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Untied States Instant Everything Constant Nothing (Distile Records)
High tensile indie rock aesthetics from this Atlanta quintet, who crank up the tension with some unexpected twists on this excellent long player.
Hello=Fire Hello=Fire (Schintzel Records)
More in common with collaborator Brendan Benson than his other jobs in Queens of the Stone Age and The Dead Weather, Dean Fertita’s debut solo effort is a tightly packed power pop treat.
Junior Murvin Police and Thieves (Island)
A welcome two-disc, rarity-laden reissue of the helium-voiced reggae crooner’s landmark 1977 album, the title track of which was made even more famous when covered by The Clash on their debut album.
Air Love 2 (Virgin)
The first fruits from Air’s new Paris Atlas studios is an enjoyably languid, symphonic pop collection. Playful and effervescent as ever, even if it is a bit predictable.
Various Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill (American Dust)
The likes of Bill Callahan, Beth Orton, Ron Sexsmith and Marrisa Nadler celebrate the brief and evocative work of cult 70s songwriter Sill with this heartfelt tribute.
Daniel Johnston Is and Always Was (Feraltone)
After three decades of mastering the mysteries of lo-fi eccentric pop, cult hero Johnston heads into the studio. The results are akin to Jonathan Richman via Brian Wilson but all Johnston.