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16 songs. 60 minutes. 1 utterly enthralling album from Canada’s finest. One of the few undeniably essential records of the year.
In danger of becoming the pantomime villain, Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy once again made us remember why he is the golden child of hip hop.
The National’s star continues its slow rise with another album of breathtaking quality. Their most direct record to date also gives us an intriguing glimpse into where they could go next.
James Murphy says his apparent goodbye to LCD Soundsystem with 60 minutes of sheer electro-joy. Propulsive beats and razor-sharp melodies prove This Is Happening to be his swansong.
Brooklyn hipsters Yeasayer’s lurch towards pop proves utterly enthralling. One of the few albums released this year to do justice to the term indie-disco.
The Walkmen continue to be indie-rock’s nearly men in terms of mass popularity, which appears to be so elusive for them, but that doesn’t make Lisbon – another step up for them – any less gorgeous.
20-year-old Laura Marling’s I Speak Because I Can is, quite simply, a fantastic piece of work from a truly special individual. A British artist to truly treasure.
New York five-piece Freelance Whales turn in a storming debut chock full of idiosyncratic indie-pop on which glockenspiel cosy’s up to acoustic guitar and silky synths.
For Vampire Weekend, fewer songs about punctuation allowed for further experimentation as well as some straight-up indie rockers. Their graduation from the college campus makes the notion of ‘second album syndrome’ seem quite ridiculous.
Frightened Rabbit’s third album arrived with little fanfare back in March, but make no mistake: what lies within is worthy of the highest praise. An impressive leap forward.