Ring in the new year with ringing ears. 2012 promises to be a bountiful year of new artists, new albums, and new obsessions, but let us say farewell to 2011 by celebrating favorite Trendland finds and preview what is to come! We’ve been spoiled by releases from The Black Keys, Kanye West/Jay-Z, Florence & the Machine, James Blake, Cut Copy, Zola Jesus, tUne-YaRdS, and of course, Adele’s ubiquitous “Rolling in the Deep.”And it all distracted us from the hysterical rumor that 2012 would bring the demise of our world. I highly doubt it, but if the world is going to end, you might as well go out dancing. Happy listening, and Happy New Year!