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1. Nephew: Interkom Kom Ind

Nephew: Interkom Kom Ind Nephew are from Denmark and play great synth-based indie rock with a very noticable '80s influence. They have been highly praised by superstar R&B producer Timbaland and can definitely be enjoyed even if you're not Danish.


2. Keane: Under The Iron Sea

Keane: Under The Iron Sea Second album from Keane. Follows in the footsteps of their brilliant debut and serves up a pack of melodic and very atmospheric pop songs. What a pleasure to listen to a band with the great melody clearly in focus in every song.


3. Pet Shop Boys: Fundamental

Pet Shop Boys: Fundamental A definite return to form for PSB. This album re-visits the good times of Behaviour and adds an element of dance. When they turn on the style like this there's clearly still room for the classic popstars in this day and age.
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4. Placebo: Meds

Placebo: Meds A noisy and melodic masterpiece, coming at you with all the angst in the world, wrapped in melodic indie rock and that special voice of Brian Molko. Placebo stay within their frame and add to their music niche.

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5. Spleen United: Godspeed Into The Mainstream

Spleen United: Godspeed Into The Mainstream Dark and full-flavoured synth debut from Danish electronic stars. Anything from Depeche Mode to Kraftwerk, Rammstein and Mew can be found in the pot. If you like these bands, this is not one to miss.

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Nelly Furtado: Loose

Nelly Furtado: Loose Nelly Furtado teams up with producer Timbaland to deliver a strong set of dance pop and R&B ballads. What's so special about this album is the longevity of the songs. This will still be a great album in 10 years.


7.
Ladytron: Witching Hour

Ladytron: Witching Hour Female noise pop. Very British and very London. You won't meet these girls on the charts since they're probably a bit too indie. However, if you don't already know Ladytron, they may just be the best band you discover in 2006.


8. Lloyd Cole: Antidepressant

Lloyd Cole: Antidepressant The gentleman singer-songwriter turns out another batch of bittersweet and mature pop songs. Can be enjoyed by everyone but will probably be a bigger thrill for those already familiar with Lloyd Cole's music.
About Lloyd Cole


9. Shapeshifters: Sound Advice

Shapeshifters: Sound Advice Dance pop of a very persistent nature and high quality. This album just bounces down the street and will have your feet tapping. This is a dance album with a lot of longevity to it. Will still be a great album years down the line.


10. Scissor Sisters: Ta-Dah

Scissor Sisters: Ta-Dah Fine and fun second album from USA's gayest pop band. This is still very arty and gay pop but now with more added guitar. These guys are here to stay and are now setting the standard within their own musical niche, created wihin the space of just two albums.


Albums that also made an impact:

Arctic Monkeys: Whatever You Say I Am That's What I'm Not
The Charlatans: Simpatico
Fort Minor: The Rising Tied
Goo Goo Dolls: Let Love In
Nordstrøm: Dagdrømmer
Phoenix: It's Never Been Like That



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