The Top 10 Albums Of 2011, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

JJ Koczan

1. YOB/Atma/Profound Lore

2. Lo-Pan/Salvador/Small Stone

3. Sungrazer/Mirador/Elektrohasch

4. Graveyard/Hisingen Blues/Nuclear Blast

5. Red Fang/Murder The Mountains/Relapse

6. Grayceon/All We Destroy/Profound Lore

7. Mars Red Sky/Mars Red Sky/Emergence

8. Hull/Beyond The Lightless Sky/The End

9. Rwake/Rest/Relapse

10. Weedeater/Jason… The Dragon/Southern Lord


Andrew Magnotta

1. JOLLY/The Audio Guide To Happiness Part 1/InsideOut Music

2. Cynic/Carbon-Based Anatomy/Season Of Mist

3. Opeth/Heritage/Roadrunner

4. YOB/Atma/Profound Lore

5. Dream Theater/A Dramatic Turn Of Events/Roadrunner

6. East Of The Wall/The Apologist/Translation Loss

7. Scale The Summit/The Collective/Prosthetic

8. Devin Townsend Project/Deconstruction/InsideOut Music

9. Russian Circles/Empros/Sargent House

10. TesseracT/One/Century Media


Amanda Batista

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers/I’m With You/Warner Bros.

2. Lady Gaga/Born This Way/Interscope

3. Adele/21/Columbia

4. Jay-Z & Kanye West/Watch The Throne/Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation/Def Jam

5. Mac Miller/Blue Slide Park/Rostrum

6. Blessthefall/Awakening/Fearless

7. Drake/Take Care/Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money

8. Coldplay/Mylo Xyloto/EMI

9. J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story/Roc Nation/Sony

10. Lupe Fiasco/Lasers/Atlantic


Alison Kopki

1. Dance Gavin Dance/Downtown Battle Mountain II/Rise

2. Dave Hause/Resolutions/Paper + Plastik

3. Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows/D.R.U.G.S./Sire

4. Balance & Composure/Separation/No Sleep

5. Lady Gaga/Born This Way/Interscope

6. Taking Back Sunday/Taking Back Sunday/Warner Bros.

7. Memphis May Fire/The Hollow/Rise

8. World/Inferno Friendship Society/The Anarchy And The Ecstasy/Chunksaah

9. VNV Nation/Automatic/Anachron

10. David Guetta/Nothing But The Beat/Capitol


Tim Louie

1. Sixx A.M./This Is Gonna Hurt/Eleven Seven

2. Sebastian Bach/Kicking And Screaming/Frontiers

3. Steel Panther/Balls Out/Universal Republic

4. Anthrax/Worship Music/Megaforce

5. Five Finger Death Punch/American Capitalist/Prospect Park

6. Black Veil Brides/Set The World On Fire/Universal Republic

7. Duff McKagan’s Loaded/The Taking/Eagle Rock

8. Staind/Staind/Atlantic

9. Megadeth/Th1rt3en/Roadrunner

10. Rev Theory/Justice/Geffen


Giorgio Mustica

1. Before The Dawn/Deathstar Rising/Nuclear Blast

2. A Pale Horse Named Death/And Hell Will Follow Me/SPV

3. MyGrain/MyGrain/Spinefarm

4. Rammstein/Made In Germany 1995-2011/Universal

5. Poisonblack/Drive/Century Media

6. Evergrey/Glorious Collision/SPV

7. Dream Theater/A Dramatic Turn Of Events/Roadrunner

8. Riot/Immortal Soul/SPV

9. Anthrax/Worship Music/Megaforce

10. Insomnium/One For Sorrow/Century Media


Hal B. Selzer

1. Night Ranger/Somewhere In California/Frontiers
2. John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours/John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours/429
3. Blondie/Panic Of Girls/Noble ID
4. Arctic Monkeys/Suck It And See/Domino
5. Jimmy & The Parrots/Back To The Bayou/Yeamon
6. Gregg Allman/Low Country Blues/Rounder
7. The Orion Experience/New York City Girl/Sweet
8. Lady Gaga/Born This Way/Interscope
9. Aiden Moore/Good As New/Aiden Moore
10. Jeff Beck/Rock ‘N’ Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul/Atco


Roz Smith

1. Pilots In Orbit/Did You Grow Up Too Fast?/Independent

2. The Static Jacks/If You’re Young/Fearless

3. The Front Bottoms/The Front Bottoms/Bar/None

4. Thursday/No Devolución/Epitaph Records

5. Morning…/Breakfast Forever/Independent

6. Those Mockingbirds/Fa Sol La/Independent

7. Explosions In The Sky/Take Care, Take Care, Take Care/Temporary Residence

8. Death Cab For Cutie/Codes And Keys/Atlantic

9. Los Campesinos!/Hello Sadness/Wichita

10. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead/Tao Of The Dead/Superball


Dani Tauber

1. The Disconnects/The Disconnects…Are Healthy/Baldy Longhair

2. She Wants Revenge/Valleyheart/Five Seven

3. Adele/21/Columbia

4. The Black Keys/El Camino/Nonesuch

5. Florence + The Machine/Ceremonials/Island

6. The Guru/Native Sun/Sex Cave

7. Bright Eyes/The People’s Key/Saddle Creek

8. The Strokes/Angles/RCA

9. The Arctic Monkeys/Suck It And See/Domino

10. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart/Belong/Slumberland