Inspired by venerable hip-hop radio station Hot97 (and featuring Popcaan and Young Thug), Jamie XX’s “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” aspires to a spot on their playlist this summer.

The 20 albums released in 2011 that I listened to the most. Of course, there’s significant overlap with the countless other best-of lists, but there are gems here that were overlooked by many, as well as return-to-form releases and great records from long-time favorites.