Yes yes, my iPod is full of jolly worthy stuff, I own (as in, have bought) 44 of the DiS top 50 of 2008, I pirated the rest for interests' sake, I'll read any old top critical list and I have a whole bunch of folkystrokelectronicaunlistenable tunes from the last few years saved up for a spin. I shall spare you the end of year list as my Asperger's is under control according to my GP, plus you have seen all this shit, plus who gives a crunt about an individual's taste. I do have A POINT though! 2008 has been quite an understated year of music, and my taste has shifted to reflect this.
My point is thus. I like stuff that rocks. Intelligent stuff that rocks, or critically acclaimed stuff that rocks. Stuff that I may like that rocks, that has at least a liddle bit on
2008 has not been a rocking year as far as I have seen - Fighting With Wire kinda rocked (they remind me of Joyrider), the Thermals rocked in 2007 and Brand New also rovked in 2007. That leaves me with the best part of fuck all rock in 2008 and I would like some suggestions from you clued-up folks as to some stuff that ROCKS.