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Your favorite records of 2011.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ugly_bassplayer, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Title says it all. What are your picks for top records of the past year?

    I'm a hip hop head so may picks might not be to popular with the TB gang, who cares:

    -Action Bronson , both of his 2011 records , Lecter & Well Done
    -The Roots: Undun
    -Shabazz Palaces :Black Up
    -Common : The Dreamer The Believer

    I'm a huge jazz fan also, but I didn't get to many awesome 2011 releases, hit me up with a few I might have missed.
  2. The Clones- Self titled debut. Much better than their band name would indicate. A Nashville via Chicago based band with huge influence of JJ Cale, Mark Knopfler, etc., and delivered in a original package.

    William Topley and The Black River Band-South On Velvet Clouds. Topley reunited his backing band from his Black River era and the rersults are outstanding. Honorable mention to his joint project with Guy Fletcher, Blues Club Vol. I.
  3. Decemberists - The King Is Dead
  4. stonetazz


    May 20, 2010
    Denton, TX
    Them Crooked Vultures: Self- titled album.
    John Paul Jones on bass!

    Mastodon: The Hunter
    Great melodic metal album. Not as technical as their older stuff, but still great.

    and Wilco:The Whole Love.
    I've always liked their bassist, John Sitirratt. I like his bass tone on this album.

    There were a few more, but I cannot remember them right now.
  5. Colors - Grouplove
    Cough Syrup - Young the Giant
    Irresistible Force - Jane's Addiction
  6. Mooch


    Jan 1, 2009
    In no specific order

    Staind - Self-titled

    We Came As Romans - Understanding What We've Grown To Be

    The Color Morale - My Devil In Your Eyes

    Of Mice & Men - The Flood

    Korn - The Path Of Totality

    Single of the year - Woe, Is Me - Vengeance
  7. BKBassDude


    Jun 17, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    1. Cormorant - Dwellings

    2. Amorphis - The Beginning of Times

    3. Revocation - Chaos of Forms

    4. Animals as Leaders - Weightless

    5. Opeth - Heritage
  8. Buddy Guy, who's 74 years young.
  9. Rthm


    Dec 7, 2010
    El Camino- The Black Keys

    Fantastic album.

    Does the reissue of Queens of the Stone Age's debut album count?
  10. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Dub Trio - IV
    Russian Circles - Empros
    Red Fang - Murder the Mountains
    Primus - Green Naugahyde
    Cage the Elephant - Thank you, Happy birthday
    Black Cobra - Invernal
    Graveyard - Hinsingen Blues
    Abedeski Shank - This is the Second Album by Abedeski Shank
    Battles - Glass Drop

    Special Mentions to:
    Mogwai - Hardcore will never die, but you will
    Young Widows - In and out of youth and lightness
    ****ed up - David Comes to Life
  11. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    awesome, keep it up.
  12. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Them Crooked ST album is from 2009 not 2011
  13. zeppelinbass95


    Dec 26, 2008
    For True by Trombone Shorty, what a great album.
  14. Rthm


    Dec 7, 2010
    Now we just have to wait for stuff that was promised for 2011 - QOTSA's next album and TCV's next album. Oh boy.
    While i'm dreaming of things I want now, I'd also like a third Dead Weather album, please.
  15. My favorite of the year was Amos Lee - Mission Bell. Gorgeous, soulful, simple, and genuine.

    2nd favorite was Josh Garrels - Love & War & The Sea In Between. His songs are a really cool mix of acoustic folk and elkectronica: Josh Garrels

    I also liked The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (heavy acoustic folk with dark harmonies), and Gungor - Ghosts Upon The Earth (the rare Christian band/album that's actually good).
  16. stonetazz


    May 20, 2010
    Denton, TX
    Whoops, sorry!:smug: Don't know why I listed that one.
    I also liked:

    TV on the radio: Nine Types of Light

    The Foo Fighters: Wasting Light.
  17. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    • Typhoon (Portlandia 14-piece indie rock band)-A New Kind of House (puts pop industry to shame)
    • Dear Sister (Canadian Americana trio)-Dear Sister
    • Julia Marcell (Polish singer-songwriter)-June (strings, synths, and other noise-making experiments)
    • Geoffrey Keezer and Peter Sprague (world class musicians)-Mill Creek Road (super awesome hive-mind jazz)
    • Buck Owens-Bound for Bakersfield: Pre Colombia Recordings
    • Feist (Canadian singer-songwriter)-Metals (worth buying if you like music at all, which is damn near everyone here)

    Some of the better stuff I've heard this year. For more, check my sig (shameless plug).
  18. Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree fame) - Grace for Drowning.
  19. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    Lady Antebellum - Own The Night. My lady and I really like this one. Nothing groundbreaking, just some enjoyable tunes by 3 folks who write most of their own stuff. Also, Rob McNelly plays guitar on most of it. I like him from his work w/Delbert McClinton.

    Edit: Oops! Forgot Warren Haynes' "Man In Motion" and Tedeschi Trucks Band "Revelator"! Great stuff on both!
  20. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"...

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I don't think I've bought any 2011 releases. I'll check out Feist's album though, as I really loved "Let It Die".

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