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|My 2011 Roundup|
I don't know dudes. Most of my favorite artists have put out an new album but a lot of them don't really strike me that hard.
A Rose For The Apocalypse
Their best album. Engrossing melodies, superb dual male harsh female clean vocals, great riffs, violin, and songwriting. Less gothic sounding than previous albums but overall a tremendous achievement.
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
|5||So Hideous, My Love|
To Clasp a Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers
So epic. The screamo-post rock thing with violin is really good. Great dynamics, emotion and atmosphere.
|6||Bodies of Water|
Heavily Arcade Fire influenced, great male/female vocals and musical diversity. One specific song has a great Noir atmosphere.
Great post-hardcore. Amazing artwork, go on the blogs for funny reactions from the kvlt crowd expecting something else musically. Alot of people pissed off about the rainbows and picnic setting. WHAT THW FUCK THIS ISNT BLACK METAL...FUCK OFF AND DIE. LOL.
All We Destroy
The Dagger & The Chalice
Wars of the Roses
Initial hype is over. It's a great album but lacks the memorability and depth of Shadows of the Sun
Colors In Stereo
A reasonable follow up to the great So Close To Life but admittedly more derivative and generic. Not quite a dud but could have been better.
Redemption At The Puritan's Hand
Same as Ulver.
|15||The Dear Hunter|
Admittedly I haven't even heard alot of the allegedly finer albums of the year starting with TD.H. I liked II, which would you recommend me, a separate color or the whole collection?
|In terms of death metal, black metal, post-rock, indie, eletronica,hip-hop I haven't been blown away by anything.|
|Wars of the Roses is still one of my favorites of the year. Despond is up there too along with Heavy Rock II and the new Earth and new Peste Noire.|
|Great list Balls but I would have added these:|
Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
Arizmenda - Without Circumference Nor Center
Peste Noire - L'Ordure a l'etat Pur
Raekwon - Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang
*shels - Plains of the Purple Buffalo
James Blake - James Blake
Swarms - Old Raves End
|Torn Beyond Reason was meh but will sample some of the others first.|
|Gotta agree with 11 and 13. Especiall the "depth" part.|
|cool list, gonna check out 4 and 6|
|If you like II, I'd probably listen to III first because the music from the collection is much more stripped down(even though Black and Orange are probably your best bets).|
cmon man cmon
|Heard Earth which was alright and new Grouper was good but as for Asobi Seksu and Pains of being pure at heart I dun know, they dront rev my engine./
However, listening toa band called Welkin Dusk and they are slaying face.|
|good list balls. haven't heard any of these.|
6 interests me.
|And im sure if I remember what blogs I used to go to i'll be back in form.|