• Top Albums 2011

    31 Dec 2011, 22:48 by sataf

    2011 has really been a good year for new music. A handful of new releases (Doomtree, Panopticon, Ash Borer) completely blew me away and made the list without competition. But as I struggled to pare the list down to 20 I realized that this has been an exceptional year across the board. I'm still not entirely happy with some of the albums I had to leave off, but that's what top # lists are all about: sadness and regret. Anyway, like I said everything here comes highly recommended. There's obviously a lot of black metal here; that's just the style I keep up with the most now days.

    Doomtree - No Kings
    *Minnesota hip-hop crew

    Panopticon - Social Disservices
    *anarchist black metal

    Ash Borer - Ash Borer
    *cascadian black metal

    La Plebe - Brazo en Brazo
    *San Francisco-based mexican american punk

    Primordial - Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
    *Irish folk metal

    Welkin Dusk - Born Into a Dying World
    *blackened crust punk

    Sims - Bad Time Zoo
    *rapper from Doomtree