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on January 10, 2012 - 2:35pm
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As 2011 drew to a close, the Nonesuch Journal took a look back at the year that was in music, including many of the year-end accolades given to the year's Nonesuch releases from critics around the world. The best-of mentions continued to come in, and now that 2012 is in full gear, we've collected them all in one place and paired them with some of the music that inspired the accolades. Here's to another year of great music!

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As 2011 drew to a close, the Nonesuch Journal took a look back at the year that was in music, including many of the year-end accolades given to the year's Nonesuch releases from critics around the world. (You can read that article here.) The accolades continued to come in, and now that 2012 is in full gear, we've collected results from all of the best-of lists into one place, in alphabetical order.

And to give you some idea of what these publications heard when including this music among the year's best, there's also a sample of the great music made by Nonesuch artists in 2011.

Here's to another year of great music!

JOHN ADAMS: Son of Chamber Symphony / String Quartet


BJÖRK: Biophilia



THE BLACK KEYS
: El Camino


CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS / LUMINESCENT ORCHESTRII EP


RY COODER: Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down


DONNACHA DENNEHY: Grá agus Bás


EMMYLOU HARRIS: Hard Bargain


WANDA JACKSON: The Party Ain't Over


JAMES FARM: James Farm


K.D. LANG: Sing it Loud


THE LOW ANTHEM: Smart Flesh


JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD: Tell Me


KATE & ANNA McGARRIGLE: Tell My Sister


BRAD MEHLDAU: Live in Marciac

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

BRAD MEHLDAU, KEVIN HAYS, PATRICK ZIMMERLI: Modern Music


PAT METHENY: What's It All About

  • New York City Jazz Record

STEVE REICH: WTC 9/11 / Mallet Quartet / Dance Patterns


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