Best of 2011

Not that anyone really cares about what I think, but here is a list of my favorite albums of 2011.  

I’ve probably listened to more than 300 hundred new records this year and for most of them, I gave a quick listen and filed them away, but there where sixty-six records that’s actually kept me coming back.  My criterion for this list is fairly simple: Did the album keep me coming back. Based on that, I then looked at which albums kept me coming back more than the others.  As for my top pick, it’s the album that was consistently on my play list from the time it was released, the album that I always kept going back to.

#66 – Miles Davis Quintet – Live inEurope1967- Best of the Bootleg, Vol. 1

#65 – Amebix – Sonic Mass

#64 – Ambrose Akinmusire – When the Heart Emerges Glistening

#63 – Altar of Plagues – Mammal

#62 – All Pigs Must Die – God Is War

#61 – Across Tundras – Sage

#60 – Admiral Browning -BattleStations

#59 – Archgoat – Heavenly Vulva (Christ’s Last Rites)

#58 – Grieves – Together-Apart

#57 – Disma – Towards The  Megalith

#56 – USX – The Valley Path

#55 – Premonition 13 – Premonition 13

#54 – Rêx Mündi – IHVH

#53 – The Atlas Moth –  An Ache for the Distance

#52 – Avichi – The Devil’s Fractal

#51 – NunFuckRitual – In Bondage To The Serpent

#50 – Blood Ceremony – Living With the Ancients

#49 – Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

#48 – Hail Mary Mallon – Are You Gonna Eat That

#47 – Echtra – Paragate

#46 – False – Untitled

#45 – Heartless – Hell Is Other People

#44 -WitchMountain- South ofSalem

#43 – Russian Circles – Empros

#42 – Rue – Thorns

#41 – Mournful Congregation – The Book Of Kings

#40 -Moab- Ab Ovo

#39 – YOB – Atma

#38 – Bosse-de-Nage – II

#37 – Lindi Ortega – Little Red Boots

#36 – Brotherhood of Sleep – Dark As Light

#35 – Primus – Green Naugahyde

#34 – Starlicker – Double Demon

#33 – Atriarch – Forever the End

#32 – Ash Borer – Ash Borer

#31 – Serpentcult – Raised By Wolves

#30 – BassDrumBone – The Other Parade

#29 – Astronautalis – This is Our Science

#28 – Sonny Rollins – Road Shows, Vol. 2

#27 – Dead in the Dirt – Fear

#26 – True Widow – As High As The Highest Heavens…

#25 – The Body & Braveyoung – Nothing Passes

#24 – Caïna – Hands That Pluck + Old Songs New Chords EP

#23 – Giant Squid – Cenotes

#22 – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled

#21 – Scroobius Pip – Distraction Pieces

#20 – Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestial Lineage

#19 – So Hideous, My Love – To Clasp A Fallen Wish with Broken Fingers

#18 – Infestus – ExIst

#17 – Mastodon – The Hunter

#16 – Batillus – Furnace

#15 – Grayceon – All We Destroy

#14 – Blut Aus Nord – 777 – Sect(s) & 777 – The Desanctification

#13 – Dark Castle – Surrender To All Life Beyond Form

#12 – Junius – Reports from the Threshold of Death

#11 – Morne – Asylum

#10 – Burzum – Fallen

#09 – Leviathan – True Traitor, True Whore

#08 – Wolvhammer – The Obsidian Plains

#07 – Earth – Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1

#06 – People Under the Stairs – Highlighter

#05 – Opeth – Heritage

#04 – Loss – Despond

#03 – Freddie Hubbard – Pinnacle- Live & Unreleased from Keystone Korner

#02 – Cormorant – Dwelling

#01 – Subrosa – No Help for the Mighty One

~ by silentium1 on December 7, 2011.

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