by / June 22nd, 2011 /

Top Story: State’s albums of the year…so far: 15 – 11

We reach the half way point of our round up of 2011’s best album releases to date (as voted for by our editors, writers and photographers) and it’s time for the big hitters to start to appear – both in commercial and critical terms. The top ten starts tomorrow…

Here’s the full list:

25-21 | 20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1

15. Bon IverBon Iver
“Confidence is something that’s clear from the beginning here, not ego….” Review

14. RadioheadKing Of Limbs
“This is pretty much as stylistically bound as Radiohead have ever dared be….” Review

13. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
“The sound of a buzzing, pink neon sign on a sultry summers night, flickering outside your open window and casting candy-hued lines across your prone, murdered corpse….” Review

12. Adele21
“As a songwriter, Adele’s ability to convey matters of the heart is astounding….” Review

11. Friendly FiresPala
“The disco, funk and electronic influences from their self-titled debut album now exist in marquee above the band in big pop neon letters…”