Strictly Albums Of The Year: The Hunter
Reading veterans Mastodon returned in 2011 with their most immediate stab at superstardom to date, the bristling The Hunter.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Strange Mercy
St. Vincent took her sound to new heights in 2011; many expected brilliance from the star following her sophomore LP Actress, but few could have expected this.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday had another line up shake up in 2011, but despite the upheaval they still managed to release one of their best LPs in years.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: Father, Son And Holy Ghost
Girls returned with a with an implausible expansive second album in 2011. Father, Son & Holy Ghost was both their most emotional immersive work and their most varied creatively.
Strictly Albums Of The Year: City Of Vultures
Rise To Remain have always been plagued by comparisons to their frontman’s famous father (Bruce Dickenson), but on debut album City Of Vultures, they earned respect in their own right.