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Drasticaction74's Top 20 Of 2011
20Pianos Become The Teeth
The Lack Long After
19Animals As Leaders
Weightless
18Frank Ocean
Nostalgia, Ultra
17Cynic
Carbon-Based Anatomy
16Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math
15La Dispute
Wildlife
14Defeater
Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
13Earl and Raine
The Quest
12The Weeknd
Thursday
11My Epic
Broken Voice
10Tyler, The Creator
Goblin


Fuck everybody I love this record. Fuck her Wolf Haley robbin' them. Golf Wang.
9The Dangerous Summer
War Paint


MUCH better than Reach For The Sun imo. and his voice only got better as it got more gruff and manly. "I Should Leave Right Now" and "Siren" are the songs they have to top for next time.
8Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


Obviously good. No surprise here. He's a goddamn genius. Go get those grammies.
7 The Wonder Years
Suburbia: I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing


This is the best pop-punk record to come out in years. It also helps alot that the suburban landmarks they reference heavily are places I can visit just be walking outside and heading a few minutes down main street in Lansdale, PA. Things like this excite me, you know?
6Trophy Scars
Never Born, Never Dead


They were hard-pressed to top the macabre theatrics of Darkness, Oh Hell, but man did they knock it out of the park with this one. Charles Manson would be so proud.
5Dance Gavin Dance
Downtown Battle Mountain II


The inevitable return of the great white dopes. Jon Mess, Eric Lodge, and the incorrigible Jonny Craig make their triumphant return to the line-up to what I think is their best album since the first DBM. I am of the opinion that Kurt Travis is a wonderful vocalist. Somewhere else. That being said, Need Money is the best song they have ever written as a unit. Will Swan deserves an award. So does Jon Mess, but only because he won the contest for most off-color lyrics on a music album.
4St. Vincent
Strange Mercy


Surgeon just blows me away every time. Annie Clark, what a babe. A big step up from Actor in my opinion.
3Trophywife
An Innocent Orphan In The Post-Modern World


My area blew the fuck up when this record came out in January. We couldn't believe these were people we knew who made this chaotic, adventurous cacophony of post-hardcore. The whole record reeks of passion and sorrow from vocalist Justin Harrison, all to the tune of the wildest rhythm section in the genre c/o Brian Brennan & Chris Fox on bass & drums respectively. Their next album is due out in spring, and I can't fucking wait.
2Glassjaw
Coloring Book


This also includes the Our Color Green (The Singles) EP. They both were released within months of each other, so I just listened to them both as two halves of a fucking amazing gj full-length: Our Coloring Book Green. I waited too damn long to be this satisfied.
1Balance And Composure
Separation


There's not much to say about this album, except that it's perfectly imperfect. The more I heard things like 'this is nothing like their old stuff', or 'I hate that they sound so polished', the more I heard the album making much more sense. Who knows what they were going for here. Whatever it is, it's fucking heart-breaking. The entire album has an uneasy, confused, yet wonderfully childlike progression to it. It reminds of how I felt after "Jesus Christ", or "In A Sweater Poorly Knit". I would easily put "Echo" up against those masterpieces, and would also say that it's my favorite song to come out this year. There you go B+C. You did it. AOTY.
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