Completing - for now, anyway - my list of favorite albums from every year I've been alive. I suppose I'll have to add another to the list at the end of the year.
The Ting Tings: We Started Nothing
I still remember the first time I heard "That's Not My Name." I was in the car and by the time the song was over I had it cranked up as loud as I could get away with with my son in the backseat. I thought to myself, "I'm buying this album as soon as I get home."
Then the song ended and David said, "Daddy, what's the name of that song?"
I said, "I don't know, but I'm looking it up when we get home and we're buying it."
"Good," he said. "I love that song."
And the rest of the album's nearly as good. We still love it and David came in to watch the video with me as I embedded it here. In fact, he's in his room right now singing the song.
The B-52s: Funplex
Beyoncé: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Katy Perry: "I Kissed a Girl"