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Top 20 of 2011 – Bill’s Picks

Well it’s that time of year again. Time to name my favorite albums of 2011. 2011 brought us a lot of good stuff by a lot of great bands. 2011 also brought on a lot of surprises from bands that were really unknown until their material was released or well afterwards. Bandcamp played a huge role in music discovery for me. It turned out hundreds of great albums not only released in 2011 but in years past as well. This list, my favorites as well as honorable mentions, is no way a complete list of what was released this year. There is just to much out there that I don’t either have time to get to, never heard of or won’t discover until well after this year is completely over. I know there’s going to be a few surprises. Let it be known that I listened to a LOT of new albums this year and picking my top 20 out of the hundreds was very hard to do.

20. The Sade – Damned Love – (review) I really didn’t know what to expect when this one came across my desk but I needed to check it out. And check it out I did. I was pretty damn impressed that I listened to the album at least 10 times in a row. In my review I stated “The majority of the album is all alchchol fueled hard rock. Throughout my listening of the album I couldn’t help but think that this is what Social Distortion may sound like if they were more rooted in 70′s hard rock as opposed to their punk roots.” Granted it’s been a few months since I’ve listened to it, it still has a strong spot in my top 20.



Review – Elvis Deluxe – Favourite State of Mind

A not so long time ago in a galaxy that is the same as this, I stumbled across an album called Lazy by a band called Elvis Deluxe. I couldn’t quite place my finger on it at the time but there was something that grabbed me. After a few reasons, the reason was quite obvious. These guys just kick a little, no, a lot of ass. A few months later I felt like a kid that was told he was going to the toy store with is dad. Elvis Deluxe were working on new material. Fast forward to today and we have here that latest creation, Favourite State of Mind.

Favourite State of Mind is a whole other beast from Lazy though not to far departed. It seems that Elvis Deluxe has evolved a bit since then. I’d go as far as to compare them to Dozer. Favourite State of Mind has a very Dozer-ish feel to its sound.The album has a good range to it from the very Dozer like sound, to some of the faster almost punk like tunes. “Let Yourself Free” even combines a bit of both.There are even a few moments where some of the (more…)

Elvis Deluxe Post New Songs, Album Info

Polish stoners Elvis Deluxe have updated their Myspace blog with news pertaining to their new album currently in the works.

Hi there!!!

As I told you before, we had to push back release date of “Favourite State of Mind” (that’s the official title of our new album). In order to give you a taste of what we’ve been up to in the studio, here’s a little preview: two songs from the album. (more…)