8: Tame Impala – Lonerism

Tame Impala - Lonerism

At times this Australian psychedelic band sounds so throw-back you wonder if you are actually listening to a long-lost John Lennon side-project. However, it’s combined with a bank of synths and a chunky, (slightly-) hip-hop-influenced production that brings it kicking and screaming into 2012. You don’t get away with this sort of thing unless you write good songs, and that’s what clinches it for Tame Impala.