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Best (so far) 2011 UK CDs/EPs
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In no particular order…to be updated whenever i feel like it!

Male Bonding – Endless Now (aug)
http://www.subpop.com/artists/male_bonding

Friendly Fires – Pala
– apart from having the most beautiful cover art album for 2011, they score for writing,producing an album of neo 80s music, without having it sound cheesy “80s” – a feat many artists haven’t achieved in this year of the retro 80s

Toddla T – Watch me Dance (Jul)
– the next Mark Ronson. Tracks mix hip hop,raggae, funk,techno,pop. Well done versions of many genres & great vocals.

The Words – Truth & Faith
– http://soundcloud.com/the_playground/sets/the-words-truth-faith-lp/

The Foxes – Last of Many (Dec)
– straightforward but well-done pop. Consistent (like 1 track, like em all)

New Manhatten – Demo EP (Jul)
– the new Strokes

Metronomy – French Riviera
– the new Steely Dan ! and should’ve won the 2011 Mercury Prize. smooth

Does it Offend you Yeah – Don’t say we didnt warn you
– non mainstream but if you like 1 tune you’ll like whole CD

Prince Edward Island – This day is a good enough day (Aug)
– sarcastic Art Brut meets Glasvegas Scots meets Moz

The Horrors – Skying (Jul)
– should be shortlisted for 2012 Mercury

The Vaccines – What did you expect from the Vaccines? (Mar)
– Punk

Velcro Brothers – A Helpin Hand (Feb)
– funk

Bibio – Mind Bokeh
– beautiful. Up for 2012 mercury?

SBTRKT – SBTRKT (Jul)
– some instrumentals. new dubstep, some great tunes

Instrumentals:
The Notes – Fearless

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