Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above is a killer track. Absolutely killer. Alala is pleasant as well. I can only take CSS in doses. Some of their tracks leave you unsettled, but when they nail it (as in Let's Make Love), boy, do they nail it.
21. Ben Harper - Both Sides of the Gun
His songs are expertly composed, minimal but very pretty. He splits it really well between the slower, delicate songs and the rockers with the two discs - but even between tracks, he demonstrates his fantastic range.
20. The Streets - The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
The problem with this record is that it couldn't be nearly as good as A Grand Don't Come For Free. Which was a pretty high bar to tackle. While his last record ended up sounding sort of like Guy Ritchie meets Shaun of the Dead, this one highlights, more than any of his other records, his nation of origin. I'm not a Anglophile, I'm sort of the opposite…