I thought 2012 was a really strong year for new music releases and I found the same to be true for reissues and compilations.
Once called "perhaps the best unsigned artist in the business" by the New Yorker, singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell's label debut, "I Can See the Future," was released this year and once again shows off her stylistic range and lyrical intimacy.
With her enormous vocal prowess and personality, how has Kelly Hogan spent the past decade in the background?
Listed below are 15 of my favorite compilations and/or reissues from 2011. So much to choose from. I believe any of the following will provide hours of rewarding listening.