MPT LPs of the Year – Nos 11-25

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:

11. Zoey van Goey – Propeller versus Wings

12. The Wildhouse – SOLANIS

13. dEUS – Keep You Close

14. Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip

15. Rob St John – Weald

16. Wild Flag – Wild Flag

17. St Vincent – Strange Mercy

18. The Fruit Tree Foundation – First Edition

19. P.J. Harvey – Let England Shake

20. Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts

21.  You Already Know – Petrol Money

22. The A Forest – The A-Forest

23. British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall

24. The Raveonettes – Raven In The Grave

25. R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now

Numbers 1-10 tomorrow.



  1. Andy Wood says:

    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.

  2. ‘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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