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'

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