One record that should have definitely been on my Top 25 for 2011 was Nicolas Jaar’s excellent Space Is Only Noise. As sometimes happens with music or film, this came out early in the year and got lost in the shuffle when it came to tracking the year’s best. But I found myself returning to this record many times both as background while I worked and for relaxing + rewarding headphone spins. He touches on elements of classical piano, jazz, sample culture and modern electronic to create a very unique sound. Highly recommended.