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Joe DeAndrea

Written by: Joe DeAndrea (12/01/11)
Thanks to all the record labels, managers, people who laugh at my overdone Cobra Starship jokes on twitter, and The Dangerous Summer/Jonny Craig for providing constant lolz.

Top Albums of 2011

30) La Dispute - Wildlife
29) Charlie Simpson - Young Pilgrim
28) The Maine - Pioneer
27) Dia Frampton - Red
26) Lights - Siberia
25) Every Avenue - Bad Habits
24) Save Your Breath - Vices
23) Demi Lovato - Unbroken
22) Sparks the Rescue - Worst Thing I've Been Cursed With
21) The Downtown Fiction - Let's Be Animals
20) Jack's Mannequin - People and Things
19) Grouplove - Never Trust a Happy Song
18) States - Room to Roam
17) This Time Next Year - Drop Out of Life
16) Drake - Take Care
15) All Time Low - Dirty Work
14) Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
13) Man Overboard - Man Overboard
12) We Are the In Crowd - Best Intentions
11) A Loss for Words - No Sanctuary
10) The Summer Set - Everything's Fine
09) Patrick Stump - Soul Punk
08) Transit - Listen & Forgive
07) Childish Gambino - Camp
06) Simple Plan - Get Your Heart On!
05) Mayday Parade - Mayday Parade
04) Blink-182 - Neighborhoods
03) Marianas Trench - Ever After
02) New Found Glory - Radiosurgery
01) The Cab - Symphony Soldier

The Cab wins this year by a landslide, and they've held that number one spot since the moment I heard Symphony Soldier. It's funny because New Found Glory is undoubtedly my favorite band, and Radiosurgery is probably in my top 3 or top 2 favorite NFG albums. But something about The Cab's record ... about ALL of it ... came exactly at the right time, and it's going to be sticking around for quite a while.

Not only did it have everything I want in the type of music I listen to the most, but this year literally would not have been the same if it weren't for that album, and I'd say that 2011 was one of my best years in a very long time. It might sound weird that a collection of songs on a disc changed so much ... but then again, it doesn't need to make sense to anybody but me. And that's the best part about your favorite album. It doesn't make a difference who the band is, how original they are, or what genre the music is in. The only thing that matters is the impact the record had -- the feelings, the memories, whatever it was -- that hit you in the way that allowed you to call it your favorite. Symphony Soldier, for me, acted as the soundtrack for one hell of a year.

Honorable Mention

The Swellers - Good for Me
The Horrible Crowes - Elsie
Panic! at the Disco - Vices and Virtues
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
Thursday - No Devolución
Fireworks - Gospel

Top 5 EPs

05) Set It Off - Horrible Kids
04) Hawthorne Heights - Hate
03) The Summer Set - What Money Can't Buy
02) Hit the Lights - Invicta
01) He Is We - Skip to the Good Part

Biggest Disappointments

04) Sum 41 - Screaming Bloody Murder
03) Gym Class Heroes - The Papercut Chronicles II
02) Forever the Sickest Kids - Forever the Sickest Kids
01) Four Year Strong - In Some Way, Shape, or Form

Top 10 TV Shows

10) Glee
09) Switched at Birth
08) Pretty Little Liars
07) Weeds
06) American Horror Story
05) Californication
04) How I Met Your Mother
03) Community
02) Dexter
01) Misfits

Top 15 Songs

15) "Money Money", Jordy Towers
14) "Kiss Me Again", We Are the In Crowd
13) "Generation", States
12) "Whatever Happened to You", Every Avenue
11) "Hang You Up", Yellowcard
10) "Forget About It", All Time Low
09) "Drop Out of Life", This Time Next Year
08) "A Shot Across the Bow", Mayday Parade
07) "B Team", Marianas Trench
06) "Finite", A Loss for Words
05) "All Your Heart", Transit
04) "Mona Lisa", The Summer Set
03) "After Midnight", Blink-182
02) "Anthem for the Unwanted", New Found Glory
01) "Her Love is My Religion", The Cab

Top 10 Video Games

10) Crysis 2
09) Brink
08) F.E.A.R. 3
07) Dead Island
06) Modern Warfare 3
05) NBA 2K12
04) Portal 2
03) L.A. Noire
02) Dead Space 2
01) Skyrim

Most Anticipated for 2012

10) Brand New (?)
09) The Starting Line (?)
08) A Rocket to the Moon
07) Motion City Soundtrack
06) Say Anything
05) Hit the Lights
04) Paramore
03) fun.
02) Neon Trees
01) The Early November
 
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05:34 AM on 12/21/11
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Looking forward to your list, haha!
07:29 AM on 12/21/11
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Joe DeAndrea
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Looking forward to your list, haha!
THESE FORUMS ARE TOP SECRET!!

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10:37 AM on 12/21/11
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THESE FORUMS ARE TOP SECRET!!

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holy lol
05:36 PM on 12/21/11
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THESE FORUMS ARE TOP SECRET!!

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Don't worry, this secret will die with me!

But seriously, I'm a ninja
10:47 AM on 12/27/11
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your number one most anticipated is correct :)
12:08 PM on 12/27/11
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I got a cavity just reading this list.
02:21 PM on 12/27/11
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M Trench, wow... I thought Jason was the only one who likes that horrible band. At least you've got AL4W's almost in your top ten, Ill give ya that..
02:33 PM on 12/27/11
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I think your taste in music is similar to mine. I'll have to check Symphony Soldier.
03:06 PM on 12/27/11
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Thank you for including SP when most others would not haha
04:31 PM on 12/27/11
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I liked Symphony Soldier, not loved it though but was a good album that's undervalued. Massive respect for Misfits and Dexter on the TV show front, they may have not been at their best this year but they still make my top 3 (behind Breaking Bad that is)
04:44 PM on 12/27/11
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haha demi lovato ftw
06:34 PM on 12/27/11
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I liked Symphony Soldier, not loved it though but was a good album that's undervalued. Massive respect for Misfits and Dexter on the TV show front, they may have not been at their best this year but they still make my top 3 (behind Breaking Bad that is)
Completely forgot about Breaking Bad, wow. Watched a lot of TV this year and it slipped my mind haha.
07:15 PM on 12/27/11
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fun. is on my most anticipated list too! Just pre ordered the album
10:39 PM on 12/27/11
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I like this list. Nice to see the cab at the top of one.
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