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Written by: James Johnson (12/01/11)
The amount of times I restructured this list really shows what a strong year my ears have had. Anything in my top 5 would give the AOTY a run for its money in most years and its almost unfortunate they had to compete for my love on this list. My life is all the richer for having been exposed to these albums and I hope some of you will give them a first (or second) listen.

For better or for worse here are my favourite releases for 2011 and quite possibly for years to come.


15. Blink 182 - Neighborhoods
14. Thursday - No Devolucion
13. Banner Pilot - Heart Beats Pacific
12. New Found Glory - Radiosurgery
11. Transit - Listen & Forgive
10. Childish Gambino - Camp
9. The Damnwells - Nobody Listens To The Band Anymore
8. I Am The Avalanche - Avalanche United
7. Living With Lions - Holy Shit
6. Balance & Composure - Separation
5. Fireworks - Gospel
4. La Dispute - Wildlife
3. The Dangerous Summer - War Paint
2. The Wonder Years - Suburbia, I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing
1. The Horrible Crowes - Elsie

Happy Holidays from the Summery Southern Hemisphere everyone!
Cheers

 
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12:18 PM on 12/27/11
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Solid list man
12:50 PM on 12/27/11
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Damnwells in the top ten.
01:22 PM on 12/27/11
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I'm liking the #4-7 area a lot.
02:17 PM on 12/27/11
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Solid list, nice to see LWL's get some love.. go listen to Heartsounds - Drifter if ya have not heard it yet, those two bands together was the best show I went to all year
02:35 PM on 12/27/11
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Thanks, the amount of times this list changed is a little bit disgusting though hahaha just goes to show with the industry in nosedive there is still a hell of a lot of great artists out there releasing some incredible stuff.

Damnwells in the top ten.
I have Jason Tate to thank for that one, he told me earlier in the year he felt I would enjoy and they have been in heavy rotation ever since. Such a great album!
02:36 PM on 12/27/11
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Solid list, nice to see LWL's get some love.. go listen to Heartsounds - Drifter if ya have not heard it yet, those two bands together was the best show I went to all year
LWL are fantastic. I am still devastated I missed their set in Vegas earlier this year by an hour!

Will give Heartsounds - Drifter a try!
03:45 PM on 12/27/11
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I love everything about this list, ESPECIALLY the number 1 (my number 1) and the kangaroo.
03:52 PM on 12/27/11
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I love everything about this list, ESPECIALLY the number 1 (my number 1) and the kangaroo.
The kangaroo was a random image used to save my spot to load our lists in... when I saw it again I just couldn't let the little fellow leave hahaha

Elsie was an instant classic and I am STOKED that I was not alone in thinking so.
04:12 PM on 12/27/11
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The kangaroo was a random image used to save my spot to load our lists in... when I saw it again I just couldn't let the little fellow leave hahaha

Elsie was an instant classic and I am STOKED that I was not alone in thinking so.
I honestly can't imagine ever not listening to that album looking towards the future. My favorite thing Brian has done and I'm a huge Gaslight fan. It's probably a top 15-20 all time record for me.
04:22 PM on 12/27/11
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This reads pretty much the same as the overall staff member's list thing.
09:27 PM on 12/27/11
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This reads pretty much the same as the overall staff member's list thing.
we all sent out points in before revealing our lists, those were tallied into the Staff List. I have the taste of the people! hahaha
09:29 PM on 12/27/11
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I honestly can't imagine ever not listening to that album looking towards the future. My favorite thing Brian has done and I'm a huge Gaslight fan. It's probably a top 15-20 all time record for me.
definitely has that feeling right? I feel it'll become an old friend that I go back to over and over as I get old(er)
10:38 PM on 12/27/11
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hahaha the roo pic with VB
10:39 PM on 12/27/11
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definitely has that feeling right? I feel it'll become an old friend that I go back to over and over as I get old(er)
Agree completely.
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