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1 Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:45 pm

You may think this is a bit early for this however there aren't many releases left to come out before the years end and I love discussing this stuff so throw your year end lists up. Here are my picks in no particular order:

Full Lengths:

Capital - Givers, Takers
Thursday - No Devolucion
Cave In - White Silence
La Dispute - Wildlife
Pulling Teeth - Funerary
Pianos Become the Teeth - The Lack Long After
Rival Schools - Pedals
Title Fight - Shed
Balance and Composure - Separation
Basement - I Wish I Could Stay here
I Am the Avalanche - Avalanche United
Resurrection - I Am Not: The Discography

EP's/7"s/Splits:

All Teeth - Young Love
Daytrader - The Last Days Of Rome
Cloud Mouth - Keep Well
Circle Takes the Square - Decompositions Vol. 1: Rites Of Initiation
Glassjaw - Our Color Green singles, The Coloring Book
End Of A Year Self Defense Family - Island Series Vol. 1 7", I Heard Crime Gets You Off 7", Split With Fires
Turnstile - Pressure To Succeed
Retox - S/T
All Else Failed - Wouldn't Wish This On Anyone
Praise - Two Songs 7"
Between Earth and Sky - Of Roots and Wings
Procession - Fade
Raindance - Love Under the Sun 7"
Supertouch - Lost My Way 7"
Unrestrained (PDX)/Incendiary - split 7"
Polar Bear Club - The View, The Life
Diamond - Don't Lose Your Cool

Honorable Mentions:

Prayers For Atheists - New Hymns For An Old War
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Like Wolves - S/T
Polar Bear Club - Clash Battle Guilt Pride
Retox - Ugly Animals
The Men - S/T
War Hungry - S/T
Memorial - Mile High City
By A Thread - S/T
Ampere - Like Shadows
Dead End Path - Blind Faith
Foundation - When the Smoke Clears
White Wives - Happeners
Earth Crisis - Neutralize the Threat
Samiam - Trips
Life In Your Way - Kingdom Series EP's
Fellow Project - Stable Life
Mother Of Mercy - IV: Symptoms Of Existence
Braveyoung - We Are Lonely Animals
Black God - S/T 7"
Harvest - Years Of Defiance Years Of Disgust 7"
Soul Control - Get Out Now 7"
Sacred Love - Dividing Lines EP
Mayflower - Split With Banquets
Remission - Split Wit Police and Thieves
V/A - Six Feet Under Records Presents: Striving Higher, A Hardcore Compilation
V/A - Run For Cover Records Mixed Signals Compilation

Disappointments:

The Carrier - Blind To What Is Right
Most Precious Blood - Do Not Resuscitate
Defeater - Empty Days, Sleepless Nights
Thrice - Major/Minor
Sick Of It All - Nonstop
Alkaline Trio - Damnesia

Records I didn't spend enough time with:

Ed Gein - Bad Luck
Helms Alee - Weathered
Bjork - Biophilia
Joyce Manor - S/T
Mountain Man - Grief
Dredg - Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy
Crowbar - Sever the Wicked Hand
The Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
Face To Face - Laugh Now, Laugh Later
City Yards - 7"
Heartsounds - Drifter
Big Business - Quadruple Single EP
Braid - Closer To Closed EP
Bridge and Tunnel - Rebuilding Year
Weak Teeth - What A Plague You Are
The Horrible Crowes - Elsie
Coffee Project - Concrete Boots EP
Hot Rod Circuit - Run For Cover 7"



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2 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:44 pm

surprised you didn't mention pulling teeth.

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3 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:45 pm

I will get back to this later.

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4 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:17 pm

1. Basement - I Wish I Could Stay Here
2. Weekend Nachos - Worthless
3. Wiz Khalifa - Cabin Fever
4. Endeavors - Sleeping Sickness
5. Twitching Tongues - Sleep Therapy
6. Touché Amoré - Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me
7. Bayonet - Bayonet
8. Big Sean - Finally Famous: The Album
9. Title Fight - Shed
10. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

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5 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:06 pm

