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MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:14 PM (permalink)
MP's Top 10 CDs of 2011:
1. The Dear Hunter - The Complete Color Spectrum
2. Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
3. Anthrax - Worship Music
4. Black Country Communion 2
5. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
6. Symphony X - Iconoclast
7. Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
8. Mastodon - The Hunter
9. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
10. Protest The Hero - Scurrilous

MP's Top 10 Films of 2011:
1. The Artist

2. The Descendants
3. Drive
4. Moneyball
5. Shame
6. Melancholia
7. Midnight In Paris
8. Paranormal Activity 3
9. The Tree Of Life
10. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
And because I am sometimes a sick puppy...two honorable mentions:
11. A Serbian Film & The Human Centipede 2

MP's Top 10 TV shows of 2011:
1. Sons Of Anarchy
2. Breaking Bad
3. American Horror Story
4. Louie
5. Curb Your Enthusiasm
6. Lights Out
7. The Killing
8. Rescue Me (RIP)
9. Modern Family
10. That Metal Show

2011 marked a new beginning for me in many ways. It was an incredibly productive and fruitful year in which I was able to spread my musical wings a bit and work with so many great artists and friends.

I was able to release a new studio album (Neal Morse's Testimony 2), 3 live DVD/CD packages (Transatlantic, Yellow Matter Custard & Neal Morse), perform live with 5 different bands (Yellow Matter Custard, Neal Morse, Adrenaline Mob, Stone Sour & Hail - actually, 6 if you count the Metal Masters events!) and record 2 new albums for 2012 releases (Flying Colors & Adrenaline Mob)

I can't thank my fans, friends and family enough for standing by me, supporting me and always believing in me. I will continue to be one of the hardest working artists in the business for YOU and look forward to an incredible year ahead!!  #MPin2012

 
 
Previous MP Year End Wrap-Ups:

MP's Best Of 2010:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=2624279&mpage=1#2624279
 
MP's Best Of 00's:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=2462068&mpage=1#2462068

 
MP's Best Of 2009:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=2462065&mpage=1#2462065
 
MP's Best Of 2008:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=2216896&mpage=1#2216896
 
MP's Best Of 2007:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=1900727&mpage=1#1900727
 
MP's Best Of 2006:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=1504805&mpage=1#1504805
 
MP's Best Of 2005:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=1112028&mpage=1#1112036
 
MP's Best Of 2004:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=74&mpage=5#707792
 
MP's Best Of 2003:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=74&mpage=4#383578
 
MP's Best Of 2002:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=74&mpage=3#122630
 
MP's Best Of 2001:
http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.aspx?high=&m=74&mpage=2#116
 
 
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    Caracas Dreamer

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    Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:37 PM (permalink)
    excellent choices!! I have to see and hear some of these choices
     
    greetings from Caracas, Venezuela! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year budy!
     
     
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      Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:39 PM (permalink)
      Haven't listened to BCC2 yet.
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        Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:45 PM (permalink)
        yesterday was Casey Crescenzo's birthday fwiw.
         
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          Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:47 PM (permalink)
          Nice to see Louie getting props.  Great season, especially since it included another one of my favorites, Doug Stanhope.
           
          Congratulations MP for everything you accomplished this year.  You're like a one-man musical dogpile!  To a great 2011 and a greater 2012!
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            Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:52 PM (permalink)
            TheShaman


            Mike, you wouldn't put A Dramatic Turn of Events in the top 10?


            Drop it. Drop. It.
             
            Great list Mike, I'm happy to see Steven Wilson up there
            Also, cool to see Midnight in Paris in your list, it's my favorite 2011 movie.
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              Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:53 PM (permalink)
              No Opeth! I'm shocked.
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                Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:56 PM (permalink)
                A51502112


                No Opeth! I'm shocked.


                Didn't even notice that! Shocking indeed!
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                  Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:06 PM (permalink)
                  Have you checked out the Showtime series Homeland yet Mike?
                  Top ten material there.
                   
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                    Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:36 PM (permalink)
                    No Opeth? Wow... that's a shocker...
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                      Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:44 PM (permalink)
                      Don't like those film choices.  Particularly #10
                      New cover: Opeth- The Leper Affinity
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNog74qiha8
                       
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                        Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:47 PM (permalink)
                        The new Opeth is better than most of that list..hmmm
                         
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                          Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:06 PM (permalink)
                          The two things that struck me on the album list are the same as others:  No Opeth and Grace for Drowning so high. 
                           
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                            Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:14 PM (permalink)
                            Grivu


                            TheShaman


                            Mike, you wouldn't put A Dramatic Turn of Events in the top 10?


                            Drop it. Drop. It.

                            Great list Mike, I'm happy to see Steven Wilson up there
                            Also, cool to see Midnight in Paris in your list, it's my favorite 2011 movie.

                             
                            No no, I didn't mean it to be a complaint or anything like that. I just thought it was a really good album and should be considered!
                             
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                              Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:36 PM (permalink)
                              For some reason, it does not show up on the mobile edition.
                               
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                                Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:23 PM (permalink)
                                Weren't a fan of Heritage, huh?  Well, to each their own, bro :)
                                 
                                Glad to see Grace for Drowning up there... that hasn't been cropping up on anybody's lists.  It really is a great album.
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                                  Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:47 PM (permalink)
                                  I recently started watching SOA partly because of your enthusiasm for the show, and because my favourite show of all time is Breaking Bad, and you also rate that, so I assumed our tastes would be similar....
                                   
                                  I'm up to episode 8 of the first season of SOA.... Tis good shit.
                                   
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                                    Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:56 PM (permalink)
                                    Okay, I had to sign up for the forum just to post this:
                                    The Walking Dead isn't on your list?  C'mon, man! Didn't you when Sophia stepped out of the barn?
                                     
