The Top 40 Albums Of 2011

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The Big One. Artists pour blood, sweat and tears over months of creation into their music, arduously filtering the strongest songs down to become the record that they’re proud to present, hoping that come December they might make it into Clash’s esteemed end-of-year list. These very special forty acts have - but who’s at the top of it?

Find out below and stay tuned to ClashMusic for features on each of the entries and interviews with the artists responsible over the coming week.

40. DANGER MOUSE / DANIELE LUPPI - ‘Rome’ Read more >
39. WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE - ‘Konkylie’ Read more >
38. WOODEN SHJIPS - ‘West’ Read more >
37. WAGON CHRIST - ‘Toomorrow’ Read more >
36. RICHARD DONOSO - ‘Progress Chance’ Read more >
35. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - ‘I’m With You’ Read more >
34. WHITE DENIM - ‘D’ Read more >
33. KASABIAN - ‘Velociraptor!’ Read more >
32. JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST - ‘Watch The Throne’ Read more >
31. LITTLE DRAGON - ‘Ritual Union’ Read more >
30. RYAN ADAMS - ‘Ashes And Fire’ Read more >
29. MATTHEW HERBERT - ‘One Pig’ Read more >
28. FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE - ‘Ceremonials’ Read more >
27. THE LOW ANTHEM - ‘Smart Flesh’ Read more >
26. BON IVER - ‘Bon Iver’ Read more >
25. EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY - ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care’ Read more >
24. BIBIO - ‘Mind Bokeh’ Read more >
23. WILCO - ‘The Whole Love’ Read more >
22. M83 - ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ Read more >
21. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER - ‘Replica’ Read more >
20. DJ SHADOW - ‘The Less You Know The Better’ Read more >
19. LYKKE LI - ‘Wounded Rhymes’ Read more >
18. GRUFF RHYS - ‘Hotel Shampoo’ Read more >
17. PLANNINGTOROCK - ‘W’ Read more >
16. BEASTIE BOYS - ‘Hot Sauce Committee Part Two’ Read more >
15. WILD BEASTS - ‘Smother’ Read more >
14. KING CREOSOTE AND JON HOPKINS - ‘Diamond Mine’ Read more >
13. FLEET FOXES - ‘Helplessness Blues’ Read more >
12. BJÖRK - ‘Biophilia’ Read more >
11. BEIRUT - ‘The Rip Tide’ Read more >
10. ZOMBY - ‘Dedication’ Read more >
9. MY MORNING JACKET - ‘Circuital’ Read more >
8. ADELE - ‘21’ Read more >
7. THE KILLS - ‘Blood Pressures’ Read more >
6. METRONOMY - ‘The English Riviera’ Read more >
5. RADIOHEAD - ‘The King Of Limbs' Read more >
4. BATTLES - ‘Gloss Drop’ Read more >
3. PJ HARVEY - 'Let England Shake' Read more >
2. THE HORRORS - ‘Skying’ Read more >

1. MODESELEKTOR - ‘Monkeytown’

Read our interview with the Modeselektor duo HERE.

Clash delved deeper into Gernod and Szary’s fanatical world to extrapolate exactly who and what makes our favourite dance artists tick.

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