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.

How do you feel looking back on the album? Is there anything you'd change about it?

I feel very proud really. Obviously we've had a wonderful year and it's solely down to the record, that is very satisfying. I wouldn't change anything about it, I don't think it's perfect, but I think it's important to make records and keep moving. I'm too busy thinking about the next album right now to worry about the last one.

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

Well, it was recorded opposite the news international building in Wapping. One night we came out of the studio to find two people making love or having sex in a car. Another time we saw an employee of the corporation buying what I can only assume was cocaine. These two scandals pale in comparison to others I know. But still, it's not common knowledge.

What's your favourite album of 2011?

Femme Fatale by Britney Spears (I am not being ironic either).

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

This year has been full of highlights related to the record. But, besides that, I am now the proud owner of a healthy nephew.

What are your plans for 2012?

We're touring until April. Then I hope to have the time and inclination to record another record.