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15 Fave Albums in 2008/2009 So Far (05/04/09)

Peter Ellis "bukowski-65"
 
A New Tide
A New Tide
"'A New Tide' provides an example of a band that is comfortable with the input and creativity of each member marking a return to the band's more experimental roots."
The Script
The Script
"Debut album from young Dublin indie pop act inspired by soul, classic singer-songwriters and American radio rock."
Kingdom of Rust
Kingdom of Rust
"Kingdom of Rust, the fourth album from the Manchester trio and their first since 2005’s chart topping Some Cities, is surely their finest release so far."
Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
"The band describe their sound as "Upper West Side Soweto" playing a unique mix of Strokes style New York indie rock mixed with African rhythms. The debut single 'Mansard Roof' is included."
To Lose My Life ...
To Lose My Life ...
"Singer Harry McVeigh roams dispensing haunting melancholy, his statuesque vocal pitched between David Byrne, Paul Banks of Interpol and Ian McCulloch."
Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes
"Undoubtedly one of the breakout indie successes of 2008, Portland folksters Fleet Foxes' debut LP gets a reissue here that includes the band's first EP in its entirety."
All The Plans (2 CD)
All The Plans (2 CD)
".Back to their best,the bonus disc has great acoustic versions as well as a bonus track."
Dear Science
Dear Science
"New York-based experimental indie outfit TV On The Radio follow up 2006's critically acclaimed 'Return To Cookie Mountain' with 'Dear Science', a record bursting with energy and ideas."
Klang
Klang
"The third album from London post-punkers The Rakes was recorded in Berlin, Germany, in the ex-East German government's centre for radio broadcasts."
Grace/Wastelands [CD+DVD]
Grace/Wastelands [CD+DVD]
"Grace/Wastelands is the debut solo album from Babyshambles frontman  and ex-Libertine Peter Doherty. Featuring collaborations with Graham Coxon and Dot Allison"
It's Not Me It's You
It's Not Me It's You
"We should be grateful for It’s Not You, It’s Me, as it finally crystallises all the chaos of the last couple of years into a succinct, sparkling and occasionally brilliant album."
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
"'Tonight' sees Franz Ferdinand taking a step back from the post-punk revival sounds that gave them their breakthrough.The band incorporate disparate influences such as Jamaican dub and electronica"
Friendly Fires
Friendly Fires
"Strong melodies,strong 80's influence in sound akin to Orange Juice/Edwyn Collins."
Metro Station
Metro Station
"Metro Station is a band born out of social networking sites whose dedicated legion of online fans made them an internet phenomenon in a matter of weeks. Fronted by Trace Cyrus, son of Billy Ray"
Narrow  Stairs
Narrow Stairs
"I loved the 2005 album 'Plans' but this is one of the Death Cab's finest moments to date, essential for old fans and perfect for anyone discovering them for the first time."