|Best Albums Of 2011|
Here's my list of the best albums from 2011.rThere were plenty of great albums this year and several disappointments. rHonorable mentions include And So I Watch You from Afar's Gangs album, Mastodon's The Hunter album and Stratovarius' Elysium album.rAnyhow, below are my favorites.
These top 5 are somewhat interchangeable as I love them all almost equally but this is my current ranking if I had to choose.
Insanely good! Russian Circles rarely disappoint. While there were several "post rockish/instrumental" releases this year, this was my favorite. Besting both Animals as Leaders and And So I Watch You From Afar's releases.
|2||Between the Buried and Me|
The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
It may only be an EP but it is one incredible EP!
One of Novembers Doom's very best albums.
I absolutely loved this album! I may be alone in this feeling but I was just fine with the direction Opeth took.
This is definitely one of Evergrey's most satisfying releases.
A Dramatic Turn of Events
Solid work from my favorite band. It is messy at times and there are a few tracks I'm not crazy about but still this is a good release.
Wars of the Roses
I love anything Ulver releases. I do wish they had released Stone Angels as a separate single, as it really doesn't fit on this album. Still this is a very good release, though not on par with either Blood Inside or Shadows of the Sun.
|8||The Devin Townsend Project|
And Deconstruction. Two exceptional releases from Heavy Devy this year. Ghost is incredible and perfect for a relaxing day. Deconstruction is just crazy fun to listen to.
|9||Symphony X |
Another stellar release from Symphony X. I may have liked this a bit more than Paradise Lost.
|10||Animals As Leaders|
I'm not sure why all the fuss about this release. I really liked it. Maybe not as much as their debut, but still really solid.