Also Released - Music

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  • 8 May 2008

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (4AD) This was recorded in a remote cabin in the wilds of Wisconsin and it sounds like it. A gloriously minimal and spectral solo debut from Justin Vernon.

Jack Marchment - Corydon and Manjrekar (Benbecula) Inspired by the founding fathers (and mothers) of electronica, this oddball produces some cracking textures in his electro-acoustic experiments.

Martina Topley-Bird - The Blue God (Independiente) One-time collaborator of Tricky’s shows off her styles in her first album for five years.

Martha Wainwright - I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too (Drowned in Sound) The infinitely more digestible Wainwright sibling unfurls an album of affecting folk/pop turns.

The Pigeon Detectives - This is an Emergency (Dance to the Radio) No longer the band with the worst name in Britain thanks to the arrival of Royworld, the ‘Tec’s second offering is a more polished, if anodyne indie jangle.

Wiley - Grime Wave (Asylum) This album, led by club-shaking single ‘Wearing My Rolex’ proves this London MC’s never going to compromise.

Emmanuel Jal - War Child (Sonic 360) The Sudanese rap star and former child soldier throws down more politically-charged, globally aware hip hop fury.

Radioactive Man - Growl (Control Tower) More tremendous tectonic techno rumbles from former Lone Swordsman Keith Tenniswood.

Liquid Liquid - Slip in and Out of the Phenomenon (Domino) This NYC kraut-funk crew have their entire recorded output collected on one eclectic disc.

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