One of the finest blogs out there for music and literature geeks, Largehearted Boy, has begun compiling 2011 year-end lists. Since this is primarily a music blog, I really only care about the music aggregate, which you can find here. Check it daily from now until they quit, as updates are happening regularly (they compile update posts if you miss a day or two). I also recommend becoming a regular reader of the blog overall, because it’s one of the best out there.
Best Coast Big Boi Cloud Nothings Cold Cave Deftones Diplo Dominique Young Unique Drake Evan Voytas Fun Fun Fun Fest Gauntlet Hair Green Day Hooray For Earth Japandroids Jeff the Brotherhood Kanye West Kendrick Lamar LCD Soundsystem Local Natives M83 MIA Neon Indian Nicki Minaj Passion Pit Paste Magazine Primus Purity Ring Radiohead Rihanna Robyn Rocking Retro Sleigh Bells Star Slinger SXSW SXSW 2012 The-Dream The Joy Formidable the Strokes The Thermals Thrift Store Cowboys Toadies Toro y Moi Twin Shadow Wavves Wiz Khalifa