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My EOTY List For 2011... During 2012. Whoops!
My EOTY List For 2011... During 2012. Whoops!
01/02/12 at 09:42 PM by WhoSaidThat?
Sorry this took me a moment more than the rest of you. Finals, friends, family, yeah yeah no excuse. Guess I should post this anyway so that it'll have been for something, haha. I mean, this has to be the only time my blog goes even somewhat in depth. Hope everybody has a fantastic 2012. Oh, and you're more than welcome to friend or follow me. I'm not that fascinating, but... go nuts!

Officially getting the EOTY list over with in T-Minus... NOW!

Let's Pretend This Isn't Unnecessarily Long: The Top 50 of 2011

50. Weaver at the Loom - Before Then, Was Now
49. All Get Out - The Season
48. Chuck Ragan - Covering Ground
47. Radiohead - The King of Limbs
46. This Love - At War
45. The Wonder Years - Suburbia I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing
44. Thursday - No Devolucion
43. Deas Vail - Deas Vail
42. Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room - Hurricane Season
41. Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials

40. Wale - Ambition
39. The Horrible Crowes - Elsie
38. The Decemberists - The King is Dead
37. Mark Rose - Wonderful Trouble
36. Augustana - Augustana
35. Jonathan Jones - Community Group
34. Terius Nash - 1977
33. R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
32. Marianas Trench - Ever After
31. Laura Stevenson & The Cans - Sit Resist

30. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
29. Title Fight - Shed
28. I Am the Avalanche - Avalanche United
27. Candy Hearts - Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy
26. Kevin Devine - Between the Concrete & Clouds
25. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
24. Bomb the Music Industry! - Vacation
23. Thrice - Major/Minor
22. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
21. Red City Radio - The Dangers of Standing Still

20. Jack's Mannequin - People & Things
19. Drake - Take Care
18. Banner Pilot - Heart Beats Pacific
17. Charlie Simpson - Young Pilgrim
16. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes & Keys
15. Bayside - Killing Time
14. Moving Mountains - Waves
13. Polar Bear Club - Clash Battle Guilt Pride
12. Transit - Listen and Forgive
11. Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes

10. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

I&WOne of the precious few releases that truly stuck with me throughout the great majority of the year. This album kind of went underrated as some fans pointed out the apparent lack of haunt throughout the album, but that didn't take from any of Sam Beam's always amazing melodies and lyrics. While not his best moment, KEOC still does nothing less than display versatility and further the streak of excellent material. Best two dollars I can remember spending on Best Buy, that's for sure.

Highlights: Walking Far From Home, Me and Lazarus, Godless Brother In Love

9. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

ColdplayChris Martin an Co. sure as hell know how to find a way to click with me. I mean, I knew this album wouldn't touch Viva La Vida, don't get me wrong. And frankly, everyone would be better off not expecting that level of greatness here. Still, this is simply beautiful from beginning to near end. Another ambitious effort with a more intimate feel, Mylo Xyloto makes for yet another praiseworthy deposit in the Coldplay vault.

Highlights: Hurts Like Heaven, Us Against the World, Don't Let it Break Your Heart

8. Eisley - The Valley

EisleyAfter a few years and some major label clusterfuckery, The Duprees are back with what's by far their best moment. The delightful spin they put on rather downcast matters proves delightful throughout. Between that, the superb instrumentation as well as Sherri, Stacy, and Chauntelle sounding better than ever, there's no reason any fan of Eisley should be any less than thrilled with The Valley. If nothing else, you should be anxious for more, especially with Deep Space just around the corner next year.

Highlights: Smarter, Watch it Die, Oxygen Mask

7. blink-182 - Neighborhoods

BlinkYes, the loooooooooooong-awaited release from my favorite band of all time. I neither deny nor care that this is at least somewhat of a bias pick on my part. Regardless of what anyone says is or isn't worth the long wait for the album, this is what we got and it's damn awesome. A great deal of what I've loved about Mark, Tom and Travis for years found its way around the Hoods, amongst some other tricks new and old. And they never miss a beat throughout.

Highlights: Natives, Heart's All Gone, Kaleidoscope

6. The Damnwells - No One Listens to the Band Anymore

DamnwellsAlways count on The Damnwells to have a knack for combining earnest lyrics with infectious harmonies. And this time, they gave me an album for all seasons that serves as a major improvement over the still fantastic One Last Century that's still available for free download. Furthermore, hearing these songs live also had to have played a role in me spinning NOLTTBA as often as I have over the last nine months. And I don't have a problem with it.

Highlights: She Goes Around, Let's Be Civilized, Death Defier

5. Pianos Become the Teeth - The Lack Long After

PBTTCan't say I was all that familiar with Pianos Become the Teeth before hearing this album, so you could bet I was in for a trip, to say the least. Well, "brutal" is definitely the word here. The theme of loss is one the band executes perfectly. Within a handful of spins, nearly every song on The Lack Long After either left a chill down my spine or my jaw on the floor. More than likely the most I've enjoyed an album that came out of left field in ages.

Highlights: Shared Bodies, Liquid Courage, I"ll Get By

4. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

NoelWhat a nice surprise Noel's new project turned out to be. I more or less knew this was gonna be great, but I wouldn't have expected to adore it this much. Much as I don't want to compare this release to that other band the Noel played in at one point, but High Flying Birds does nothing to discard some of the elements I loved from earlier Oasis recordsm, on top of being downright incredible on its own merits. In fact, this could go on be the most I enjoyed something with Noel Gallagher's name attached to it in years. I'm not sorry.

Highlights: Everybody's on the Run, If I Had a Gun, AKA... What a Life!

3. Saves The Day - Daybreak

STDSaves The Day finally rounded out an amazing trilogy with their best album in a decade. No doubt that many of us had been hotly anticipating this release for a long time. For someone like me who always loved the vast majority of STD's catalog (I still don't completely get the hate for Under The Boards. Whatever), it might've been a given that this would be an easy Top Five candidate. Proving to be a best of both worlds deal, Daybreak boasts a variety of sounds while retaining much of what they've been celebrated for.

Highlights: Daybreak, Deranged & Desperate, Undress Me

2. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

FoosOne of the undisputed best rock bands in the mainstream came, saw and conquered 2011. If you haven't guessed, I'm entirely on board with this being the Foos' best since There Is Nothing Left to Lose. It kinda had to be if it's my most-played album of this year. No more than a week has past that I didn't play at least a song or two. When a band like the Foo Fighters is putting out material of this quality over a decade past their prime, AND seeing success for it, everyone who loves music should be grateful. Or something to that hyperbolic effect.
Highlights: These Days, Back & Forth, Walk

1. City & Colour - Little Hell

C&CSo here we have it, minority of those who initially tried to read this that still never gave up yet. The one the reigned supreme over the other albums. Little Hell marks another expansion in sound for City and Colour, and it showcases his most fluid, sincere songwriting ever. With the help of another new band, Dallas Green handily got the best songs out of him this time around. Throw in the fact that he's has some of the most soothing pipes imaginable and you have a finished product that you'd have to be dared into not feeling anything after multiple spins. Little Hell stuck right with me through my peaks and valleys with all its qualiites I aforementioned, and that's why it's my... ehh. fuck, I'm not gonna say it.

Picture's clear enough as it is. Might as well spare my readers from one last cliche.

Highlights: The Grand Optimist, Little Hell, O'Sister, Weightless

Honorable Mentions : They Were Close. Maybe TOO Close

Adele - 21
Angels & Airwaves - Love Part II
Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends
Butch Walker and the Black Widows - The Spade
Childish Gambino - Camp
Cold War Kids - Mine is Yours
Common - The Dreamer/The Believer
The Dangerous Summer - War Paint
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows - D.R.U.G.S.
Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots
Face to Face - Laugh Now, Laugh Later
Fountains of Wayne - Sky Full of Holes
Frank Turner - England, Keep My Bones
Funeral for a Friend - Welcome Home Armageddon
Gavin DeGraw - Sweeter
The Get Up Kids - There Are Rules
Hailey, It Happens - Aurora
The Hotel Year - It Never Goes Out
Incubus - If Not Now, When?
Jeremy Larson - They Reappear
Joyce Manor - Joyce Manor
Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
Living With Lions - Holy Shit
Man Overboard - Man Overboard
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
Maniac - Mania
O'Brother - Garden Window
Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
Owen - Ghost Town
Patrick Stump - Soul Punk
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You
The Roots - Undun
Royce Da 5'9" - Success is Certain
Sleeping With Sirens - Let's Cheers to This
The Sounds - Something to Die For
Spraynard - Funtitled
States - Room to Run
The Strokes - Angles
The Swellers - Good For Me
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
Theophilus London - Timez Are Weird These Days
This is Hell - Black Mass
This Time Next Year - Drop Out of Life
The Throne - Watch the Throne
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines
We Were Promised Jetpacks - In the Pit of the Stomach
William Fitzsimmons - Gold in the Shadow

ExplanationHonestly, some of these would be way higher had they not gotten lost in the shuffle. Hopefully, this list will remind me of what to revisit in the future.

