2011 Album of the Year

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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby Ikore » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:45 am

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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby ShatteredFlame » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:00 am

Touché Amoré - Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me
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Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
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Pianos Become the Teeth - The Lack Long After
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Astronautalis - This Is Our Science
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CunninLynguists - Oneirology
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Giles Corey - Giles Corey
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Primus - Green Naugahyde
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J.Viewz - Rivers & Homes
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Puscifer - Conditions for my Parole
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Cormorant - Dwellings
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby Kevmaster » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:08 am

fuck shit, how could I forget about Giles Corey ??? Should definitely appear at the top of my 2011 charts!!
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby ShatteredFlame » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:24 pm

My biggest surprise with your list was no Wolves in the Throne Room. That album was incredible.

But dude this year was so good i could probably make a top 50 and be happy with every single album on there. I think my top 6 is solid, but anything below can be interchanged with other albums I didn't put up that are worth mentioning.
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby Kevmaster » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:01 am

Oh, interesting. I'm actually of quite a different opinion. The year was certainly a good year, but there weren't that many albums that left me "wow"ing. Wolves in the throne room even dissapointed me a little. The album is a good one, but it lacks the aggressive exorcism-feel all of the their other released pushed on me. But maybe the album just didn't klick yet(!). Btw, "Hisingen Blues" by Graveyard also deserves honorable mention in this thread. I'd might even drop it in my top10 by now.
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby ShatteredFlame » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:17 pm

For me I keep finding strong releases left and right from many genres that I should invest some more time into. That Graveyard LP is also great.
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby kentoshogun » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:11 am


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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby Hiro The Dragon King » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:51 am

Well, this post and it's replies serve as a 2012 Musical Bucket List of sorts for myself. I'm so far behind in music. The only albums I've heard on these pages are "21" by Adele, "Conditions of My Parole" by Puscifer, and "Thank You, Happy Birthday" by Cage the Elephant. I didn't know that Nightwish was even close to finished with their new album. I was also hoping that Deltron Event II would be on this list, but sadly the release has yet to come.

P.S. Lady Gaga? Really? Auto-Tune is a disqualifier for any decent album of the year contest. Especially when the artist can actually sing...
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby kentoshogun » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:22 pm

Let me do more then, I'll post my favourite song of each album so anyone interested can have an idea of the style of each one.


http://youtu.be/o2fTAQ_bKuU The Airborne Toxic Event - Numb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Euj9f3gdyM Arcade Fire - The suburbs

http://www.goear.com/listen/e783c64/intro-ft-zola-jesus-m83 M83 - Intro

http://youtu.be/Ai1e25txoEo The boxer Rebellion - Both Sides Are Even

http://youtu.be/7J8d18ZkXE8 Portugal. The Man - Got it all

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsGg_07VrX0 The Joy Formidable - Heavy Abacus

http://youtu.be/2QzGvoUMBoA The Black Keys - Everlasting light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVcKwEJ2w4 Radiohead - Morning Mr Magpie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UNj5Oqs29g Explosions in the sky - Last known surroundings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mR8Z-gmK1g Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N-Y0Ztn8A4 Nujabes - Down on the side
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby mirkosp » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:01 pm

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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby seasons » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:02 am

kentoshogun wrote:
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This is really good. Taking a few months (or almost a year, as it's been) for the hype and arguing about it to die down has been good to it.

I really like "Whirring" and should probably hear more of The Joy Formidable, too.
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby Chez » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:18 pm

Most of the albums I would say are already on here so I will just add
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:29 am

I really let myself slack off majorly last year when it comes to listening to new music. Most of my listening time has been devoted to podcasts. But if I was to pick just one album that consistently brought me back (and it's been mentioned a few times already)...

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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby RippedArea » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:45 pm

According to my prediction “Within Temptation - The Unforgiving” was meant to be the album of 2011, because it has some unique music and most of all the lyrics are pretty outstanding.
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Re: 2011 Album of the Year

Postby Flint the Dwarf » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:25 am

Kevmaster wrote:What the hell is Opeth - Heritage doing in this thread? That album finally totally ruined the band for me :|

I'm kind of an Opeth fanboy, so I feel both inclined to disagree and agree with dislike of Heritage. Strangely the album hooked me right away; it felt livelier than Damnation, considerably proggier than anything they'd done, and exceptionally creative. After being hooked on it for a week or so I started to feel like Akerfeldt's singing was a little lackluster and actually the weakest point of the album. That's strange to me because I've always felt the music melded so well with Opeth. Heavy, aggressive passages with death growls, balanced by melodic sections with clean vocals, and occasionally heavy sections with clean vocals. Just a good mixture of sounds. Then Damnation came out, with no distorted guitars or death growls, but just mellow and clean all around. Still a pretty solid album if not really in line with their discography. But Heritage feels a little out of place, like Akerfeldt couldn't use clean singing to power through the more aggressive portions of the album.

I still really like it, though, and would put it in my top 10, but I also haven't fully enjoyed 10 new albums this year, and thus my lack of a list.
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