Uber Rock's Albums Of The Year 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 31 December 2011 05:00

 

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It's New Year's Eve so, unlike those other stupid publications who run their yearly lists in November, what better time for the coolest music website ever fucking created to publish its Top 20 Albums Of 2011 list?

 

There is no better time, of course, than the last day of the year. With every drop of rock drained out of another fantastic year for music we cornered our hit squad of Uber Rock writers and forced them against their wills to list their Top 20 albums of 2011. I say against their wills because, seriously, this was tough. Keeping the lists down to 20 albums in such a great year for rock music? Not easy. They managed it, of course: with what was left of their hair pulled out, pencils chewed, stereos tormented, the UR Massive have spoken....and this is what the handsome bastards have said......

 

 

Mark Ashby

 

1) Machine Head - 'Unto The Locust'
2) Chickenfoot - 'III'
3) Stormzone - 'Zero To Rage'
4) Last Known Addiction - 'One Left Standing'
5) Rival Sons - 'Pressure And Time'
6) The Answer - 'Revival'
7) Xerosun - 'Absence Of Light'
8) Gentleman's Pistols - 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure'
9) Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa - 'Don't Explain'
10) Mastodon - 'The Hunter'
11) Swanee River - 'Smokin' Jacket'
12) Morbid Angel - 'Illud Divinum Insanus'
13) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
14) Sixx A.M. - 'This Is Gonna Hurt'
15) Manifest - 'Written In Blood'
16) Heaven The Axe - 'Sex, Chugs & Rock 'n' Roll'
17) The Black Dots Of Death - 'Ever Since We Were Children'
18) Alice Cooper - 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare'
19) Worldsend - 'Letters To Lost Souls'
20) Darkest Era - 'The Last Caress Of Light'

 

Lewis B

 

1) Miles Kane - 'Colour Of The Trap'
2) The Strokes - 'Angles'
3) Rizzle Kicks - 'Stereo Typical'
4) Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'I'm With You'
5) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
6) Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light'
7) Kasabian - 'Velociraptor'
8) Skindred - 'Union Black'
9) Noah And The Whale - 'Last Night On Earth'
10) Arctic Monkeys - 'Suck It And See'
11) The Vaccines - 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?'
12) Urban Voodoo Machine - 'In Black N Red'
13) Hugh Laurie - 'Let Them Talk'
14) Ed Sheeran - '+'
15) Amy Winehouse - 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures'
16) Beady Eye - 'Different Gear, Still Speeding'
17) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'
18) Cage The Elephant - 'Thank You, Happy Birthday'
19) Foster The People - 'Torches'
20) Blink 182 - 'Neighbourhoods'

 

Jason Daniel Baker

 

1) Lo-Pan - 'Salvador'
2) Korn - 'The Path Of Totality'
3) Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light'
4) Titan's Eve - 'The Divine Equal'
5) Avenged Sevenfold - 'Nightmare'
6) The Stranger Within - 'Demon's Eye'
7) The Poodles - 'Performocracy'
8) Incubus - 'If Not Now When'
9) Joe Bonamassa - 'Dustbowl'
10) Motorhead - 'The World Is Yours'
11) Fiona - 'Unbroken'
12) CJ Sleez - 'Valley Of The Shadow'
13) My Own Worst Enemy - 'Electric Like The Moon'
14) Movers & Shakers - 'National Harvester'
15) Rob Moratti - 'Victory'
16) Arena - 'The Seventh Degree of Separation'
17) White Widdow - 'Serenade'
18) The Magnificent - 'The Magnificent'
19) Hellspray - 'Part Of The Solution'
20) Touchstone - 'The City Sleeps'

 

Ian Bell

 

