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Friday, 30 December 2011

Favourite Albums Of 2011

Third part of my review of the year, the oddball selection of my favourite ten albums of the past year. Not one of the the better years I don't think and the lack of albums I bought probably reflects this.

10. Skying - The Horrors

Not for me anywhere near as good as 'Primary Colours' but it has its moments.

9. What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? - The Vaccines

A right mishmash but again it has it's moments.

8. The Big Roar - The Joy Formidable

This 'debut' album borrowed heavily from their previous 'debut', which apparently now wasn't an album at all but an 8 track EP..., without which it probably wouldn't have made this list. A band stuck in a bit of a rut.

7. England Keep My Bones - Frank Turner

Excellent as ever but not as excellent as his past efforts.

6. Thank You Happy Birthday - Cage The Elephant

Discovery of the year for me. They're trying so hard to be the Pixies. 10/10 for effort.

5. Palace - Chapel Club

Judging by what they already had in the public domain this was bound to be excellent and was.

4. Suck It And See - Arctic Monkeys

I love a good story and Alex Turner gets back to telling them. His solo 'Submarine' effort was pretty useful too.

3. Hello Sadness - Los Campesinos!

More stories and I could listen to Gareth from LC! telling them all day long. An acquired taste but I have that taste.

2. Yuck - Yuck

1990's throwback maybe but something else taht is to my taste. They're awesome live too.

1. Valhalla Dancehall - British Sea Power

Not everyone's cup of tea of course but BSP can do no wrong for me. As good as everything else they've done.

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