Small Packages (I'm Above the Obvious Double Entendre Here): Top 10 EP's of 2011

10. Broadway Calls - Toxic Kids
9. Ghost Thrower - Get Miserable
8. Theophilus London - Lovers Holiday
7. Daytrader - Last Days of Rome
6. Less Than Jake - Greetings From Less Than Jake
5. Cartel - In Stereo
4. Sleeping At Last - Yearbook Series
3. Childish Gambino - EP
2. Gallows - Death is Birth
1. The Republic of Wolves - Cartographer

EP'sAll of these were great (at worst), but Cartographer is the favorite by miles. What's more is that it's literally the only release of 2011 that I spun from the beginning of the year.

Favorite Songs of 2011: The Top Traxxx

Augustana - Shot in the Dark
Bad Meets Evil - Welcome 2 Hell
Bayside - The Wrong Way
blink-182 - Kaleidoscope
Bomb the Music Industry! - Can't Complain
Charlie Simpson - Parachutes
Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks
City and Colour - Grand Optimist
Coldplay - Us Against the World
Common - Gold
The Damnwells - She Goes Around
Dan Adriano in the Emergency Room - It's Gonna Rain All Day
Death Cab For Cutie - Unobstructed Views
The Decemberists - Dear Avery
Drake - Marvin's Room
Eisley - Smarter
Florence and the Machine - All This and Heaven Too
Foo Fighters - Walk
Four Year Strong - Heaven Wasn't Built to Hold Me
Gallows - Mondo Chaos
The Horrible Crowes - Ladykiller
I Am the Avalanche - Dead Friends
Iron and Wine - Godless Brother in Love
J. Cole - Lost Ones
Jack's Mannequin - People, Running
Kevin Devine - 11-17
Laura Stevenson and The Cans - Peachy
Manchester Orchestra - Virgin
Marianas Trench - Desperate Measures
Moving Mountains - Tired Tiger
Nas - Nasty
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - If I Had a Gun...
O'Brother - Lay Down
Panic! at the Disco feat. fun. - C'mon
Pianos Become the Teeth - Liquid Courage
Polar Bear Club - Bottled Wind
Radiohead - Codex
Red City Radio - Two For Flinching
The Republic of Wolves - The Dead Men Stood Together
The Roots feat. Big K.R.I.I & Dice Raw - Make My
Ryan Adams - Lucky Now
Saves the Day - Undress Me
Simple Plan - Loser of the Year
The Sounds - Won't Let Them Tear Us Apart
The Swellers - Nothing More to Me
Thrice - Words in the Water
Title Fight - 27
Transit - All Your Heart
The Wonder Years - You Made Me Want to Be a Saint
Yellowcard - See Me Smile

SawngsLook, if I actually attempted to nail down the ranking of my favorite songs, the tiny little bulb at the top of my skull called a brain would hurt like a motherfucker. So, here's another list of cuts I loved. One apiece. And yes, the bolded is my song of the year.

Son, I Am Disappoint: The Biggest Letdowns of 2011

10. Cobra Skulls - Agitations

Cobra SkullsFigured I'd get more of a kick after enjoying American Rubicon as well as this year's Bringing the War Home so much. Not much more to say there.

9. Lydia - Paint it Golden

LydiaI guess this is an okay album, but it only magnifies my 50/50 hindsight that Illuminate should've stayed as Lydia's swan song.

8. Set Your Goals - Burning at Both Ends

Set Your GoalsLooks like everybody felt this one. I might've enjoyed this a tad more than most seemed to, but so much of BABE is simply bland.

7. Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

EITSGood effort, but there's plenty more issues beyond the album being "nothing new" that elicited my immediate disinterest in returning to it.

