The top 20 rock albums of 2011…

Seeing as we are in 2012, I thought I would review the top 20 rock albums of 2011.  It has been a fantastic year for rock with a whole host of new rock bands, comebacks and reunions and classic rock legends.

Kicking off the top 2o, are 80’s prog rockers Dream Theatre with their 11th album, A Dramatic Turn of Events.

20.  A Dramatic Turn of Events by Dream Theatre

After losing drummer Mike Portney, the search was on for a new stickman, and they found Mike Mangini.  Things couldn’t be better in the Dream Theatre camp, the latest album is a corker, and one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

Album highlights have to be On the Backs of Angels and  Lost Not Forgotten.

Top 250 rock albums : 50 – 21

Into the top 50….

Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-erd by Lynryd Skynryd

50 – Pronounced leh-nerd skin-erd – LYNRYD SKYNRYD
49 – Toys in the attic – AEROSMITH
48 – Metallica (black album) – METALLICA
47 – Anthems of a degeneration – MILLION $ RELOAD
46 – Jailbreak – THIN LIZZY
45 – Highway to hell – AC/DC
44 – Highway 61 revisited – BOB DYLAN
43 – Van halen – VAN HALEN
42 – Pet sounds – THE BEACH BOYS
41 – Dookie – GREEN DAY
40 – A hard days night – THE BEATLES
39 – Hot fuss – THE KILLERS
38 – Exile on main street – THE ROLLING STONES
37 – The joshua tree – U2
36 – Ok computer – RADIOHEAD
35 – In rock – DEEP PURPLE
34 – Bat out of hell – MEATLOAF
33 – Led zepellin II – LED ZEPELLIN

The Joshua tree by U2

32 – Imagine – JOHN LENNON
31 – Rictchie Blackmore’s rainbow – RAINBOW
30 – For those about to rock (we salute you) – AC/DC
29 – Born to run – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
28 – Green river – CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
27 – The white album – THE BEATLES
26 – Fire and water – FREE
25 – Paranoid – BLACK SABBATH
24 – Let it be – THE BEATLES
23 – A night at the opera – QUEEN
22 – Brothers in arms – DIRE STRAITS
21 – Number of the beast – IRON MAIDEN