Friday, December 17, 2010

Soaring Above

Doves roots can be traced back to brothers Andy and Jez Willams meeting Jimi Goodwin when they were teenagers. After several attempts in other musical projects they became Sub Sub. A dance act that had moderate success with single "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)". It wasn't until the band's studio burnt down that they made the decision to switch to a more rock oriented sound and thus became Doves. They issued debut album Lost Souls in 2000 to much critical acclaim and then Last Broadcast in 2002 with both albums being nominated for the Mercury Prize. In 2003 the band compiled b-sides and rarities for Lost Sides. For their 3rd full length they retreated to the countryside to record and then released Some Cities in 2005. 4th album Kingdom Of Rust took a bit longer to see the light of day but finally did in 2009. After that it was announced that the band were going on hiatus and that sparked rumours of a break up. The band cleared that up by issuing a statement saying they had no immediate plans to return to the studio but said that it could still happen if they felt ready. They had also spoke of venturing into different projects such as film soundtracks. "Jetstream" from Kingdoms of Rust was the band's attempt at film music saying it was conceived as "an imaginary song for the closing credits on Ridley Scott's classic Blade Runner.". Who knows where the band is headed but hopefully they will continue the amazing lineage of albums they have released as Doves. Upon first hearing Lost Souls I was immediately hooked from opening song "Firesuite" and the US release featured additional tracks which added to the album being one of their finest releases so far in my opinion. Close your eyes dear:


"The Man Who Told Everything"

"Catch The Sun"

"Break Me Gently"

"There Goes The Fear"


"Caught By The River"

"Sky Starts Falling"

"Black and White Town"


"Kingdom Of Rust"

"The Outsiders"


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mind The Gap

The Soundtrack Of Our Lives or T.S.O.O.L as they are often referred to are from Sweden. Even though they got their start in 1995 it wasn't until 2002 that they received much attention. Their first album Welcome To The Infant Freebase was released in 1996 followed by Extended Revelation for the Psychic Weaklings of Western Civilization in 1998. When they put out Behind The Music in 2002 is when people finally took notice even earning them a Grammy nomination. 2004 saw the band issue Origins Vol. 1 which is to be followed by Vol. 2 in the near future. In 2008 the band made a bold move and put forth Communion, which was a double disc to the masses. In an already failing CD market a double CD is a hard sell but with the CD being stocked full of solid tracks it would be impossible to ignore the amount of work put into it. T.S.O.O.L. have definite ties to classic rock of yester year but still manage to sound fresh and relevant. Ebbot Lundberg is also a great front man who engages the audience in live settings by going out into the crowd to make them feel a part of the performance. Don't pass up on an opportunity to make friends with Soundtrack. Unleash the good times:

"Instant Repeater '99"

"Mantra Slider"

"Firmanent Vacation"

"Sister Surround"

"Still Aging"



"Believe I've Found"

"Heading For A Breakdown"

"Thrill Me"


"Ego Delusion"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Yer Like The Ocean

A band that has been making waves for 3 albums now goes by the name of The Besnard Lakes. Originating from Montreal they were formed in 2003 by husband and wife duo Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas. Their first album Volume 1 came out in 2003 in limited release but was later given a larger release. Both their 2nd and 3rd albums were recorded at Jace Lasek's Breakglass studios. Besides singing the duo also self produced the albums and Jace has produced for Land Of Talk, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown and Young Galaxy. Second album ...Are The Dark Horse ganered them a Polaris Prize nomination while third album ...Are The Roaring Night earned them yet another nod. Very atmospheric and built upon layers of sound, the band has carved out their own niche in an already talented pool of musicians in Montreal. Etheral vocals sung in Jace Lasek's trademark falsetto lull the senses and allow the music to flow through. Take a dip:

"For Agent 13"



"And You Lied To Me"


"Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt 1 & 2"

"And This Is What We Call Progress"

Friday, December 10, 2010


The Shore are from California and got their start in 2002 when Ben Ashley (lead singer) began writing songs and then recorded a demo which caught the ear of a record executive who offered the band a contract after only a short time together. They recorded and released The Shore EP in 2003 which was then followed by their debut self titled album in 2004. They left their record label and went on to self release their 2008 album Light Years which was initially only a digital release but then a CD version came out the following year. The Verve comparisons will be immediate as both the songs and Ben Ashley's voice draw comparisons quite easily. All around a great underrated band that will hopefully gain some attention for their efforts. Please hold on:


