Obviously people love music for various reasons. I happen to really like great riffs and memorable, thought-provoking lyrics. I also like tempo changes, a breakdown here and there and vocals that are audible and sing-a-long-able. I appreciate good guitar work and really like ripping solos. Basically I really like music that when I see it live I can headbang to, mosh to and sing-a-long and release stress to.
So when someone asks "Who voted for this shit?" it's usually me. hahaha
I heard thousands of songs in 2011 and 4 of the Best 15 songs I heard in 2011 are on the new Machine Head cd. Granted they took a while to grow on me but they did and I stand by that cd 100%. It's not perfect and that child choir still grates my nerves but I can't wait to hear these songs live and jam out to them. To each his own I guess...
4 of my Top 10 made the list and it would have been 5 if I didn't drop The Hunter. I'll take that...
7/30 - Offspring
8/4 - Soundgarden & NIN
9/27 - Clutch
10/24 - Judas Priest & Steel Panther