Selecting a Top Albums Of The Year list is always tricky because it’s very easy to be swayed by seeing other lists in magazines, newspapers and websites. If they all pretty much have the same album at Number 1, who am I to disagree? But then again, this is my list on my website, so I’m afraid the wonderful P.J. Harvey will just have to settle for second place.
It’s unseasonably hot in the UK at the moment, but now that it’s October, we’re already well into the countdown to the end of the year and thoughts are starting to drift towards those lists we all love to make of our favourite music/films/whatever of 2011. But there’s still some contenders to be released, so here’s the five albums I’m most looking forward to.