My Favourite Albums of 2011 - Digest

For those curious, the fifteen other albums that made my initial 40 album shortlist are below:

Tennis - Cape Dory

Las Kellies - Las Kellies

Unison - Unison

Sister Crayon - Bellow

Tasseomancy - Ulalume

Help Stamp Out Loneliness - S/T

SPC ECO - You Tell Me

Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale

Amatorski - TBC

Mushy - Faded Heart

Pink Playground - Destination Ecstasy
Rayographs - Rayographs
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Belong
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Clytem Scanning - Armada

and a reminder of my top 25 if you can't be bothered to trail through my rather wordy reviews:

25. Braids - Native Speaker
24. Birds of Passage - Without The World
23. Seapony - Go With Me
22. Widowspeak - Widowspeak
21. The Chapman Family - Burn Your Town
20. She Keeps Bees - Saturn Returns
19. Be Forest - Cold
18. Emmy The Great - Virtue
17. Gazelle Twin - The Entire City
16. Blouse - Blouse
15. Spotlight Kid - Disaster Tourist
14. Planningtorock - The Breaks
13. I Break Horses - I Break Horses
12. St Vincent - Strange Mercy
11. Chelsea Wolfe - The Grime and The Glow / Apokalypsis
10. Esben and the Witch - Violet Cries
9.Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
8. Zola Jesus - Conatus
7. Still Corners - Creatures of an Hour
6. Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls
5. Austra - Feel It Break
4. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
3. Lanterns on the Lake - Gracious Tide, Take Me Home
2. Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen
1. The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

Tips for 2012 come next week. Part one on Monday.