1. The Horrors: Skying Released at the height of summer and inspired by psychedelia, baggy and Eighties synth-pop, Skying yielded terrific singles and propelled The Horrors into the big league.
2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Effortlessly catchy songs, sell-out live shows and critical acclaim in the US. Finally. His best collection of songs since What’s The Story.
3. Metronomy: The English Riviera A Mercury-nominated slice of pop electronica that’s pleasingly free of odes to substandard B&Bs.
4. The Black Keys: El Camino A breathtakingly confident burst of soul-infused cool.
Then... 5. White Denim: D 6. The Throne: Watch The Throne 7. Arctic Monkeys: Suck It And See 8. The Strokes: Angles 9. The Vaccines: What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? 10. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake