It's been a hell of a year for all genres of music. There's been as many genre-blending newcomers and incredible collaborations in 2011 as any in recent memory. Both newcomers and legends alike have released classic material, so the options have become increasingly plentiful.

Leak after leak, week after week, we've listened to it all. As you can imagine, there’s been way too many incredible projects for us to ask for everything deserving space on our mp3 players. Instead, we’ve narrowed it down to the most essential and finally come up with our 2011 year-end dream list. So here is is at last, the 25 Albums We Want For Christmas (in alphabetical order). If you’re looking for some great stocking-stuffers, you’ve come to the right place.

Written by Keenan Higgins (@HIGzILLMATIC)