Saturday, March 3, 2012

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37 comments:

soundweave said...

Sorry this took so long. I've been really busy. Also this was the hardest top 50 list I've had to make so far. Mostly because I didn't think 2011 was a great year for music, like I did with all the past top 50s I've done. There were a ton of good albums released in 2011 but not so many truly great ones. My depression had a part in how I enjoyed and listened to music in 2011 too. And I spent a lot of time exploring different genres and making alot of mixtapes. My list is completely different from any other top 2011 list I've seen, so I'm probably wrong about my choices but whatever...
I don't know what, if anything, I'm gonna do with this blog in 2012. I'm thinking this will be the year I get shut down. We'll see. In the meantime I've reuploaded a bunch of albums for this list and will try to get my mixes re-uploaded soon. Cheers to anybody who still gives a shit.

soundweave said...

Here is the rest of my list in no particular order:

Junius - Reports From The Threshold of Death
Moon Duon - Mazes
Rosetta & Junius - Split
Dark Castle - Surrender To All Life Beyond Form
The Psychic Paramount - II
Blood Ceremony - Living With The Ancients
Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Teufelskamin
Samsara Blues Experiment - Revelation & Mystery
Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
Across Tundras - Sage

Boogie Monster - Zechimechi
Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen & Samuli Kosminen - Uniko
U.S. Christmas - The Valley Path
Macabre - Grim Scary Tales
Guadalupe Plata - Guadalupe Plata
Orchid - Capricorn
Woodsman - Mystic Places
Enablers - Blown Realms & Stalled Explosions
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
Black Angels - Another Nice Pair

Tree Of Sores - Tree Of Sores
Esoteric - Paragon of Dissonance
Russian Circles - Empros
Boris & Merzbow - Klatter
Omega Massif - Karpatia
Weedeater - Jason the Dragon
Shroud Eater - ThunderNoise
Dornenreich - Flammentribe
Virus - The Agent That Shapes The Desert
Blue Sky Black Death

Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Kokomo - If Wolves
Lion's Paw - Demo
O'Death - Outside
Oranssi Pazuzu - Kosmonument
Priestbird - Beachcombers
Megafaun - Megafaun
Ash Borer - Ash Borer
Krallice - Diotima
Mogwai - Hardcore

Opeth - Heritage
Sólstafir - Svartir Sandar
Vieo Abiungo - And The World Is Still Yawning
The Great Society Mind Destroyers
Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler_The Dream
Ancient Astronauts - Into Bass and Time
Coliseum - Parasites
Hammers of Misfortune - 17th Street
Saviours - Deaths Procession
The Gates of Slumber - The Wretch

Left Lane Cruiser - Junkyard Speed Ball
Radio Moscow - The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz
Black Tusk - Set the Dial
Indian - Guiltless
Sahara Surfers - Sonar Pilot
Ancestors - Invisible White
Sgt. - Birthday
Corrupted - Garten der Unbewusstheit
The Atlas Moth - An Ache for the Distance
Absu - Abzu

Fen - Epoch
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - st
Laura - 1200x
ASIWFA - Gangs
Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)
Fire Spoken by the Buffalo - Hiatus
Shels - Plains of the Purple Buffalo
Sleepmakeswaves - ... and so we destroyed everything
upcdownc - calaveras
True Widow - I.N.O.

Lunar Dunes - Galaxsea
Morkobot - Morbo
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
Anna Calvi
3epkano - Hans The Reluctant Wolf Juggler
65daysofstatic - Silent Running
Fuck The Facts - Die Miserable
The Wounded Kings - In the Chapel of the Black Hand
CunninLynguists - Oneirology

Majeure - Timespan
Cave - Neverendless
Dengue Fever - Cannibal Courtship
Poseidótica - crónicas del futuro
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Shoot!
Cave In - White Silence
Holy Mount - We Fell from The Sky
Ken MODE - Venerable
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
Burial & Massive Attack - Paradise Circus, Four Walls

Rwake - Rest
Tombs - Paths of Totality
Jesu - Ascension
The Coathangers - Larceny & Old Lace
Braids - Native speaker
The Men - Leave Home
Adebisi Shank - This is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
Real Estate - Days
Long Arm - The Branches
Battles - Gloss Drop

Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Wugazi
Welder - Florescence
Miracle - Fluid Window

Anonymous said...

