The best music of 2011 – the long list

So here I am once more. In the space of trying to gain some perspective on 2011,
The happenings, the non happenings
The gains, the losses
The good things, the bad stuff
The love I have shown, the species where love was absent.

And as I go through this space of reflection I listen to the sounds which informed my year.

As such here is The long list of the best albums I have heard this year.
Not too much detail just a picture, title of album, name of artist and perhaps a brief link

NB- please note the rules – my choice is final, all music albums I heard for the first time in 2011 was eligible for consideration. Short list announced on Monday, winners next week sometime

The long list
(picture, album title, artist, linkage)

All Things Will Unwind – My Brightest Diamond – a
Ask Me This – Alcoholic Faith Mission –
Built A Rocket Boys! – Elbow –
Circuital – My Morning Jacket –
Codes and Keys – Death Cab For Cutie –
A Creature I Don’t Know – Laura Marling –
The Harrow & The Harvest – Gillian Welch –
I Am An Attic – Nick Diamonds –
The King Is Dead – The Decemberists –
King Of Limbs – Radiohead –
Life Fantastic – Man Man –
The Long Surrender – Over The Rhine –
Outside – O’Death –
Smother – Wild Beasts –
Zonoscope – Cut Copy –

Please remember this is highly based on opinion, and in this context, I am right.