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Old 12-21-10, 04:58 PM   #9
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Re: Rank'em as You Hear Them (2011 Edition)

Close enough to the end of the year that I can post my top 10 list:
1) And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs: Amazing post-rock from Scotland. Easy album of the year choice.
2) Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony: Unbelievable tech-death with classical influence. Stunning from start to finish, and an easy #2 pick.
3) *shels - Plains of the Purple Buffalo: I hadn't heard this band before but I was completely blown away. Pretty different than the usual post-rock outfits.
4) Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care: Possibly my favorite EitS album, despite how blasphemous that sounds.
5) Grails - Deep Politics: More really interesting post-rock near the top of my list.
6) Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction: Worth the two year wait. Brutal, hilarious and impressive from start to finish. Plus it has a song called "The Mighty Masturbator."
7) The Atlas Moth - An Ache for the Distance: Just recently discovered this one, but I can't stop listening to it.
8) Moving Mountains - Waves: They dropped the post-rock influence for something more post-hardcore. Some fans were upset, I say it was a genius move.
9) Russian Circles - Empros: More top flight post-rock from the Chicago band. Almost as good as Enter.
10) Leprous - Bilateral: Avant-garde metal. Fun, weird and heavy.


Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs
*shels - Plains of the Purple Buffalo


Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will
Grails - Deep Politics
Moving Mountains - Waves
Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
Leprous - Bilateral
sleepmakeswaves - ...and so we destroyed everything
The Atlas Moth - An Ache for the Distance
Russian Circles - Empros


Red - Until We Have Faces
Eisley - The Valley
Thomas Giles - Pulse
Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Thursday - No Devolucion
Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
A Storm of Light - Latitudes
Maybeshewill - I Was Here for a Moment, Then I Was Gone
Fair to Midland - Arrows & Anchors
Mogwai - Earth Division EP
We Made God - It's Getting Colder
Beware of Safety - Leaves/Scars
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
Evanescence - Evanescence
Bush - The Sea of Memories
Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials
Ocoai - The Electric Hand


Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
Rise Against - Endgame
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullabye
Long Distance Calling - Long Distance Calling
Light Bearer - Lapsus
Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogs
Soundgarden - Live on I-5
Tesseract - One
Within Temptation - The Unforgiving
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Sixx:A.M. - This Is Gonna Hurt
Seether - Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray
Tab Benoit - Medicine
Tombs - Path of Totality
Wolves in the Throneroom - Celestial Lineage
3 Doors Down - Time of My Life
Old 97's - The Grand Theater, Volume Two
Opeth - Heritage
Junius - Reports From the Threshold of Death
Anthrax - Worship Music
Mastodon - The Hunter
Deathm°le - Fear of Black Horses


Chevelle - Any Last Words
Mastodon - Live at the Aragon
The End of the Ocean - Pacific*Atlantic
Halestorm - The CoVeRs EP
Hammock - Black Metallic
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Symphony X - Iconoclast
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - How I Go
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Unearth - Darkness in the Light
Robert Earl Keen - Ready for Confetti
Devin Townsend - Unplugged
Various Artists - For Nihon
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
Lady Antebellum - Own the Night
Switchfoot - Vice Verses
As I Lay Dying - Decas
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Don't Explain
Megadeth - TH1RT3EN
Septic Flesh - The Great Mass
Hammock - Asleep in the Downlights


The Haunted - Unseen
Meek Is Murder - Algorithms
This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket
In Flames - Sounds of a Playground Fading
Journey - Eclipse
Mike Doughty - Yes and Also Yes
Michael Schenker - Temple of Rock
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Animals as Leaders - Weightless


To Cast a Shadow - In Memory Of
Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues
Roxette - Charm School
Grayceon - All We Destroy
Blackfield - Welcome to My DNA
Black Label Society - The Song Remains Not the Same
Stephen Wilson - Grace for Drowning


Devin Townsend Project - Ghost
Queensr che - Dedicated to Chaos


of Montreal - thecontrollersphere
Lou Reed & Metallica - Lu Lu

Albums through 6-16-11
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