Excellent blog and excellent job. Thanx, Ive discovered a world of new sounds because of your choices, dont give up man!

KeepGem Admin said...

Thanks for the awesome list! - keepgem.co.nr music blog admin

Anonymous said...

Thanks for compiling this, even though it will take ages to listen to 50 records the way they're meant to be listened to, I appreciate it very much. This is almost as nice as someone walking up to my desk, dropping a pile of 50 records and saying 'Enjoy.'

The Diary of a Milkman said...

Been waiting for this bad boy!

Depression really is a fuckin son of a bitch, and I really hope you treat her like the cunt she is.

If your passion remains, don't stop posting the good stuff - even if it's only once a month. But if you wake up - think twice - and then still decide this isn't helping your current situation, then by all means let this blog go.

There was a time where I only ventured to two blogspots. Stonerobixxx and Soundweave. Whereas you've taken a break, Stonerobixxx just keeps getting bigger. This is me saying you're great at running this blog, and you have a unique ear and open-mind that most people don't possess. That's not to say I love everything you post, but I do enjoy the adventure of listening to what you post.

Keep your chin up. Literally. It helps. Thanks again for the list, dude! \m/

Anonymous said...

Many of us still give a shit -- and your depression will lift. Don't be afraid of it lasting forever -- it won't.

soundweave said...

thanks guys. Stonerobixxx is indeed one of the best. And keepgem looks cool. cheers

genevieve said...

YOU ARE SO AWESOME! thank you for keeping up this blog! All my best to you...
G

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for turning me on to some great music I otherwise would have never heard.

zillagord said...

Great list as always man.
I haven't been by in awhile, glad I checked it out. I knew you had been struggling, was hoping the relocation might've helped. Let me know how you are, email any time-- it'd be great to hear from you.
Peace.
Zilla

Anonymous said...

Hi, would you be interested in putting the whole new PIGS album (noise / hardcore band from NY with Dave Curran from Unsane) on soundweave ? We also released a few records for Sofy Major and Membrane, noise/metal bands from France who would love their music to be spread.

Can't find your contact over here, sorry for spamming the comments, here is my email and our website :

http://www.solarflarerds.com
solarflarerds@gmail.com

Mathieu

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Ronilo Apin said...

Awesome! Great collection of albums, continue posting this kind of blog posts,but, try to add even little description to each picture so that viewer could have knowledge on this, saying, "ah,this is it, this is what it looks like.." I like the way you presented it..

Unknown said...

Hey, do you have an email anywhere that I can contact you at? I've looke high and low but can't seem to find one anywhere. Anyway, if you can give me a shout at justnoisemusic@live.com that'd be fantastic!

Anonymous said...

hey you're lost! how are you doing??

Anonymous said...

Still giving a shit!

Thank you for all your work and efforts throughout the years! If there wasn't for you, I would've never heard some of the music that really steered my life and broadened my music taste/knowledge.

Whatever you decide to do with this blog, I wish you all the best in the rest of your life and in anything you decide to do. And thank you once again for all your time that you dedicated to this blog.

Anonymous said...

hey!

thought i just have to leave a comment, now that i have followed your blog for quite a long time and read that you're not sure if the effort's worth it any more...

and well, you should know - here's again anybody who still gives lots of fuck as well!

i really appreciate the efforts you've been making to keep this awesome blog running and it would be a great pleasure if this is not the end of it!
i wish you all the best, don't give up!

greez from bavaria! :)

Sebastian

cellophane27 said...

check this evolving album. sometimes unsigned artists are good:
http://www.robertvanoz.com/music/cloudroomhouse/

Dimitri said...

:-(

I would be really interested to hear what outstanding albums you have heard this year...

Anonymous said...

2012 has been a great year for music -- we need you to post some shit!

Frederik said...

I'd really love to see your take on 2012. All in all my music taste differs very much from yours but still, every year there were some great albums I stumbled upon just because of you. So even if you won't upload anything, I would really love to see your top 50 of 2012!
Greetings from germany!

Anonymous said...

dude!
please come back, you are missed!
this is one of the best sources for good music!
and i mean GOOD music!

i hope you are alright man!

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