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The final part of Pontone’s 50 favourite releases of the year. And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Pontone.

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  • 17. PJ Harvey Let England Shake (Island)
  • 16. John Maus We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (Upset The Rhythm)
  • 15. Kuedo Severant (Planet Mu)
  • 14. Laurel Halo Hour Logic (Hippos In Tanks)
  • 13. Perc Wicker & Steel (Perc Trax)
  • 12. Vatican Shadow Kneel Before Religious Icons (Hospital Productions)
  • 11. Leyland Kirby Eager To Tear Apart The Stars (History Always Favours The Winners)
  • 10. Jon Brooks Music For Thomas Carnacki (Café Kaput)
  • 09. Ekoclef Tapeswap (Magic + Dreams)
  • 08. Panda Bear Tomboy (Paw Tracks)
  • 07. Cut Hands Afro Noise, Vol. 1 (Very Friendly)
  • 06. The Haxan Cloak The Haxan Cloak (Aurora Borealis)
  • 05. Moon Wiring Club Clutch It Like A Gonk (Gecophonic)
  • 04. 2562 Fever (When In Doubt)
  • 03. The Advisory Circle As The Crow Flies (Ghost Box)
  • 02. Oneohtrix Point Never Replica (Software)
  • 01. Maria Minerva Cabaret Cixous / Tallinn At Dawn (Not Not Fun)
  • And the list of 10 very fine releases that were so close to jump into the chart:
Xander Harris Urban Gothic; Wire Red Barked Tree; The Band Of Holy Joy How To Kill A Butterfly; Death Grips Exmilitary; Ekoplekz Memowrekz; Byetone Symeta; Ursula Bogner Sonne = Blackbox; Anstam Dispel Dances; The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World; Patten GLAQOJO XAACSSO
  • Top 15 reissues of 2011:
01. The Smiths Complete
02. Beach Boys SMiLE Sessions
03. Belbury Poly The Willows
04. Demdike Stare Triptych
05. Suede Coming Up
06. Mark Hollis Mark Hollis / Talk Talk Laughing Stock
07. Disco Inferno The 5 EPs 
08. Tropic Of Cancer The End Of All Things
09. Sweet Exorcist RetroActivity
10. Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats
11. Primal Scream Screamadelica
12. Isolee Rest / Wearemonster
13. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Let Love In
14. Ride Nowhere
15. This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Boxset

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