TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011: Bands

Along with having our own say on what we think were the 10 best releases to come out during 2011, we also asked about a few bands and artists to share their say and let us know what’s been rocking their stereos all year long. Along with the lovely chaps in that image above (left to right: Murray Macleod (The Xcerts), Laurence René (My Passion), Dave McPherson (InMe)), we asked a bunch of other bands to share with us their top album picks of the year:


Murray Macleod (The Xcerts)
01.) Bon Iver – Bon Iver
02.) Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
03.) Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
04.) Wugazi – Wugazi
05.) Death Cab For Cutie – Codes And Keys
06 ) GlassJaw – The Coloring Book
07.) David Bazan – Strange Negotiations
08.) Owen – Ghost Town
09.) White Denim – D
10.) Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Carmen Cirignano (Young Statues)
01.) The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
02.) St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
03.) Bon Iver – Bon Iver
04.) Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
05.) Woods – Sun And Shade
06.) Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See
07.) Destroyer – Kaputt
08.) Ages – Made In The Trade
09.) The Strokes – Angles
10.) Toro Y Moi – Underneath The Pine

The Blackout (collective)
01.) Steel Panther – Balls Out
02.) Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
03.) Machine Head – Unto The Locust
04.) Limp Bizkit – Gold Cobra
05.) Hydro Da Hero – Birth, School, Work, Death
06.) You Me At Six – Sinners Never Sleep
07.) Kids In Glass Houses – In Gold Blood
08.) Architects – The Here And Now
09.) Letlive. – Fake History
10.) Metallica & Lou Reed – Lulu

Laurence René (My Passion)
01.) Chase & Status – No More Idols
02.) Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
03.) IAMX – Volatile Times
04.) Panic! At The Disco – Vices And Virtues
05.) The king blues – Punk And Poetry
06.) Limp Bizkit – Gold Cobra
07.) Dev – The Night The Sun Came Up
08.) Nero – Welcome Reality
09.) Korn – The Path Of Totality
10.) Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Dave McPherson (InMe)
01.) Born Of Osiris – The Discovery
02.) Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
03.) Dead Letter Circus – This Is The Warning
04.) Sylosis – Edge Of The Earth
05.) The Devin Townsend Project – Deconstruction
06.) Charlie Simpson – Young Pilgrim
07.) Hadleigh Ford – Solow
08.) The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual
09.) Xerath – 2
10.) Steel Panther – Balls Out

Marmozets (collective)
01.) The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option paralysis (Paralysing Edition)
02.) La Dispute – Wildlife
03.) Mastodon – The Hunter
04.) And So I Watch You From Afar – Gangs
05.) Letlive – Fake history
06.) The James Cleaver Quintet – That Was Then, This Is Now
07.) Architects – The Here And Now
08.) Heights – Dead Ends
09.) J Mascis – Several Shades Of Why
10.) La Faro – Easy Meat