The Mars Volta – Amputechture
Thunderbirds Are Now! – Make History
Ali Farka Touré – Savane
Razorlight – S/T
Of all the above, this is the only album I had a chance to listen to in its entirety. While not a bad album, I don’t think it really represents a step forward for the band, in fact, I think it lacks a little bit of the edge of the first record. The songs aren’t bad, the sound is very similar to Up All Night, but I can’t say there’s really anything here that blows me away.