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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.



New The Bloody Hollies Album Out Now

The BLOODY HOLLIES Yours Until The Bitter End
out on CD Digipak, Red Vinyl, & Download

“Approximates what Jack White might have sounded like fronting The Faces. Yours Until The Bitter End largely takes an if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it approach, and the quartet’s ragged charm remains squarely intact.

“Yours Until the Bitter End is a dial-it-up-to-ten triumph.” – ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Review – The Bloody Hollies – Yours Until The Bitter End

The Bloody Hollies have just released their 3rd album today through Alive Records. A new band to me, I had never heard of these guys until recently. Upon a mere sample of this new album I sought them out as well as their back catalog. What I heard was very good and promising. Yours Until The Bitter End did not disappoint me at all.

Yours Until The Bitter End is a fast paced rock and roll album with some garage rock influence. If you’re familiar with the band Monotonix, you have a good time listening to The Bloody Hollies.

There’s a lot of energy and excitement in this album. Perhaps more than in previous albums. It’s very upbeat and it vibes real well. Fast paced, easy on the ears, good mixing and mastering make for a good listen. The guitar work is spot on. It’s not over burdened with many solos, the ones that are in (more…)

The Bloody Hollies’ New LP “Yours Until the Bitter End” out Sept 23


Yours Until the Bitter End is The Bloody Hollies‘ follow-up to the highly praised Who to Trust, Who to Kill, Who to Love which was released in 2007 on Alive Naturalsound. Many who are familiar with the band’s sound know them by their trademark murder-themed blues/rock anthems that remind listeners of the ’60s and ’70s golden age of rock & roll. The new album still embraces the dark side of raw garage punk, but comes armed with a more eclectic array of songwriting and musicianship. But don’t let the touches of organ, violin and xylophone fool you, the band’s hybrid of blues and rock & roll continue to shine more impressively than ever. The Bloody Hollies recorded in San Diego, but enlisted the expertise of Jim Diamond in Detroit, a familiar friend of the band that helped bring the sound of this record to its full potential. (more…)