#1 Dear Science by TV on the Radio
“Admittedly it was over a year ago now, but I was already a fan of the band and had been looking forward to it coming out for ages. On one hand, you’ve got some funky, hard-hitting beatz. On the other, you’ve got your slow jams – easy on the ear, with thought provoking lyrics. What a quality album. And the sleeve is pretty too. Do you get album sleeves when you illegally download music? That’s the question. Yes. That’s the answer. But ONLY if you can cope with the guilt, kids.”
—Lorn MacDonald, actual star of Sky Movies’ hit production “Neverland.”
Listen to: Halfway Home/Dancing Choose/Golden Age
#2 The Drums by The Drums
“How would I describe their sound? Teenage love, narcissism, the ocean. And that’s just the first song! I’m a big fan of Morrissey – he’s that singer guy with the wacky views on race – so when I found out he was into ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ a track off the album, that became my favourite song. Also, the NME approve. I’m so glad I know about this band now. I hope Morrissey likes their second album too!”
—Ian Samson, music journalist, economist, predator.
Listen to: Let’s Go Surfing/Forever and Ever, Amen/I Need Fun In My Life
#3 Blood Pressures by The Kills
“ I already knew most of the album’s music from general skulking on Youtube. It was on sale, a mere fiver, appealing to my miserly heart. I snatched it up, the music briefly touching my deeply cynical soul. Their achievement merited my pitiful charity to their cause that they can continue to make such melodies without the fear of finanical desitution. Which I saved them from. Me.”
—Alan Saywood, scholar, philanthropist, Uncle.
Listen to: Future Starts Slow/Satellite/Baby Says
#4 Coral Fang by The Distillers
“When I was a younger man, a fresh-faced little whippersnapper, hope in my eyes and dreams in my belly, my brother handed me a copy of the Distillers debut album and ever since that day I was hooked on their abrasive punk style. I stumbled across Coral Fang through Wikipedia, and knew I had to own a real copy to repay a little of what I owe the Distillers over the years. You deserve it, gang. Brody Dalle is a true frontwoman.”
—Rupert Nelson, actor, writer, man.
Listen to: Drain the Blood/Die on a Rope/Beat Your Heart Out
#5 Good Mourning by Uncle Daddy
“I’m going to France, I don’t have time for this.”
—Holly Tarbet, hag.
Listen to: Rise Again/Long Time/Fade Away (feat. Sens Musiq)