Didn't hear a huge amount of music this year, but some of it was fantastic.
Amazing to hear Frank Turner returning to his hardcore roots, and in places surpassing the heady heights of Million Dead.
Best track: Casual Threats From The Weekend Hardmen
|2||Dog Fashion Disco|
A great year for comeback news (bursting at the seams for FNM!), DFD pick up where Polkadot Cadaver left off with a far superior album to Last Call In Jonestown.
Best track: Tastes So Sweet
Great sounding live album, featuring the whole of On The Turn, and the fact that these guys are back making music after 17 years is amazing. New track Electricity puts a huge grin on my face for hours.
Best Track: Electricity
Still don't know what to make of this bubblegum J-pop thrash/tech metal mash up, just know that it sounds unlike any other album anywhere!
Best track: Catch Me If You Can
|6||Future Funk Squad|
Haven't listened to much dance music for a while, but FFS' dark cinematic soundscapes layered over breakbeats was supremely effective.
Best track: The Hunted
Pasenger is one of the best story-telling lyricists around, and his folksy-edged acoustic rock is very affecting.
Best track: Scare Away The Dark
The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
Wanted this to be a lot better than it is. Has got a little too much filler,however it also features a good number of barnstorming tunes.
Best track: Vibetech
This Is The Third Album
Great instrumental metal, incorporating electronics much more naturally than their last two albums.
Best track: Thundertruth
|10||Death From Above 1979|
The Physical World
Wasn't a huge fan of their first album, and generally prefer the fuller sound of this. Builds to a stunning ending.
Best track: The Physical World