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50. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better With Franz Ferdinand

49. Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only

48. Dangerdoom - The Mouse and the Mask

47. Archer Prewitt - Wilderness

46. The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever

45. The Books - Lost and Safe

44. Wilderness - Wilderness

43. Xiu Xiu - La Foret

42. Devandra Banhart - Cripple Crow

41. Missy Elliott - The Cookbook


40. Royksopp - The Understanding

39. Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Superwolf

38. Smog - A River Ain't Too Much to Love

37. Ladytron - witching Hour

36. Isol

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I'm glad I saw Malkmus on your list. Face the Truth is such a good record.


I also loved Billy Corgan's solo album.


Broken Social Scene may take the cake for me. The Most Serence Republic's Underwater Cinematographer was cool.


What else came out this year? I buy and steal a lot of old music.

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Honourable mentions... Xiu Xiu La Foret, Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil, Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, Armor for Sleep What to do When You're Dead, 30 Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie, but these are all albums i listened to non-stop for a fortnight, and haven't touched since. I think that this has been the weakest year for music that i have lived through. Pop is getting better, in my opinion, as is a lot of music, but haven't really heard anyhting mindblowing in a while.



5) Slipknot 9.0 Live

4) Buck 65 Secret House Against the World

3) Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

2) Mindless Self Indulgence You'll Rebel to Anything as Long as It's Not Challenging

1) Decemberists Picaresque

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20. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

19. Spinto Band - Nice and Nicely Done

18. Architecture in Helskinki - In Case We Die

17. Talib Kweli - Right About Now

16. Sigur Ros - Takk

15. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

14. Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger

13. The Hold Steady - Seperation Sunday

12. Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers

11. LCD Soundsystem - s/t

10. Broken Social Scene - s/t

9. British Sea Power - Open Season

8. M.I.A. - Arular

7. Immaculate Machine - Ones and Zeros

6. Gorillaz - Demon Days

5. Spoon - Gimme Fiction

4. Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth

3. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

2. New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

1. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

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