6. MUTEMATH - Odd Soul

MUTEMATHThis might turn some heads. While I could enjoy almost two-thirds of Odd Soul, none of the songs I did enjoy would bode with me like the best of their self-titled or Armistice, namely due to the vocal effects on a few cuts. Nevertheless, most of this album has got to sound incredible live.

5. Arctic Monkeys - Suck it and See

Arctic MonkeysHonestly, 2009's Humbug was quite good overall at the time, and I still stand by that. But I didn't like much of anything on here. Holding out hope for them returning to their hiatus refreshed and ready to come correct.

4. Simple Plan - Get Your Heart On!

Simple PlanHad every song on the album been at least as enjoyable as Loser of the Year, this would've been my pop-punk AOTY, hands down. Yet for all the time Simple Plan spent putting this together, I'd have guessed they'd come up with something that made for more than just a quick, decent listen. It's difficult to get a metaphorical hard on from some of their most flaccid stuff to date.

3. Butch Walker and the Black Widows - The Spade

ButchI appear to be the black sheep of Butch fans one this one, but this is my least favorite of his efforts by far. I just don't buy that this is his best album in years. Mind you, The Spade did make Honorable Mention, but that was mainly for the enjoyment I got out of the tracks I did care for, like The Closest Thing to You I'm Gonna Find.

2. Panic! at the Disco - Vices & Virtues

P!ATDPerhaps it's gonna take Panic another attempt at making the album that they were trying to establish here. No doubt, this album is a mixed bag. And it doesn't help that decent amount of the songs nearly run together, like it's one really long pop-rock number interspersed with some pretty good to really good cuts. Toss in the fact that one of the b-sides is worlds better than most of what did make the record, and it's pretty clear that this is not the album it coulda-woulda-shoulda been.

1. New Found Glory - Radiosurgery

New Found GloryIf there's any one pop-punk band that's more than found their niche, it's New Found Glory. It'd be foolish to assume they'd once again put out something of Self-Titled or Sticks & Stones caliber, despite always coming through with album after awesome album. I loved everything they've released since their self-titled (even the supposed "regression" of Not Without a Fight). This marks the first time NFG has fallen short of my hopes, and by a hell of a lot, at that. Upon finding out they got Neal Avron behind the boards for this release, I expected nothing less than another great effort from these dudes, and instead I discovered what they sound like on autopilot.

You Dun Goofed: Worst Albums of 2011

10. Unwritten Law - Swan
9. Battles - Gloss Drop
8. NeverShoutNever - Time Travel
7. Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding
6. Rise Against - Endgame
5. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
4. Stay - American Cherry Bomb
3. Owl City - All Things Bright & Beautiful
2. Mayday Parade - Mayday Parade
1. A Skylit Drive - Identity on Fire

Heart-Wrenching Breakups

10. Silverchair
9. InnerPartySystem
8. R.E.M.
7. Rilo Kiley
6. The Graduate
5. Rx Bandits
4. Thursday
3. Alexisonfire
2. The White Stripes
1. Valencia

Honorable Mentions:

1. You, Me & Everyone We Know. They might as well be broken up. Ben Liebsch, go fuck yourself.

Best Shows of 2011: Live From WhoSaidThat?'s Blog

10. Panic! at the Disco w/ Foxy Shazam & fun. - House of Blues, May 22
9. The Damnwells w/ Apex Manor & Harper Blynn - T.T. the Bear's, March 23
8. The National w/ Yo La Tengo & Wye Oak - Bank of America Pavillion, September 9
7. Deftones w/ Dillinger Escape Plan - House of Blues, May 9
6. Thrice w/ La Dispute, Moving Mountains & O'Brother - The Royale, October 18
5. City & Colour w/ Hacienda - House of Blues, December 2
4. Saves the Day & Bayside w/ Transit & I Am the Avalance - The Royale, October 8
3. The Throne - TD Banknorth Garden, November 21
2. Jimmy Eat World w/ Civil Twilight - The Palladium, June 3
1. blink-182 w/ My Chemical Romance and Manchester Orchestra - Comcast Center - August 9

Honorable Mentions:

Fake Problems w/ Murder By Death - The Middle East (Downstairs), March 5
Rise Against w/ Bad Religion & Four Year Strong - House of Blues, April 30
Valencia w/ Conditions & NGHBRS - Brighton Music Hall, August 6