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                                      Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                      Paul Sommer


                                      I recently started watching SOA partly because of your enthusiasm for the show, and because my favourite show of all time is Breaking Bad, and you also rate that, so I assumed our tastes would be similar....

                                      I'm up to episode 8 of the first season of SOA.... Tis good shit.


                                      I'm a huge fan of SOA, and I can't stress enough, this last season was far and away the best season of that show.  At one point, in my opinion, Season 2 got a little slow, but don't give up.  The payoff is immense. 
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                                        Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:12 PM (permalink)
                                        goncalo_viola


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                                        No Opeth! I'm shocked.


                                        Didn't even notice that! Shocking indeed!

                                        +1
                                         
                                        But to each his own 
                                         
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                                          Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:52 PM (permalink)
                                          I as well am surprised that Opeth isn't there, but there is some solid releases on there as well. I hope Casey finds out about The Dear Hunter being Number 1, The Color Spectrum really deserves it!
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                                            Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 6:52 PM (permalink)
                                            Very cool list. I actually haven't gotten a chance to see or hear ANY of that yet, but I certainly hope to at some point!
                                             
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                                              Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:26 PM (permalink)
                                              Mastodon released the year's best record. Glad it's at least on the list.
                                               
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                                                Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:38 PM (permalink)
                                                The lack of Dexter, The Walking Dead, Fringe, Dream Theater, Scale The Summit, Between The Buried and Me, etc. disappoints me. Come on, Mike!
                                                 
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                                                  Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:47 PM (permalink)
                                                  I had been curious as to what Mike thought of Unto the Locust as I knew he was a big fan of The Blackening but I hadn't heard him comment on Unto the Locust.  Man that album keeps getting better and better for me after each listen, which is good considering I was not blown away when I first listened.  LOVE it now though!
                                                   
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                                                    Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:29 PM (permalink)
                                                    Moneyball is a great movie.
                                                     
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                                                      Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:29 PM (permalink)
                                                      Heritage FTW!
                                                       
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                                                        Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:57 AM (permalink)
                                                        They made Human Centipede 2????????
                                                         
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                                                          Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:08 AM (permalink)
                                                          The absence of Opeth was what I spotted first
                                                           
                                                          And I agree with it
                                                           
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                                                            Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:26 AM (permalink)
                                                            thefunkygibbons

                                                            And I agree with it


                                                            i pity the fool
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                                                              Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:40 AM (permalink)
                                                              Grivu


                                                              thefunkygibbons

                                                              And I agree with it


                                                              i pity the fool


                                                              Well, it's all in the eye of the beholder. I personally salute TFG for his taste.
                                                               
                                                              As for the rest of the lists, great to see some love for Modern Family and American Horror Story.
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                                                                Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:57 AM (permalink)
                                                                No Opeth and No Pain Of Salvation!!! Shocked.... did MP really decided to burn up all the bridges that connected him with DT???????


                                                                YEAH!!!!!)
                                                                 
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                                                                  Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 11:07 AM (permalink)
                                                                  What surprised me the most is not the non inclusion of Opeth or PoS, but...
                                                                   
                                                                  where the heck is the absolutely amazing and georgeus album by Beardfish called Mammoth????
                                                                   
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                                                                    Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 11:21 AM (permalink)
                                                                    israco_89


                                                                    Hey, Mike this is my top 10 Cds of 2011:

                                                                    #1 Dream Theater: A dramatic turn Of Events

                                                                    Why? only one...?
                                                                    Because I dont give a shit of any other band or any other album...


                                                                    Did you honestly register just to say that?
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                                                                      Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:08 PM (permalink)
                                                                      israco_89


                                                                      Hey, Mike this is my top 10 Cds of 2011:

                                                                      #1 Dream Theater: A dramatic turn Of Events

                                                                      Why? only one...?
                                                                      Because I dont give a shit of any other band or any other album...


                                                                      Then leave and don't come back!
                                                                       
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                                                                        Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:29 PM (permalink)
                                                                        Anthrax and Machine Head were definite AMAZING album releases this year!
                                                                         
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                                                                          Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:59 PM (permalink)
                                                                          Uhh, it being one of the "best albums of the year" is not a universal fact, I don't accept that and I don't see why anyone else would have to. It's just a list of favorite albums from a guy on the internet, just because your favorite albums don't synch up with it (Opeth, Pain of Salvation etc.) doesn`t mean there should be a big uproar, opinions are opinions.
                                                                          I was saying boo-urns.
                                                                           
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                                                                            Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 1:01 PM (permalink)
                                                                            At least half of all the new bands I have gotten into over the past ten years or so are after hearing about them on MP's top ten lists.
                                                                             
                                                                            Thanks Mike!
                                                                             
                                                                             
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                                                                              Re:MP's Best Of 2011 Year End Wrap-Up Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:51 PM (permalink)
                                                                              israco_89


                                                                              Yeah, Pretty much

                                                                              Im a truly fan of MP, but i was just angry I feel angry to see he is so not going to accept that the dream theater album  ADTOE is one of the best of albums of the year, just because he is no longer in the band.

                                                                              Just look at the grammy nominations.... 


                                                                              You're stating this as if it's a fact. You think it's one of the best albums of the year? Great. I happen to think it's rather mediocre, with the exception of one great song and one or two other decent ones. This has nothing to do with MP being or not being in the band, as I wasn't overly fond of Black Clouds & Silver Linings either (some of the covers were cool though!).
                                                                               
                                                                              I'm not too surprised about the omission of Road Salt Two, but I did expect Heritage to end up somewhere in the list... Ah well, to each his own (as was said earlier).
                                                                              <message edited by Morte on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:54 PM>
                                                                               
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