The Libertines - Up the Bracket
Babyshambles - Down in Albion
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Moby - Last Night
Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
Lightspeed Champion - Falling Under the Lavender Bridge
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People…
Pixies - Doolittle
Pete Doherty was the first musician I was obsessed with so I was really hard in for Libs/Shambles as a teenager, much less so now. I was never really into Dizzee but this like the only CD we had in my friend’s car, which we spent an inordinate amount of time in, so I have probably hard that record 10,000 times or something. We always used to listen to ‘Last Night’ while pre-drinking, and I was 14 when the first Arctic Monkeys album came out, so the perfect age for it and the assorted indie that was around then, including Arcade Fire and Lightspeed. LC! and Pixies am still obsessed with, listening to ‘The Happening’ as I type.
Biggest difference between me then and now is lack of women on this list, my last few yearly top 10 are always mostly female.