Everyone has a top ten list for the year, here are some of ours for 2011 (thanks for a great year btw, we couldn't have done it without all of you):

Chris Wrenn - B9 Owner, Boston Sports Enthusiast/Entrepreneur, Workaholic, Dad
10. H2O / 6 vinyl releases & NYC double record release weekend
9. The sleep that I got January - June (see #1)
8. Lemuria "Pebble"
7. Sully's world domination / Bruins - World Champion$
6. New kitchen & car (see #7)
5. Foundation "When The Smoke Clears"
4. Polar Bear Club "CBGP"
3. Defeater "Empty Days & Sleepless Nights"
2. Veggie Galaxy
1. Georgia Grace born 7-10-11 & proud mama

Seth Decoteau - B9, Topshelf Records, Math Lover
Moving Mountains "Waves"
Pianos Become The Teeth "The Lack Long After"
Banner Pilot "Heart Beats Pacific"
Former Thieves "The Language The We Speak"
Into It. Over It. "Proper" 
Thrice "Major/Minor"
Joyce Manor "S/T"
The Clippers "An Evening With..."
Defeater "Empty Days & Sleepless Nights"
Sainthood Reps "Monoculture"

Stephanie Marlow - Publicist Extraordinaire, Food/Drink Enthusiast
In no particular order:
True Widow - As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth
New Lows - Harvest of the Carcass
Soul Control - Get Out Now EP
Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
Defeater - Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
All Pigs Must Die - God Is War
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
City & Colour - Little Hell
m83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
The Men - Leave Home


Ryan Boone - B9 Mailorder, the guy I lovingly refer to as "the kid"
Pygmy Lush - Old Friends
Raein - Sulla linea dell’orizzonte fra questa mia vita e quella di tutti
Ampere - Like Shadows
Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
Circle Takes the Square - Decompositions Vol. 1
Tombs - Path of Totality
Capsule - No Ghost
Void - Sessions 81-83 
Punch - Nothing Lasts
Trap Them - Darker Handcraft

Brian Shultz - B9 newcomer, freelance writer impresario, master of all things awesome, all-around dude
1. Balance and Composure: Separation
2. Touché Amoré: Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me
3. Manchester Orchestra: Simple Math
4. Former Thieves: The Language That We Speak
5. Title Fight: Shed
6. Defeater: Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
7. O'Brother: Garden Window
8. The Horrible Crowes: Elsie
9. Pianos Become the Teeth: The Lack Long After
10. Thrice: Major/Minor

CALEB - EXPIRE
When the Smoke Clears- Foundation
Shed- Title Fight
Ghost Town- Owen
Tables Will Turn- Take Offense
Bon Iver- Bon Iver
Isolation- Harms Way
Down But Not Out- 
Naysayer
Pebble- Lemuria
Darker Half- Backtrack
Bury the Blame - Soul Search


MARCUS - EXPIRE
TUI - BKG
Joyce Manor - self titled
Alkaline Trio - damnesia
Turnstile - pressure to succeed 
Harms way - isolation
Deafheaven - roads to judah
Bassnectar - divergent spectrum
Title fight - shed
Basement - I wish I could stay here
The beautiful ones - demo

ANTHONY ANZALDO - CEREMONY
Top 11 shows

Prince @ Oracle Arena, Oakland CA. 2/23
Prince @ HP Pavilion, San Jose CA.
Prince @ Oracle Arena, Oakland CA. 2/21
Prince @ Oracle Arena, Oakland CA. 2/24
Dillenger Escape Plan @ Chaos in Tejas
Zola (5/6)
Blaqk audio (1/6)
Negative approach (11/5)
Furs (5/3)
Kylie (5/21)
Pixies (11/20)
Dillenger (6/4)

Top 10 singles

Superbass (Nicki Minaj)
We Found Love (Rihanna)
Rumor Has It (Adele)
Seekir (Zola Jesus)
Confetti (Cold Cave)
Without You (David Guetta & Usher)
Extralovable (Prince)
I Hate You (Doe Eye)
The Other Shoe (Fucked Up)
People Are The Same Everywhere (Morrissey)

ANDY NELSON - PAINT IT BLACK, CEREMONY
LPs:
BALACLAVAS - Snake People
DEAD LANGUAGE - s/t
JOHN MAUS - We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
LOW THREAT PROFILE - Product #2
MORPHOSIS - What Have We Learned
NICOLAS JAAR - Space Is Only Noise
ROYAL HEADACHE - s/t
TOTAL CONTROL - Henge Beat
THE VACCINES - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
VERONICA FALLS - s/t

EPs:
ANDY STOTT - Passed Me By + We Stay Together
BURIAL - Street Halo
FACTORY FLOOR - (R E A L L O V E) + Two Different Ways
GIVE - I Am Love + Petal Pushing + Flower Head
HOAX - 1st + 2nd EPs
HOLY OTHER - With U
THE ROPES - s/t
SHACKLETON - Deadman + Fireworks
//TENSE// - Escape
TROPIC OF CANCER - The Sorrow Of Two Blooms

JAY MAAS - DEFEATER
La dispute, wildlife

O' brother, garden window

Radiohead, king of limbs 

All pigs must die, god is war

Counterparts, the current will carry us 
foo fighters, wasting light

ZACH DEAR - EXPIRE
Rotting Out - Street Prowl
Wugazi - 13 Chambers
Backtrack - Darker Half
Foundation - When The Smoke Clears 
Lil Wayne -  Tha Carter IV 
Harm's Way - Isolation
Title Fight - Shed
Trapped Under Ice - Big Kiss Goodnight
Minus - Hard Feelings
Take Offense - Tables Will Turn

BOB WILSON - MOTHER OF MERCY
Dead End Path-Blind Faith
Title Fight-Shed
No Tolerance-No Remorse, No Tolerance
Disengage-Expressions
Face Reality-Face Reality
War Hungry-War Hungry
United Youth-Something To Prove
The Pegasus set at the Joe Hardcore benefit
Big Sean ft/Nicki Minaj-ASS
Anything Nicki Minaj put out
Supertouch - Lost My Way
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