Having revealed
the first part of our album list for 2007, here’s the rest of the thing, going from M to Z.

Jesse Malin - ‘Glitter in the Gutter’
“A delightful alt-rock album brimming with gorgeous tunes to inspire and impassion, or just smile with a glass of wine over. There might be glitter in every gutter but it takes some to find it and paint it into such stunning songs, and the collection of stars that accompany him (Bruce Springsteen, Josh Homme) are evidence of the excitement this young man's music causes.” Jo Vallance

Manic Street Preachers - ‘Send Away the Tigers’
“Stronger and more relevant than ever, 'Send Away The Tigers' is the result of a band that wandered in the wilderness for a few tentative years, produced an album of wafty pop, went on to make successful solo albums and then once woke from their happy daydreams to the bloody minded world around them. Witness liberating guitar solos, vocals full of vital energy and a return to the rawness that we always loved in this band.” Jo Vallance

McQueen - ‘Break the Silence’
“The song structures are relatively uncomplicated but the quality of musicianship is high and the whole album is unbelievably catchy. At just over half an hour in length it's a real short, sharp blast and as soon as album closer 'Don't Know How To Break It To You’ finishes you can't help but hit the replay button. If this doesn't give them the major breakthrough they deserve then the world is deaf!” Andy Latham

Malcom Middleton - ‘A Brighter Beat’
“This album manages to channel the emotion inevitably caused by Arab Strap's break up into a wondrous mix of thrashing guitars and indie angst that seldom remains static for more than a few moments. While it has its depressive moments, ‘A Brighter Beat’ is generally just that, a tale of sunshine and rain but one which leaves you feeling very optimistic about Malcolm Middleton's solo career.” Jo Vallance

Modest Mouse - ‘We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank’
“Modest Mouse certainly have a knack for creating unique grooves and fascinating records, ensuring that even with 14 tracks and a length of over an hour, 'We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank' could never be described as dull and you find yourself gripped by each new tune. If you buy one album this year, make it this one, you'll be dining out on the massive variety of tunes for months!” Jo Vallance

The National - ‘The Boxer’
“Produced by Peter Katis (Interpol,Spoon), 'Boxer' certainly resembles the work of the two artists, but is wonderfully individual. This album is a piece of musical brilliance. I really can't say enough good things about it.” Simon Harrington

Pigeon Detectives - ‘Wait For Me’
“Blazing riffs and enraged Northern vocals at full mast, The Pigeon Detectives pick up where the Arctic Monkeys left off. Their tunes are chock full of cheeky charm and classic indie numbers relating troubled relationships and teenage concerns in urban England.” Jo Vallance

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - ‘Raising Sand’
“At its heart, this is a dirty record, not in a vulgar manner, but it seems as though its come from the roots, been dug up from the ground. It feels alive and homegrown as the upbeat numbers sit happily beside the slow-paced melancholic numbers. It's a definite labour of love so perhaps there is more to Robert Plant splitting his work into two than meets the eye. This is a great record that deserves some recognition in its own right. Zeppelin are big business this year and if some extra people are going to hear this album because of it, then lucky them.” Andy Reilly

Emma Pollock - ‘Watch the Fireworks’
“Ex Delgados singer Emma Pollock declares that she "loves pop music that's done intelligently" and this is exactly what she's accomplished. 'Watch The Fireworks' is a powerful concoction of finely crafted tunes from a beautiful singer.” Jo Vallance

Porcupine Tree - ‘Fear Of A Blank Planet’
“Coming from a progressive / psychedelic background they have slowly integrated elements of hard rock and metal into their sound, which has seen them develop into one of the UK's biggest selling bands whilst remaining virtually unknown to the wider populous. ‘Fear of a Blank Planet’ is classic Porcupine Tree and destined to become a firm favourite amongst the back catalogue. As a band they continually progress whilst managing to retain enough of their roots to keep most long term fans happy. Innovative, heavy, subtle and thoroughly impressive.” Andy Latham

Radiohead - ‘In Rainbows’
“Those familiar with the band's last few albums will find no surprises here (or no alarms either), so if these records turned you off the band, it's probably best to accept that the Radiohead you used to love are never coming back. However, for those who are enjoying the current run, and there are a lot of people who do, don't fall for this line that the band are only enjoyed by geeks and uber-fans these days, it's another bold album from a band that makes bold moves.” Andy Reilly

