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Cornershop: Urban Turban - The Singhles Club

Fourteen years on from "Brimful of Asha", Cornershop set out their stall once again – this time with the help of some friends.

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The Features: Wilderness

Kings Of Leon-affilitiated rockers try hard to create a classic - too hard, in fact.

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Mystery Jets: Radlands

Former Eel Pie Island ragamuffins relocate to Texas to make the album of their career.

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Errors: Have Some Faith In Magic

Synth-heavy experimentation results in an album of a beautiful collection of musical soundscapes.

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The Strange Boys: Live Music

Scuffed folk and dusty blues define the young Austin, Texas band's third long player -- and it's their best yet.

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The Latebirds: Last of the Good Ol' Days

Finnish rockers indebted to Tom Petty deliver middling results with an album that sounds like, well, Tom Petty.

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Scott Matthews: What the Night Delivers ...

Singer-songwriter goes nocturnal, resurrecting the ghost of Jeff Buckley and layering up the violins, vocal effects and instrospection.

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Darwin Deez: Darwin Deez

Oddball New York scenester's lo-fi debut keeps things sweet and simple.

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Brendan James: Brendan James

New York-based piano tinkler returns piles on the emotion, but forgets to be inspired.

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Delphic: Acolyte

Dancefloor electro meets furrow-browed indie for this Manchester four-piece's overly long long-player debut.

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Kula Shaker: Pilgrim's Progress

Former Britpop leading lights return with their second album since their 2006 reformation, embracing folk, love and adulthood.

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The Bluetones: A New Athens

British indie stalwarts make a solid return, but fail to capitalise on an inspired development of their sound.

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CIA Recordings

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Ash: A-Z Volume 1

Irish indie-rockers embrace the internet, their past and new directions, and provide a thrilling ride through the first half of their A-Z singles series.

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VV Brown: Travelling Like the Light

British retro soul artist delivers catchy '50s kitsch spliced with grown-up retro soul -- but struggles to find her own voice.

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Turin Brakes: Outbursts

A half-hearted attempt to return to their glory days results in a half-good, half-dreary return for the acoustic-folk duo.

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