Best Music Videos of 2011

10. Yellowcard - Hang You Up

9. New Found Glory - Radiosurgery

8. Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey - Words I Never Said

7. Thursday - Magnets in a Metal Heart

6. Chromeo - When the Night Falls

5. Coldplay - Paradise

4. blink-182 - Up All Night

3. Good Charlotte - Last Night

2. Foo Fighters - Walk

1. The Throne - Otis

Best Unofficial (read: fanmade. Ugh.) Music Video:

Band of the Year

The Boston Bruins

Best TV Shows of 2011: Hereby Declared a Chelsea and Whitney Free Zone

10a. The Big Bang Theory - Season Four

No doubt some of you guys may hate me after leaving this on the list. But it's because of some of the flaws and a couple too many filler episodes of this season that it's ranked even this low. On the other hand, this season threw me in for some nice surprises as well. For every ounce of love I had lost for Raj (that dude can only go so long without a psychiatrist for his issues speaking to women), I saw myself enjoying Howard of all people by the gallon. I eventually learned to tolerate - and appreciate - Sheldon's deadpan ladyfriend Amy Farrah Fowler, whom everyone feared was going to be the shark-jumper of the show. Really, the only recurring shitty cliche that TBBT has is that is keeps bringing me back once I swear they're losing it.

Favorite episode: The Zarnecki Incursion

10b. Greek - Season Four (Or Chapter Six)

Here is where we say farewell to Cyprus-Rhodes University, as well as ABC Family's only good original show. Greek was always a charming and often very funny college drama that never managed to take itself too seriously or insult its audience's intelligence, which is a known rarity within its subgenre. It's unfortunate that the final season couldn't be extended past ten episodes, but they managed to wrap the final season up in a way that I had doubted that they could've accomplished, give the circumstances. The series finale in particular was one that had grabbed at my heart strings. I'm definitely grateful this show existed. But you know damn well what they say about all good things.

Favorite episode: Legacy.

9. Wilfred - Season One

Initially, I wasn't too hopeful for this show. I never saw the original Australian version (does/did that air in the states anywhere?), and I can't say I ever followed Elijah Wood closely enough to form a valid opinion of him. But I had no trouble believing him as Ryan, a distraught man with a blatant void in his life, as well as the comic foil to the titular dog/man in a dog costume. One thing I especially love that I'm sure most others have touched on already is the dark aspects of the show, and how they complimented the writing and humor. One more gem for FX. Also... BUBBLES!

Favorite episode: Pride

8. Modern Family - Season Two

While it doesn't top the first season, it still great television. The characters have arguably always been the true strength of Modern Family, and it's no different this time. Personally, I love how every character is not only highly entertaining in their own right, but each has his or her own sweetness at their respective cores, yet never falls in danger of being too saccharine. Phil in particular never fails to amuse me with his goofball ways. Besides, if you ain't white, you ain't right.

Favorite episode: The Musical Man

7. 30 Rock - Season Five

Another 23 episodes worth of reasons to be grateful for the existence of Tina Fey. Rarely any less than great from start to finish, which is what the season needed to be following it's merely decent predecessor. For me, the only setback that really marred 30 Rock this season was the absence of Tracy in most of the later episodes. Yet the rest of the cast managed to deliver with ease. Also, Avery Jessup has got to be the most I've enjoyed Elizabeth Banks in ages. Stoked that the wait for the next season is nearly over.

Favorite episode: Double-Edged Sword

6. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season Seven

After a moderately disappointing sixth season, IASIP returns with not a weak episode to be found. Obviously, Fat Mac was the big change everyone was talking about, but it was the Reynolds siblings that shined the most throughout in my opinion. For the most part, some of the only times IASIP has faltered this year is due to excessive ambition (Frank's Brother is evidence of this), so it's nice to see the writers playing to their strengths. As a result, it gave us some of the show's most hysterical and batshit crazy moments in the Jersey Shore ep. Following the hijinks of these five horrible people from Philly always makes for a guaranteed three months of hilarity.

Favorite Episode: The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore

5. Homeland - Season One

Say hello the best new show of '11. While I'm not as well-versed in thrillers like these as I could be, I still got addicted to this gripping drama from the pilot. By and large some of the best momentum, writing and acting on TV, along with very real concerns as far as national security goes. There is not a trace of justice if this show, Danes, or Lewis loses any awards to any other drama series that isn't Breaking Bad or Bryan Cranston. It's that good.

Favorite episode: Representative Brody.

