#1 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums Of 2011#1 – Foo Fighters – Wasting LightDave Grohl’s Foo Fighters have finally found the perfect chemistry for the ultimate hard rock album. Recorded in Grohl’s garage entirely in analog and produced by Buch Vig (Nirvana – Nevermind) this is the best Foo album yet. Wasting Light is nominated for six grammys…

#2 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums of 2011 #2 – Black Country Communion – 2 I have to thank @EddieTrunk for suggesting this one for me. Glen Hughes is by far the best vocalist in hard rock today.  Joe Bonamassa has become a guitar god by reinventing the classic guitar riff. Jason Bohnam’s drums are tunes perfectly giving…

#3 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums Of 2011#3 – Foster The People – TorchesThis album is a pure Indie Pop masterpiece. Incorporating original sounds and textures into great grooves topped with deep and hunting lyrics. Torches has been deservedly Grammy nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. This album goes so much deeper than their hit single Pumped Up…

#4 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums Of 2011#4 – The Script – Science & FaithDanny O’Donoghue’s unique vocal stylings of blending melodic singing with rhythmic prose along with clever lyrics make up one of the best relationship albums I have ever heard. Released just 18 days into 2011 I have not been able to stop listening to this…

#5 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums Of 2011#5 – Taking Back Sunday – Taking Back SundayScreaming guitars and intense vocals that combine to make an unrelenting collection of songs from beginning to end. This is the record that a lot of people never thought would happen: A brand new Taking Back Sunday album that features the same line-up…

#6 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums Of 2011#6 – Mr. Big – What If…So much talent in one band ought to be illegal. Mr. Big has always stood out above the rest of the late 80’s early 90’s hard rock groups. They have a unique way of making their songs sound simple on the outside, but when you…

#7 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums Of 2011#7 – Sixx A:M – This Is Gonna HurtProbably the best commercial hard rock album I have ever heard. Every single song on this album is great from the riff driven rockers to the slow soulful ballads. If you haven’t yet, you must listen to this album. One time through and…

#8 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums of 2011#8 – Jane’s Addiction – The Great Escape ArtistStarting a new chapter for the band with a new sound, The Great Escape Artist is their heaviest and most focused album of the four. Stephen Perkins lays down a huge foundation on which Dave Navarro layers wall of guitar sounds only to…

#9 – My Favorite Albums of 2011

My Favorite Albums Of 2011#9 – Blink 182 – NeighborhoodsGone are the days of overproduced pop punk. What we are left with is an amazing self produced comeback album by the genre pioneers Blink 182. Travis Barker has to be the most underrated drummer in rock music. His extremely intricate and original drum patterns really…