1) Wednesday 13 - 'Calling All Corpses'
2) Skindred - 'Union Black'
3) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
4) Anthrax - 'Worship Music'
5) Seasick Steve - 'You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks'
6) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
7) Terrorvision - 'Super Delux'
8) Hell in the Club - 'Let The Games Begin'
9) The King Blues - 'Punk & Poetry'
10) Florence & the Machine - 'Ceremonials'
11) Roger Miret and the Disasters - 'Gotta Get Up Now'
12) Control - 'Punk Rock Ruined My Life'
13) UDO - 'Rev Raptor'
14) Social Distortion - 'Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes'
15) Sator - 'Under The Radar'
16) Uriah Heep - 'Into The Wild'
17) Motorhead - 'The World Is Yours'
18) The Dwarves - 'Are Born Again'
19) UK Subs - 'Work In Progress
20) Revoker - 'Revenge For The Ruthless'

 

Matt Blakout

 

1) Journey - 'Eclipse'
2) Night Ranger - 'Somewhere In California'
3) The Union - 'Sirens Song'
4) Black Country Communion - '2'
5) House Of Lords - 'Big Money'
6) Mr Big - 'What If'
7) Bonafide - 'Fill Your Head With Rock'
8) Shy - 'Shy'
9) The Poodles - 'Performocracy'
10) Black N Blue - 'Reissues And Rareities'
11) Autograph - 'That's The Stuff' (Reissue)
12) Alfonzetti - 'Here Comes The Night'
13) Chickenfoot - 'III'
14) Hughes/Thrall - 'S/T' (Reissue)
15) M.ill.ion - 'Sane And Insanity'
16) Evanescence - 'Evanescence'
17) Storm - 'Storm' (Reissue)
18) Scutty Neighbours - 'Swapping Percussion For Concussion'
19) Revoker - Revenge For The Ruthless'
20) Joe Bonamassa - 'Dust Bowl'

 

Nev Brooks

 

1) Rival Sons - 'Pressure And Time'
2) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
3) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
4) Eureka Machines - 'Champion The Underdog'
5) Social Distortion - 'Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes'
6) Fishbone - 'Crazy Glue'
7) Chris Cornell - 'Songbook'
8) Talisman - 'Dole Age' (Reissue)
9) Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'I'm With You'
10) Skindred - 'Union Black'
11) The Answer - 'Revival'
12) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
13) Little Barrie - 'King Of The Waves'
14) Skin the Pig - 'Article 19'
15) Skinny Puppy - 'HanDover'
16) Motorhead - 'The World Is Yours'
17) Kasabian - 'Velociraptor'
18) Cowboy Junkies - 'Demons'
19) Arabrot - 'Solar Anus'
20) Urban Voodoo Machine - 'In Black N Red'

 

Craggy

 

1) The Bellrays - 'Black Lightning'
2) Terrorvision - 'Super Delux'
3) Motorhead - 'The World Is Yours'
4) The Rockford Mules - 'Ma They Broke Me'
5) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
6) Tyla - 'Quinquaginta'
7) The Dark Rags - 'S/T'
8) The Biters - 'All Chewed Up'
9) The Breakers - 'The Breakers'
10) Bermondsey Joyriders - 'Noise & Revolution'
11) The Phobics - 'Deptford Calling'
12) Urge Overkill - 'Rock & Roll Submarine'
13) Kory Clarke - 'Light Your Bonfires'
14) Hank III - 'Ghost To A Ghost/Gutter Town'
15) Wolfsbane - 'Wolfsbane Save the World'
16) Eureka Machines - 'Champion The Underdog'
17) Twisted Sister - 'Under The Blade' (Reissue)
18) The Sickle - 'Hung Up To Dry'
19) The Head Cat - 'Walk The Walk... Talk The Talk'
20) Fastway - 'Eat Dog Eat'

 

Dom Daley

 

1) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
2) The Adjusters - 'Trouble 'n' Love'
3) Tyla J Pallas - 'Quinquaginta'
4) Sonny Vincent - 'Bizarro Hymns'
5) The Dwarves - 'Are Born Again'
6) UK Subs - 'Work In Progress'
7) The Disconnects - 'Are Healthy'
8) The Biters - 'It's All Chewed Up Ok?'
9) Flash Boys - 'Dyin For Something To Live For'
10) The King Blues - 'Punk & Poetry'
11) The Guns - 'Fuck The Demon Outta Me'
12) The Hip Priests vs Electric Frankenstein - 'Split Album'
13) Flash Bastard - 'Rock N' Roll Must Be Destroyed'
14) Kevin K - 'Joey And Me'
15) Radio Dead Ones - 'AAA'
16) Prophets Of Addiction - 'Babylon Boulevard'
17) Lords Of Altamont - 'Midnight To 666'
18) Urban Voodoo Machine - 'In Black N Red'
19) Idol Lips - 'Scene Repulsiti'
20) Cute Lepers - 'Adventure Time'

