An even better collection of tracks than Hot Fuss, better arranged with less filler - and the debut is a cracking album anyway.
More varied and I think stronger than the debut with much better lyrics, for starters, and more depth overall.
Still getting into this but like it. Reminds me of early post-Syd Floyd in a lot of places.
Yeah, bit behind the times on this one but don't think I was really missing much; her voice is a bit grating and the production's flat and horrid. Do I gather the main songwriter left? No great loss IMNSHO ;)
In complete contrast to the previous entry, shit, why haven't I bought this before?!?! Brilliant stuff, tightly combining various influences from the Foo Fighters to Modern English (there's a track near or at the end that really, really reminds me of Ricochet Days).
I didn't buy so many myself until later on in the year, at which point I seem to have massively upped my rate!
In no particular order, from the albums I've got this year that actually came out this year:
I'll no doubt be back later with the ones I forgot to mention ;)
My most played albums of the year would be, in some sort of order:
At this level: