I usually only compile a list 25, but this year it's been stretched out to 30 plus honourable mentions. Not enough, you say? Well sorry, but that's all the heart can take. I thought a paid job was stressful?
Anyway. Enjoy, criticize, do what you like. I'm just glad the rigmarole is over...
1. The Constantines - Kensington Heights [Arts & Crafts]
2. TV On The Radio - Dear Science [4AD/Interscope]
3. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia [Sub Pop]
4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash [Matador Records]
5. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? [Rough Trade]
6. Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight [V2/Yep Roc Records]
8. Boris - Smile [Southern Lord]
9. Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era. Cont [Kranky/4AD]