I haven't done one of these for so long I felt I may as well cover two years. Plus I don't buy as much as I used to given my shelves are already full to bursting.
10. Subrosa Falcon Association - Where's My Rabbit
Everyone's favourite Portuguese-German Indie-Noise-Grungesters jump in with a confident first record.
9. Richmond Fontaine - The Fitzgerald
Alt.country.narrative songs about urban low-life.
8. Deus - Poket Revolution
Belgiam's greatest band produce a solid album, more accessible than most previous efforts and full of yummy moments.
7. Kaiser Chiefs - Unemployment
Art-Rock funsters bouncy, confident and well-written debut.
6. Nine Black Alps - Everything Is
With the same grunge-pop balance that made Nirvana's Nevermind such a tasty record, NBA show most modern bands how rocking should be done.
5. Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
Groovy art-rock pop with some great lyrics and a certain "something."
4. Queen Adreena - The Butcher and the Butterfly
Arty-Punk-grungsters Queen Adreena continue what Daisy Chainsaw started and produce dirty and disturbing songs. But in a good way.
3. The Twilight Singers - Powder Burns
The Twilight Singers get into their stride and allow not only Greg Dulli's dirty, soulful voice to seduce us again but also remind us that Mark Lanegan still has a voice that can open tins.
2. Kent - Du & Jag Döden
Now no longer recording in English, they still produce wonderful, catchy, melodic songs that I have to gibber-sync to.
1. We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor
Great album with pristine lines fresh from the rhyme laboratory.