Nostalgia Alert! Jump back a decade and enjoy the best songs of 2011. They are headlined by a synthpop classic, a massive hit from a hot diva, pristine harmonies of a young band headed for greatness.
“Indie rock” is a huge catch-all term. 2011’s best indie rock albums list focuses on artists who are more rock-oriented, taking their cues from the genre’s styles and traditions.
Justin Vernon's (Bon Iver) lyricism is as cryptic as ever, but the firmness with which he sings his abstractions robs his fourth album of much of its mystery.