The kindred spirits of the year’s top album releases
Between Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, and the storm of music service options currently brewing in the cloud, it’s never been easier to find new music. Then again, it’s never been easier to get bogged down in the endlessness of the supply. If you played it safe this year and stuck to 2011’s top releases, you may have missed some real gems. Below, find our critics’ picks for can’t-miss complements to the year’s biggest albums.