Best Music Of 2011 By Genre
Dec 19, 2011 — Pop right now is a mash-up of cosmopolitan dance beats and All-American ethnic and racial diversity.
Dec 28, 2011 — The NPR Music staff presents 12 titles that range from the art of album covers to disco to Def Jam to metal to MTV. This year, our favorite music reads were mostly revealing biographies and wide-spanning analyses.
Dec 9, 2011 — Here are 10 examples of radical imagination, and radical re-imagination, in a great year for jazz.
Dec 16, 2011 — The Head and the Heart is one of many new folk groups that bend tradition while keeping it alive.
Dec 7, 2011 — As this retrospective roundup proves, it is nearly impossible to fit all the year's great music into one show.
Dec 8, 2011 — From American modernism to Mendelssohn and the massive sound of Mahler, a wide-ranging top 10 list.
Nov 30, 2011 — Metallic meditations ruled Lars Gotrich's 2011, but so did knotty death-metal and "The Grain."
Nov 30, 2011 — Synths got out of control in 2011, but Lars Gotrich picks the best, plus drone and abstract guitar.
Dec 28, 2011 — This year the invasion of dubstep beats into mainstream hip-hop became impossible to deny. That infusion of bass is helping bring dubstep out of the darkness and into the light.