Monday, December 15

Shout And Twist's Albums Of 2008 - No. 103 to No. 92

103. Keane ‘Perfect Symmetry’ (Island) – Hugely disappointing bar the first three tracks.

102. CSS ‘Rat Is Dead’ (Sub Pop) – No longer cute, now just annoying. Plus second album is a bum.

101. Operator Please ‘Yes Yes Vindictive’ (Brille) – Jeez, where did these go? Weak debut nonetheless.

100. Panic At The Disco ‘Pretty. Odd.’ (Fueled By Ramen) – Pretty. Overrated and not so great.

99. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly ‘Searching For The Hows And Whys’ (Atlantic) – Below-par number two compared to number one.

98. Sons And Daughters ‘This Gift’ (Domino) – Actually quite good compared to their previous.

97. The Courteeners ‘St. Jude’ (Polydor) – Manchester’s rock saviours my ass.

96. Forever The Sickest Kids ‘Underdog Alma Meter’ (Universal) – ‘Whoa Oh!’ is faultless. All else is not.

95. ¡Forward, Russia! ‘Life Processes’ (Cooking Vinyl) – Not a terrible album by any means, but the hiatus makes sense.

94. Conor Oberst ‘Conor Oberst’ (Merge) – Like a Bright Eyes record, potentially great but only good.

93. The Verve ‘Forth’ (Parlophone) – Front single one of this year’s best. Album is not.

92. Cold War Kids ‘Loyalty To Loyalty’ (V2) – Something is not right with this record.