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The Uncut Readers' Top 50 Of 2011

The Uncut Readers' Top 50 Of 2011
John Mulvey

Just before Christmas, you may remember, I asked for your 2011 Top Tens, in response to my lengthy end-of-year effort.

I’ve done the maths now, anyhow, and am pleased to present a Top 50 compiled from your votes. Readers of the magazine may notice certain uncanny similarities with the Uncut writers’ Top 50 that we published in our issue out at the start of December: I know it looks like a bit of a fix, but this is genuinely how the numbers panned out.

Thanks again for helping us out with this. A good way to celebrate the launch of our new site, I think: please take a look around and let us know how it’s all working.

50 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER Replica (SOFTWARE)

49 FUCKED UP David Comes To Life (MATADOR)

48 WOODEN SHJIPS West (THRILL JOCKEY)

47 JULIANNA BARWICK The Magic Place (ASTHMATIC KITTY)

46 TIM HECKER Ravedeath, 1972 (KRANKY)

45 FEIST Metals (POLYDOR)

44 YOUTH LAGOON Year Of Hibernation (FAT POSSUM)

43 A.A.BONDY Believers (TURNSTILE)

42 DESTROYER Kaputt (DEAD OCEANS)

41 DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Go-Go Boots (PLAY IT AGAIN SAM)

40 IRON & WINE Kiss Each Other Clean (4AD)

39 REAL ESTATE Days (DOMINO)

38 GRUFF RHYS Hotel Shampoo (TURNSTILE)

37 THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE Sons Of Stone (HOZAC)

36 OTHER LIVES Tamer Animals (PLAY IT AGAIN SAM)

35 THE HORRIBLE CROWES Elsie (SIDEONEDUMMY)

34 THE DECEMBERISTS The King Is Dead (ROUGH TRADE)

33 KING CREOSOTE & JON HOPKINS Diamond Mine (DOMINO)

32 JONNY Jonny (ALSATIAN)

31 GIRLS Father, Son, Holy Ghost (TURNSTILE)

30 ATLAS SOUND Parallax (4AD)

29 EMA Past Life Martyred Saints (SOUTERRAIN TRANSMISSIONS)

28 WILD BEASTS Smother (DOMINO)

27 LAURA MARLING A Creature I Don't Know (VIRGIN)

26 ST VINCENT Strange Mercy (4AD)

25 JAMES BLAKE James Blake (ATLAS)

24 TUNE-YARDS W H O K I L L(4AD)

23 MIKAL CRONIN Mikal Cronin (TROUBLE IN MIND)

22 THE STRANGE BOYS Live Music (ROUGH TRADE)

21 BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY Wolfroy Goes To Town (DOMINO)

20 THE BLACK KEYS El Camino (NONESUCH)

19 THEE OH SEES Carrion Crawler/Dream (IN THE RED)

18 RYAN ADAMS Ashes And Fire (COLUMBIA)

17 METRONOMY The English Riviera (BECAUSE)

16 THE HORRORS Skying (XL)

15 JONATHAN WILSON Gentle Spirit (BELLA UNION)

14 RADIOHEAD The King Of Limbs (XL)

13 KATE BUSH 50 Words For Snow (FISH PEOPLE/EMI)

12 JOSH T PEARSON Last Of The Country Gentlemen (MUTE)

11 LOW C’Mon (SUB POP)

10 THE WAR ON DRUGS Slave Ambient (SECRETLY CANADIAN)

9 TOM WAITS Bad As Me (ANTI-)

8 BON IVER Bon Iver (4AD)

7 WHITE DENIM D (DOWNTOWN)

6 GILLIAN WELCH The Harrow & The Harvest (ACONY)

5 WILCO The Whole Love (DBPM/ANTI-)

4 BILL CALLAHAN Apocalypse (DRAG CITY)

3 FLEET FOXES Helplessness Blues (BELLA UNION)

2 KURT VILE Smoke Ring For My Halo (MATADOR)

1 PJ HARVEY Let England Shake (ISLAND)

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