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Below are the individual staff lists used to generate the site's overall top 25 records of 2011. Enjoy!

Aaron H's list

  1. Des Ark - Don't Rock The Boat, Sink The Fucker (Lovitt)
  2. The Pauses - A Cautionary Tale (New Grenada)
  3. Bright Eyes - The People's Key (Saddle Creek)
  4. Thursday - No Devolución (Epitaph)
  5. Larry And His Flask - All That We Know (Silver Sprocket)
  6. Joyce Manor - Self Titled (6131)
  7. Face To Face - Laugh Now, Laugh Later (Antagonist)
  8. Street Eaters - Rusty Eyes and Hydrocarbons (Plan-It-X\Bakery Outlet)
  9. Small Brown Bike - Fell & Found (No Idea)
  10. Dave Hause - Resolutions (Paper + Plastick)
  11. By Surprise - Mountain Smashers (Topshelf)
  12. Nick 13 - Self Titled (Sugar Hill)
  13. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (RCA)
  14. Rival Schools - Pedals (Photo Finish)
  15. Polar Bear Club - Clash Battle Guilt Pride (Bridge Nine)
  16. Jeff The Brotherhood - We Are The Champions (Infinity Cat)
  17. Balance and Composure - Separation (No Sleep)
  18. William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs (Anti)

Bob's list

  1. Mamiffer - Mare Descendrii (Conspiracy)
  2. Life In The Dark - Hushed Bloom (Sunyata)
  3. Planning For Burial - Late Twenties Blues (Self Released)
  4. Life In The Dark - The Sunya Is Rising / Limbs In Gloom (Music Ruins Lives)
  5. Grouper - AIA: Alien Observer (Yellow Electric)
  6. Grouper - AIA: Dream Loss (Yellow Electric)
  7. Integrity - Thee Destroy+orr (Holy Terror)
  8. Locrian - The Clearing (Fan Death Records)
  9. Sutekh Hexen - Luciform (WANDS)
  10. Cremation Lily - 2 (Strange Rules)
  11. Cremation Lily - Untitled (Strange Rules)
  12. Earth - Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I (Southern Lord)
  13. Tom Waits - Bad As me (Anti)
  14. Helms Alee - Weatherhead (Hydra Head)
  15. Tenhornedbeast - Ten Horned Moses Descended The Mountain (Handmade Birds)
  16. Greys - Brightly Our Stars Did Shine As The Sea Reached Into The Sky (Music Ruins Lives)
  17. Servile Sect - TRVTH (Handmade Birds)
  18. Ash Borer - Ash Borer (Psychic Violence)
  19. Gridlink - Orphan (Hydra Head)
  20. Panopticon - Social Disservices (Flenser Records)
  21. Vestiges - The Descent Of Man (Independent)
  22. Jesu - Ascension (Calo Verde)
  23. Tom Vourtsis - Mothhunting (Music Ruins Lives)
  24. Rival Schools - Pedals (Photo Finish)
  25. Amebix - Sonic Mass (EasyAction)

Cheryl Prime's list

  1. Rome - Die Æsthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit (InfraRot)
  2. Mournful Congregation - The Book Of Kings (Osmose)
  3. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room (Cyclone Empire)
  4. Altar Of Plagues - Mammal (Profound Lore)
  5. Bosse-De-Nage - II (Flenser Records)
  6. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (RCA)
  7. Taake - Noregs Vaapen (Dark Essence Records)
  8. Caïna - Hands That Pluck (Profound Lore)
  9. Craft - Void (Carnal Records)
  10. Circle Of Ouroborus - Eleven Fingers (Handmade Birds Records)
  11. Woods Of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason (Northern Silence Productions)
  12. Zola Jesus - Conatus (Souterrain Transmissions)
  13. Negative Plane - Stained Glass Recelations (Ajna Offensive)
  14. Lake Of Blood - As Time And Tide Erodes Stone (Human Jigsaw)
  15. Cult Of Youth - Cult Of Youth (Sacred Bones)
  16. Panopticon - Social Disservices (Flenser Records)
  17. Sutekh Hexen - Luciform (WANDS)
  18. Ash Borer - Ash Borer (Psychic Violence)
  19. Wreck and Reference - Black Cassette (Music Ruins Lives)
  20. Aphrenous - Ravaged By The Incessant Scourge Of Deception (Independent)
  21. Gottesmorder - Gottesmorder (Absurd Creature Records)
  22. Cold Body Radiation - Deer Twilight (Dusktone)
  23. Corrupted - Garten Der Unbewusstheit (Nostalgia Blackrain)
  24. Powder! Go Away - Laika Still Wants To Go Home (Independent)
  25. VNV Nation - Automatic (Anachron Sounds)

