As the label suggests.
10. Britney Spears- Femme Fatale
This is her comeback record. Let's hope she progresses forward with this change in sound
9. Foster The People- Torches
The whole record is brilliant, which doesn't often happen with a debut.
8. Wild Beasts- Smother
Beautiful and heartfelt.
7. Metronomy- The English Riviera
Soundtrack to my winter break. A cocktail in musical form.
6. Nicola Roberts- Cinderella's Eyes
Pop perfection. I had high hopes for Nicola's solo debut considering I find her bandmates' solo outings lacklustre. And let me tell you, she did not disappoint me at all. Pop but from the heart.
5. Will Young- Echoes
From the minute I heard the lead single 'Jealousy', I had a feeling that this album would be stunning. Really think he's hit his stride here lyrically and sonically.
4. Coldplay- Mylo Xyloto
Bias? Perhaps. But there were a few tracks, namely the acoustic-esque tracks, that are growers.
3. Florence and The Machine- Ceremonials
Like Lungs, but bigger, boom-ier and bassier.
2. Clare Maguire- Light After Dark
Another fantastic debut. From start to finish, the only word to describe this album is 'epic'.
1. Adele- 21
Need I say more? 2011 is the year of Adele.
Special Mentions: Yelle- Safari Disco Club, Wolf Gang- Suego Faults
Albums I had high hopes for but turned out to be a bit ho-hum in the end:
Kimbra- Vows. Starts off great, but the second half is very slow. Great tracks, but they don't grab you like the opening tracks.
Lady Gaga- Born This Way. Too much going on in some songs like 'Judas'. But the album also gave us gems like 'Scheisse' and 'Heavy Metal Lover', so it wasn't a total fail.