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.