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By The Sea - 'Endless Days, Crystal Sky'

Bill Ryder-Jones' backing band step out of his shadows with melodic guitar pop.

Joel Gion - 'Apple Bonkers'

Brian Jonestown Massacre's tambourine player can't quite match the levels of his day job.

The Bug - 'Angels & Devils'

Diverse third outing for dancehall artist.

The Gaslight Anthem - 'Get Hurt'

Brian Fallon's band lose the Americana but keep the lovelorn anthems.

The Courteeners - 'Concrete Love'

The Mancunian arena-fillers' follow-up to their best album won't win over the naysayers.

Royal Blood - 'Royal Blood'

The Brighton power duo's turbocharged debut drags heavy-riffing rock out of the genre ghetto

Sinead O'Connor - 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss'

Sinead turns Shania on this disappointingly lightweight return.

Twin Atlantic - 'The Great Divide'

The Glasgow group triumph with an LP unashamed to reach for the stratosphere.

The Raveonettes - 'Pe'ahi'

The Danish duo's seventh album is a fuzz-drenched meditation on grief.