Favorite music of 2011

As always, these are based on what I listened to and enjoyed the most, not on an objective, “critical” take.

Five metal albums:

Anthrax, Worship Music

Hammers of Misfortune, 17th Street

Darkest Era, Last Caress of Light

Red Fang, Murder the Mountains

Cormorant, Dwellings

Honorable mentions: Obscura, Omnivium; Argus, Boldly Stride the Doomed; Sinister Realm, Crystal Skull; The Human Abstract, Digital Veil; Mastodon, The Hunter

Five non-metal albums:

Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials

The Decemberists, The King Is Dead

Gillian Welch, The Harrow and the Harvest

Wye Oak, Civilian

Best album from 2010 that I slept on till this year: Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More

Lifetime acheivement award: I spend a big chunk of 2011 delving into the catalogue of veteran hard rock act King’s X; in fact, I probably listened to them more than any other band this year.

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