Alpinist/Masakari split
Bastard Priest - Ghouls of the Endless Night
Boris - Heavy Rocks II / New Album / Attention Please
Celephaïs - Becoming the Deceased
Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
Defeatist - Tyranny of Decay
Entrails - The Tomb Awaits
Full of Hell - Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home
Heretoir - S/T
Lantlôs - Agape
Lock Up - Necropolis Transparent
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Pulling Teeth - Funerary
Revolting - In Grisly Rapture
Rotten Sound - Cursed
Taake - Noregs Vaapen
Unkind - Harhakuvat
Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
Wormrot - Dirge
Year of the Goat - Lucem Ferre
Young and In the Way - I Am Not What I Am

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6 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:18 pm

my top ten of 2011 in order:


shoppers - silver year

judas iscariot - lost prophets

black kites/convulsions split

cloud rat/oily menace/wolbachia split

western syndrome/lunglust split

john henry west discography

procession - fade

boneblack lp

onodrim - winter demo

failed - a series of setbacks









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7 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:36 pm

2011 was a really good year for music. In no particular order since I just basically went through my iTunes to remember what came out this year.

All Pigs Must Die - God Is War
Weekend Nachos - Worthless
Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long After
Aficionado - Self-titled
Alkaline Trio - Damnesia
Mother of Mercy - IV: Symptoms of Existence
Foundation - When The Smoke Clears
Algernon Cadwallader - Parrot Flies
Ritual - Paper Skin
All Teeth - Young Love
Fireworks - Gospel
Beartrap - Nailed Shut
Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
Basement - I Wish I Could Stay Here
End of a Year Self Defense Family - I'm Going Through Some Shit, I Heard Crime Gets You Off
They Come In Waves/Great Reversals split
Converge/Dropdead split
Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
Ceremony - Six Covers
Pulling Teeth - Funerary
Joyce Manor - Self-titled
Trap Them - Darker Handcraft
New Lows - Harvest of the Carcass
Crowbar - Sever The Wicked Hand
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room - Hurricane Season
Daytrader - Last Days of Rome
Former Thieves - The Language That We Speak
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Iron Age - Saga Demos
Oathbreaker - Maelstrom
Minority Unit - Demo
Omegas - Blasts of Lunacy
Pentimento - Wrecked
Between Earth and Sky - Of Roots and Wings
Rot In Hell - As Pearls Before Swine
Seven Sisters of Sleep - Self-titled
Skin Like Iron - Arrival
The Swellers - Good For Me
War Hungry - Self-titled
Clockwork - Self-titled

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8 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:12 pm

Dean Perish wrote:surprised you didn't mention pulling teeth.

How the hell did I forget Pulling Teeth as well as War Hungry, Between Earth and Sky and Procession?! And I thought I included everything.

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9 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:38 pm

I don't think I need to make a list because almost everything I liked that came out this year was mentioned by dylan and andrew. The one thing left out: BIG KISS GOODNIGHT.

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10 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:21 pm

Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years

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11 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:09 pm

True widow-as high as the highest heavens and deeper than the circumference of the earth

I think thats it.

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12 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:10 pm

I've only heard 1 thing posted so far. Bummer.

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13 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:14 pm

dhr wrote:I've only heard 1 thing posted so far. Bummer.

Me too.

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14 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:09 am

Inservibles LP
Brown Sugar- Sings of Birds and Racism
UX vileheads
neo cons single
Electric Funeral shit
Organized Sports
Kromosom
Bloodkrow Butcher
Desperat eps
VOID
Fucked Up- DCTL
Give- I am Love single
Soul Swallower
dead language
City Limits COMP
Creem single
Night birds lp
Mad Men ep
Waste Management ep

weee

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15 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:31 am

My list is rather short, unfortunately.

Converge/Drop Dead split
Dead End Path - Blind Faith
Deafheaven - Roads To Judah
Glassjaw - The Coloring Book EP
Immortal Technique - The Martyr
Oathbreaker - Maelstrom
Pig Champion - Grief EP
Pulling Teeth - Funerary
The Swellers - Good For Me

There are still a few things slated for release before the year's up, though. I also still need to check out the new Misfits, Opeth, Most Precious Blood, Rise Against, and Alkaline Trio.

I already know the new Napalm Death will be on my list for next year.

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16 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:11 pm

I forgot The Men too, fuck.

