Here’s two albums already positioned to find themselves on the Best Of lists of next year:
The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth (release date January 3rd)
The Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (release date January 30th)
The Strokes’ album has been so widely leaked to the Internet, that you almost get the impression it was done on purpose. The Arctic Monkeys have a great single, but they also benefit from one of the biggest buzzes on both sides of the Atlantic (and probably of the Pacific too) that I have seen for a while.