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|2009's Just Misses (Honorable Mentions)|
A list of 15 albums that came out this year that I find enjoyable, but not good enough to make my top 15 for the year. A couple towards the end were actually disappointments to me, but still good enough to make an honorable mention list (I guess). Standout tracks from each album also included. List is in order of awesomeness.
The Original 11:11 Sessions
Absolutely Nowhere, Baby Powder, Halo
Killswitch Engage [II]
Never Again, Reckoning, I Would Do Anything
Night Letters, Supporting Caste, Dear Coach's Corners
My Demise, Picture Perfect, A Public Execution
Crack the Skye
Oblivion, Divinations, The Czar
World Painted Blood
Snuff, Psychopathy Red, Playing With Dolls
Born Like This
Gazillion Ear, Ballskin, Angelz
Between Hell and a Heartbeat, Not My Master, Everyone Bleeds Now
|9||Lamb of God|
Contractor, Grace, Broken Hands
|10||The Empire Shall Fall|
Awaken, Choir of Angels, We the People
Gonna See My Friend, The Fixer, Johnny Guitar
|12||Maylene and the Sons of Disaster|
Waiting On My Deathbed, Just a Shock, Listen Close
Destroy and Dominate, On Broken Glass
Breakin' Dawn, Baby Girl, The Travelers
|15||Eyedea & Abilities|
By The Throat
Junk, This Story, By The Throat
|Not sure why the Maylene artwork isn't coming up...weird. |
|It's funny, my tracks from 11 would be entirely different from yours. |
|^that's understandable, I'm usually not a big PJ fan. Which ones do you like the most?|
|Damnit Sputnik! Only 1 comment besides me?!|
|unthought known, amongst the waves, and force of nature are my favorites. The vocal performances are awesome. |
|ah, gotcha. I went more with the guitars and the "driving" nature of the songs with the ones I liked -- I can see how they're not as impressive vocally as the ones you mentioned though. Word.|
|3 most definitely is one of the albums of the year fool. along with 5. |
|Eh, I have 15 albums in waiting for my tops of 2009 list, those two just didn't make the cut for me. I do like them a lot, which is why they're in my top 5 on this list (i.e. they'd be in my top 20 for the year). I guess I just like the previous output from both of those bands a little more than that specific album. TETA and PCL are my two favorite Propagandhi discs and Leviathan beats out CTS for my favorite Mastodon (Remission is probably tied with CTS tbh). |
|Son of a bitch! SOMEONE comment on this shit! I don't care if you rip it to shreds, just say somethin! haha, jk. Wait, no, seriously. 8 comments is far too few. Even for a stupid honorable mention list...|
|Ha ha, calm down man. I have reviews with the same amount of comments. |
A lot of good stuff, but Slayer really was a let down (though I never really liked them anyway).
|I hate chimaira. sitting through them live the other day was hellish.|
|It's because you're not a chick Inveigh lol|
Props for The Infection, I know it's quite far down on the awesome spectrum but I am digging that album.
You didn't mention Impending Doom though!!
The Empire Shall Fall is an amazing album too
|I love 3! it'd crack my top ten most probably. Damn, 09 had a whole lot of releases I really dug. 2 was a disappointment, even though I wasn't expecting much. Haven't heard 5 in awhile, so I'll have to dust that off and give it a spin to see where it stands. I was pleasantly surprised with 11 actually. interested to see your top of 09 home slice|
|I do enjoy me some Chimaira from time to time, but The Infection was pretty mediocre to me, save for a few tracks. And yes, Chimaira live is just awful these days -- no energy. |
I too was disappointed in Slayer; but more because it didn't live up to the high standards set recently by Metallica, Megadeth and Testament.
And you all rock for commenting!
|I don't understand why 5 and 9 get so much hate|
Both great slices from the metal cake
|Agreed Deviant, although I'm nearly as into Mastodon or Lamb of God as I used to be.|
Oneironaut: It was really tough putting 3 out of the top 15 actually. The only reason 1 was on this list is because it was technically supposed to come out in 2004 but was shelved for 5 years due to personal reasons that are described on the songs at the end of the disc.
And yeah, I can see that 2 is a disappointment to most, even myself included. But I really like the song-writing on it (even if it's a poppy and slightly generic) so I put it pretty high.
|3 and 5 are definitely above average releases for this year imo.|
|hah, I knew I would get some shit for putting 3 on this list instead of my tops of 09 list. And to be honest, that was the one I felt most guilty about moving to this list. But it was basically between that and Strung Out's newest one and I went with Agents of the Underground. Which is strange, because I've always been more of a Propagandhi fan.. Really it's just a mood thing, and today was a Strung Out kinda day for me.|
|So when's the actual list coming out?|
Even though I already know what ya 1 is gonna be
|I hate you for putting 2 over 3 here... 3 was so good bro.|
|well Supporting Caste is solid as FUCK|
|Yea, I really can't justify putting 3 over 2 at all. I think that I just give a lot of props to 2 because of how much hate it gets (undeservedly so, IMO). But in all honesty, 3 is the better disc.|
I'll probably do the other one later this week; gotta sort it out a little bit I guess. And yea, no secrets about whats #1.
You gonna do a 2009 one deviant?
|Yeah, just gotta work out the order that i'm happy with|
|Word, interested to see it man|