Year End Wrap-Up

Top 5 Most Popular Music Posts of 2011

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Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 3:30 AM

click to enlarge People are freaking psyched about this post - JOSH "CURIOUSJOSH" REISS
  • Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss
  • People are freaking psyched about this post
Man, y'all did some clicking this year. You must have had, like, a lot of time on your hands, or not been interested in advancing in your professions or hanging out with your family. Well, we at West Coast Sound salute you! We love hanging out with you in our little corner of the internets, and you seem to like us too, considering we break our own records for traffic seemingly every week. But enough about us! Let's talk about you. What do you like about us? In 2011, anyway, here were the five posts of ours you read the most.

click to enlarge Tosin Abasi
  • Tosin Abasi
5. The Top Five Metal Guitarists Under The Age of 30

By Jason Roche (July 20)

Oh, the controversy! Jason Roche's decision not to put Animals As Leaders' Tosin Abasi at number one got folks more riled up than Mitt Romney's flippity-flopping on health care mandates, whatever they are. But the real reason this post resonated with readers, we believe, was because it cast aside the traditional moldy-oldy favorites of guitar magazines -- we're looking at you, Guitar World -- and embraced the less-heralded new crop of shredders.

click to enlarge JENA ARDELL
  • Jena Ardell
4. Ten Fashion Combinations You Will Find this Year (and Every Year) at Coachella

Jena Ardell (April 7)

Maxi dresses with wide-brimmed hats we can live with. Rompers and cowboy boots (above) may cause your feet to smell, but hey. Short shorts with exposed pockets we're kind of into. Ray Bans and meticulously-groomed mustaches we're not that crazy about. But hipster headdresses and model pouts? We're on the next fixed gear bike out of Indio.

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