 

Joe Daly

 

1) Machine Head - 'Unto The Locust'
2) Megadeth - 'Th1rt3en'
3) Dead By Wednesday - 'The Last Parade'
4) Evile - 'Five Serpent's Teeth'
5) Chimaira - 'The Age Of Hell'
6) Bobaflex - 'Hell In My Heart'
7) Trivium - 'In Waves'
8) Opeth - 'Heritage'
9) Anthrax - 'Worship Music'
10) Agalloch - 'Marrow Of The Spirit'
11) Lo-Pan - 'Salvador'
12) Amon Amarth - 'Surtur Rising'
13) In Flames - 'Sounds Of A Playground Fading'
14) Skindred - 'Union Black'
15) Hell - 'Human Remains'
16) Anvil - 'Juggernaut Of Justice'
17) WOLF - 'Legions Of Bastards'
18) Unearth - 'Darkness In The Light'
19) Devildriver - 'Beast'
20) Svarttjern - 'Towards The Ultimate'

 

Gaz E

 

1) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
2) Butch Walker & the Black Widows - 'The Spade'
3) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
4) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
5) Lifer - 'Cursing Them Out'
6) The Dwarves - 'Are Born Again'
7) Flash Bastard - 'Rock N' Roll Must Be Destroyed'
8) Dangerous! - 'Teenage Rampage'
9) Revoker - 'Revenge For The Ruthless'
10) The Guns - 'Fuck The Demon Outta Me'
11) Kory Clarke - 'Light Your Bonfires'
12) Chesty Malone & the Slice 'Em Ups - 'Torture Rock'
13) Wednesday 13 - 'Calling All Corpses'
14) The Bellrays - 'Black Lightning'
15) Chrome Division - '3rd Round Knockout'
16) Radio Dead Ones - 'AAA'
17) Anthrax - 'Worship Music'
18) The Breakers - 'The Breakers'
19) The Defiled - 'Grave Times'
20) Ironweed - 'Your World Of Tomorrow'

 

Johnny H

 

1) The Dwarves - 'Are Born Again'
2) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
3) Black Spiders - 'Sons of The North'
4) The Killing Floor - 'The Killing Floor'
5) The Guns - 'Fuck The Demon Outta Me'
6) Control - 'Punk Rock Ruined My Life'
7) Rival Sons - 'Pressure And Time'
8) The Hip Priests vs Electric Frankenstein - 'Split Album'
9) Sick Of It All - 'Non Stop'
10) Lifer - 'Cursing Them Out'
11) Bernhoft - 'Solidarity Breaks'
12) Radio Dead Ones - 'AAA'
13) Cute Lepers - 'Adventure Time'

14) Flash Bastard - 'Rock N' Roll Must Be Destroyed'
15) The Union - 'Siren's Song'
16) Eureka Machines - 'Champion The Underdog'
17) Exit_International - 'Black Junk'
18) The Guilty Hands - 'Desire On A Short Leash'
19) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
20) Roger Miret & the Disasters - 'Gotta Get Up Now'

 

Ben Hughes

 

1) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
2) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
3) Butch Walker and the Black Widows - 'The Spade'
4) Flash Bastard - 'Rock N' Roll Must Be Destroyed'
5) Urban Voodoo Machine - 'In Black n' Red'
6) Frank Turner - 'England Keep My Bones'
7) The Pierces - 'You & I'
8) Social Distortion - 'Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes'
9) PJ Harvey - 'Let England Shake'
10) Jimmy Gnecco - 'The Heart X Edition'
11) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
12) Kory Clarke - 'Opium Hotel 2'
13) Dangerous! - 'Teenage Rampage'
14) Chris Cornell - 'Songbook'
15) Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light'
16) Vain - 'Enough Rope'
17) Noel Gallagher & the High Flying Birds - 'S/T'
18) Tommy Stinson - 'One Man Mutiny'
19) Japanese Voyeurs - 'Yolk'
20) Healthy Junkies - 'Sick Note'

