1. Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys
I loved the Monkeys' debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not which sounded so fresh and so unlike anything else around at the time and was really looking forward to this second album.
I've now listened to it a few times and there's a different sound to it which I've yet to really warm to. Can't put my finger on a favourite yet.
2. The Back Room - Editors
I saw a television advert for this band's debut album and despite having never heard any of the songs before, I liked what I heard so had this CD on my wish list.
The ITV sci-fi programme Primeval used the intro of 'All Sparks' as their end theme tune and this reminded me that I still didn't have the album. Listened to it once and already have a couple of favourites - indie rock at its best!
Some good examples of Brit/indie rock anyway.