Welcome to December, a month filled with rough weather and oh so many year-end lists. What constitutes the best of 2011? That will be a fun little examination I’ll be tackling in the coming weeks, and I hope you’ll join me for it. We’re going to have a lot of fun, talk about a lot of great music, and rank so much of it. In some ways it’s my favorite time of year, being able to not have to worry about what new record is coming down the pipeline and instead look entirely backwards to fond memories of the past. I call my annual December year-end wrap-up Listmas, and in addition to Top Songs and Top Albums, I’ve come up with a couple fun new ideas to explore. I’ll let you know when we get around to them. In the meantime, have a glance at today’s Pick Your Poison. Lots of good stuff in there, including tracks from Bleached, Bowerbirds, Deleted Scenes, Plants and Animals, Secret Colours, and Cap’n Jazz’s Victor Villarreal.