 

Fraser Munro

 

1) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
2) Motorhead - 'The World Is Yours'
3) Alice Cooper - 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare'
4) Anthrax - 'Worship Music'
5) Wednesday 13 - 'Calling All Corpses'
6) Misfits - 'Devils Rain'
7) Saxon - 'Call To Arms'
8) Headcat - 'Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk'
9) Reckless Love - 'Animal Attraction'
10) Wolfsbane - 'Wolfsbane Save The World'
11) Whitesnake - 'Forevermore'
12) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
13) Tyla J Pallas - 'Quinquaginta'
14) Prophets Of Addiction - 'Babylon Boulevard'
15) Black Veil Brides - 'Set The World On Fire'
16) Girlschool - 'Hit & Run Revisited'
17) Motorhead - 'The World Is Ours - Volume 1'
18) Terrorvision - 'Super Deluxe'
19) The Dogs D'amour - 'Dynamite Jet Saloon XV'
20) Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light'

 

Russ P

 

1) Adele - '21'
2) Bernhoft - 'Solidarity Breaks'
3) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
4) Parlor Mob - 'The Dogs'
5) Jimmy Gnecco - 'The Heart (X)'
6) Rival Sons - 'Pressure And Time'
7) John Waite - 'Rough & Tumble'
8) Gillian Welch - 'The Harrow & The Harvest'
9) Lenny Kravitz - 'Black And White America'
10) Tom Waits - 'Bad As Me'
11) Tim Christensen And The Damn Crystals - 'S/T'
12) Foreign Slippers - 'Farewell To The Old Ghosts'
13) Tori Amos - 'Night Of Hunters'
14) Vessels - 'Helioscope'
15) Portugal.The Man - 'In The Mountain In The Cloud'
16) Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light'
17) Black Country Communion - '2'
18) SIXX:A.M. - 'This Is Gonna Hurt'
19) The Guns - 'Fuck The Demon Outta Me'
20) Slaves To Gravity - 'Underwaterouterspace'

 

Matt Phelps

 

1) Wolfsbane - 'Wolfsbane Save The World'
2) Control - 'Punk Rock Ruined My Life'
3) Vain - 'Enough Rope'
4) Bang Tango - 'Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt'
5) Sixx AM - '7' EP
6) Anti-Nowhere League - 'The Road To Rampton' (Reissue)
7) Lechery - 'In Fire'
8) Hardcore Superstar - 'The Party Ain't Over 'Til We Say So'
9) Reckless Love - 'Animal Attraction'
10) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
11) Gamma Ray - 'Skeletons And Majesties' EP
12) Wolfsbane - 'Did It For The Money' EP
13) Kernuyck - 'Kaos'
14) Sixx AM - 'This Is Gonna Hurt'
15) Hammerfall - 'Infected'
16) Saxon - 'Call To Arms'
17) Scorpions - 'Comeblack'
18) The Disrupters - 'Generation Retard'
19) Miss Behaviour - 'Last Woman Standing'
20) Limp Bizkit - 'Gold Cobra'

 

Jamie Richards

 

1) Lou Reed & Metallica - 'Lulu'
2) Johnny Bennett - 'Gone Missing'
3) Mastodon - 'The Hunter'
4) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
5) The Guns - 'Fuck The Demon Outta Me'
6) Pearl Jam - 'Live On Ten Legs'
7) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Self Titled'
8) St Jude - 'Diary Of A Soul Fiend'
9) Eureka Machines - 'Champion The Underdog'
10) Prophets Of Addiction - 'Babylon Boulevard'
11) Pearl Jam - 'Twenty'
12) Beth Hart & Joe Bonnamassa - 'Don't Explain'
13) Black Country Communion - '2'
14) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
15) Chris Cornell - 'Songbook'
16) Headcat - 'Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk'
17) Revoker - 'Revenge For The Ruthless'
18) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
19) The Quill - 'Full Circle'
20) Manic Street Preachers - 'National Treasures'

