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Biff Bam Pop’s Best of 2011 – Prog Rock, Hair Metal, Folk and More Make For An Eclectic Year

All this week, Biff Bam Pop’s various writers will drop by with their thoughts on the best of the year when it comes to tv, music, movies, comics and more. Monday, we looked at what topped our tv list. Today, here’s a list of what topped our list of favourite musical moments. As you’ll see, all of our contributing writers have some diverse taste

Andy Burns:

This was a year that featured a whole mess of big box sets from the likes of Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, U2 and many more. Out of all of those, I’d have to say that Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here Immersion Box Set was the real revelation to these Floydian loving ears. Imagine putting on an album you’ve heard hundreds of times and then feeling like you’re experiencing it for the first time. That’s what it was like for me listening to the Surround Sound mix of WYWH. From the wind blowing to the sound of machines working to the actual music itself – I was placed right inside that album. You’d expect an experience like that from Dark Side of the Moon, of course, but Wish You Were Here in surround sound is a revelation that every Floyd fan should check out.

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Corina’s Cartoon Cuts: Best of Simpsons Halloween

Halloween is still my favourite holiday of the year by far. Candy, costumes, horror films and no family obligations? Awesome. And call it nostalgia or die hard loyalty, but The Simpsons is still my favourite source of Halloween-themed entertainment. So, in celebration of my favourite holiday and my favourite show, I’m happy to bring you my Top 5 Simpsons Halloween episodes.

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