2011 is finally over but before I leave it in the dust I want to talk about some of my favorite things that came out this past year, from music to comics I have compiled a small list for your entertainment.
Favorite Albums of 2011
Below is my list of favorite albums that came out in 2011. If I had the time I would probably make a list of about 50 albums just to make sure every I got ever album. If you’re interested in reading more about my top 5 records you can head over to punknews anc check out the article.
1.Laura Stevenson and the Cans-Sit Resist
2.Dead to Me-Moscow Penny Ante
3.Good Luck-Without Hesitation
4.Joyce Manor-Joyce Manor
5.World Inferno Friendship Society-The Anarchy and the Ecstasy
6.Bomb the music industry- vacation
8.Great Cynics-Don’t Need Much
9.Chuck Ragan-Covering Ground
10.Touche Amore- parting the sea
11.Gateway District- perfects gonna fail
12.Into It. Over it- Proper
13.Andrew Jackson Jihad-Knife Man
14.Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room-Hurricane Season
15. P.S. Eliot- Sadie
16.Defeater-Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
20.The Slackers-The Radio
Favorite Songs of 2011
1.Joyce Manor- Leather Jacket
2.Bomb the Music Industry-Hurricane Waves
3.Spraynard- Ah Gun
4.Dead to Me-The Monarch Hotel
5.Grown Ups- Well Water
6.Into It. Over It.- Connecticut Steps
7.Big D and the Kids Table-Walls
8.The Swellers- The Best I Ever Had
Favorite Comics of 2011
1.Li’l Depressed Boy (Image)- hands down my favorite discovery of the year, a comic book for the hopeless romantic who also happens to be a music nerd.
2.Animal Man (DC)- Out of all the titles in the new 52 Animal Man is easily my favorite. The artwork is amazing and the story freaks me out in the best way possible.
3.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)-I’ve been a TMNT fan before I could even walk or talk so it’s no surprise that this is one of my favorites this year. It’s a different take on the turtles but I love it. Not to mention Kevin is on board, so what’s not to like?
4.Daredevil (Marvel)- The relaunched Daredevil is easily my favorite Marvel comic at the moment. It’s got an old school vibe that I greatly enjoy. Not to mention the artwork is absolutely amazing.
5.Batwoman (DC)- The comic that took forever and a day to come out. Well it was worth the wait!
6.Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel)-The idea of Miles Morales becoming the new Spider-Man excited me. After reading the first story arc I can’t wait to see what Marvel has planned for this book.
7.Kick Ass 2 (Icon)-Probably the most action packed comic of the year. Perhaps the most fucked up as well. If you want to know what I am talking about then read it.
8.Avengers Academy (Marvel)- Perhaps the most underrated Marvel book at the moment and my favorite Avengers book. Avengers Academy partially fills the void in my heart that used to be filled by the Runaways.
9.Batgirl(DC)- Hands down one of the most controversial comics of the year. It saw the return of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl-I personally was against the idea but after reading it I could see Gail Simone handled the situation very well. I still have some reservations about the move but that is a discussion for another time.
10.Generation Hope (Marvel)-Perhaps my favorite new Marvel character. Hope is a young, strong willed red head. Not to mention she’s kind of a bad ass. I can’t get enough of this comic!
I could write about favorite shows, moments, movies, etc but I’ll be honest. I don’t have the time. So hopefully you enjoyed my extremely short little post and go check out Matt’s more detailed one.
And here is a thank you list( basically Mat’s list with a few more names,
Kelly Carter, Chrtistine Czechowski, Akiko Moritake, Dominique Bell, Matthew Baldwin, Ruben Leon, John Flynn, Sean Vuoso, Breanna Vaca, Justin Burandt, Jason Ruiz, Kayla Young, Joe Sib, Christopher Farren, Jordan Salazar, Roman Salazar, Rachel Haxby, Nick Ball (and the Ball family), Katy Hardy, Sara Zitney, Ignacio Oseguera, Shannon O’Toole, Casey Elofson, Jimmy Gomez, Richie Reyes, Josh Hastings, Saul Ferman, Peter Nelson, Braden Babcock, Madison Kerr, Erin Ramynke, Jackie Wilding, Yesina Dorado, Jennifer Carrillo, Andy Ybarra, Shanel Hernandez, Yanira Lopez, Jen Razavi, Poli Van Dam, Kyle McCarthey, Brenden McKinnis, Neil Wayne, Michael David, Shelby Jacobson, Donna Baluchi, Marty Ploy, Tim Burkett, Anthony Booth, Bobb Lange, Mike O’Hara, Sean Carney, Nick and Jono Diener, Tom Gabel, James Bowman, Vinnie Fiorello, Derek Perry, Casey Lee, Sean Stevenson Chris #2, Ian Perkins, Dead To Me, Mixtapes, The Bombpops, The Flatliners, The Menzingers, Gaslight Anthem, Joyce Manor, Red City Radio, SHARKS, Blacklist Royals, O Pioneers!, New Bruises, Horror Squad, French Exit, Title Fight, Four Year Strong, Broadway Calls, Hands Like Bricks, Comadre, Evan Weiss, Summer Vacation, Anti-Flag, Banner Pilot, Vultures United, Dave Hause, White Wives, The Mighty Regis, Bomb The Music Industry!, Banquets, Great Cynics, Vanessa at Mutiny PR, Lisa at Kind of Like Records, The Sidekicks, Koji, Polar Bear Club, Punks In Vegas, Up The Punx!, Steven May, Bill Stevenson, Everybody at SideOneDummy, Bryne Yancey, Adam White, Aubin Paul, Rich Verducci, Brit Strummer, Kira Wisniewski, Ashley Tesmer, Megan Schroer, Meghan Alfano, Ryan Nichols, Didi Bei, Stephanie Trevino, Cara Moore, Denise Borders and anybody who has ever come to one of our shows or downloaded one of your podcasts. Thank you all.