"Hard Road"

"Hold On"

"Waiting For The Sun"

"When Tomorrow Comes"

"On The Way"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Get Your Kicks

The Hiss were a band from Atlanta, Georgia who were only around for a brief time. Their first album Panic Movement came out in 2003 and was produced by Owen Morris who had previously produced Oasis and The Verve. They had some minor hits off the album that were used in video games and movies. Their second album Chocolate Hearts was released in 2007 and while recording the album in Florida, the band had to be evacuated due to hurricanes. Sadly in 2008 the band decided to split up. Definitely rock n roll in every sense and unfortunate that they didn't get to develop their sound further. Dig in:

"Clever Kicks"

"Back On The Radio"

"Chocolate Hearts"

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Design and Disassemble

Engineers are a british band who formed in 2003. They released a mini album entitled Folly in 2004 preceding their debut self titled album in 2005. After the release of Engineers their record company folded so while recording their second album it was unsure what would happen with the band. After signing to a new label they released Three Fact Fader in 2009. In February 2010 it was announced that 2 of the founding members were leaving the group on amicable terms. After adding new members the band set forth with In Praise Of More which came out in September of 2010. This is very atmospheric music and will definitely lull the senses with soft vocals and shimmering guitars. Take a trip along the aural sound scape:


"Come In Out Of The Rain"


"Clean Coloured Wine"

"International Dirge"

"In Praise Of More"

Friday, December 3, 2010

Deux Es Machina

Today's featured band is Electric Soft Parade originating from Brighton, England. Consisting of brothers Alex & Thomas White, their first album Holes In The Wall was released in 2002 and went on to garner them a lot of attention. Following in 2003 with The American Adventure which was their response to the treatment they had received from BMG. Although a bit different in soundscape it was as solid as Holes In The Wall. In 2005 they released The Human Body EP and then No Need To Be Downhearted in 2007. Since 2008 the band has been on an indefinite hiatus but Thomas White has released solo albums and both brothers continue to play in Brakes. Definitely a band that has instantly likable songs and hopefully will have some more material for Electric Soft Parade soon. Slide away:

"There's A Silence"

"Silent To The Dark"

"Empty At The End"


"Lose Yr Frown"

"Life In The Backseat"

Also check out Brakes and Thomas White's solo album for more of the same. Keep on keeping on...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Revisiting The Past

In anticipation of the upcoming 2010 list I thought I would break from tradition and post the last couple of years best of lists. I encourage you to do the same this year and compile your own list. For any music geek this is their time to shine with showing off their knowledge and also sharing music with others. I have done this for the last couple of years and let me tell you it does not get any easier. The hardest one was the best albums of the last 10 years to mark the leap into 2010. So take a look and you may find some stuff that is new or just remind you of some of the music you may have forgotten. Enjoy and don't be afraid to check out the music for yourself:

Top 10 of 2008:

Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Beck - Modern Guilt
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Bloc Party - Intimacy
The Verve - Forth
Glasvegas - Glasvegas
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
Last Of The Shadow Puppets - Age Of The Understatement
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV

Notable mentions:

Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
Sigur Ros - Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
The Music - Strength In Numbers
The Cure - 4:13 Dream
Caesars - Strawberry Weed
Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
The Kills - Midnight Boom
The Hives - The Black & White Album
Ladytron - Velocifero
Spiritualized - Songs In A & E
The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
Secret Machines - Secret Machines
Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
The Dears - Missiles
Darker My Love - 2
The Presets - Apocalypso
Neil Halstead - Oh! Mighty Engine
Ryan Adams - Cardinology
The Whip - X Marks Destination
TV On The Radio - Dear Science
The Black Angels - Directions To See A Ghost
The Killers - Day & Age
Keane - Perfect Symmetry
Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
Razorlight - Slipway Fires
The Little Ones - Morning Tide
Longwave - Secrets Are Sinister
Little Joy - Little Joy
Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
The Duke Spirit - Neptune
The Automatic - This Is A Fix
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
The Lions - Sounds Familiar
Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
Tricky - Knowle West Boy
The Futureheads - This Is Not The World
The Aliens - Luna
Cold War Kids - Loyalty To Loyalty
The Vines - Melodia
Metronomy - Nights Out
Cajun Dance Party - Colourful Life
The Pigeon Detectives - Emergency
The Subways - All Or Nothing
The Fratellis - Here We Stand
The Rascals - Rascalize
Portishead - Third
The Zutons - You Can Do Anything
The Paddingtons - No Mundane Options
The Young Knives - Superabundance
The Kooks - Konk
The Courteeners - St. Jude
The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha
Sons & Daughters - This Gift
Dirty Pretty Things - Romance At Short Notice
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
The Metros - More Money Less Grief
The Whigs - Mission Control
Pete & The Pirates - Little Death
People In Planes - Beyond The Horizon
The Notwist - The Devil, You and Me
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Deerhunter - Microcastles
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Dead Meadow - Old Growth

Tops 10 Songs Of 2008:

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
Kings Of Leon - Closer
MGMT - Electric Feel
Beck - Modern Guilt
Caesars - Crystal
Frightened Rabbit - Keep Yourself Warm
Friendly Fires - Jump in The Pool
Last Of The Shadow Puppets - Standing Next To Me
Bloc Party - Ion Square
The Verve - Rather Be

Notable mentions:

Amazing Baby - Invisible Palace
The Virgins - Rich Girls
Glasvegas - Daddy's Gone
The Stills - I'm With You
The Kills - Sour Cherry
The Dears - Lights Off
Keane - You Haven't Told Me Anything
Coldplay - A Spell A Rebel Yell
Oasis - I'm Outta Time
The Music - Vision
Metronomy - My Heart Rate Rapid
Razorlight - Wire To Wire
The Courteeners - No You Didn't, No You Don't
Magnetic Morning - At A Crossroads, Passive
Spiritualized - Death Take Your Fiddle
The Tings Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go
Black Kids - I'm Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
Foxboro Hot Tubs - Alligator
The Presets - This Boy's In Love
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Kaiser Chiefs - Half The Truth
Let's Wrestle - Let's Wrestle
The Lions - She's Lonely
Neil Halstead - No Mercy For The Muse
The Whip - Sirens
TV On The Radio - Golden Age
The Little Ones - High On A Hill
White Lies - Death
The Submarines - You, Me and The Bourgeoisie
Sian Alice Group - Way Down To Heaven
Sebastien Grainger - I Hate My Friends
The Futureheads - Beginning Of The Twist
Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts
Beggars - You & Me

Top 10 Albums of 2009

1. Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
2. White Lies - To Lose My Life
3. The Horrors - Primary Colours
4. The Veils - Sun Gangs
5. Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper
6. Ian Brown - My Way
7. The Raveonettes - In and Out Of Control
8. Stellastarr* - Civilized
9. Placebo - Battle For The Sun
10. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Notable Mentions:

Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Live
Director - I'll Wait for Sound
The Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love
Muse - The Resistance
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
The XX - XX
Florence and The Machine - Lungs
Dangermouse & Sparklehorse & David Lynch - Dark Night Of The Soul
The Dead Weather - Horehound
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
White Denim - Fits
Mew - No More Stories...
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Crystal Stilts - Alight Of Night
The Cribs - Ignore The Ignorant
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
The Maccabees - Wall Of Arms
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
The Boxer Rebellion - Unions
Editors - In This Light and On This Evening
Metric - Fantasies
The Strange Boys - And Girls Club
Nickel Eye - The Time Of The Assassins
Morrissey - Years Of Refusal
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - The Century Of Self
Asobi Seksu - Hush
Red Light Company - Fine Fascination
Starsailor - All The Plans
The Decemberists - The Hazards Of Love
Mono - Hymn To The Immortal Wind
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
The Temper Trap - Conditions
Pete Yorn - Back and Forth
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Break Up
Jet - Shaka Rock
The Twilight Sad - Forget The Night Ahead
The Cinematics - Love and Terror
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
The Flaming Lips - Dark Side Of The Moon
Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs - How To Get To Heaven From Scotland
Sleepy Sun - Embrace
The Enemy - Music For The People
BrakesBrakesBrakes - Touchdown
Art Brut - Art Brut Vs Satan
Stereophonics - Keep Calm and Carry On
The Rakes - Klang
The View - Which Bitch?
A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
Massive Attack - Splitting The Atom EP
The Longcut - Open Hearts
The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
The Clientele - Bonfires On The Heath
The Von Bondies - Love, Hate and Then There's You
The Lonely Islands - Incredibad
Living Things - Habeas Corpus
IAMX - Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction
Mutemath - Armistice
Weezer - Raditude
Pearl Jam - Backspacer
Marilyn Manson - The High End Of Low
The Bravery - Stir The Blood
Karen O & The Kids - Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack
Paolo Nutini - Sunny Side Up
Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More... See More
The Drums - Summertime EP
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us
Band Of Skulls - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey
The Antlers - Hospice
Sonic Youth - The Eternal
Pete Doherty - Grace/Wastelands
Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
Taken By Trees - East Of Eden
White Rabbits - It's Frightening
Wilco - Wilco The Album
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Eels - Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs Of Desire
Datarock - Red
Electric Six - Kill

