Every day this week we are counting down our favourite albums of 2012. Thinking of our top listens from the past 12 months isn't so tough - but putting them in order really is!
Today, we count down from numbers 40 to 31 and our countdown includes two of the biggest females on the UK music scene, an New York trendsetter, an album about outdoor swimming pools, an indie band who bounced back from the loss of a key member with one of the best records of their career and more.
Yesterday we counted down from 50 to 41. Check out our first collection right here.
We are also asking you, the Gigwise reader to vote for your favourite albums of 2012 in our Album Of The Year poll. Click here to cast your vote.
Check out our albums of the year, numbers 40 to 31 below. Scroll through the collection with the 'next' button.