SLIPKNOT / STONE SOUR frontman COREY TAYLOR has picked his top 10 albums of 2011, which we have listed below. We managed to find most of the albums on Spotify, with the exception of Adele and Tom Waits – listen to the albums that Corey picked on Spotify by pointing your mouse in this direction.
21 – Adele
When I preach about people singing WITHOUT the use of auto-tuning and bullshit, Adele is the first person I think of. She’s amazing, and so is this album. Heart breaker, crooner, soul smith – she does it all and I love her for it.
The People’s Key – Bright Eyes
Easily one of the best and underrated bands alive today. The roots of the return of alternative are in this band’s DNA and their new album encompasses everything they do well… which is basically everything.
Give The Drummer Some – Travis Barker
Yeah, I’m a shameless whore since I’m ON this, but the rest of the album is equally good – Travis is one of my generation’s best drummers, and he lays down the sickest beats I’ve ever heard.
Sonic Mass – Amebix
If you like your sludge heavy and your melodies haunting, this album is for you. It features Roy (Stone Sour) playing and twisting knobs to create a bleak and beautiful soundscape that will sing you to sleep and cave your face in at the same time.
The Hunter – Mastodon
The Masters of Stoner Prog bring it again. You may need a fuckin’ calculator to figure it out, but the emotion all but pummels you into service. From start to finish, this album makes you earn it in a good way.
Worship Music – Anthrax
ANTHRAX!! MOTHERFUCKING ANTHRAX!!! WHAT FUCKING MORE DO I NEED TO SAY?!? IT’S FUCKING ANTHRAX!!! OWN THIS FUCKING ALBUM!!!
Bad As Me – Tom Waits I’ve been a fan of Mr. Waits for a very long time, and with each album he never disappoints. You ever wanna know why I approach every song with absolutely no fear? Listen to Tom Waits.
Unto The Locust – Machine Head
My boys are back with a clinic in riff-ology. This fuckin’ album tears your face off and replaces it with someone else’s face. Destructive, terrific… killer.
Undun – The Roots
When you just need to settle back and let the natural grooves of a band that knows their way around it have their way with you, The Roots have no equal. You may only know them as Jimmy Fallon’s late-night band. I know them as a band that could bring the soul back to music.
And of course…
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
The best rock album of the year. Period. End of fucking list. Nothing else I need to say.