Top 50 of 2000-2010

Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun
Bjork - Vespertine
Kings of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood
The Decemberists - Her Majesty
Ryan Adams - Gold
The National - Alligator
Sigur Rós - ()
Gene - Libertine
Kent - Hagnesta Hill
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
Spiritualized - Let It Come Down
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
Johnny Cash - American Man IV:The Man Comes Around
The Rapture - Echoes
The Coral - The Coral
Blur - Think Tank
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Radiohead - Kid A
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Primal Scream - Evil Heat
The Libertines - Up The Bracket
The Strokes - Is This It
Bob Dylan - Love & Theft
Beck - Sea Change
Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - BRMC
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take Them On, On Your Own
Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Behind The Music
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
Mogwai - Happy Songs For Happy People
Pulp - We Love Life
Belle & Sebastian - Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
British Sea Power - Open Season
Arab Strap - Monday at the Hug and Pint
Kasabian - Kasabian
The Futureheads - The Futureheads
The Dandy Warhols - Welcome To The Monkeyhouse
Oasis - Heathen Chemistry
Richard Ashcroft - Alone With Everybody
The Cooper Temple Clause - See This Through And Leave
Doves - Lost Souls
Coldplay - Parachutes
Mojave 3 - Excuses For Travellers
Sparklehorse - It's A Wonderful Life
Mercury Rev - All Is Dream

Notable Mentions (and by no means lesser albums)

