This week we have part one of our end of the year honors!  Brian, Nick and Kyle give you what they think (and actually agree on sometimes!) are the Worst Albums, Most Improved Bands, Most Disappointing Albums, Most Overlooked Albums, Best Live Shows,  and, last but not least, the Best Album Artworks.  For the last honor, you disfunction SideShow hosts bring in none other than Mike Clancey, friend and designer of the SideShow logos, to share his thoughts on this year’s album covers since he actually has knowledge on the subject.  Lastly, we bring you a rundown of the couple of shows we caught over the last couple of weeks including Dethklok’s headlining run and Killswitch Engage’s Alive or Just Breathing 10th anniversary show in NYC.


Merry Christmas everyone!  As our special gift to you, we bring you the exciting conclusion to our Festivus celebration, bringing you our picks for the most God-awful compilations of aural disasters we had the displeasure of listening to (aka The Worst Albums of 2011).  We also have a very special guest, Brian’s fiancee Kaitlyn, who airs some of her grievances…and maybe takes a dig at her husband-to-be. AND, since Festivus cannot officially end without Feats of Strength, we found a way to do that on an audio recording.  You’re welcome.

So spike an egg nog, grab a cookie, and enjoy!