Reading veterans Mastodon returned in 2011 with their most immediate stab at superstardom to date, the bristling The Hunter.
St. Vincent took her sound to new heights in 2011; many expected brilliance from the star following her sophomore LP Actress, but few could have expected this.
Taking Back Sunday had another line up shake up in 2011, but despite the upheaval they still managed to release one of their best LPs in years.
Girls returned with a with an implausible expansive second album in 2011. Father, Son & Holy Ghost was both their most emotional immersive work and their most varied creatively.
Rise To Remain have always been plagued by comparisons to their frontman’s famous father (Bruce Dickenson), but on debut album City Of Vultures, they earned respect in their own right.