Ok...No specific order. Except for #1 which is LAST MINUTE UPDATE
Sons of the North:BLACK SPIDERS/Enough Rope:VAIN*
Pressure & Time:RIVAL SONS
2:BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
Sensory Overdrive:MICHAEL MONROE
Dedicated to Chaos:QUEENSRYCHE
Juggernaut of Justice:ANVIL
Path of Totality:KORN
Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea:BLACK STONE CHERRY
special mentions to Worship Music:ANTHRAX, The Hunter:MASTODON, Song Remains NOT the Same:BLS, Call to Arms:SAXON, Welcome 2 the Nightmare:Alice Cooper...and many others.
* Just got this(thanks Classic Rock Mag.) And in 3 days it has become one of my faves of the year. Balls out 'hair metal', but good, really good.
And the best show was FAITH NO MORE. Hands down. Just a Man...I cried. Proud of that.
Last edited by jerseydevil; December 30th, 2011 at 08:03 AM.
here you go...
Blancmange - Blanc Burn
Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Dust
Schlammpeitziger - Vorausschauende Bebauung
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
James Blake - S/T
6-10 and hm'S
Real Estate - Days
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Horizontal Structures
Roman Flügel - Fatty Folders
Skinny Puppy - HanDover
Phantogram - Nightlife
honorable mention to...
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (what i think Elbow's 'Build A Rocket...' should have been.)
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972
Ricardo Villalobos / Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM
the Antlers - Burst Apart
Rustie - Glass Swords
Kuedo - Severant
Top of 2011 for me in no particular order:
S.C.U.M. - Again Into Eyes
Still Corners-Creatures of an Hour
The Vaccines- What did you expect from the vaccines?
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Belong
TV Ghost- Mass Dream
Foo Fighters- Wasting Light
Soror Dolorosa- Blind Scenes
The Devil's Blood-The Thousandfold Epicentre
Mournful Congregation - The Book of Kings
Mastodon - The Hunter
Disma- Towards the Megalith
In Solitude- The World, The Flesh, The Devil
Tombs- Path of Totality
Altar of Plagues- Mammal
Septic Flesh- The Great Mass
40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
Necros Christos -Doom Of The Occult
Virus- The Agent That Shapes The Desert
Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
Negative Plane- Stained Glass Revelations
I'm around half-done, but after I made a Playlist in iTunes for all 2011 music I bought (526 songs), I realized I probably hadn't played half of the songs. Oops.
Pick 6 random metal albums from the previous posts, add to that Unexpect's Fables of a Sleepless Empire and perhaps Turisas' Stand Up and Fight (yeah it's simple and cliched, but I tend to drive faster during the totally freakin' awesome crescendo after the third verse of "End of an Empire").
Concerts? Cradle of Filth rocked if only because Justin Beiber was having his movie premier next door, and I got to be graced with the presence of Canada's emperor. Rammstein was cool, too. I know I've been to other shows, but can't think of them right now. Not including Faith No More because that was soooo 2010, man.
1. (thrice - major/minor)
i've peaked at various best of/top lists and holy smokes it seems like some people listed everything that came out in 2011. i guess it was a good year for music. personally, i'd have rated a few other albums into my list, but given who the artists were, this year's releases from them didn't compare to some of the older things i like by them. death cab is just one of them. i enjoyed codes and keys for the pop album it was, but hopefully since ben isn't happily married anymore, he'll go back to putting out some really powerful music again. (that sounded terribly selfish, but we all know some musicians just do better musically when life isn't all sunshine and rainbows).
i really want to get around to giving these a shot also, since they've made a lot of top lists amongst the people i know and whose musical opinions i respect:
(balance and composure - separation)
this is the only album where i've heard part of it and liked it a lot, but can't really legitimately put it into a list until i hear the whole thing:
i do love her first album, youth novels, so so so much though.
This thread reminds me just how much I stopped listening to new music. I must be getting old, lol!
It's not really that, I mean all of us, maybe, are getting old, and I am far from that whole music isn't as good as it used be state of mind. It's just that following, listening, and discovering new music takes effort and time, and well, sometimes it's easy not to set time aside for such. :/
Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.