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01:27 PM on 11/30/11 
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It's that time of the year again ... time to reflect on what you listened to over the past 12 months, and decide what you loved best. This thread is for AP.net members to post their top lists of 2011. It's always helpful if you include a little blurb about the bands you picked, or why you chose the albums you did. Feel free to rank other things like movies, worst albums, music videos, record labels, etc.

Links to songs or videos from youtube, spotify, or rdio are also a great way for people to be able to check out the bands you recommend.
01:29 PM on 11/30/11 
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Sigh....
01:30 PM on 11/30/11 
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Let's just copy the other five threads over here. That'd work.
01:31 PM on 11/30/11 
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01:35 PM on 11/30/11 
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1. James Blake - James Blake
2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
3. Thursday - No Devolucion
4. Drake - Take Care
5. The Weeknd - House of Balloons
6. Balance and Composure - Separation
7. arrange - Plantation
8. Bayside - Killing Time
9. O'brother - Garden Window
10. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
11. SBTRKT - SBTRKT
12. m83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming
13. The Dangerous Summer - War Paint
14. The Wonder Years - Suburbia, I've Given You All, And Now I'm Nothing
15. Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long After
16. araabMUZIK - Electronic Dream
17. ASAP Rocky - LiveLoveASAP
18. The Weeknd - Thursday
19. Clams Casino - Instrumental Mixtape
20. All Get Out - The Season

Honorable Mentions
Thrice - Major/Minor
The Story So Far - Under Soil and Dirt
Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
Transit - Listen & Forgive
The Throne - Watch The Throne
and many, many others.

Top EPs of 2011
James Blake - Love What Happened Here/Enough Thunder
Glassjaw - Our Color Green/Coloring Book
The Felix Culpa - Bury The Axe
Clams Casino - Rainforest
Crosses - Crosses
among many others.

Most Anticipated for 2012:
Sigur Ros
Sleigh Bells
Circa Survive
The National
The Appleseed Cast
among many others.
01:35 PM on 11/30/11 
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So impossible. 2011 has been insane.
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So impossible. 2011 has been insane.
Seriously. I don't even know what the fuck I'm gonna do. Haha.
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I figure I'll do something a bit different with my list. Everyone knows the new Bon Iver album is awesome, and most people will have it on their list, so my list is made up of albums that might not be on many people's lists. I'll put in youtube links and RIYL. My RIYL will almost certainly be shite, so have a listen to the youtube link.

1. Bjork - Biophillia
RIYL: Electronica, folk, experimental stuff. Hey, it's Bjork, it's hard to narrow it down...

2. Josh T. Pearson - Last Of The Country Gentlemen
RIYL: Country, epic long songs about Jesus and stuff. Beards.

3. Cinematique - Life In An Infinite Loop
RIYL: Beautiful post-rock (but not instrumental) music. Explosions In The Sky and bands like that.

4.Twin Atlantic - Free
RIYL: Big, hooky rock music, with a little bit of edge. Scottish Accents. Biffy Clyro

5. Saul Williams - Volcanic Sunlight
RIYL: Dancey, spoken word hip-hop

6. The Flashbulb - Love As A Dark Hallway
RIYL: IDM, ambient, breakcore, electronica

7. Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
RIYL: Alternative hip-hop.

8. Immanu El - In Passage
RIYL: Post-Rock, Shoegaze, beautiful music

9. Olafur Arnalds - Living Room Songs
RIYL: Modern classical, piano and violins. Life and beauty.

10. Dananananaykroyd - There Is A Way
RIYL: Fight pop. Short, aggressive music that isn't heavy at all. A poppy Scottish Blood Brothers

11. Sucioperro - The Heart String and How To Pull It
RIYL: Simple, honest and powerful rock music.

12. Maybeshewill - I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone
RIYL: An aggressive form of post-rock with electronica bits. Like 65dos mixed with ASIWFA

13. An Horse - Walls
RIYL: Two-piece indie rock/pop band with female vocals. Tegan and Sara.

14 Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R
RIYL: Post-apocalyptic hip-hop.

15. Dustin O'Halloran - Lumiere
RIYL: Olafur Arnalds. Beautiful music. Being happy.

16. This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket
RIYL: Depression, drone, industrial, ambient

17. Codes In The Clouds - As The Spirit Wanes
RIYL: Post rock at it's poppiest and most accessible.

18. We Were Promised Jetpacks - In The Pit Of The Stomach
RIYL: Scottish indie rock. A bit Frightened Rabbit-y. Ish...

19. Sims - Bad Time Zoo
RIYL: Doomtree and all their associated acts.

20. Dan Adriano In The Emergency Room - Hurrican Season
RIYL: Alkaline Trio's more low-key stuff. Lovely, heartfelt acoustic music.


