Also Released - Music
The Futureheads - This is Not the World (Nul) Much underrated Mackem quartet unfurl this, their third album, showing considerable depth to their harmonious fevered guitar pop. Highly recommended.
Radiohead - Best Of (Parlophone) Despite being unsanctioned by the band, this double disc collection still gathers up pretty much all the tunes that would make the best Radiohead mix tape ever, give or take a b-side or two.
Alphabeat - This is Alphabeat (Charisma) So damn perky you want to beat them with a shoe, this wonky pop sensation have conquered Europe’s northerly plateaus and now they’ve come for us. It is pointless to resist.
Various - The In-Kraut Vol 3 (Marina) Who would have thought there would be so much Hammond-heavy grooving and skankable soul to be found in Germany? 60s and 70s funk ahoy in this, the third and final excellent instalment.
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges (Rough Trade) We wanted to do a full review of the new album from the original psychedelic country rockers but were just too monged. As they were too presumably. An awesome, ambitious record with the best cover of the year.
Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius - Pip Angles (Sunday Best) Very much a love ‘em or loathe ‘em scenario after the success of ‘Thou Shalt Always Kill’ but its hard not to smile at this crushingly human, deftly funny, quintessentially English rap poetry.
Various - Globetronica mixed by Pathaan (Platipus) Two discs, one of tumultuous drum & bass, the other of itchy breaks, drawing together tracks from the Balkans to India with considerable style.