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It's only right that towards the end of the year we present our albums of the year to you!

Here's all 22 Banquet staff's individual top tens of records we loved best (and events we enjoyed the most) through 2011.  We've totted them up, and weighted them accordingly to give you our top dozen albums of 2011. Its quite a varied selection, and beautifully reflects what we do throughout the year. 

The Wonder Years came out top. Just. We mailed them to let them know, and they sent us this video in return!

How many of these albums do you have? Do you agree with our staff? Let us know!
The Wonder Years - Suburbia: I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing (CD) (Exclusive To Banquet) Gil Scott-Heron / Jamie XX - We're New Here SBTRKT - SBTRKT The Naked And Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You Spycatcher - Honesty Bon Iver - Bon Iver
The Wonder Year..
Suburbia: I've..
Hopeless Record..
Gil Scott-Heron..
We're New Here
XL
SBTRKT
SBTRKT
Young Turks
The Naked And F..
Passive Me, Agg..
Fiction
Spycatcher
Honesty
Atticus
Bon Iver
Bon Iver
4AD
Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me (Back In Stock!) M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Fireworks - Gospel Metronomy - The English Riviera Title Fight - Shed (Now available on vinyl)
Jamie Woon
Mirrorwriting
Polydor
Touche Amore
Parting The Sea..
Deathwish Inc
M83
Hurry Up, We're..
Naive
Fireworks
Gospel
Banquet Records
Metronomy
The English Riv..
Because
Title Fight
Shed
Side One Dummy
2011
Jon's 2011ALBUMS
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01. The Naked And Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You
02. The Wonder Years - Suburbia...
03. SpyCatcher - Honesty
04. Scroobius Pip - Distraction Pieces
05. Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind Of Fix
06. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
07. Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song
08. The King Blues - Punk & Poetry
09. letlive - Fake History
10. The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

EVENTS
01. 03/09/11- Ed Sheeran at Hippodrome / New Slang
02. 17/04/11- Record Store Day
03. 20/02/11- The Wonder Years at The Peel
04. 23/08/11- Face To Face at The Peel
05. 23/06/11- Metronomy at New Slang

JON ALSO LIKED
01. People’s Democratic Rep Of Chiswick winning division B of Jumpers For Goalsposts Chiswick 5-a-side league
02. Sunbury Skate Park
03. [H]ouse
04. Nike K’s shirts
05. Chris Ouseley’s own goal in the BSM 5-aside

2011
Mike's 2011ALBUMS
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01. Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
02. Gil Scott Heron / Jamie XX - We're New Here
03. Tiger & Woods -Through The Green
04. 
SBTRKT - SBTRKT
05. James Blake - James Blake
06. Maceo -This Is Happening
07. Zomby - Dedication
08. Holy Other - With U
09. Little Roy - Battle For Seattle
10. Wolf & Lamb vs Soul Clap - DJ Kicks

EVENTS
01. 10/09/11- Example at D.A.N.C.E.
02. 05/10/11- Andy C/Rodigan/Cyantific at Repeater
03. 08/12/11- Jeru The Damaja at The Peel
04. 
03/09/11- Ed Sheeran at Hippodrome / New Slang
05. 29/01/11 - Heatwave at D.A.N.C.E.

MIKE ALSO LIKED
01. Releasing my first track (after a decade of messing about in the studio)
02. Beating Hesseltime at Squash
03. Cuba
04. Surbiton Swim Club
05. Golf Summer Season 2011

jane
Jane's 2011ALBUMS
spy
01. SpyCatcher - Honesty
02.
The Naked And Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You
03. The Get Up Kids - There Are Rules
04. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
05. The Computers - This Is The Computers

06. Metronomy - The English Riviera

07. Beirut - The Rip Tide
08. Jeffrey Lewis - A Turn In The Dream Songs
09. The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
10. Aloe Blacc - Good Things

EVENTS
01. 13/05/11- Scholars
supporting Francesqa at The Peel
02. 
23/08/11- Face To Face at The Peel
03. 08/08/11- The Computers supporting The Bronx at The Peel
04.
17/04/11- Record Store Day
05. 03/09/11- Ed Sheeran at Hippodrome / New Slang

JANE ALSO LIKED
01. The Dismemberment Plan @ 9.30 Club, Washington DC
02. DC / NYC Jan 2011
03. BLOC Weekend
04. Gergiev conducting Swan Lake @ The Proms
05. Kevin Eldon @ Soho Theatre

tom2011
Tom's 2011ALBUMS
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01. Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
02. Title Fight - Shed
03. Defeater - Empty Days And Sleepless Nights
04. Balance And Composure - Separation
05. Thrice - Major / Minor
06. Into It. Over It. - Proper
07. Basement - I Wish I Could Stay Here
08. Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
09. Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
10.
SBTRKT- SBTRKT

