Strictly Albums Of The Year: Portamento
The Drums capture the indie world’s imagination in 2010 with their self-titled debut, but in 2011 they turned expectation on its head with a depressive and downbeat follow up.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Tragedy
Julia Holter created one of 2011 most beautiful LPs a wildly ambitious masterpiece that couldn’t be more out there if it tried.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Coastal Grooves
First Test Icicles bit the dust, then Lightspeed Champion, but you can’t keep Dev Hynes down and he’s back this time under the name Blood Orange, and he’s singing about drag queens.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Ritual Union
Little Dragon had been earning a great deal of interest with a series of notable guest spots with Gorillaz, but in 2011, on Ritual Union, they got the chance to break out in their own right.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Skying
It’s amazing how far The Horrors have come since releasing Strange House. Today they stand unquestioned as one Britain’s great bands when they were once a punch line.