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
|4|| ||Andy Cairns|
Fuck You Johnny Camo
Website-only album of acoustic Therapy? covers. What could be better?
Best track: Stories
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
Best track: Scare Away The Dark
The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
Wanted this to be a lot better than it is, with a little too much filler, however it does feature 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
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
Best track: The Physical World