Reuben - ‘In Nothing We Trust’
“You really get the feeling that Reuben have matured significantly with this release, the trademark sound is still there but the songs seem to have more depth to them. Not afraid to go off at a tangent at any given moment really keeps the momentum flowing and you could never accuse them of reverting to type.” Andy Latham

SixNationState - ‘SixNationState’
“Sixnationstate have delivered a fine debut album that has plenty going on and enough twists and turns to turn the head of the most hardened indie cynic.” Andy Latham

Bruce Springsteen - ‘Magic’
“The Boss is back with The E Street Band and not before time, this is their first combined album since 2002's Grammy winning 'The Rising', and on listening to this album I am able to predict the same result, more Grammys on their way. This is Springsteen and The E Street Band back at their brilliant best.” Paul Diggett

Streetlight Manifesto - ‘Somewhere In The Between’
“Described as a ska supergroup, Streetlight Manifesto were formed from the ashes of Catch 22 by the aforementioned band's singer/guitarist. Whilst other band's are moaning about how life sucks, Streetlight Manifesto keep their eyes on the prize giving the music listening public exactly what they want which is good quality music. Music that you can put on in the car after a hard day at work. Music to think about the good times to. This is everything that I love about music, and then just a little bit more.” Jim Ody

Sum 41 - ‘Underclass Heroes’
“In terms of sound, this release sees the lads return to their origins. ‘All Killer No Filler’ was pure pop rock, ‘Does this look infected’ bought Sum 41 to a heavier style while keeping the smooth harmonies, and ‘Chuck’, saw them take a new direction with a more serious mood and lack of humour. Stylistically, ‘Underclass Hero’ marks a step in a bold new direction for the group with its unique blend of punk rock and a touch of metal, along the lines of the albums that started their career.” Jim Ody

Frank Turner - ‘Sleep is for the Week’
“This album starts at the point where Frank has spent so much of his time, just him and his guitar, and takes us on a journey through country, rock and even bluegrass. The trip ends back at the point where Frank is at his best: on a stage as 'The Ballad Of Me And My Friends' was recorded at the Barfly in Camden. If you like Neil Young, Billy Bragg or Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly then this should be to your taste.” Simon Webb

Turrisas - ‘The Varangian Way’
“From full blown metal madness to folk song singalongs. EPIC! How can a word so small mean such a large thing? It was the first word that occurred to me upon hearing this album. Varangians, in case you slept through your Medieval Scandinavian history course, were 11th century Vikings who traveled southward through the Baltic and then east on a quest for glory: Thank you press release writer.” Terry Broadhurst

The View - ‘Hats Off To the Buskers’
“As ever with new indie albums you can spot bits of other bands, be it contemporaries or those who may have had some kind of influence. At times if you're looking for them you can hear bits of Fratellis, Libertines, Arctic Monkeys or Oasis, the latter understandable as this album is produced by Owen Morris who has 'Definitely Maybe' on his CV. There isn't though, any one name you can use to describe what the View do, there's a great blend of rock, funk and ballads to make this an interesting debut throughout.” Simon Webb

Within Temptation - ‘The Heart Of Everything’
“There is not one weak track on this album, it has all the qualities that make Within Temptation the perfect gothic female fronted metal band but they have taken these and made them into so much more. The choirs are more accomplished, the orchestration more atmospheric and bigger in sound, and there are male vocals and the guitar riffs are as cutting and heavy as ever. 'The Heart of Everything' proves once and for all that Within Temptation should never have to stand in the shadows of other greats but rather have the strength to stand alone as an influential band in their own right.” Alana King

The Wombats - ‘A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation’
“Concept albums are something that are more synonymous with 1970s pomp-rock than modern day minimalist indie. While ‘A Guide To...’ may lack the musical originality of other acts, the concept of their debut album and strong penmanship sets this above the crowd and makes for a pleasing, unpredictable and heart warming experience. In fact, its pretty much a should have for anyone who has ever been young and in love, or at least as randy as a terrier on heat.” Chris Daykin

Zico Chain - ‘Food’
“Some very talented work has gone into every building block to make the best first impression possible. This album, 'Food' takes dreams and fantasies of the US West Coast and inserts them into flaming records of fire.” Michelle Moore