In celebration of our 'Albums of the Year' list we decided to get in contact with all the artists on our top 30 for a short Q&A. We sent them all the same five questions, from what their favourite album of the year is, to what they'd change about their album.

Every day during the voting period we'll post a couple of these interviews so that you can get to know the artists a bit better.

Remember, you can vote on your favourite album of the year here.

Looking back on the album, how do you feel about it? Is there anything you'd change about it?

I'm very happy with how the album turned out. There will always be things we could have done differently in hindsight, but it's just not worth dwelling on that stuff. We could have been in the studio tweaking little things forever. At a certain point you just need to cut yourself off and declare the record done.

Tell us something about the album, or the recording of the album, that isn't common knowledge!

Most of the reverb on the record is natural and came from recording the sound of the individual tracks being played in an old grain silo. If you listen closely at the beginning or end of certain songs on the album, you can hear the sounds of the pigeons that lived in there.

What's your favourite album of 2011?

Julian Lynch - 'Terra'.

What's the best thing you've done this year, besides releasing the album?

Probably getting to meet and play two shows with the Feelies.

What are your plans for 2012?

Touring, lots of that, recording some new jams, possibly a new EP. Lots of stuff, great things.

From Martin Courtney of Real Estate.