More “Best of 2011” lists

Aurelio Martinez's Laru Beya album
Aurelio Martinez’s Laru Beya album appeared on many best-of-2011 lists

Last month, we mentioned that our friends at Highlife World Music had posted their best-of-2011-albums list.

Well, there are plenty more such lists, so we thought we’d round a few of them up. Here we go:

Worldbeat Canada: Rather than rank his best albums of the year top-ten style, Worldbeat Canada’s Cal Koat organized his list by month.

KCRW: The influential Santa Monica station’s lists cover a huge range of genres. KCRW DJs who lean toward global sounds include Tom Schnabel, Jeremy Sole, Garth Trinidad, Chuck P, and Anthony Valadez. This best-of page is crammed with samples, so there are hours of great listening here.

Songlines Magazine, National Geographic World Music, Rhapsody, and the Boston Globe also put together their takes on the best of the year.

We’ll post our own best-of lists shortly. Meanwhile, happy listening, and happy new year!