The longest day has passed, summer is starting to look towards autumn and the State team have been mulling over their favourite album releases of the first half of 2012. It’s always an interesting list – especially compared with the end of year poll – and this is no exception. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin with….
25. Madonna – MDNA
“Pop doesn’t always have to be the newest, craziest thing to be effective.” Review
Read Jennifer Gannon on Madonna here.
24. Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
“For a man who has lived a life as full as this, this is little short of astonishing.” Review
23. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It
Second chapter of dark beauty from Mike Hadreas.
22. The 2 Bears – Be Strong
“Two hirsute pals and avid record collectors who are having a pretty fine time celebrating the music that makes them happy.” Review
21. Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar
“Still growing, still searching, still burning”. Review