2011: A Year in Review
Well, I can’t believe it’s already here. 2012. A few more weeks and we will be there…how crazy is that? This year has gone by so fast. Music is the most important thing in my life, whether it is learning it, playing it, writing it, listening to it, etc, etc, and I gauge most of my life around music. In this post, I will be detailing what the most important bands/albums of the year were for me, in my opinion. Feel free to let me know what you thought was the best band or favorite album of the year. I’d love to speak with you about it! While this list will focus on best/favorite picks, I will also include new music that I found particularly interesting. It will give a good balance to the list!
*By “New Artists”, I do not mean that they are new in general, I mean that this was the first exposure to this certain artist, OR this was the first time that I listened to their music in an in-depth manner.
January: New Artists (Jukebox the Ghost, Butch Walker, a wide assortment of Dubstep), Favorites (Mercury in Summer)
February: New Artists (The Dance Party, I See Stars, Attack Attack!, A Skylit Drive), Favorites (The Darkness)
March: New Artists (Cake, Ace Enders, Childish Gambino, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, The Kinks), Favorites (Sleigh Bells, My Favorite Highway, Naked & Famous)
April: New Artists (A Day to Remember), Favorites (Yellowcard, Foo Fighters)
May: New Artists (Beheading of a King), Favorites (Britney Spears, All Time Low)
June: New Artists (The Body Electric, Two Door Cinema Club, Pink Floyd), Favorites (Texas in July, New Found Glory, Of Mice & Men, The Story So Far, Set Your Goals )
July: New Artists (Milkman), Favorites (Kanye West)
August: New Artists (Travis Barker), Favorites (blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spitalfield)
September: New Artists (Hawthorne Heights), Favorites (The Starting Line, blink-182, Maroon 5, Matt Nathanson)
October: New Artists (Avicii, Cash Cash, Taylor Hart), Favorites (Victoria Justice)
November: New Artists (Tom Lohrmann, Skrillex), Favorites (Angels & Airwaves)
December: New Artists (), Favorites ()
(December is not over yet, so once it is, I will update you all with the respective bands/albums. Enjoy.)