1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
A pretty much unanimous Hotcakes decision, this album has dominated our listening this year. Taking on such a different sound to their early days, the trio have maturity oozing through them, whilst still maintaining the early vigour and life throughout the album.
This is one of those few brilliant records that delight the mainstream and alternative types alike. A truly beautiful collection of slow, fast, rousing and sorrowful songs, carried out by rigorously powerful instrumental work and vocals that we had no idea Karen O was capable of.
One of Hotcakes best live bands of the year also, Karen O can work a stage as well as I dream she can work… you know… other things.
2. Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do
A debut collaboration of epic standards that shocked eardrums all over the world. …