Disappointments of the year

1. Moving Mountains - Waves
2. Blink 182 - Neighborhoods
3. Bright Eyes - The People's Key
4. Taking Back Sunday - Taking Back Sunday
5. The Get Up Kids - There Are Rules

Tv Shows of the Year

1. Frozen Planet
2. Treme
3. Boardwalk Empire
4. Parks And Recreation
5. Life's Too Short

Films Of The Year

1. The Tree Of Life
2. Midnight In Paris
3. Melancholia
4. Restless
5. The Skin I Live In
01:44 PM on 11/30/11 
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1. Thursday - No Devolucion
2. Drake - Take Care
3. The Weeknd - House of Balloons/Thursday
4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
5. James Blake - James Blake/Enough Thunder
6. Balance and Composure - Separation
7. arrange - Plantation
8. Bayside - Killing Time
9. O'brother - Garden Window
10. Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long After

11. The Dangerous Summer - War Paint
12. The Wonder Years - Suburbia
13. La Dispute - Wildlife
14. All Get Out - The Season
15. glassJAw - Our Color Green/Coloring Book
16. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
17. ASAP Rocky - LiveLoveASAP
18. Transit - Listen and Forgive
19. The Story So Far - Under Soil and Dirt
20. Clams Casino - Instrumental Mixtape



booooom yeah. can't believe i'm first...

list was incredibly hard to narrow down. i listened to over 80 from 2011 albums this year, which is insane for me since in 2010 i listened to 32 albums and in 2009 only 26. my taste and desire to explore new music has grown tremendously in just 12 months

In my library I have 8200 songs from 2011....
I haven't listened to all, but still...ugh. Just that sheer amount of stuff that I can enjoy means I'm definitely missing something.
01:45 PM on 11/30/11 
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Placeholder for top 10.

Wiill include Drake, Title Fight, Transit, The Story So Far, Blink 182, Adele..
01:50 PM on 11/30/11 
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Seriously. I don't even know what the fuck I'm gonna do. Haha.
That makes two of us. Thinking about my end of the year list gives me a headache.
01:52 PM on 11/30/11 
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Records Of The Year
1. M83- Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
2. Fucked Up- David Comes To Life
3. The Vaccines- What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
4. Arrange- Plantation
5. Frank Turner- England Keep My Bones
6. Pianos Become The Teeth- The Lack Long Ever
7. Thrice- Major/Minor
8. Bon Iver- Bon Iver
9. Summer Camp- Welcome To Condale
10. Mastodon- The Hunter
11. Blouse- S/T
12. S.C.U.M- Again Into Eyes
13. City and Colour- Little Hell
14. Washed Out- Within and Without
15. Tennis- Cape Dory
16. Cold Cave- Cherish The Light Years
17. Austin Lucas- A New Home In The Old World
18. Spaynard- Funtitled
19. Title Fight- Shed
20. Balam Acab- Wander/Wonder
21. Basement- I Wish I Could Stay Here
22. Trap Them- Darker Handcraft
23. The Drums- Portamento
24. Nick 13- S/T
25. Polar Bear Club- Clash Battle Guilt Pride
26. Absu- Abzu
27. boy crush- hauntr
28. All Pigs Must Die- God Is War
29. Yuck- Yuck
30. The Haverchucks- The Haverchucks
31. The Wonder Years- Suburbia: I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing
32. Gem Club- Breakers
33. Heartsounds- Drifter
34. Wolves In The Throne Room- Celestial Linage
35. Deafheaven- Roads To Judah

Honorable Mentions/ Letdowns
New Found Glory- Radiosurgery- Great record but it failed to hold my attention for very long.
Tyler The Creator- Goblin- Really liked it when it came out but I found myself not being able to listen to it much down the road.

As for Taking Back Sunday's S/T, Patrick Stump's Soul Punk, Panic! At The Disco's Vices and Virtues, Set Your Goals' Burning At Both Ends, and Blink 182's long awaited Neighborhoods, I'll leave this video here to tell my thoughts on these records:


Top Games Of The Year
1. Batman: Arkham City
2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
3. Portal 2
4. L.A Norie
5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
7. Little Big Planet 2
8. Dead Space 2
9. FIFA 12
10. Battlefield 3
01:56 PM on 11/30/11 
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02:00 PM on 11/30/11 
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1.) Thrice - Major/Minor

And then, some permutation of Drake, Hands, Daniel Martin Moore, Blindside, The Weeknd, Tedashii, 116, Sleeping Giant, and other things I'm forgetting or haven't listened to enough yet.

Will assemble a real list closer to Christmas.
02:17 PM on 11/30/11 
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Top 10
1. Des Ark - Don't Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker
2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
3. GIVERS - In Light
4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
5. Lykke Li -Wounded Rhymes
6. The Beach Boys - SMiLE
7. O'Brother - Garden Window
8. The Front Bottoms - The Front Bottoms
9. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming!
10. Feist - Metals


Albums that Would have maybe been Placed on my list, Had i Heard them Earlier
Mount Moriah - Mount Moriah
Alabama Shakes - Alabama Shakes EP
Cultfevers - Cultfevers
Braids – Native Speaker
Typhoon - A New Kind of House

Albums that I listened to A lot in 2011, that could (possibly) be switched with any in the top 10
Radiohead - King of Limbs
The Throne - Watch the Throne
Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Tyler, The Creator - Goblin
All Get Out - The Season
Roderick - Memory
Sainthood Reps - Monocultures
Blink-182 - Neighborhood
Your Sister's Canary - Good and Alone
Danger Mouse - ROME


Also this Playlist
songs. (an encyclopedia of everything i listen to)



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