 

Jim Rowland

 

1) Gentleman's Pistols - 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure'
2) Opeth - 'Heritage'
3) Black Country Communion - '2'
4) Graveyard - 'Hisingen Blues'
5) Primus - 'Green Naugahyde'
6) Mastodon - 'The Hunter'
7) Anvil - 'Juggernaut Of Justice'
8) New York Dolls - 'Dancing Backward In High Heels'
9) Ancestors - 'Invisible White'
10) Pallas - 'XXV'
11) Pain Of Salvation - 'Road Salt 2'
12) Rival Sons - 'Pressure And Time'
13) Motorhead - 'The World Is Yours'
14) Popa Chubby - 'Back To New York City'
15) Chickenfoot - 'III'
16) Uriah Heep - 'Into The Wild'
17) Bullet - 'Highway Pirates'
18) Amon Amarth - 'Surtur Rising'
19) Evile - 'Five Serpent's Teeth'
20) Pentagram - 'Last Rites'

 

Darrel Sutton

 

1) The Dwarves - 'Are Born Again'
2) Wonk Unit - 'Trolleys, Thank You'
3) Agnostic Front - 'My Life My Way'
4) If I Die Today - 'Liars'
5) Wormrot - 'Dirge'
6) Looking For An Answer - 'Eterno Treblinka'
7) SSS - 'Problems To The Answer'
8) Hatesphere - 'The Great Bludgeoning'
9) Lifer - 'Cursing Them Out'
10) Sick Of It All - 'Non Stop'
11) Crowbar - 'Sever The Wicked Hand'
12) Onslaught - 'Sound Of Violence'
13) Doomchild - 'Blessed By Sinners'
14) The Hip Priests vs Electric Frankenstein - 'Split Album'
15) Dukatalon - 'Saved By Fear'
16) Bulletridden - Upbeat Noise For Downtrodden People'
17) Nightrage - 'Insidious'
18) Rotten Sound - 'Cursed'
19) TrapThem - 'Darker Handcraft'
20) Hail Hornet - 'Disperse The Curse'

 

Attila Timár

 

1) Blindside - 'With Shivering Hearts We Wait'
2) Subscribe - 'Bookmarks'
3) Machine Head - 'Unto the Locust'
4) Kaura - 'That Which Defines Us'
5) Civet - 'Love & War'
6) Djerv - 'Djerv'
7) Vain - 'Enough Rope'
8) Lower Than Atlantis - 'World Record'
9) Mastodon - 'The Hunter'
10) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
11) The Haunted - 'Unseen'
12) A Pale Horse Named Death - 'And Hell Will Follow Me'
13) The Idoru - 'Time'
14) Burn Halo - 'Up From The Ashes'
15) Haelo - 'Ageusia'
16) Life In Your Way - 'Kingdoms'
17) Jane's Addiction - 'The Great Escape Artist'
18) Turbo - 'Lost Measure'
19) Reckless Love - 'Animal Attraction'
20) Balance and Composure - 'Separation'

 

Rob Watkins

 

1) Anna Nalick - 'Broken Dolls+Odds+Ends'
2) Beady Eye - 'Different Gear, Still Speeding'
3) Dream Theater - 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events'
4) Fountains Of Wayne - 'Sky Full Of Holes'
5) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
6) Nerina Pallot - 'Year Of The Wolf'
7) Lenny Kravitz - 'Black And White America'
8) The Pierces - 'You And I'
9) The Guns - 'Fuck The Demon Outta Me'
10) Rival Sons - 'Pressure And Time'
11) Tesla - 'Twisted Wires And the Acoustic Sessions'
12) Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light'
13) Charlie Simpson - 'Young Pilgrim'
14) Limp Bizkit - 'Gold Cobra'
15) Panic At The Disco - 'Vices And Virtues'
16) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
17) City And Colour - 'Little Hell'
18) Steel Panther - 'Balls Out'
19) Chris Cornell - 'Songbook'
20) Ryan Adams - 'Ashes And Fire'

