Third part of my review of the year, the oddball selection of my favourite ten albums of the past year. Not one of the the better years I don't think and the lack of albums I bought probably reflects this.
10. Skying - The Horrors
Not for me anywhere near as good as 'Primary Colours' but it has its moments.
9. What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? - The Vaccines
A right mishmash but again it has it's moments.
8. The Big Roar - The Joy Formidable
This 'debut' album borrowed heavily from their previous 'debut', which apparently now wasn't an album at all but an 8 track EP..., without which it probably wouldn't have made this list. A band stuck in a bit of a rut.
7. England Keep My Bones - Frank Turner
Excellent as ever but not as excellent as his past efforts.
6. Thank You Happy Birthday - Cage The Elephant
Discovery of the year for me. They're trying so hard to be the Pixies. 10/10 for effort.
5. Palace - Chapel Club
Judging by what they already had in the public domain this was bound to be excellent and was.
4. Suck It And See - Arctic Monkeys
I love a good story and Alex Turner gets back to telling them. His solo 'Submarine' effort was pretty useful too.
3. Hello Sadness - Los Campesinos!
More stories and I could listen to Gareth from LC! telling them all day long. An acquired taste but I have that taste.
2. Yuck - Yuck
1990's throwback maybe but something else taht is to my taste. They're awesome live too.
1. Valhalla Dancehall - British Sea Power
Not everyone's cup of tea of course but BSP can do no wrong for me. As good as everything else they've done.