Well, don't know about last year but this year's is Transworld Ultra Rock by EES.
It's not out til October but I'm listening to it right now 'cos I'm better than you.
Gig of the year will be EES supporting drive in Osaka Fandango in May....see, better than you in every concievable way!
Having been priviledged enough to hear Transworld Ultra Rock, I can confirm that it's flippin' amazing. So, to your calendars, folks. In big, red letters, write "NEW EEL SHOCK ALBUM" across October. You won't want to do anything else that month.