Strictly Albums Of The Year: We Are The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
John Maus really broke through in 2011 garnering the kind of attention that the synth star had been denied in the previous years, and the timing couldn’t have been better, as he uncorked a sensational LP.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Demolished Thoughts
Reading and alternative legend Thurston Moore stepped out on his own again in 2011 with a gorgeous album produced by another Reading legend, Beck!
Strictly Albums Of The Year: The Harrow & The Harvest
We don’t often feature Country and Folk on Strictly Reading and Leeds but Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings’ masterpiece, The Harrow & The Harvest, was simply too good to ignore.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
The mysterious Wu Lyf revealed themselves in 2011 amid a storm on controversy and backlash, but one thing that wasn’t in dispute was the quality of their startling debut.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: SBTRKT
The man in the mask finally released his full length debut in 2011 and boy was it worth the wait, a masterclass in subtle soul and hot beats, says Strictly Editor David Hayter.