Jon E.'s list

  1. True Widow - As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth (Kemado)
  2. Rot in Hell - As Pearls Before Swine (Deathwish Inc.)
  3. Disma - Towards The Megalith (Profound Lore)
  4. Sutekh Hexen - Luciform (WANDS)
  5. Craft - Void (Carnal Records)
  6. Prurient - Bermuda Drain (Hydrahead/Hospital Productions)
  7. Ancient Wisdom - A Godlike Inferno (Shine Box)
  8. Corrupted - Garten Der Unbewusstheit (Nostalgia Blackrain)
  9. Random Axe - Self Titled (Duck Down)
  10. Pulling Teeth - Funerary (A389)
  11. Bon Iver - Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
  12. Rome - Die Æsthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit (InfraRot)
  13. Kickback - Et Le Diable Rit Avec Nous (GSR)
  14. Circle Of Ouroborus - Eleven Fingers (Handmade Birds Records)
  15. Ash Borer - Ash Borer (gilead)
  16. Björk - Biophilia (Nonesuch)
  17. Mournful Congregation - The Book Of Kings (Osmose)
  18. Mastodon - The Hunter (Reprise)
  19. Negative Plane - Stained Glass Recelations (Ajna Offensive)
  20. Seven Sisters Of Sleep - Self Titled (A389)
  21. Altar Of Plagues - Mammal (Profound Lore)
  22. Full Of Hell - Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home (A389)
  23. Seraphim - The Light In The Distance (A389)
  24. Nekrasov - The Ever-Present (Crucial Blast)
  25. Crowbar - Sever The Wicked Hand (E1)

Loren's list

  1. High Tension Wires - Welcome New Machine (Dirtnap)
  2. Night Birds - The Other Side Of Darkness (Grave Mistake)
  3. The Blind Shake - Seriousness (Learning Curve)
  4. Coathangers - Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze)
  5. Underground Railroad To Candyland - Knows Your Sins (Recess)
  6. Dan Padilla - As The Ox Plows (Razorcake)
  7. William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs (Anti)
  8. Street Eaters - Rusty Eyes and Hydrocarbons (Plan-It-X\Bakery Outlet)
  9. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones (Epitaph)
  10. Sims - Bad Time Zoo (Doomtree)
  11. Chuck Ragan - Covering Ground (Side One Dummy)
  12. Banner Pilot - Heart Beats Pacific (Fat Wreck Chords)
  13. The Dwarves - Born Again (Greedy )
  14. Leatherface - Viva La Arthouse: Live In Melbourne (No Idea)
  15. Nothington - Borrowed Time (Red Scare)
  16. Amateur Party - Truncheons in the Manor (Rorshach)
  17. Mind Spiders - Self Titled LP (Dirtnap)
  18. The Hussy - Cement Tomb Mind Control (Slow Fizz)
  19. The Slow Death - Born Ugly, Got Worse (Kiss of Death)
  20. Michael Yonkers with The Blind Shake - Period (S.S. Records)
  21. Battles - Gloss Drop (Warp)
  22. Bad Sports - Kings Of The Weekend (Dirtnap)
  23. Sleeping in the Aviary - You And Me, Ghost (Science Of Sound)
  24. Gateway District - Perfect's Gonna Fail (It's Alive)
  25. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life (Matador)

Matt's list

  1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Vagrant/Island)
  2. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Bella Union)
  3. King Creosote and Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine (Domino)
  4. Radiohead - The King of Limbs (Self-released)
  5. Bright Eyes - The People's Key (Saddle Creek)

