As the holidays near, the procrastinator inside each of us panics more and more. I admit that I haven’t purchased a single gift yet this year. That is what this weekend is for!

On behalf of those of us who still have shopping left to do, I thought I’d ask the CD Baby community what your favorite new music was for 2011? What albums or singles moved you, inspired you, gave you a sense of elation, or made you cry?

Major or indie, young or old, feel free to comment in the section below and recommend your favorite releases of 2011. I’m sure there are plenty of people like me that could use the gift-suggestion help! And yes, for anyone who really wants to give a shout out to the Beach Boys’ Smile, re-issues count!

-Chris R. at CD Baby

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