EVENTS
01. 08/08/11- The Bronx at The Peel
02. 10/09/11- letlive at The Fighting Cocks
03. 11/08/11- Touche Amore / La Dispute at The Fighting Cocks
04. 16/02/11- Four Year Strong at The Fighting Cocks
05. 20/12/11- Title Fight / Balance & Composure at The Peel

TOM ALSO LIKED
01. New York City, Nov 11
02. FA Cup Final
03. United 1-6 City
04. Summer Of Festivals
05. Summer Of Weddings / Stags

piers2011
Piers' 2011ALBUMS
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01.
Gil Scott Heron / Jamie XX - We're New Here
02. V/A- Ram100
03. 
SBTRKT- SBTRKT
04. V/A- The Way Of The Warrior
05. Real Estate - Days
06. Icicle - Under The Ice
07.
Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
08. Marcus Intalex - 21
09. Horizons Music presents: Dreamthiefs pt2
10. Sepalcure - S/T

EVENTS
01.
05/10/11- Andy C/Rodigan/Cyantific at Repeater
02. 27/04/11- Wilkinson / Danny Byrd / Netsky at Repeater
03. 20/07/11- Breakage / 16 Bit / Doctor P at Repeater
04. 29/10/11 - Halloween D.A.N.C.E.
05. 17/03/11- New Slainte St Patrick's day

PIERS ALSO LIKED
01. Jamie's shaved head
02. India
03. Supporting Southampton FC from my armchair and being top of the Championship
04. Building my wardrobe / cheese coleslaw from Lidl
05. Sainsbury's reduced section

s
Salty's 2011ALBUMS
black
01.The Black Keys - El Camino
02. Danger Mouse / Daniele Luppi - Rome
03.
The Computers - This Is The Computers
04. SBTRKT- SBTRKT
05. TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light
06. Toddla T - Watch Me Dance
07. Tom Vek - Leisure Seizure
08.
GilScott Heron / Jamie XX - We're New Here
09. Metronomy- The English Riviera

10. Gorillaz - Singles Collection

EVENTS
01. 08/01/11- Dave Hause vs Dave House at The Fighting Cocks
02. Sold out punk shows (FYS, Bronx, Face To Face, Against Me!)
03.
17/04/11- Record Store Day
04. 26/05/11- Frank Turner at New Slang
05. 22/09/11- Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag at New Slang

SALTY ALSO LIKED
01. Camden Crawl 2011
02. Pret Hot Toasties
03. Hats with woolly beards
04. Arcade Fire at Hyde Park
05. Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes Bowl

o
Ollie's 2011ALBUMS
al
01. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing

02. Tune-Yards - WhoKill
03. Feist - Metals
04.
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
05. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
06.
Beirut - The Rip Tide
07. Sigur Ros - Inni
08. The Antlers - Burst Apart
09.
The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
10. Real Estate - Days


EVENTS
01. 20/09/11 - Treetop Flyers / Jamie Thorn, The Cricketers
02. 08/09/11 - Taking Back Sunday instore
03. 27/10/11 - New Slang 5th Birthday
04. 17/04/11 - Record Store Day
05. 29/10/11 - Halloween D.A.N.C.E.

OLLIE ALSO LIKED
01. Primavera
02. Robin Van Persie
03. Sufjan Stevens @ Southbank Centre
04. Zelda: Skyward Sword
05. Scouse Jack's dinghy adventure

Max's 2011 ALBUMS
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01. The Wonder Years - Suburbia...
02. Jack's Mannequin - People and Things
03. Set Your Goals - Burning at Both Ends
04. I Am The Avalanche - Avalanche United
05. Into It. Over It. - Proper
06. Polar Bear Club  - Clash Battle Guilt Pride
07. Fireworks  - Gospel
08. The King Blues  - Punk and Poetry
09. Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
10. Bayside - Killing Time

EVENTS
01. 16/02/11 - Four Year Strong - Rise Or Die Trying @ The Fighting Cocks
02. 20/02/11 - The Wonder Years @ The Peel
03. 07/09/11 - Into It. Over It. / Koji @ The Fighting Cocks
04. 18/04/11 - King Blues @ New Slang
05. 19/03/11 - Fireworks- All I Have To Offer Is My Own Confusion @ Fighting Cocks


MAX ALSO LIKED
01. Vegas
02. Samaras' brace at Ibrox (followed by Ian spraying a bouncer in the face with silly string)
03. WWF themed club-night @ Rockbox, Manchester
04. Slam Dunk
05. Megabus Sleeper

baylisALBUMS
n
01. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
02. Zomby - Dedication
03. SBTRKT - SBTRKT
04. Thundercat - Golden Age of Apocalypse
05. Gil Scott-Heron / Jamie XX - We're New Here
06. You Me At Six - Sinners Never Sleep
07. oOoOO - S/T
08. Balam Acab - Wander / Wonder
09. Ceremony - Rohnert Park LP
10. Washed Out - Within and Without

