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Album of the Year 2011

1. The Horrors: Skying Released at the height of summer and inspired by psychedelia, baggy and Eighties synth-pop, Skying yielded terrific singles and propelled The Horrors into the big league.

2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Effortlessly catchy songs, sell-out live shows and critical acclaim in the US. Finally. His best collection of songs since What’s The Story.

3. Metronomy: The English Riviera A Mercury-nominated slice of pop electronica that’s pleasingly free of odes to substandard B&Bs.

4. The Black Keys: El Camino A breathtakingly confident burst of soul-infused cool.

Then... 5. White Denim: D 6. The Throne: Watch The Throne 7. Arctic Monkeys: Suck It And See 8. The Strokes: Angles 9. The Vaccines: What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? 10. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

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