1 JUSTICE † (Vice/Downtown/Ed Banger)
Dance music’s seismic cultural shift this year is on their heads. Too bad they over-licensed themselves and sounded their own death knell.
2 MIA Kala (XL)
They wouldn’t let her make it in U.S., so she went everywhere else. For once, thank you, Homeland Security.
3 LES SAVY FAV Let’s Stay Friends (Frenchkiss)
Just when you thought we’d hit critical mass for bearded white indie rockers from Brooklyn....
4 LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Sound Of Silver (DFA/EMI)
A headphone record, a dance-floor killer – all the right boxes are checked on James Murphy’s sophomore outing.
5 ATTACK IN BLACK Marriage(Dine Alone)
A thousand spins an hour on every crap mainstream radio station still can’t destroy this debut’s vitality.