Check out this great tutorial HERE. It’s split into 3 parts:
1. Recording – Gives you tips on how to go about recording, and what not to do.
2. Mixing – gets you thinking about how to mix your tracks well.
3. Mastering – Perhaps this is just black magic, but there’s an in depth tutorial on this bit, perhaps because it’s the most complicated part of making an album. This guide makes it easier.