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BOTY ’11: 2011’s Soundtrack

A lot of people are making lists of what they thought were the best books, albums and movies of 2011. And that sounded like a very good idea to me, so here we are, I’m doing it too. Though most people have like ten items per list, I decided to do only five. I’ve got four lists in total: albums, concerts, movies and books. I’ve put everything in alphabetical order. And I am going to post it in parts, so here we’ve got part one: best albums.

1. The Devil Wears Prada – Dead Throne | Rating: 

Though I’m not really a big fan of The Devil Wears Prada anymore, I do still think it’s an awesome band. The sound they’ve got on this album is a bit heavier than their previous one, but that doesn’t make it less awesome. I haven’t really listened to all the songs yet (just to a couple, and I’ve listened to bits of the other songs), but I really like what I’ve heard.

2. Dance Gavin Dance – Downtown Battle Mountain II | Rating: 

When ‘Happiness’ came out in 2009, I was a bit scared that they’d keep to that kind of sound, which I didn’t really found fitting for DGD to be honest. I’ve seen the band live and it’s really one of my favourites at the moment. I really like that they’ve gone back to their ‘old’ sound with this album, and that they’ve added some new/old bandmembers, like Johnny Craig.

3. Avril Lavinge – Goodbye Lullaby | Rating: 

And from heavy music, we go to Avril Lavigne, yes. I used to be such a big fan of her when I was younger, but it kinda ‘died’ after a while. I don’t really know why, because she’s still a good singer, in my opinion. And she definitely proved that in the HMH when I went to her concert. At first I only went because my friend wanted me to come, and because one of my favourite bands was her support act, but I actually had quite some fun at the concert. And I really just like the songs on this album (though I prefer her older ones).

4. The Blackout – Hope | Rating: 

Okay though this is an alphabetically ordered list, if I had to chose a number one, it has got to be this one. I love all the songs on this album, and I love the album itself. It’s not a normal CD case like you see with all the other CD’s, but it’s an actual hardcover book (a small one, the size of a CD case but still). There are some black and white pictures in the album, and lyrics for all the songs. There is a bonus track, with some acoustic songs, and some covers. Go and listen to this album, if you haven’t done it yet!

5. You Me At Six – Sinners Never Sleep | Rating: 

I don’t really have much to say about this album, except for the fact that I bloody love it; especially Bite My Tongue, which they’ve made together with Oliver Sykes from Bring Me the Horizon. I am not a big fan of BMTH but I do really like the song. They sounded even better live than they did on the album, when I saw them on 2 December, and I don’t really say that often about bands!