#BestOf2011 : Special Mentions – Hard Sounds


Metal continued its comeback to the front stage, aided by the stagnation of normally trendier genres. Blogs expanded their coverage of the genre and even Pitchfork began embracing its many fields. Elsewere, a few established artist from the fields of hardcore, garage and noise rock delivered notable returns to form (Mogwai, Wooden Shjips..) or even career best works (Thee Oh Sees).

10-RUSSIAN CIRCLES
Empros
(Sargent House)
9-PRURIENT
Bermuda Drain
(Hydra Head)
8-TY SEGALL
Goodbye Bread
(Drag City)
7-BLUT AUS NORD
777-The Desantification
(Roadrunner)
6-WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
Celestial Lineage
(Southern Lord)
5-MOGWAI
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
(Sub Pop)
4-MASTODON
The Hunter
(Roadrunner)
3-THEE OH SEES
Carrion Crawler/The Dream
(In The Red)
2-LITURGY
Aesthetica
(Thrill Jockey)
1-WOODEN SHJIPS
West
(Thrill Jockey)

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