Gigwise's Christmas wish-list has arrived...
Edward Keeble
10:44 12th December 2011
  • 50) You Me At Six - 'Sinners Never Sleep': "Whether its the rapid-fire persistency of Jaws On The Floor or the relaxed nature that This Is The First Thing portrays, you are sure to enjoy every second of it.

  • 49) Tom Vek - 'Leisure Seizure': "Tom Vek has returned with a flawed but promising album which bodes well for his third effort with a release date currently pencilled in for the summer 2017."

  • 48) SBTRKT - 'SBTRKT': "One of the most promising debuts of the year, forging the way for a new brand of electronic indie and live performance."

  • 47) Rustie - 'Glass Swords': "Integrating slap bass with a legacy of dance music this album is unlike anything you've ever heard."

  • 46) Sully - 'Carrier': "A slow burning producer hailing from East Anglia, Sully is the new one to watch."

  • 45) EMA - 'Past Life Martyred Saints': "Unsettlingly beautiful and poignant in its portrayal of grief."

  • 44) Danger Mouse And Daniel Luppi - 'Rome': "Brave, cinematic and beautiful... "

  • 43) The Weekend - 'House Of Balloons': "Sex, Drugs And Rock And Roll from Drake's boy."

  • 42) Adele - '21': "Single handedly dragging the music industry from a watery grave"

  • 41) Yuck - 'Yuck': "Sugar-rush pop and grungey anthems transmitted by every distorted note and chord."

  • 40) Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'Unknown Mortal Orchestra': "The strengths of these bedroom bound compositions lie in the fundamentals of songwriting"

  • 3) PJ Harvey - 'Let England Shake': "Folk influenced album about the horrors of war that is a sample of an artist at her creative peak."

  • 39) Noah And The Whale - 'Last Night On Earth': "An enjoyable transition into slickly written drive time rock and roll."

  • 38) TV On The Radio - 'Nine Types Of Light': "More of the same but if it isn't broken don't fix it."

  • 37) Mogwai - 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will': "A tangibly atmospheric piece indicative of their superb grasp of mood"

This is it! Probably the most deliberated category of all, we've done the poll through which the readers have examined through the critical looking glass which out of the top 50 nominations deserves the top spot for the best album of 2011.

The list is certainly a great one this year with massive bands standing side by side with some of the greatest debuts the music industry has seen for a very long time.

All the way from SBTRKT to Kasabian this is a point by point list of the albums that should be in your collection.

With the yuletide season bearing down make sure that if you have missed out on any of these gems you get Santa to get off his fat arse and ram it in your stocking.

See the Gigwise countdown below...