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|Samshine In 2011|
Happy New Years Sput! Hope you guys had some awesome nights rout over these past holidays. Here is my top 15 of 2011. May your rbest day of 2011 be your worst in 2012!
|1||Laura Stevenson and the Cans|
Coming from someone who absolutely hates lead female vocals, i was
blown away by Stevenson. I guess this album just kind of hit me in a way
that i can?t really explain. Although some people may percieve this album as
?cutesy? for the first couple of listens, there is nothing but raw power and
passion behind her vocals. I have yet to check out her EPs. Lyrically,
Stevenson has a gift for turning the mundane into something honest and
|2||Fair To Midland|
Arrows and Anchors
Fair to Midland has created one of the most catchiest, ?as awkward as it is
awesome? albums of the year. From tongue twisting ?Rikki Tikki Tavi? to the
good times screaming ?Uh Oh? at the top of my lungs with friends in my
shitty ass car, this album has been a must play through out the year.
Don't ask me why I like this so much, i just do.
|4||City and Colour|
Following the split of one of my favourite bands, this album was released.
Dallas once again, did not fail to impress me. His clean vocals fit without
explanation in the pieces he has created. By adding different instruments, it
gets rid of the whole ?me and the guitar? but in a way that works for him...
i?ll be jumping back into this album for the first month of 2012 pre and post
Of course, I was looking forward to La Dispute?s 2011 release of Wildlife for
a good chunk of time before it came out. They?ve combined the ambient feel
from their EP Here, Hear and mixed it with the tenacity from Somewhere at
the bottom of the River.. to create yet another solid album. This abum is not
really one you can relate to, but one that you can understand. The guitars
are loud, raw and powerful to build up the climax through out many tracks,
but they can often be found through out the album in a more suttle fashion.
Through out this album, it feels as tho i?m not listening but in fact watching
a movie by the way Jordan controls his vocals.
|6||Explosions in the Sky|
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Explosions In The Sky have long been my 'favourite' post rock band, or at
least one of them. 'Take Care, Take Care Take Care' (or 'TC3' for those with
an aversion to carpal tunnel) does not deliver much of the unexpected for
this band, but they take their existing cinematic sound and do some
beautiful things with it 'Last Known Surroundings' and 'Human Qualities' are
two of the most beautiful songs I have heard this year. This is up there for
favourite post rock album of 2011.
|7|| ||Charts & Maps|
This is an album that took me by surprise. Finding it pretty late into the
year, I went into it under the impression that it would be 'another post rock
album', but for once in my life, I was wrong. Here is an album that blends
styles so well that I can't see the seams between them; a wonderful
collision between jazz and post-rock. Awesome saxophone work over
atmospheric rock soundscapes. Dig it.
I have not been a big fan of Mastodon in the past. While they have many
aspects in their sound that I like and appreciate, it does not come together
to make something that I have ever felt that I connect with. Take that and
pair it with the news that Mastodon was simplifying their sound, and I had
basically already written off Mastodon's new album before it was released.
Although they have focused more on conventional song structures here,
Mastodon have not dumbed down their sound as I feared they would.
Instead, their psychedelic tinge flourishes with a more concise sound and
stronger songwriting. If they combine this passion with their complexity on
'Crack The Skye' next time, I think it will make for a total masterpiece.
|9|| ||Devin Townsend Project|
Devin Townsend is in my favourite artists of all time, but to be honest, I
was not very enthusiastic about 'Deconstruction' when I first heard it. I
thought that despite its high production values, it lacked dynamic to a
painful degree, and became difficult to enjoy consistently as a result.
'Deconstruction' has grown on me, as an album of that complexity tends to
do. Not my favourite of the year, or of Devin's career, but it's very
interesting and deserves several listens to properly get into it.
|11||Pianos Become The Teeth|
The Lack Long After
|13|| ||Andrew Jackson Jahad|
|14|| ||Touche Amore|
Parting the Seas Between Brightness and Me
|15||And So I Watch You From Afar|
|Damn cover art ..|
|9 you mixed up the artist and the album. |
|I was gonna give you flac for 5 but then I saw 9 and now I think I love you.|
But seriously, what did you think of Ghost?
|I liked 1, 3 and 13 myself. |
Why does your avatar look like you are annoyed?
|8 rules obviously|
|Holy Ghost is Laura's best. |
|^ Still have to check it out|
|Beats Sit Resist for me in only three songs!|
|realllllly nice list. mastodon is meh tho. if u liked 10 check out swarms old raves end|
Glaring and painful omission
|oh shut-up winso|
|Wildlife is such a fucking grower. Lyrics on it are awesome. I'd plague my facebook with it, but I decided I'd quit posting music/lyrics all the time :p|
|is that sam or amanda bynes js|
|Winbrosniac only likes brotastic music, you should know that by now. Also a bit late for 2011 list, don't ya think? |
|Waited for 2011 to be completely over, and i was out having a life the past couple days.. soo..|
|Pfft.. who needs a life when you have Sputnik? |
|^^^ music > life|
|Exactly. Also, you have all your Sputdicks here, so you don't need family!|
|Asks about Post-Rock album omission|
|"is that sam or amanda bynes js"|
|it's like brocore, but for hipsters|
Actually, props for that one. However...
|I wanna talk to Samson.|
Hell, that's fucking brotastic broseph winbrosniac.
|Pretty sure some of you would out beat my friends in irl, just cause friends in irl come with drama most of the time|
|I just come with alcohol |
|pretty sweet list, deputy|
|1 is correct, list approved|
|"pretty sweet list, deputy"|
|"I just come with alcohol"|
and teh wobblez
|"just cause friends in irl come with drama most of the time"|
Not if they're as chilled as us sputdicks.. or hardcore stoners.
|This is why I love sputnik|
I hope this site never dies
|It won't... people will just go away.|
|When I have a house on Long Island and shitloads of money someday I'll come back here and invite all my sputdicks to a big party.|