4. Parks and Recreation - Season Three

Between solely this season and the one before it, as well as what I've seen of the fourth season thus far, I don't have issues saying that this is one of the more endearing and sharply written sitcoms in some time (I'm making a lot of "Best ______ since _____" type of remarks on this list, aren't I? Well, here's one more). Everything from Leslie and Ben's budding relation ship to Tom's string of get-rich-quick schemes to Pawnee's Harvest Festival being resurrected should leave me entertained years after this all aired. Looks like these gems will only continue. Awesome sauce.

Favorite episode: Road Trip

3. Community - Season Two.

Thank God for Dan Harmon. There have been so many episodes here that left me smiling ear to ear through the entire ride. Character development was at an all time high this season, which constituted plenty of surprisingly moving confessional scenes from some of the cast members. Apart from Aerodynamics in Gender (which will probably go down as Community's only less-than-stellar episode), this entire season is more than worth your time, your viewership, and, if you're willing to catch up, your money. It bums me out that this show's constantly getting the short end of the stick. It being pulled appears to be merely the first of several stages leading to its cancellation. Don't. Let. This. Happen.

Favorite episode: Paradigms of Human Memory.

2. How I Met Your Mother - Season Six

Admittedly, this is another bias pick, but this was no short of greatness on its own merits. Here is the season that got everybody to finally shut up about "WHEN WE GETTING TO THE MOTHER? HEY, IS SHE THE MOTHER? NO WAIT, IS SHE THE MOTHER?" That alone is reason enough as to why this buries the previous two. All jokes aside, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas aimed right for the heart this year. The two best examples are obviously Marshall contending with the loss of his father and Barney finally getting to know his. What's more is that the show is still completely hilarious. Like, if I'm only laughing my ass off six or seven times, it's a disappointment (The Exploding Meatball Sub, anyone?). Going through these episodes a great reminder of why this is my favorite sitcom.

Favorite episode: Last Words

1. Breaking Bad - Season Four

Yeah, I made it kind of obvious at the end of the Homeland blurb that this would be at number one, like with practically everyone else making these same lists. But I'm not sorry, because this is as incredible as it gets. Every one of the last six or so episodes left me on the edge of my seat. No joke, you're gonna need every pair of hands you can get to count the "Holy shit" moments this season has. And yes, I'm completely on board with Gus Fring pretty much being the most awesome villain on TV. Regardless of how I cliched I sound, it amazes me that Vince Gilligan manages to find more and more ways to make each season of Breaking Bad superior to one before. Good thing that there's only one more left to close out the series, because ultimately, the one and only way Breaking Bad could outdo itself AGAIN after this is if there's one more season.

Favorite episode: Face Off

Honorable Mentions

American Dad - Season Six
Chuck - Season Four
Family Guy - Season Nine
One Tree Hill - Season Eight
South Park - Season Fifteen

Shows I Need to Watch

Boardwalk Empire
Children's Hospital
Eastbound & Down
Happy Endings

Shows I Need to Catch Up On

The League
Mad Men

Best Movies of 2011

10. Moneyball
9. Horrible Bosses
8. Midnight in Paris
7. Hugo
6. Super 8
5. 50/50
4. Bridesmaids
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. II
2. Drive
1. Source Code

Honorable Mentions:

30 Seconds or Less
Cedar Rapids
Crazy Stupid Love
Everything Must Go
The Hangover 2
A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas
X-Men: The First Class
Win Win

Most Anticipated Albums of 2012

The Audition
Big Boi
Boys Like Girls
Bruce Springsteen
Circa Survive
Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes
The Early November
Every Time I Die
Foxy Shazam - The Church of Rock & Roll
fun. - Some Nights
The Gaslight Anthem
Gatsby's American Dream
Good Old War - Come Back as Rain
Hit the Lights - Invicta
The Hold Steady
Jason Mraz
Jimmy Eat World
John Legend
John Mayer - Born and Raised

The Killers
Lucero - Women & Work
Ludacris - Ludaversal
The Menzingers
Motion City Soundtrack
Nada Surf - Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
Nas - Life is Good
The National
Neon Trees - Picture Show
Pearl Jam
Regina Spektor - What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
The Reign of Kindo
Relient K
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't
The Rocketboys
Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
Story of the Year
T.I. - Trouble Man
Titus Andronicus
We Shot the Moon
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