 

Ross Welford

 

1) Jane's Addiction - 'The Great Escape Artist'
2) Baby Woodrose - 'Love Comes Down'
3) Vain - 'Enough Rope'
4) Dust And Bones - 'Rock And Roll Show'
5) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
6) Korn - 'Path To Totality'
7) Screaming Trees - 'Last Words'
8) The Treatment - 'This Might Hurt'
9) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
10) Electric Boys - 'And Them Boys Done Swang'
11) TNA - 'S/T'
12) Sandra Dee - 'Visions Of Pain'
13) Bang Tango - 'Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt'
14) A Wolf Like Me - 'S/T' EP
15) Tyla J Pallas - 'Quinquaginta'
16) Hell In The Club - 'Let The Games Begin'
17) LA Guns - 'Acoustic Gypsy Live'
18) Steel Panther - 'Balls Out'
19) Pompei Nights - 'Rather Die Than Livin' In Boundaries'
20) Miss Behaviour - 'Last Woman Standing'

 

Dai Whistance

 

1) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
2) Revoker - 'Revenge For The Ruthless'
3) Mastodon - 'The Hunter'
4) Anthrax - 'Worship Music'
5) Jane's Addiction - 'The Great Escape Artist'
6) Gentleman's Pistols - 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure'
7) New York Dolls - 'Dancing Backwards In High Heels'
8) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
9) Turbowolf - 'Turbowolf'
10) Megadeth - 'Th1rt3en'
11) Rise To Remain - 'City Of Vultures'
12) Hell - 'Human Remains'
13) In Flames - 'Sounds Of A Playground Fading'
14) Black Stone Cherry - 'Between The Devil And The Blue Sea'
15) Lifer - 'Cursing Them Out'
16) Graveyard - 'Hisingen Blues'
17) The Treatment - 'This Might Hurt'
18) Saxon - 'Call To Arms'
19) My Morning Jacket - 'Circuital'
20) Mariachi El Bronx - 'Mariachi El Bronx (II)'

 


So, the votes have been cast, the numbers have been crunched, the collective Top 20 of the UR Massive is:

 

Uber Rock's Top 20 Albums Of 2011

 

1) Michael Monroe - 'Sensory Overdrive'
2) Black Spiders - 'Sons Of The North'
3) Vintage Trouble - 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'
4) Rival Sons - 'Pressure And Time'
5) The Dwarves - 'Are Born Again'
6) The Guns - 'Fuck The Demon Outta Me'
7) Motorhead - 'The World Is Yours'
8) Mastodon - 'The Hunter'
9) Machine Head - 'Unto The Locust'
10) Vain - 'Enough Rope'
11) Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light'
12) Anthrax - 'Worship Music'
13) Skindred - 'Union Black'
14) Gentleman's Pistols - 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure'
15) Tyla J Pallas - 'Quinquaginta'
16) Flash Bastard - 'Rock N' Roll Must Be Destroyed'
17) Lifer - 'Cursing Them Out'
18) Jane's Addiction - 'The Great Escape Artist'
19) Eureka Machines - 'Champion The Underdog'
20) Revoker - 'Revenge For The Ruthless'

 

That's a pretty impressive list if we say so ourselves! While the lists came in from right across the UK and Ireland, Canada and the US, it makes us proud to see four Welsh bands - The Guns, Skindred, Lifer and Revoker - included in the final Top 20 albums of 2011. Michael Monroe's awesome 'Sensory Overdrive' album ran away with the vote but the equally great Black Spiders and Vintage Trouble slugged it out for second spot, the Spiders winning by a leg or two.

 

2011 has been a fantastic year for music: people say that the music industry is dying, and that may be so, but music is not and will not. The record labels might not have our money any longer, but we will always have ears - long may they continue to be tormented by the loudest, brashest, most arrogant, fucked-up rock 'n' roll misfits on this ever-spinning hunk of rock. 2012, you have a lot to live up to......