14. Willst Du Chinese Sein Musst Du Die Ekligen Sachen Essen - Banque Allemande (SS Records)
Sledgehammer attack of an album from this Berlin band, whose debut seemed to come out of nowhere a couple of years ago. Then, this suddenly appeared in 2013 and tore my head to shreds both mentally and physically with its ferocious combination of visceral guitars and charging beats, a restless and dangerously lively intelligence underpinning it all. I've heard comparisons with the Velvets but, apart from the obvious, I don't see them: I'm thinking more Big Black at their very best, piling into a studio that Laibach had used and taking what they needed. Limited edition LP of 400 copies and last I heard they were down to double figures, so you might want to move quick: get it here.
Five days left to vote in the official Festive Fifty at Dandelion Radio here. I should also mention that randomly drawn out voters will get some bunches of CDs picked by individual DJs.