Sigur Rós - Takk
Kings of Leon - Because Of The Times
Kings of Leon - A-Ha Shake Heartbreak
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
The National - Boxer
Muse - Absolution
Muse - Black Holes and Other Revelations
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
Ryan Adams - Cold Roses
Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
Ryan Adams - Demolition
Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
Bloc Party - Intimacy
Spiritualized - Amazing Grace
Spiritualized - Songs In A&E
Grandaddy - Sumday
Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
Super Furry Animals - Mwng
The Rapture - Pieces Of The People We Love
The Libertines - The Libertines
The Coral - Magic and Medicine
The Coral - Nightfreak and The Sons of Becker
The Coral - Roots & Echoes
The Coral - The Invisible Invasion
The White Stripes - Elephant
The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Interpol - Antics
Interpol - Our Love To Admire
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Primal Scream - Riot City Blues
Primal Scream - Exterminator
Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
The Strokes - Room On Fire
The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth
Wolfmother - Wolfmother
Beck - Modern Guilt
Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther
The Sunshine Underground - Raise The Alarm
Morrissey - Ringleader of The Tormentors
Morrissey - Years Of Refusal
Caesars - Strawberry Weed
Caesars - Paper Tiger
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81
Mogwai - Mr. Beast
Mogwai - Rock Action
Secret Machines - Now Here Is Nowhere
Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops
Ian Brown - Solarized
Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
Sons and Daughters - Love The Cup
Arab Strap - The Red Thread
Arab Strap - The Last Romance
The Futureheads - This Is Not The World
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
TV On The Radio - Dear Science
Gruff Rhys - Candylion
The Killers - Hot Fuss
The Killers - Sam's Town
The Dears - No Cities Left
The Dears - Gang Of Losers
Howling Bells - Howling Bells
Kasabian - Empire
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Luntic Asylum
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
Hot Chip - The Warning
Hot Chip - Coming On Strong
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Queens Of The Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyze
The Smashing Pumpkins - Machina/The Machines of God
The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
Clinic - Walking With Thee
Clinic - Winchester Cathedral
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Unkle - War Stories
Broadcast - The Noise Made By People
Richard Ashcroft - Keys To The World
The Verve - Forth
Elliot Smith - Figure 8
Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
Doves - The Last Broadcast
Doves - Some Cities
Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Coldplay - X&Y
Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
Gorillaz - Demon Days
The Beta Band - Hot Shots II
R.E.M. - Reveal
R.E.M. - Around The Sun
Neil Halstead - Sleeping On Roads
Neil Halstead - Oh! Might Engine
Mojave 3 - Spoon and Rafter
Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You
Kings of Convenience - Quiet Is The New Loud
New Order - Get Ready
The Charlatans - Wonderland
Clearlake - Cedars
Clearlake - Amber
Eels - Daisies Of The Galaxy
Eels - Souljacker
Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
Travis - The Invisible Band
Air - 10, 000 Hz Legend
Starsailor - Love Is Here
Supergrass - Road To Rouen
Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha
Darker My Love - 2
The Electric Soft Parade - Holes In The Wall
The Electric Soft Parade - The American Adventure
Ladytron - Witching Hour
Ladytron - Velocifero
Death In Vegas - Scorpio Rising
Radio 4 - Enemies Like This
The Cooper Temple Clause - Kick Up The Fire and Let The Flames Break Loose
Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
The Hives - The Black and White Album
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
The Music - The Music
The Music - Welcome To The North
The Music - Strength In Numbers
The Vines - Highly Evolved
The Vines - Vision Valley
Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World
Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid
The Kills - Keep On Your Mean Side
The Kills - Midnight Boom
The Kills - No Wow
The Enemy - We'll Live And Die In These Towns
The Thrills - So Much For The City
British Sea Power - The Decline Of...
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
22-20s - 22-20s
Stellastarr* - Stellastarr*
Glasvegas - Glasvegas
The Raveonettes - Pretty In Black
The Raveonettes - In and Out Of Control
The Raveonettes - Whip It On
The Raveonettes - The Chain Gang Of Love
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
Kent - Du & Jag Döden
Kent - Vapen & Ammunition
Kent - Tillbaka Till Samtiden
Gene - Rising For Sunset (Live)
Suede - A New Morning
The Tears - Here Come The Tears
Dead Meadow - Old Growth
Dead Meadow - Shivering King And Others
Dead Meadow - Feathers
The Duke Spirit - Cuts Across The Land
The Duke Spirit - Neptune
Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
Engineers - Engineers
Nine Black Alps - Everything
Brakes - Give Blood
Brakes - Beautific Visions
Autolux - Future Perfect
The Bravery - The Bravery
We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor
Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV
Hard-Fi - Once Upon A Time In The West
Editors - The Back Room
Editors - An End Has A Start
Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Art Brut - Further Complications
Stereophonics - Language.Sex.Violence.Other?
Stereophonics - Just Enough Education To Perform
The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
The Rakes - Capture/Release
The Rakes - Ten New Messages
The Cribs - The New Fellas
The Cribs - Men's Needs, Woman's Needs, Whatever
Dirty Pretty Things - Waterloo To Anywhere
Dirty Pretty Things - Romance At Short Notice
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
The Decemberists - The Tain
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
The Decemberists - Picaresque
Keane - Hopes and Fears
Keane - Perfect Symmetry
The View - Hats Off To The Buskers
The Pigeon Detectives - Wait For Me
The Pigeon Detectives - Emergency
The Paddingtons - First Come First
The Paddingtons - No Mundane Options
The Horrors - Strange House
The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
The Maccabees - Colour It In
A Place To Bury Strangers - A Place To Bury Strangers
Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge
The Good, The Bad and The Queen - The Good, The Bad and The Queen
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
Metronomy - Nights Out
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Portishead - Third
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
Foals - Antidotes
Late Of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
Tom Waits - Alice
Tom Waits - Blood Money