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Hiss Golden Messenger - 'Lateness Of Dancers'

The North Carolina songwriter is on heavenly but troubled form on the follow-up to 'Haw'

Tricky - 'Adrian Thaws'

Trip-hop hero continues his drunken iPod selection approach to albums on inconsistent new offering.

Avi Buffalo - 'At Best Cuckold'

The Californian eccentric's second album is full of glorious madness

The Kooks - 'Listen'

A questionable diversion into funk and ska makes The Kooks of the past almost unrecognisable on their fourth album.

Death From Above 1979 - 'The Physical World'

After a decade away, the noisy Toronto duo are back to give modern technology a glorious kicking.

Simian Mobile Disco - 'Whorl'

The dance duo ditch their computers and head for new beat-less territory with the bare minimum in tow.

Pulled Apart By Horses - 'Blood'

Leeds noisecore foursome compromise their wildness on a streamlined third album

Interpol - 'El Pintor'

Revisiting the darkness and vigour of their past, the New Yorkers' fifth album is a revitalised return to form

Ty Segall - 'Manipulator'

The prolific Californian's latest is freaky, but it's his most focused yet

The New Pornographers - 'Brill Bruisers'

Canadian filth merchants return with an obscenely enjoyable sixth album.