Starting today, and throughout the week, I'll be posting the lists made by some of the staff of their favorite albums of 2011.
It's worth saying that no one at Velvet is a music critic. Our role as djs is to be enthusiasts, fans and advocates for the music we find worthwhile enough to bring back and share at a set. In some cases, we've chosen albums we might not play at a set, because it doesn't necessarily fit the kind of music we might normally play.
At any rate, we hope you'll enjoy these glimpses into the albums that most made 2011 such a thrilling year for us musically. Here's hoping that through these posts you'll find a record or two to try out, or learn something about what makes the brains behind some of your favorite sets tick.