and Bend/Ascend. Good stuff. I admire how honest you've been with your discussion of the trials of making a list at the start.
I'm not hot on other music websites, and there are such huge gaping holes in my knowledge that I spend a lot of time listening to bands I missed the first time around that I rarely have time for new stuff, but DiS is always first port of call for the 'opinion' on the latest albums, although I'm not the biggest fan of all the new Electronic stuff, it all fizzles into one album to me.
That's besides the point though, a sterling job you've done here. I look forward to the top 5.
Is easily the best game I've played this year. It's thematic setting is brilliant and the 'antfarm' style base and research against the clock subgame is compelling, but the real meat lies in the tactical combat. It's all so tight and honed, the tension that underlies each mission is brilliant and really adds to the 'just one more turn' feeling of the whole. I also love how uncompromising it is, and how attatched it makes you feel towards your custom named and decked out squad members. It felt like the game that really briged the gap between console accessibilty and old school PC depth.
She really is a fantastic and quite intelligent artist. Some of her extremely stripped back acoustic performance are brilliant too but I do love it when she cuts loose with her guitar, when I saw her live she covered The Pop Group and it was great to see that other side of her. Pedantry inbound: I'm pretty sure the quote is "best finest, surgeon" but I could be wrong I suppose.