Matthew Sarah's list

  1. Vildhjarta - måsstaden (Century Media)
  2. Random - Todo.s los colores del (Independent)
  3. Seed From The Geisha - Talk Peace to the Wolf (M&O Music)
  4. Symphony X - Iconoclast (Nuclear Blast)
  5. Efrim Menuck - Plays "High Gospel" (Constellation)
  6. Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields (Division)
  7. Battles - Gloss Drop (Warp)
  8. Primus - Green Naugahyde (Prawn Song)
  9. Dead To A Dying World - Self Titled (Tofu Carnage)
  10. Mastodon - The Hunter (Reprise)
  11. UpCDownC - Calaveras (Field )
  12. Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole (Puscifer Entertainment)
  13. Big Black Delta - BBDLP1 (Coming Home)
  14. Sleepmakeswaves - ...And So We Destroyed Everything (Bird's Robes)
  15. Charts and Maps - Dead Horse (Lost Children)
  16. Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues (Metal Blade)
  17. Björk - Biophilia (Nonesuch)
  18. Long Distance Calling - Self Titled (Century Media)
  19. Cloudkicker - Let Yourself Be Huge (Independent)
  20. Scale The Summit - The Collective (Prosthetic)
  21. Steve Reich - WTC 9/11 (Nonesuch)
  22. Uneven Structure - Februus (Basick)
  23. Boris - New Album (Sargent House)
  24. Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Temporary Residence)
  25. The Cars - Move Like This (Hear Music)

Michael's list

  1. Fireworks - Gospel (Triple Crown)
  2. Reverse The Curse - Hither (Paper Plastick)
  3. This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket (Suicide Squeeze)
  4. Tom Waits - Bad As me (Anti)
  5. Bury Your Dead - Mosh N' Roll (Mediaskare)
  6. Skin Like Iron - Arrival (React!)
  7. Foundation - When The Smoke Clears (Bridge Nine)
  8. New Found Glory - Radiosurgery (Epitaph)
  9. Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years (Matador)
  10. Twitching Tongues - Sleepy Therapy (6131)
  11. Adele - 21 (Columbia)
  12. Jesu - Ascension (Calo Verde)
  13. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Naive)
  14. Deafheaven - Roads To Judah (Deathwish Inc.)
  15. Cave In - White Silence (Hydra Head)
  16. Bayside - Killing Time (Wind-Up)
  17. The Weeknd - House Of Balloon (XO)
  18. Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Interscope)
  19. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life (Matador)
  20. The Cool Kids - When Fish Ride Bicycles (Green Label Sound)
  21. This Time Next Year - Drop Out Of Life (Equal Vision)
  22. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (RCA)
  23. Xibalba - Self Titled (A389)
  24. City And Colour - Little Hell (Vagrant)
  25. Believe You Me - For The Record (Independent)

Nathan's list

  1. Condominium - Warm Home (Independent)
  2. Iceage - New Brigade (Whats Your Rupture?)
  3. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (Capitol)
  4. Anthrax - Worship Music (Megaforce)
  5. The Dwarves - Born Again (Greedy )
  6. Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun - Monumental (Duck Down)
  7. Evidence - Cats (Rhymesayers)
  8. Random Axe - Self Titled (Duck Down)
  9. Action Bronson - Well Done (DCide)
  10. Triumph Of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death - Some Of Us Are In This Together (DSB )
  11. Chef Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang (Ice H2O)
  12. Strong Arm Steady - Arms (Blacksmith)
  13. Gateway District - Perfect's Gonna Fail (It's Alive)
  14. Sims - Bad Time Zoo (Doomtree)
  15. Reks - Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme (Brick)
  16. The Away Team - Scars (Duckdown)
  17. Kool G Rap - Riches, Royalty (Fat Beats)
  18. Edo. G - A Face In The Crowd (Envision Entertainment)
  19. Action Bronson - Dr. Lecter (Fine Fabric Delegates)
  20. Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You (Warner Bros.)
  21. Statik Selektah - Population Control (Duck Down)
  22. Victims - A Dissident (Deathwish Inc.)
  23. The Cave Singers - No Witch (Jagjaguwar)
  24. The 4onthefloor - 4x4 (Independent)
  25. Vivian Girls - Share The Joy (Polyvinyl)
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