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The five best albums of the month: June

Posted at 2:30 pm, June 30, 2013 in Music & Nightlife

Bored of your iPod selection and in need of some musical inspiration? Here’s our top five albums of the month to make your ears happy…

Sigur Ros, Kveikur

5. Sigur Rós – ‘Kveikur’

★★★★☆

Iceland’s finest post-rock group head in a distorted new direction, complete with weird grinding noises.

Read our full album review Buy ‘Kveikur’ | See Sigur Rós live in London

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4. Austra – ‘Olympia’

★★★★☆

With heavy lyrical themes and unlikely musical twists, the second album by this Toronto band is a triumph over adversity.

Read our full album review | Buy ‘Olympia’ | See Austra live in London

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3. Jon Hopkins – ‘Immunity’

★★★★☆

Organic, textural, ethereal, ambient, gutsy – this is dance music unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Read our full album review | Buy ‘Immunity’

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2. Disclosure – ‘Settle’

★★★★☆

Young brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence put hard-hitting British beats right back in the mainstream with their classic debut.

Read our full album review | Buy ‘Settle’ | Read our interview with Disclosure | See Disclosure live in London

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1. Kanye West – ‘Yeezus’

★★★★☆ – Album of the Month

Acid house, racism, glam rock, Billie Holiday, sex, Bon Iver, Daft Punk… with all those ingredients, it’s no wonder Kanye’s latest is one hell of a ride.

Read our full album review | Buy ‘Yeezus’ | Read our Kanye West retrospective

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