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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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Review – The Sade – Damned Love

Italian rock is a special bread of music. It’s made in a such a way that even if the band is trying to imitate another band, you somehow know it’s still an Italian band. The band is The Sade and this is their debut album on Go Down Records, Damned Love.

Right from the start you’re hit up with some monstrous riffs. The first track is only an instrumental but think of it as a lead in for the next. It’s that damn good. Be prepared though, you’re not going to want to stop listening to it until it’s over and will be screaming for more when it is done.

The majority of the album is all alchchol fueled hard rock. To kep a nice even flow and to keep from becoming stale, the album breaks up into a more bluesy song with plenty of riffs galore about halfway through with the song “Dead Man’s Bones (The Dead Man Blues).” The album ends off with an (more…)