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A Vooligan's 2011

Sooooo here we are. Yes I'm late with this and yes, i don't post as much anymore but whatever. It's been a fucking awesome year of music. Here's my top 40 albums and favourite 10 gigs. Enjoy the read :)
1Tesseract
One


To be honest, i've never really had an album 'click' with me like this one did. It's well known on here that i'm a sucker for outstanding vocals and on One, Dan Tompkins hits the nail on the proverbial head. Combine that with some literally incredible songwriting and you have what is fast becoming one of my favourite albums of all time. I just seem to have a real emotional connection to it. Tesseract are incredible. Favourite tracks: Lament, Deception, Perfection, Eden. ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7lN0QXjzQI
2Fair To Midland
Arrows and Anchors


It's fair to say that this album was fairly highly anticipated by me and it exceeded every single expectation i had for it. It features some of the most beautiful and stunning musical moments of 2011. For example, the chorus of Golden Parachutes or the intro of Loophole In Limbo. This is Fair to Midland's magnum opus, an utterly incredible record. Tracks: Golden Parachutes, Loophole In Limbo, Bright Bulbs and Sharp Tools, Uh Oh...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdiQfC04IZM
3La Dispute
Wildlife


La Dispute improved way way way way out of sight with Wildlife. King Park is easily the best song they've ever written, providing the perfect microcosm for the entire album in that each song provides it's own little story adding to the entire feel of the record. It's an absolute must for any post hardcore fan. At least just listen to King Park. Not to mention, Wildlife features some of the best lyrics to be heard in 2011. Tracks: King Park, Harder Harmonies...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysqRwPfR5bs
4Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
Deaden The Fields


Spasmodic, technical, jazzy post rock. Tangled Thoughts of Leaving are one of Australia's best kept secrets, releasing my favourite local album of the year. If you're after a mind fuck with added post rock epicness, look no further than this. Tracks: Deaden The Fields....... http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=HJnEv_TrG3Q
5Floating Me
Floating Me


There's a reason this album was nominated for an ARIA. Floating Me's debut is chock full of incredible progressive rock goodness. Tracks: Spirals, Breaking To Breathe, Narke..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcVld0d4ja4
6sleepmakeswaves
...and so we destroyed everything


(Hello) Cloud Mountain.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVIYNQzAjwo
7Thrice
Major/Minor


Promises....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GCLb-PQzfc
8Uneven Structure
Februus


Awaken...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbLz5lNcHi0
9Junius
Reports From The Threshold of Death


All Shall Float...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDDdVCEgjyw
10City and Colour
Little Hell


Little Hell..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD0vcAwHN7s
11Gotye
Making Mirrors


Smoke and Mirrors....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwXh8h5jivg
12Coerce
Ethereal Surrogate Saviour


Prince Welfare...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT8uBFFFnmA
13Devin Townsend Project
Ghost


Blackberry....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRVlVhX_Ud8
14Snowman
Absence


Hyena..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lb13PZMxTM
15Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math


Virgin..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKgSs0MQ270&ob=av2e
16Steven Wilson
Grace For Drowning


Index....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dte3-sSkWic
17 Vildjarta
Mastaaden


Dagger........ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnaClnVnj_c
18Blindside
With Shivering Hearts We Wait


Bring Out Your Dead... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GZN892GlrA
19Matt Corby
Into the Flame


Brother..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IglwAVcuE6c
20 The Dear Hunter
The Colour Spectrum


This Body...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX3AY8SeUpo
21Chevelle
Hats Off to the Bull
22 Crosses
Crosses
23Cloudkicker
Let Yourself Be Huge
24Foo Fighters
Wasting Light
25Trial Kennedy
Living Undesigned
26Stray From The Path
Rising Sun
27 Thursday
No Devolution
28The Strokes
Angles
29Animals as Leaders
Weightless
30Radiohead
The King of Limbs
31The Getaway Plan
Requiem
32Chaos Divine
The Human Connection
33Circles
The Compass
34Last Chance To Reason
Level 2
35Corelia
Nostalgia
36Quiet Child
Thumper
37Protest The Hero
Scurrilous
38 Black Devil Yard Boss
Black Devil Rising
39Red Hot Chili Peppers
I'm With You
40 Dredg
Chuckles and Mr Squeezy
41GIGS
Album
42 Portishead
@ Harvest Festival


Only once before has a live show moved me as much as Portishead did that night in November. Beth Gibbons has an absolutely incredible voice and the emotion she put into her music is something i'll remember for the rest of my life. This set was without a doubt a once in a life time experience.
43 Tesseract
@ The Hifi Bar


So Tesseract and Periphery booked a show at a 300 capacity venue in Melbourne. That sold out in an hour. They upgraded the venue to the 1500 capacity Hifi bar and sold that out well before the gig. Then, on the night Tesseract proceeded to wipe the floor with everyone. It was one of the most intense and awesome rock sets i've ever seen. Funnily enough, it was also Dan Tompkins' last ever show with them.
44 Karnivool
@ The Corner


It's Karnivool. I saw them two nights in a row and then a third time a month later. It was amazing. End of story.
45 sleepmakeswaves
@ East Brunswick Club


sleepmakeswaves are one of the few post rock bands that actually resonate with me properly making me genuinely love them. Seeing them in a live environment only heightens that feeling with the entire band moving with each climax. 'One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go of My Fears' is seriously one of the best things to see live, ever.
46 Rammstein
@ Big Day Out


Rammstein make it on to the list simply for pure ridiculousness. The combination of fireworks, angry germans, penis foam cannons and metal worked an absolute treat at BDO. Seriously, i dare you to not enjoy a Rammstein set. Its physically impossible.
47 Deftones
@ The Palace


Deftones are a band that until 2011, i'd wanted to see live for a long long time. When i finally got the chance boy did they deliver. Hot and sweaty fun from one of the best rock bands of the last decade.
48 Engine Three Seven
@ The Evelyn


As most of Sputnik would know, i do indeed love a good local gig and Engine Three Seven are probably the best live band in Melbourne at the moment. When they played at The Evelyn, it was the night they filmed their live dvd which i feature on quite prominently. Heaps of fun!
49 Mogwai
@ Harvest Festival


Huge sounding Post rock + Amazing sunset = pure epicness
50 Dead Letter Circus
@ The Corner


Dead Letter Circus up close and personal in an intimate venue. Ended up on their music video for Reaction. What more could you want :)
51 Floating Me
@ East Brunswick Club


Another great night of Aussie progressive rock. A lovely cameo from the ever angry Ezekiel Ox featuring a rant about Police brutality, the Occupy movement and a whole bunch of broken TV's. Floating Me are incredible.
52 Helm
@ The Evelyn


Helm are without a doubt one of Australia's best bands. Do yourself a favour and go see them live, buy their music and help out a hardworking band.
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