3. Cartoon Core - CRAWANDER (Sacrifarce)
The debut album from Croatia's finest took so long to emerge I was worried in case they'd done something stupid like split up or had a terrible accident or something. Thankfully, neither of those scenarios occurred and, in September, 2013, Cartoon Core saw the light of day and was everything we hoped it would be, and more.
Our anticipation had already been well and truly moistened by frenzied gems like 'Pro Bono Vox', 'Prophit' and the pizza-fuelled anger of 'No Problem Like My Problem' but we really had no right to expect that the brilliance encapsulated in these glimpses into the crazy world of Crawander should be replicated so wonderfully across sixteen tracks. In the event, there isn't a bad one on the album and, remarkably, it's available purely as NYOP from here. I'd advise you give generously - this is an album that will keep you dangerous and unpredictable company for the rest of your life.