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  1. Laura Marling, Alas I Cannot Swim

    This touching folk album comes from a young woman ahead of her years in emotional maturity

  2. Joan As Police Woman, Real Life

    Joan Wasser’s classical training and background performing with Antony and the Johnsons clearly influences this delicate and eccentric

  3. Antony and the Johnsons, I am a Bird Now

    An intimate, remarkable album that is sometimes scary but always beautiful.

  4. Kings of Leon, Only by the Night

    With each album this band get better, and this album is proof of what a great band they’ve become. Caleb's howls are backed by monster hooks and melodies.

  5. Beirut, The Flying Club Cup

    This album will take you on a poignant and romantic journey of contemporary France

  6. Booka Shade, Movements

    This minimal techno duo have produced a swelling and pulsing album suitable for playing at home but begging to be played in a club

  7. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend

    A warm, sunny African pop record made by four New York kids.

  8. Fat Freddy's Drop, Based On a True Story

    An infusion of dub reggae, soul, funk and hip-hop, this band really "do it for the love of music".

  9. Burial, Untrue

    This haunting dub-step album evokes a washed-out, night-time London

  10. Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid

    This year's Mercury music prize winner is a collection of epic anthemic songs


  1. Fleet Foxes

    Fresh folk with lush vocal harmonies.

  2. Okkervil River

    Lyrical and lamenting music to reflect on.

  3. The cocknbullkid

    London artist with a velvet voice that disguise

  4. Woodpigeon

    Bright and beautiful harmonies; indie-folk to rival Sufjan Stevens

  5. Imelda May

    Sassy, classy lady with a big voice.

  6. Leon Jean Marie

    He brings Prince’s sound to the modern-day.

  7. Angus and Julia Stone

    Brother/sister duo make touching folk songs

  8. Lightspeed Champion

    Musical mash-up of alt-country, brit-pop and indie-rock.

  9. Florence and the Machine

    Her rich, self-assured vocals capture raw emotion

  10. Deadmau5

    Canadian Progressive/electro house DJ is gaining wide acclaim for his compelling and unique sound


  1. Sex on Fire, Kings of Leon

    King's of Leon's sound is striking from the first chord; yelps and riffs abound.

  2. Madcon, Beggin'

    Madcon give an old Franki Valli hit a funky re-working

  3. Noah and the Whale- 5 years time

    This seemingly sweet life-affirming ditty disguises the wry content of the lyrics.

  4. Tilly and the Wall- Beat Control

    An infectiously upbeat song with a beat that will control your dancing limbs.

  5. Yael Naim- New Soul

    A charming, gentle pop song from Israel’s finest export.

  6. Regina Spektor- Us

    Regina Spektor's vocals are fresh and original and this song is a great demonstration of her talent.

  7. Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris- Dance Wiv Me

    The combination of Dizzee's grimey rapping and Calvin Harris' unique party sound creates a chart-topping hit.

  8. M.I.A, Paper Planes

    This may be a political statement about US immigration's perception of immigrants as low-lives but it's also one of the catchiest pop

  9. MGMT, Kids

    The simplicity of this song makes it an anthem for this era of indie music.

  10. Santogold, L.E.S Artistes

    This is the definitive modern sound, from New York electro artist Santogold.