The Edge’s Top Albums of 2011: #10

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Bombay Bicycle Club — A Different Kind of Fix

Released 26th August 2011, Island Records

Number 10 on The Edge‘s Top Albums of 2011 list is the third studio album by English indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club, A Different Kind of Fix. Released in August, the album peaked at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart.

Statistics:

  • Included in the top-ten lists of 15% of contributors
  • Of those, 25% ranked the album in their top three
  • Ranked the album of the year by one contributor

Review by David Martin, Features Editor (ranked the album #7):

Bombay Bicycle Club’s third studio album A Different Kind of Fix is stellar evidence of what the band have managed in their progression, as they build upon their previous releases to create a wonderfully energetic and melodic album. Their newest piece of work is full of catchy riffs and atmospheric sounds, but in a gentle manner underpinning the softer vibes that have brought success to the four-piece. Merging the two elements of their previous albums with newfound confidence, ‘Shuffle’ has an instantly remarkable rhythm and dynamism, while songs such as ‘Leave It’ provide us with glimpses of their fine-tempered craftsmanship that has come from a growing maturity. The end result has been an excellent example of the band’s increasing musical diversity.

Other accolades:

  • Ranked #5 on The Fly magazine’s “The Top 50 Albums of 2011” list
  • Ranked #16 on NME‘s “50 Best Albums of 2011” list

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