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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.

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New Band To Burn One To – Flat Tires

As also seen on Heavy Planet

Today’s New Band To Burn One To is Flat Tires.

What do you get when you mix beer, whiskey and jager bombs? Ok, besides a hangover and maybe some puking. You get some great alcohol fueled dirty southern rock with some punk in to top it off. Flat Tires are a southern hard punk rock band from North Carolina.

Hickory North Carolina products the FLAT TIRES have been burning a trail up and down the east coast for the past few years, bringing their brand of “mean-ass jukejoint rock-n-roll” to countless bars, honky-tonks and music venues from New York City to FT Lauderdale Florida. During this time, they’ve been barred from venue’s, labeled “devil-worshipers”, broken up marriages, witnessed numerous stabbings and shootings, played through and / or been the cause of countless barroom brawls, received numerous injuries including but not limited to broken teeth and facial lacerations from flying beer projectiles. Somewhere during the chaos they were picked up by three independent record (more…)