For the week I will count down my favorite albums of 2011. Like a holiday advent calendar I will only give you a little taste of the good stuff one day at a time. There's no denying that this year dubstep broke through to the mainstream like a ADD little boy hopped up on food coloring. For those of us listening to Burial years ago, this was an overwhelming "duh" moment. But for the rest of the world, it was like a 100-yard dash to the marketing finish line. Within a matter of weeks of Skrillex's creative video (and it was a great video) every marketing campaign chucked their pop songs hoping they could be the first to latch onto this hip young trend. There was a dubstep version of the White Stripes in the new Battleship trailer. Verzion has a little kid tweaking out to dubstep on his cellphone with his grandma. What's next?...will Tim Tebow pray to a dubstep beat? I wouldn't doubt it.
Now...I WANT YOUR HELP. Send me your lists of your favorite albums of 2011. Top twenty. I will compile all your votes into one master list. So send it via email...or just post it in the comment box. Will post on Dec. 31st the final result.
Here are the 44-55 Best Albums of 2011: