by / December 17th, 2012 /

Top Story: State’s Albums of 2012: 40 – 31

As voted for by State’s ever expanding team of writers and photographers, this year’s end of term album report continues with a mix of British and US names – along with one notable Irish entry. We’ll be back in the morning with the top 30.

40. Mystery Jets – Radlands

Esoteric Londoners head west.

39. Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough

UK soul takes another leap.

38. Field Music – Plumb

The brothers Brewis catch the attention of the mainstream.

37. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

Album number nine from experimental Americans.

36. Cody Chesnutt – Landing On A Hundred

Soul maverick returns after a decade.

35. Marina & The Diamonds – Electra Heart

Marina Diamandis swaps indie drama for glossy pop.

34. Perfume Genius – Put Ur Back N 2 It

Delicate second album from Mike Hadreas.

33. Delorentos – Little Sparks

Dublin quartet come of age.

32. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

Overnight success three years in the making.

31. Burial – Kindred

Dubstep pioneer sneaks EP past the albums panel.