Wednesday, December 29

Singles of the year 20-11

20. Bloc Party – Banquet
Set to be THE band of 2005.....

19. Ikara Colt – Modern Feeling
Cruelly ignored by just about everyone. You should take their angular art-punk to your hearts and cherish them.

18. TV On The Radio – Staring At The Sun
Unclassifiable genius...the term 'Barbershop Indie Rock' doesn't really do them justice.

17. The Faint – I Disappear
Storming foot stomping electro-pop from the Nebraskan Duran Duran.
Listen to the track

16. The Strokes – Reptilia
Stand out track from The Strokes second album. Pop genius.

15. Kasabian – LSF
Indie-dance is no longer a dirty word(s)

14. The Others – Stan Bowles
Anthemic hymn to the QPR footballer and/or Pete Doherty.

13. Razorlight – Stumble And Fall
Love him or hate him, you can't ignore Johnny Borrell. Possibly the finest songwriter to emerge in the UK this year, and a truckload of arrogance to back it up.

12. U2 – Vertigo
1, 2, 3, 14! Brilliant first single from their dull as dishwater new album.

11. Death From Above 1979 – Romantic Rights
Two men who make a lot of noise. 176 seconds of crunching riffs, pounding drums and snarling vocals.