Best Debuts Of 2011 - Bubbling Under

SBTRKT, Grimes, Esben And The Witch...
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You've read our 10 Best Debuts of 2011 (HERE), here's ten more tasty treats that kept us simmering.

Our Top 10 Debut albums of 2011 saw Cloud Control, Swimming, How To Dress Well, Austra, Shabazz Palaces, The Vaccines, Three Trapped Tigers, Ghostpoet, James Blake and Death Grips all make appearances.

Read on to find out which other acts we loved in 2011 but fell just outside that prestigious Top Ten list.

ESBEN AND THE WITCH



These improv-goths maintained a steady hand on their weird tiller, finally giving us the album that we’ve craved. A live must-see.

A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN



Modern twists on piano and dusty folk musings, this beautiful jaunt is like a vintage car on a summer’s day.

DARK DARK DARK



Distant and complex emotions was found pouring from ‘Wild Go’. These American folkies know how to thread a teardrop to a string.

SBTRKT



Nailing his live fusion of garage, funky and soulful grooves we’ve waited a long time for SBTRKT’s music to add up.

DENIZ KURTEL



This queen of the bassline hypnotized our feet this year - add in Dixon’s remix of ‘Best Of’ and WE ARE HOUSE MUSIC.

PAUL KALKBRENNER



Poster boy for German dance music, this tardy producer emitted a long overdue debut that’s half-techno, half-lost dream.

OTHER LIVES



Majestic and built from the bottom up, LP ‘Tamer Animals’ settled our sweaty heads - and Radiohead’s, who they now tour support.

YOUNG MONTANA?



‘Limerance’ wonked its way out of Coventry sounding pretty special. Yes, we’ve heard collaged hip-hop fragments, but YM reinvigorated everything.

ALEXANDER



Taking a sabbatical from The Magnetic Zeroes, Alex Ebert holed up and recorded his own material. Who’d know this was his first?

GRIMES



Ethereal and sullen, then diffused with electronic 8-bit stabs and cobwebs, Grimes makes music with her hands and her heart.

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