Concluding the bottom half of the countdown:
25. Images Du Futur - Suuns (Secretly Canadian)
Great live band and this album finally translates that into a truly memorable collection of studio recordings. Excellent remixes EP recently released too.
24. The Ring of the Rise - Micah Blue Syndrome (Immune)
Its understated brilliance works on you until you submit and are forced to admit that barrages of noise, while they unquestionably have their place, are not something you should build your life around completely.
23. Last Test - Dementio13 (Self-Released) - Above
A man who releases so many albums I invariably lose track of where he is with them and sometimes find myself back-tracking. This is him at his eclectic electronic best: available as NYOP here.
22. Zabraneta Planeta - Bernays Propaganda (Self-Released) - Below
The live session from this Macedonian band broadcast on my show was one of the highlights of the year for me. Many of the tracks feature in their studio versions on this fine collection, also available as NYOP. Get it here.
21. Silence Yourself - Savages (Matador/Pop Noire)
Giving indie popularity a good name for the first time in years.
A reminder that you can let us know your favourites of the year by voting in Dandelion Radio's official Festive Fifty here. Half of the voting period has now gone: get yours in by the end of November for it to count.