Friday, 16 December 2011

Albums of the Year 2011

Over the last 10 days we’ve counted down Breaking More Waves favourite 10 albums of the year. We even used a formula of sorts (see above) to calculate it. It's probably one of the more scientific album of the year lists you'll see this year. Yet even though we calculated it this way, our gut feeling on what would be our top 3 was correct. Sometimes you don't need maths to help determine what you really love. It would be like calculating if your boyfriend or girlfriend was marriage material based on a spreadsheet. Some things you just know. Here's a list of the end result.

1.The Unthanks – Last

2.Adele – 21

3.Nicola Roberts – Cinderella’s Eyes

4.Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter & Melancholy Jam

5.Lanterns On The Lake – Gracious Tide Take Me Home

6.Other Lives – Tamer Animals

7.Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials

8.James Blake – James Blake

9.Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

10.tUnE-yArDs – Whokill

If our top ten had run to twenty records the following would have been featured.

Summer Camp – Welcome To Condale, Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys, The Cure – Bestival Live 2011, Let England Shake – PJ Harvey, M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know, Yuck – Yuck, The Unthanks - The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons Live From The Union Chapel, Cults – Cults, The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar.

That completes our lists for this year - we have just a few more blog posts between now and Christmas, starting with our thoughts tomorrow on this years BBC Sound of list.

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