2011 In Music | MetaFilter
It’s December so it must be time to list the best songs of the year. Pitchfork’s Top 100 Songs and Top 50 Albums, MTV’s Top 10 Songs of 2011, Billboard’s 20 Best Singles, Spin’s 20 Best Songs and Top 50 Albums, AARP’s Top 10 Albums For Grown Ups, The A/V Club’s Best Music of 2011, Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Singles and 50 Best Albums, NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2011, BET’s 100 Best Songs of 2011, NME’s Best Albums of 2011, MixMag’s Tunes of The Year, Metacritic’s Top 10 Albums of 2011, Pop Matters 75 Best Albums, Songs and more.
exfm blog: Relative Pitch: 920
While I haven’t discovered (at least that I have kept track of) the same number of songs, 2011 proved to be an incredible year for music discovery. Tumblr, exfm and Soundcloud have been central to that. It just needs to be easier to keep track of in 2012.
In a typical year I discover a few dozen new songs. In 2011 that number is currently sitting at 920. I still have two weeks to go.
It’s been a very good year for music discovery.
Previous years most likely offered as much or nearly as much music to be found. Except I never really had a…