Thursday, December 8

Albums Of 2011 - No. 30 to No. 21

21. Benjamin Francis Leftwich 'Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm' -
2011's preeminent folk record (from a man).

22. Manchester Orchestra 'Simple Math' -
Intense and tranquil all the same. Stunning.

23. You Me at Six 'Sinners Never Sleep' -
Boys grow into men for prime pop-punk.

24. The Vaccines 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?' -
Tuneful anthemia from a band here to stay.

25. Arctic Monkeys 'Suck It and See' -
Welcome back, boys. Finest since 'Whatever...'.

26. The Joy Formidable 'The Big Roar' -
Irksome frontlady aside, this is top.

27. Pete And The Pirates 'One Thousand Pictures' -
More sugary sweet indie ditties.

28. The Throne 'Watch the Throne' -
This could only have ever been masterly.

29. Ben Howard 'Every Kingdom' -
Still room for another folk supremo after this.

30. The Naked And Famous 'Passive Me, Aggressive You' -
Exciting debut. Could conquer all.