Kongos, Franz Ferdinand
Where the fuck have the Kooks been? Well, they haven't released an album since 2011's blink-and-you-missed-it Junk of the Heart. But they're back and they're doing something new. It's hard to put a finger on exactly what this sound is. I sort of get the vibe that this could have been a number one in 1999. But it's good, and funky, and infectious. And let's not forget that they were the band that created this nugget of pop glory.