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: