Watch Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody break down each of the 14 songs on "Fallen Empires."
From weirdo R&B to epic hardcore to a certain heartbroken British singer-songwriter, 2011 offered a diverse array of quality full-lengths that we kept replaying in our offices.
Put it this way: The guys of Hot Chelle Rae probably aren't lacking for people willing to tell them to hurry up and get to the chorus.
Want to know what's what on "Here and Now?" Check out our track-by-track review of the album, then tell us what you think in the comments section.
The expansion of the series' indie-dominated musical brand continues here with tunes by hipster-rap MC Theophilus London and Cee-Lo Green's pal Bruno Mars.