Love all these, to the point I'm kind of bittersweet about numbering them, but...
1 - Stealing Sheep - Into The Diamond Sun 2 - Blood Red Shoes - In Time to Voices 3 - Dark Horses - Black Music 4 - Metric - Synthetica 5 - Garbage - Not Your Kind of People 6 - Hot Chip - In Our Heads 7 - Gallows - Gallows 8 - Kyla La Grange - Ashes 9 - Turbowolf - Turbowolf
Best EP - Creatures of Love - Boy Crimes
Most Eagerly Anticipated Albums of 2013 (if any of these do indeed put out their debut albums): Belakiss Let's Buy Happiness Juanita Stein
I can't either - 10 that I actually loved at least - plenty that were ok or I merely liked - Love Ladyhawke but Anxiety wasn't amazing like her debut. Skunk Anansie are one of my absolute favourite bands and I'm still not feeling Black Traffic much at all
Been listening to a lot of music that wasn't released last year. Got into Ladytron and Siouxsie Soux in particular in a big way
It's funny, I honestly couldn't think of many if any others that I'd even have considered shortlisting, but at the same time those ten absolutely had to be on there.
Both Ladytron & Siouxsie have been on my to do list far too long. Have to say my buy of the year though is Sleater-Kinney's One Beat (2002). It's like when rock met riot grrrl met punk met pop... there literally isn't a song on there I haven't fallen in love with wholeheartedly - one on one day, then another the next - in fact I feel like it's the first time I've found an album which could actually have me fully focussed cover to cover.