Got to call a halt at some point. There’s two or three 2011 LPs kicking around which may well prove good enough to make it into this list when I’ve had a chance to listen to them properly, but I could go on for a while. So, with apologies to Low and United Fruit at least, I’m going to dive right in.
A couple of things. There’s at least 2 LPs, maybe even 3 or 4, on this list that would have been top 10 in previous years, no question. Which kind of confirms that, if the standard of the first quarter perhaps wasn’t maintained throughout the year, 2011 still finished up the strongest year for albums in the 5 years of the blog.
Also, reviewing this list I decided to expand my original list from 20 to 25 because in truth there’s nowt much between around 18 to 25. So without further ado:
Let England Shake only the 19th best album of 2011? For the top ten I’d certainly hope for high showings for New Youth Bible, Aidan & Bill’s magnificent collaboration and I’ll stop there as it would be presumptuous of my to try and guess any others… see you in Leslie tomorrow for the Wedding Present.
‘Fraid I admire ‘Let England …’ more than I like it. Although I do admire it a lot. Couldn’t possibly comment as to whether or not those 2 LPs will be in the top 10! 😉
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