of the year?
- Most disappointing album?
- Favorite artist?
- Artist you’re “over” after this year?
- Favorite music discovery?
- Non-2011 song you played like it was brand new?
- Most annoying song?
- Artist to watch in 2012?