Top 5 UK Albums (since ’05)
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I attempted and failed miserably at creating Top 5 lists for UK Male Singers/UK Groups/UK Albums. Too many favourites, a fine problem to have.
However, seeing as my copy of the 1001 list only covers albums up to & including the year 2005, I can at least summarize my favourite UK exports from the last 10 years!
5. Morrissey, Ringleader of the Tormentors (2006)
Surprisingly, this is the most recent Morrissey album in my collection. Maybe I’m developing that allergic reaction to his voice that’s been affecting some of my fellow bloggers for years! But even Moz-allergy sufferers may find something to like here.
4. Keane, Under the Iron Sea (2006)
A tad front-loaded, but as strong a first half as any on this list…
3. Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)
…and this one boasts one of the strongest closing tracks in recent memory.
2. Babyshambles, Shotter’s Nation (2007)
Stephen Street might be the finest producer of the last 25 years.
1. Radiohead, In Rainbows (2007)
Not their best, but still Radiohead, and therefore the best active band in the business.
Apparently this list ended up being the Top 5 of ’06/’07!