Thursday, December 08, 2011

Honorable Mentions: Albums Released in 2011

Yesterday was The Top 7 Albums Released in 2011. Today, however, I decided to put a list together of other albums that were released this year that were good and worthy of note but just not good enough to make the cut on the final 7. A list of honorable mentions so to speak.

So here they are, listed chronologically, in order of month of release:

Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
Social Distortion album released in January by Epitaph Records.
Highlights: "Road Zombie" and "Machine Gun Blues"

Live on Ten Legs
Live album released by Pearl Jam in January by Monkeywrench.
Highlights: "Rearviewmirror" and a cover of Public Image Ltd's "Public Image"

Dangers of Standing Still
Red City Radio album released in February by Paper and Plastick.
Highlights: "Spinning in Circles is a Gateway Drug" and "Too Much Whiskey, Not Enough Blankets"

Go Down Under
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes EP released in February by Fat Wreck Chords.
Highlights: "Never Tear Us Apart" and "All Out of Love"

We Do What We Want
Released by Emery in March by Solid State.
Highlights: "The Cheval Glass" and "Scissors"

They Stay Dead
They Stay Dead EP released independently in March.
Highlights: "Transmission"

Live on I-5
Live album released by Soundgarden in March by A&M.
Highlights: "Fell on Black Days" and "Ty Cobb"

Ordinary Heroes
Ryan Harvey album released in June by Riot Folk.
Highlights: "Ordinary Heroes" and "Far Away From Here"

England Keep My Bones
Frank Turner album released in June by Epitaph Records.
Highlights: "I Still Believe"

Worship Music
Anthrax album released in September by Megaforce.
Highlights: "Fight Em Til You Can't" and "The Devil You Know"
This album is noteworthy because is marks the return of vocalist Joey Belladonna and is the first album recorded with him since 1990's Persistence of Time.

Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage
Compilation album released by R.E.M. in November by Warner Brothers.
Highlights: too many to name
The end of an era. The only reason that this album did not make the Top 7 is because I was restricting the list from non-compilation albums.

They Stay Dead EP released independently in November.
Highlights: "Never Forget"

1 comment:

  1. So that Social Distortion record grew on you a bit, huh? I never did get around to picking that up.

    Four of these records are on my upcoming best of 2011 list. I'm glad to see that Frank Turner's record made the list. Love that record!