Sunday, December 21

Shout And Twist's Albums Of 2008 - No. 66 to No. 53

66. Neon Neon ‘Stainless Style’ (Lex) – Not bad. Not bad at all.

65. TV On The Radio ‘Dear Science’ (Interscope) – Some stirring moments on here for sure, though it aint solid.

64. Born Ruffians ‘Red, Yellow And Blue’ (Warp) – First half great. Second half not great.

63. Metronomy ‘Nights Out’ (Because) – Really strong second album from Devonshire trio.

62. Razorlight ‘Slipway Fires’ (Vertigo) – Okay, it’s a good effort. Some incredible moments on here, but at points too bizarre.

61. Friendly Fires ‘Friendly Fires’ (XL) – Mightily decent debut, ‘Paris’ is just timeless.

60. Blood Red Shoes ‘Box Of Secrets’ (V2) – So much noise for two people. And damn fine noise at that.

59. The Cure ‘4:13 Dream’ (Geffen) – Dips somewhat but generally a good comeback.

58. Spiritualized ‘Songs In A&E’ (Dedicated) – Too much on here but enough of it works just fine.

57. Black Kids ‘Partie Traumatic’ (Columbia) – Not half as annoying as you’d think.

56. Flobots ‘Fight With Tools’ (Universal Republic) – Being influenced by Linkin Park is not a bad thing.

55. Young Knives ‘Superabundance’ (Transgressive) – Some killer tunes here, it just sounds a tad wooden.

54. Does It Offend You, Yeah? ‘You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into’ (Virgin) – Nah, nah, it don’t offend me, nah.

53. The Teenagers ‘Reality Check’ (XL) – Weird, rude and downright out there. Pretty good.