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Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:22 am
by talkingheads
I know 2011 isn't over, but the grammy nominees have already been picked and that's what really matters.

mine in alphabetical order:

Andrew Jackson Jihad- Knife Man
I've adored this guys for a while now but when I saw them in ottawa I was really blown away. Most of the crowd didn't know who they were and didn't give a shit about them but they put on a hell of a show regardless but they put on a hell of a show regardless. I still think can't maintain is their best album but damn this is great stuff.

Frank Turner- England Keep My Bones
(super original pick) Love Ire & Song may have better songs and I relate more to Sleep is for the Week but I still think EKMB is his best work of date. I feel like is fully realizes what he was trying to do with Poetry of the Deed but with much more consistency...and I am disappeared and redemption are just the best.

Future Islands- On the Water
Kind of like 80's post punk synth stuff mixed with frightened rabbit and just the most unique voice.

Radiohead- The King of Limbs
It's electronic music that isn't dubstep!!!...but ya Radiohead are have kind of been "the band" for nearly two decades and they are still not calling it in.

Tom Waits- Bad As Me
Rock and fucking Roll. The fact Tom is still alive is incredible the fact he still puts out great music I want to listen to is nearly beyond belief.


So what has everyone else loved? I imagine AJJ and Frank will be featured highly along with Ben Marwood and Chuck Ragan (both put out quality records)...hip hop sucked this year.

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:57 am
by marowak
SBTRKT - My fav album of the year

Also enjoyed
Frank - EKMB
Chris TT - AA Milne Songs
Radiohead - King of Limbs

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:25 pm
by frank
Josh T Pearson - Last of the country Gentlemen
Chris TT- AA Milne Songs
Emily Barker - Almanac
Jen Buxton - Don't Change Your Plans
Glossary - Long Live All Of Us

special mention for Achtung Gravy by the Lancashire Hotpots.

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:32 pm
by tarpster77
Arctic Monkeys- Suck It and See
Frank Turner- England Keep My Bones
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds- Self Titled
Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (might get hate, but it's a great album, and couldn't go up for grammys last year)

I honestly having liked any others properly or rated them, except maybe Green Day- Awesome as Fuck, but thats just a live thing

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:32 am
by RobH
I can never remember when albums were released, but I think these were all this year.

Ben Marwood - Outside There's a Curse
Chris T-T - AA Milne Songs
65 Days of Static - Silent Running
Love Among The Mannequins - Radial Images
Palehorse - Soft as Butter, Hard as Ice

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:40 pm
by Bren_D
In no particular order...

Frank - EKMB
Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Adele - 21
Little Roy - Battle For Seattle (Well I liked it!)

I think they'd be the five anyway, I'm sure I have forgotten some semi-decent albums.

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:39 am
by kickoutthejams
RobH wrote: 65 Days of Static - Silent Running
Did they properly release this? I watched them play it at Bestival and it was fantastic.


Black Keys - El Camino
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Yuck - Yuck
Horrors - Skying
Several shades of why - J Mascis

Special mentions for frank - EKMB, Arctics - suck it and see, PJ harvey - let england shake, Noel gallaghers high flying birds FOTL - Polymers are forever EP

This years been a damn good thinking about it..

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:53 am
by DaveHughes
In order:

Chris T-T - Disobedience
Mischief Brew - The Stone Operation
Horrible Crowes - Elsie
Christy Moore - Folk Tale
Roscoe Vacant & Ganting Scriechs - Rekurdt

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:29 pm
by marowak
im going to add beans on toast to this too ....

so apart from frank - most people have ekmb in their top 5 and most also have chris tt's great poohcore album!

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:45 pm
by DaveHughes
marowak wrote:im going to add beans on toast to this too ....

so apart from frank - most people have ekmb in their top 5 and most also have chris tt's great poocore album!
*poohcore, it's hardly Bring me the horizon.

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:51 pm
by Evan
in no particular order

Francis - England Blah Blah Blah
Half Man Half Biscuit - 90 Clisodol
Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
TT McGee - Disobedience: AA Milne Songs
Ben Marwood - Outside... (did this come out this year?)

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:47 pm
by RobH
kickoutthejams wrote:
RobH wrote: 65 Days of Static - Silent Running
Did they properly release this? I watched them play it at Bestival and it was fantastic.
Yep, I got it as a download from their website and I've got a feeling it's out on vinyl as well.

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:31 pm
by strange musings
In no order:

Frank Turner- England Keep My Bones
Butch Walker- The Spade
Letlive- Fake History (yes its a re-issue but i think it was fully released worldwide this year)
Josh T Pearson- Last of the Country Gentlemen
Ben Marwood- Outside There's A Curse

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:28 pm
by Blonde
Removing the obvious such as FT and Marwood and in no particular order:

* Joy Formidable - Big Roar
* Spotlight Kid - Disaster Tourist
* Tom Williams and The Boat - Too Slow
* Scroobius Pip - Distraction Pieces
* Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!

Re: Top 5 of 2011

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:17 am
by Tomasz
FT - EKMB
Bright eyes - the people's key
Jenny and Johnny - scissor runner
joy formidable - the big roar
Little Roy - the battle for Seattle

disappointments of the year:
Death cab for cutie - codes and keys
slow club - paradise