This week, your fearless leaders give a shot at Kyle’s New Year’s resolution of diversifying in our inaugural “Shit We Missed” episode. While this may become an occasional segment (as opposed to a entire episode), the idea is we go back and try out releases we previous ignored for one reason or another, and in this run, we gave some highly regarded 2011 releases we skipped over the good ‘ole college try. What did we think of them? Well, let’s just say there were mixed feelings….
Apparently my co-hosts beat to making these posts. Oh well.
We covered a lot of this on the show, so I will try not bore you with rehashing everything. But, again, I would to say how much I loathe doing lists. I always feel like I am snubbing so many good or great albums because I try not to be bias just because I favor one sub-genre over another. Ok, well, I am doing just that, but I don’t like it. For example, Tombs is third on my list but I cannot listen to that album in any frequency because it is just depressing. However, August Burns Red, Unearth, Amon Amarth and other put out great albums that I listened to a ton of times, but they didn’t make the list.
Happy New Year freaks!! Before we start digging into the the (hopefully) wonderful goodies that 2012 will bring us (tune in next week for that), we present to you our Top 10 of 2011. This list is the combination of your hosts’ personal lists, bringing you our collective must-buys from this past year. So, you should just listen to this in the car on the way to your local record store, credit card in hand. Or, for you CD haters, you could just surf iTunes or Amazon or wherever while listening, and get your download on. Either way, do as we say and buy these albums!