After careful thought and a lot more precise selection, Grande Rock has eventually finalized the lists with the Best albums and songs of 2011. Great minds do think alike; Grande Rock team voted in favor of Wrathchild’s “STAKKATTAKKTWO” for the Best album of 2011… as our readers did in the relevant poll a while ago. Congrats Wrathchild!
The complete lists with the top 10 albums and the 20 best songs of 2011 can be seen below.
We wanna thank you for your preference and support since the day Grande Rock returned, after some years of inactivity.
Last but not least, there is a whole new section entitled “Gems”, featuring albums that could have easily been tagged as “Best of Month” as well. In detail, we normally come across great albums throughout the year, which is why we feel it is fair to honor eight of them tops, in the specific section, regardless of the month they’ve been released.
GRANDE ROCK - THE 20 BEST SONGS OF 2011 (alphabetical order)
Amaranthe - Amaranthine
Andromeda - Lies 'R' Us
Arena - The Great Escape
Borealis - Watch the world collapse
Eumeria - Rebel Mind
J.R. Blackmore & Friends - Guardian Angel
Houston - Truth Slips
In Flames - Fear Is The Weakness
Journey - Resonate
Lorenguard - Embrace
Mercenary - Shades Of Grey
Riot - Crawling
Royal Hunt - Half Past Loneliness
Shy - Live For Me
Steel Panther - Weenie Ride
To/Die/For - Folie A Deux
Vanden Plas - Holes In The Sky
Vreid - Arche
Within Temptation - Shot In The Dark
Wrathchild - Sycophantic Suicide
GRANDE ROCK - THE TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2011
1) WRATHCHILD - "STAKKATTAKKTWO"
2) WITHIN TEMPTATION - "THE UNFORGIVING"
3) BLACKMORE & FRIENDS- "VOICES - PART 1"
4) ARENA - "THE SEVENTH DEGREE OF SEPARATION"
6) LORENGUARD - "EVE OF CIRRUPTION"
8) RIOT - "IMMORTAL SOUL"
10) TO/DIE/FOR - "SAMSARA"