20. CARDINAL - Hymns (Fire) - It took 18 years, but Richard Davies and Eric Matthews finally release the follow up their much loved debut album.
CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE: GUIDED BY VOICES – Let's Go Eat the Factory, the KIK - Springlevend, PAUL WELLER - Sonik Kicks, HOWLER - America Give Up and CATE LE BON - Cyrk were all in close contention for those last two spots.
JUST PICKED UP BUT HAVEN'T LISTENED ENOUGH TO YET TO COMMENT BUT HAVE A GOOD VIBE ALREADY: JD McPHERSON - Signs & Signifiers, SHOES - Ignition, DISAPPEARS - Pre Language. Based on one listen that Shoes album is pretty fantastic.
RECORDS I STILL HAVEN'T HEARD ALL THE WAY THROUGH BUT HEARD ENOUGH OF TO THINK I NEED TO GET THEM SOON: BEACHWOOD SPARKS, NELSON BRAGG, CHICHA LIBRE, GRAHAM COXON, JOHN FOXX and the MATHS, the FURIOUS SEASONS (David Steinhart of Pop Art), ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO, the HOLLOWS, LAIRS, RICHARD HAWLEY, MAXIMO PARK, the SUCCESSFUL FAILURES, and SUMMER GIRLFRIENDS