So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.
The headline is pretty much it. We’re reporting on Facebook and Twitter updates. Like, what the hell? But we saw other websites doing it, and we thought you guys must want to know about this so here we are. It’s news. Just about.
We’ve shown you what Raz and Hugh’s albums of the year are, but they’re not the only ones responsible for the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011. Oh no. We’ve got a whole load of contributors – writers, photographers, and miscellaneous behind-the-scenes types – that help keep Thrash Hits running smoothly, and the albums they loved the most from 2011 matter just as much as those favoured by the boss men.
I’ve spent 2011 harping on about one band: Trap Them. It’s unlikely you could have had a conversation with me about music without me saying “Darker” and “Handcraft” at some point. I may have just spoilt the incredible fun of reading my list. Anyway… the other nine albums on this list are wicked as well. Buy them all.
The votes are in, the arguments have been settled, and the fights concluded without too much bloodshed – The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011 list is here. We polled all of our writers, photographers, and contributors as to what their favourite records of the year have been, and through a series of complex mathematical formulae, we’ve calculated the 20 albums that have come out on top.
With New York post-hardcore legends Rival Schools‘ long-awaited second album, Pedals, due for release in March, we thought we’d ask drummer Sammy Siegler about the decade between this album and United By Fate.
There are a lot of people who see United By Fate as one of the seminal albums of the last decade. How do you feel about the album in 2011?
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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are due to perform in London tonight at the last ever show at the London Astoria but have been delayed indefinitely in Paris due to a terrorist alert.