Here they are, in no particular order, the new records I have enjoyed most this year. Why 17? I made a list of over 70 records that I really liked this year and my goal was to make it as short as possible. I just started crossing stuff off until it started to make me uncomfortable. There just so happened to be 17 records left at that point. The only criterion to make the first list was that the record had to come out in 2011 and I had to like it enough to own it. I still felt bad crossing off a lot of the records on my list, so I made a mix of some of my favorite songs off of all the records in this post and one each from all the records I crossed off. I'll post that after a while. Happy new nuttin!
Timber Timbre--Creep On Creepin' On Try Buy
M83--Hurry Up We're Dreaming Try Buy
Tom Waits--Bad As Me Try Buy
Drive--Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Try Buy