by / June 21st, 2011 /

Top Story: State’s albums of the year…so far: 20 – 16

Our second selection of the albums of the first half of 2011, as voted for by our writers and photographers, is yet another eclectic bunch – taking in English folk and hip-hop, US garage rock, electronica and leftfield pop….

Here’s the full list:

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

20. The UnthanksLast
“A delicate album it is, and often dark and sad too…..” Review

19. BoxcutterThe Dissolve
“A refreshing slab of computer music that is both heavy and melodic….” Review

18. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
“Much of this album may be stealing, but it’s plundering from the best sources…” Review

17. White DenimD
“Pin a genre on White Denim at your peril….” Review

16. GhostpoetPeanut Butter Blues and Meloncholy Jam
“An era defining record…” Live review