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Jamie T - 'Carry On The Grudge'

After five years away, the Wimbledon singer is sucked into London's murky underworld on his enthralling third album.

Thom Yorke - 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes'

The Radiohead frontman's follow up to 2006's solo effort 'The Eraser', distributed via BitTorrent.

Leonard Cohen - 'Popular Problems'

The legendary singer might be nearly 80 but he's not done writing carnal and witty records just yet.

Arp - 'Pulsars E Quasars' EP

A blissed-out continuation in cosmic pop from the New York bedroom composer.

Goat - 'Commune'

The Swedish cultists' second album offers Afrobeat rhythms and righteous psychedelia.

Aphex Twin - 'Syro'

Richard D James' long-awaited return is a banging reminder of why the Cornish raver is one of music's true innovators.

Ryan Adams - 'Ryan Adams'

For album number 14, the singer turns to the rock sheen of his near namesake, Bryan

Alt-J - 'This Is All Yours'

The electronic trio get playful and expansive on the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut

U2 - 'Songs Of Innocence'

The Irish titans take a serious mis-step that might win a week's worth of good publicity, but could foreshadow a year's worth of bad.

Hiss Golden Messenger - 'Lateness Of Dancers'

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