1) Billy Talent - Dead Silence Near-perfect album that made me fall in love with my childhood heroes all over again.
2) Silverstein - Short Songs This was the only thing I listened to for weeks after it was released. This band could release a dubstep album and it would be great.
3) Masked Intruder - Masked Intruder One of the best pop-punk albums of all time with clever and hilarious lyrics. This is how to do a gimmick and do it right.
4) Strangers - Persona Non Grata It was a long time coming, but this was definitely worth the wait. Managed to capture the power of their live show.
5) Anti-Flag - The General Strike Superb album from the most consistent bands of the last decade.
6) Cancer Bats - Dead Set on Living Huge step up from their previous album. Almost as good as Hail Destroyer.
7) Mixtapes - Even on the Worst Nights Fun and catchy with relatable lyrics. What more could you want in a pop-punk album?
8) The Chariot - One Wing Crunchy with plenty of yell-a-long opportunities.