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20 best albums of the year 2011, as voted by you

  • Earlier this month we unveiled the NME Best Albums Of 2011. Then you had your say. Here's who you voted in the top twenty, starting with Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light'. What We Said : "Sounds like (Dave Grohl)'s band are having too much fun."

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    Added: 08 Apr 2011

  • 19. Frankie And The Heartstrings - 'Hunger'. What We Said: "‘Hunger’ will, like all great albums, undoubtedly polarise opinions, but take Frankie to your hearts and it’ll swallow you whole."

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    Added: 25 Mar 2011

  • 18. James Blake - 'James Blake'. What We Said: "Too calculated an act of daring to really shine."

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    Added: 25 Mar 2011

  • 17. Lady Gaga - 'Born This Way'. What We Said : "‘Born This Way’ really is an exercise in the pushing of everything to its ultimate degree."

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    Added: 09 May 2011

  • 16. Beyoncé - '4'. What We Said: "There ain’t too much here that’s going to add to her legacy."

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    Added: 19 May 2011

  • 15. Foster The People - 'Torches'. What We Said: "There’s no escaping it: Foster The People are a great pop band".

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    Added: 22 Nov 2011

  • 14. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - 'Belong'. What We Said: "...simply not good enough."

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    Added: 22 Nov 2011

  • 13. Gorillaz - 'The Fall'. What We Said: "This quiet but ambitious record is one of the best (Damon)’s been associated with."

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    Added: 18 Mar 2011

  • 12. Florence And The Machine - 'Ceremonials'. What We Said: "Its success will be richly deserved."

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    Added: 27 Oct 2011

  • 11. Miles Kane - 'Colour Of The Trap'. What We Said: "Miles Kane has come away smelling of roses."

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    Added: 22 Nov 2011

  • 10. Elbow - 'Build A Rocket Boys!'. What We Said: "Elbow have retained their crowns as everyman kings."

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    Added: 25 Mar 2011

  • 9. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'. What We Said: "Fuck radio, fuck the charts and fuck nerves. Noel’s still got it."

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    Added: 11 Oct 2011

  • 8. Kasabian - 'Velociraptor!'. What We Said: "This is an album with much to love about it."

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    Added: 09 Aug 2011

  • 7. Alex Turner - 'Submarine' Soundtrack. The six song EP from the Arctic Monkey man wasn't just the soundtrack to the Richard Ayoade flick, it was the first fruits of Turner in singer/songwriter mode.

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    Added: 23 Nov 2011

  • 6. Katy B‘On A Mission’. What We Said: "Fuck-all pretension or focus-grouped attitudinising, buckets and buckets of tunes. What more could you possibly want?"

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    Added: 26 May 2011

  • 5. White Lies - 'Ritual'. What We Said: In the end, ‘Ritual’ is not a bad album. But neither is it the album it would like to think it is.

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    Added: 07 Jul 2011

  • 4. Frank Turner - 'England Keep My Bones'. What We Said: "A fearless venture for an artist with something interesting to say."

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    Added: 13 Jul 2011

  • 3. Arctic Monkeys - 'Suck It And See'. What We Said: "Four albums in, and they’ve yet to shed so much as an ounce of purpose or inspiration."

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    Added: 20 Apr 2011

  • 2. The Strokes - 'Angles'. What We Said: "‘Angles’ isn’t perfect, but if it marks a new phase of creativity and togetherness for the group, then it could be more of a success than even ‘Is This It’."

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    Added: 18 Feb 2011

  • 1. The Horrors - 'Skying'. What We Said: "Further proof of The Horrors’ overarching ambition – that they’re one of this generation’s most important bands." Check NME's Albums Of The Year 2011 now.

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    Added: 07 Jul 2011