Giant Step Staff Picks of 2012

Here it is! We’ve compiled our favorite music and more from 2012. This year some of the artists we’ve been passionate about include Kendrick Lamar, Jessie Ware, Lianne La Havas, Grimes, Alt-J, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, Disclosure, Robert Glasper Experiment, and Bobby Womack, to name but a few. Ah yes, and there’s also that gem of an album, Channel Orange, by Frank Ocean that topped quite a few of our lists.

So take a quick peek back at 2012 with our rose-tinted shades on here.

We hope you enjoy(ed) these as much as we did!

Giant Step Staff Picks of 2011

Here at last are our staff picks of the year. Undeniably the most varied list we’ve had so far, some of the artists we’ll remember 2011 for include: Raphael, Saadiq, James Blake, Adele, Michael Kiwanuka, The Weeknd, and SBTRKT. Chocked full of each our personal tastes and quirks, it’s best to eschew any further generalizations. We suggest you dive head long into our favorite albums, singles, movies and more.

See the full list here.

Staff Picks 2010

Every year, we ask our staff to compile their personal list of favorites, including music, films, books, events, and whatever else they feel like. This year we have a few albums that are nearly unanimous in the house: Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu are pretty much untouchable, and other frequent winners in the music category include Blackmagic by Jose James, Body Talk by Robyn and Lost Where I Belong by Andreya Triana.

See the full list here.