EVENTS
01. 14/04/11 - David Rodigan at Repeater Sessions
02. Tibbin at Repeater Sessions
03. New Noise (Mike Treat's birthday)
04. 17/04/11 - Record Store Day 2011
05. 30/04/11 - Yasmin at D.A.N.C.E

ADAM ALSO LIKED
01. Shane Long
02. Made In Chelsea
03. How to Make It In America / Game of Thrones / HBO
04. Bar Loco, Barcelona
05. Betting with confidence

chris ALBUMS
t
01. Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me
02. Title Fight - Shed
03. Bridge & Tunnel - Rebuilding Year
04. Chuck Ragan - Covering Ground
05. Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
06. Ceremony - Covers EP
07. Young Statues - S/T
08. Basement - I Wish I Could Stay Here
09. Joyce Manor - S/T
10. Into It. Over It. - Twelve Towns


EVENTS

01. 28/11/11 - Against Me! and Crazy Arm at The Peel
02. 11/08/11 -  Touche Amore / La Dispute / Death Is Not Glamorous at The Fighting Cocks
03. 23/08/11 - Face To Face / The Flatliners at The Peel
04. 07/07/11 - Title Fight / Basement at The Fighting Cocks
05. 30/06/11 - Lemuria / Cheap Girls at The Peel

CHRIS ALSO LIKED
01. Going on tour with The Flatliners and The Arteries which coincided with two shows with Face To Face
02. The Walking Dead and Game Of Thrones
03. Going on tour in Europe with Worn In Red and putting out a split 7" for the tour
04. Passing my first year of University
05. Having a Movember moustache for most of the year
Jamie's 2011ALBUMS
t
01. Fourtet - Fabriclive.59
02. Vondelpark - nyc stuff and nyc bags
03. Gil Scott Heron & Jamie XX - We're New Here
04. Hotflush Presents Back and 4th
05. Falty DL - You Stand Uncertain
06. Calibre - Condition
07. Fink - Perfect Darkness
08. Zomby - Dedication
09. Lone - Emerald Fantasy Tracks
10. Ram Records - Ram 100

EVENTS
01. 05/10/11 - Cyantific @ Repeater
02. 17/04/11 - Record Store Day
03. 27/04/11 - Wilkinson @ Repeater
04. 14/04/11 - David Rodigan @ Repeater
05. 20/06/11 - Jehst and Parkinson Instore @ Banquet Records

JAMIE ALSO LIKED
01. Piers Kemp
02. Robin Van Persie
03. David Rodigan's acknowledgement of my T-shirt selection
04. Pampero Rum
05. Seldom Seen's knitwear collection
.
Daev's 2011ALBUMS
t
01. Young Statues - S/T
02. Lemuria - Pebble
03. Joyce Manor - S/T
04. Fireworks - Gospel
05. Spraynard - Untilted
06. Into It. Over It. - Proper
07. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
08. Dave Hause - Resolutions
09. Bridge and Tunnel - Rebuilding Year
10. Laura Stevenson and The Cans - Sit Resist
Harry's 2011ALBUMS
t
1. Jehst - The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family
2. Tubelord - Romance
3. Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers
4. Tellison - The Wages Of Fear
5. SBRKT - SBRKT
6. Four Tet - Fabric Live 59
7. Zomby - Dedication
8. Balam Acab - Wander / Wonder
9. Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary
10. Ras G - Down 2 Earth

EVENTS

Jehst - Peel
BSM 5 Aside
David Rodigan
Rattle Snake upstairs @ Dance after BMX jam
Tubelord and Katy Malco @ New Slang

HARRY ALSO LIKED

18th birthday day most drunk ever
Smashing 3 distinctions in music tech at Kingston College
Recording Rattle Snakes EP that never got finished
Had my bike smashed up in November
 

Albums
01. Toddla T - Watch Me Dance
02. Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale
03. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
04. Slow Club - Paradise
05. The Strokes - Angles
06. Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws
07. Big Deal - Lights Out
08. Noah and The Whale - Last Night on Earth
09. Naked & Famous
10. Real Estate - Days

Banquet Events:
01. Starboy Nathan signing
02. Mystery Jets at New Slang
03. New Slangs 5th Birthday!
04. Rizzle Kicks signing
05. Halloween Dance

Also Liked
01. My new gangsta coat
02. Getting Starboy Nathan in my life
03. The beginning of Young Romance
04. The One
05. Clement Marfo telling me I had lovely breasts