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17 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:45 pm

40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
Helms Alee - Weatherhead
Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
Iceage - New Brigade
Converge/Dropdead split
Mastodon - The Hunter
Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
Wugazi - 13 Chambers
the 2 eps Thou released
Boris - Heavy Rocks
Wire - Red Barked Tree

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18 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:14 pm

Soul Control-Get Out Now
Young Widows-In and Out of Youth and Lightness
Feist-Metals
Wye Oak-Civilian
Sleeping at Last-Yearbook
Self Defense Family-Island Series #1 and I've Got an Idea..
Oathbreaker-Maelstrom
Ritual-Paper Skin
Explosions in the Sky-Take Care
Cloud Rat-Fever Dreams
Bon Iver-Bon Iver

Disappintments:
The Carrier-Blind to What is Right
Cold War Kids-Yours is Mine
All Pigs Must Die-God is War
Title Fight-Shed (didn't really disappoint, it's just not very good)
The Kills-Blood Pressure
Mogwai-Hardcore Will Never Die..
Yuck-Yuck

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19 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:49 pm

Without having heard it yet, the new MIDNIGHT LP will top this list.

DEAD LANGUAGE LP is a smoker.

CONDOMINIUM LP is tops.

Anything related to HOAX, because they're the best current live band in the business.

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20 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:55 am

Culo - Toxic Vision
Defeatist - Tyranny of Decay
Drainland / Cellgraft split
Cloud Rat - all that shit
Lich / Resurrectionists split
Psudoku - space grind
Coke Bust - Degradation
Column Of Heaven - demo
Wolbachia / Ahna - split
Mehkago N.T. - Massive Fucken Headwounds

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21 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:52 am

Oh yeah

+ Culo
School Jerks
The Men

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22 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:22 am

Between Earth and Sky- Of Roots and Wings
Ritual- Paper Skin
Into It. Over It.- Proper
Old Soul- Nature's Arms Encircle All
Raindance- Love Under the Sun
Breag Naofa- Demo

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23 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:38 am

Scobama wrote:Between Earth and Sky- Of Roots and Wings
Ritual- Paper Skin
Into It. Over It.- Proper
Old Soul- Nature's Arms Encircle All
Raindance- Love Under the Sun
Breag Naofa- Demo

How did I forget Raindance too?! Fuck me.

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24 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:42 am

Fucked Up-David Comes To Life
Pulling Teeth-Funerary
Power Trip-Tape (i don't know if it counts, but it rips)

Only things i can think of really impressing me from this year.

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25 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:44 am

Glassjaw - Coloring Book EP
Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Algernon Cadwallader - Parrot Flies
Daytrader - Last Days of Rome
Wild Orchid Children - Are Alexander Supertramp

To name a few.

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26 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:48 am

Do reissues count? Either way neither count for punk points.

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27 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:56 am

blackdots wrote:Inservibles LP
Brown Sugar- Sings of Birds and Racism
UX vileheads
neo cons single
Electric Funeral shit
Organized Sports
Kromosom
Bloodkrow Butcher
Desperat eps
VOID
Fucked Up- DCTL
Give- I am Love single
Soul Swallower
dead language
City Limits COMP
Creem single
Night birds lp
Mad Men ep
Waste Management ep

weee

I will say I haven't heard the Soul Swalloer record but I doubt it. I may be wrong but that first ep is good enough in my opinion they had nowhere t to go but down.

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28 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:48 pm

turn_coat wrote:
blackdots wrote:Inservibles LP
Brown Sugar- Sings of Birds and Racism
UX vileheads
neo cons single
Electric Funeral shit
Organized Sports
Kromosom
Bloodkrow Butcher
Desperat eps
VOID
Fucked Up- DCTL
Give- I am Love single
Soul Swallower
dead language
City Limits COMP
Creem single
Night birds lp
Mad Men ep
Waste Management ep

weee

I will say I haven't heard the Soul Swalloer record but I doubt it. I may be wrong but that first ep is good enough in my opinion they had nowhere t to go but down.

It's good. Played a few shows with them this summer, too, and they were great.

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29 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:01 pm

Big Eyes - Hard Life
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Cobra Skulls - Bringing The War Home
Danny Brown - XXX
Fiest - Metals
fucked Up - David Comes To Life
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
The Men - Leave Home
Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
Yuck - Yuck

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30 Re: Your Favorite Albums of the Year on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:07 pm

casey138wilson wrote:Big Eyes - Hard Life
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Cobra Skulls - Bringing The War Home
Danny Brown - XXX
Fiest - Metals
fucked Up - David Comes To Life
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
The Men - Leave Home
Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
Yuck - Yuck
How good is that Bad Religion cover? It's probably my favorite BR song.

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