Guardian Top 40 UK Music Albums

Living away from the UK for the past 30 years, I often feel disconnected from the UK music scene, even though the Internet – and especially YouTube – allows monitoring, watching and listening to what’s happening, it’s not the same as being in the clubs, watching the TV and chatting with mates over a curry!

With this in mind, I often read The Guardian “Newspaper” online, to get my finger on the pulse of what’s happening through their journalism – one of the better British examples of ‘fair and balanced’ reporting. Here’s their list of the top 40 music albums in the UK music scene for 2012:

40 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
39 Killer Mike – RAP Music
38 Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
37 Orbital – Wonky
36 Beach House – Bloom
35 Nite Jewel – One Second of Love
34 Dexys – One Day I’m Going to Soar
33 Mala – Mala in Cuba
32 Farrah Abraham – My Teenage Dream Ended
31 Marina and the Diamonds – Electra Heart
30 Angel Haze – Reservation
29 Jack White – Blunderbuss
28 Tribes – Baby
27 Poliça – Give You the Ghost
26 Bright Light, Bright Light – Make Me Believe in Hope
25 Actress – RIP
24 Dawn Richard – Armor On
23 Jam City – Classical Curves
22 The Cribs – In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
21 Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man
20 Plan B – Ill Manors
19 Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
18 Saint Etienne – Words and Music by Saint Etienne
17 Lana Del Rey – Born to Die
16 Taylor Swift – Red
15 Cooly G – Playin’ Me
14 Grizzly Bear – Shields
13 Chromatics – Kill for Love
12 Django Django – Django Django
11 Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
10 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
The xx – Coexist
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, MAAD City
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Grimes – Visions
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Thanks The Guardian!

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