Albums
01. Metronomy - The English Riviera
02. Tubelord - R O M A N C E
03. Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
04. Brontide - Sans Souci
05. The Dauntless Elite - More Bloody Bad News
06. Three Trapped Tigers - Route One or Die
07. Dananananaykroyd - There is a Way
08. Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
09. tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L
10. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Banquet Events
01. The Bronx at The Peel
02. Dave House vs Dave Hause at The Fighting Cocks
03. Metronomy at New Slang
04. Three Trapped Tigers / Los Mendozas at New Slang
05. Gallops / Fair Ohs / Lemuria at New Slang

Also Liked
01. My wedding
02. Buying my first house
03. Scott Parker
04. The Walking Dead / Game of Thrones
05. The Tenth Annual UG to AG Marathon
 

Albums
01. Fireworks - Gospel
02. The Story So Far - Under Soil and Dirt
03. Man Overboard - Man Overboard
04. The Wonder Years - Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
05. Blink 182 - Neighbourhoods
06. Four Year Strong - In Some Way, Shape or Form
07. Tellison - The Wages of Fear
08. Panic at the Disco - Vices and Virtues
09. Set Your Goals - Burning at Both Ends
10. New Found Glory - Radiosurgery

Banquet Events:
01. Fireworks at The Fighting Cocks
02. Polar Bear Club / Man Overboard at The Peel
03. The Wonder Years instore
04. Taking Back Sunday instore
05. Mayday Parade at The Peel

Also Liked:
01. Pop Punk's Not Dead Tour (USA)
2. Facial hair
3. Dinosaurs
4. Playing with baby meerkats
5. Everything Jason Segel has had ANYTHING to do with.
  

Albums
01. Daughter - The Wild Youth
02. James Blake - James Blake
03. Alex Turner - Submarine
04. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
05. Zoo Kid - King Krule
06. Metronomy - The English Riviera
07. Wye Oak - Civilian
08. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
09. SBTRKT - SBTRKT
10. Gil Scott-Heron / Jamie xx: I'm New Here

Banquet Events
01 Chapel Club / Summer Camp, New Slang
02. Dry The River instore
03. Mystery Jets, New Slang
04 Metronomy, New Slang
05 Slow Club, New Slang

Also liked
01. Laura Marling @ Guildford Cathedral
02. Derren Brown - The Experiments
03. Secret Cinema
04. Jurrasic Park @ IMAX
05. Working at Banquet
 

Albums
01. Owen - Ghost Town
02. Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
03. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
04. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
05. Wu Lyf - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
06. Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire
07. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
08. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
09. Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
10. Big Deal - Lights Out

Banquet Events
01. Dry The River @ The Cricketers
02. Tall Ships @ New Slang
03. Scroobius Pip instore
04. Against Me! @ The Peel
05. Cage The Elephant instore

Also liked
01. Benicassim + Green Man festivals
02. John Mundy's shed, AKA 'The Shack'
03. Driving further than Addlestone park to go skateboarding
04. www.blast-radio.co.uk Tuesdays 9-10pm
05. When Owen announced he was coming to the UK
 

Albums
01. Defeater - Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
02. Yuck - Yuck
03. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
04. Dels - Gob
05. Scroobius Pip - Distraction Pieces
06. Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles
07. Face To Face - Laugh Now, Laugh Later
08. The Electric - Life Is Moving
09. Givers - In Light
10. Lemuria - Pebble

Banquet Events
01. Wheatus at New Slang
02. Iron Chic / Pacer / OK Pilot at The Peel
03. Gallops / Lemuria / Fair Ohs / Cheap Girls / Funeral Suits at New Slang
04. Dels at New Slang
05. Grouplove / Givers / Big Deal at New Slang

Also liked
01. Bigger house / room just for records (& girlfriend moving in)
02. Aaron's leaving party
03. The continued evolution of Sundae Session
04. Gary Numan / Maximo Park at Ben & Jerry's Sundae on the Common
05. Torchwood - Miracle Day

Albums
1. Scuba - DJ Kicks
2. Motor City Drum Ensemble - L.O.V.E
3. KRL - Decay
4. Floating Points - Shadow
5. David August - Peace of Conscience EP

Banquet events
1. Jehst at The Peel
2. Young Romance at New Slang
3. Rizzle Kicks @ Dance
4. Example @ Dance
5. New Slang 5th Birthday
Albums
01. Rizzle Kicks - Stereo Typical
02. Example - Playing In The Shadows
03. Ed Sheeran - +
04. David Rodigan - David Rodigan's Dubwise Shower
05. Los Mendozas - everything!
06. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
07. Wretch 32 - Black and White
08. Tinie Tempah - Discovery
09. Annie Mac presents 2011
10. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

Albums
01. The Wonder Years  - Suburbia...
02. Fireworks - Gospel
03. Lower Than Atlantis - World Record
04. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
05. The King Blues - Punk and Poetry
06. City and Colour - Little Hell
07. Deaf Havana - Fools and Worthless Liars
08. Ed Sheeran - +
09. Example - Playing In The Shadows
10. letlive - Fake History