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The five best albums of the month: August

Posted at 3:15 pm, September 1, 2013 in Music & Nightlife, Top 5
King Krule. London, 2013.

Does your commute need a new soundtrack? Is your iPod overdue an update? Then you’re in luck: here are Time Out’s top five albums of August 2013. Download and listen on repeat…

1. King Krule – ‘6 Feet Beneath the Moon’ (August 24)
★★★★★
‘Writing ballads about urban malaise isn’t your usual pre-pubescent pastime, but Archy Marshall is different, and what he’s doing is truly special…’ » read more

2. Braids – ‘Flourish // Perish’ (August 26)
★★★★★
‘Connects with the listener with the directness of Björk at her best, over backings that recall Radiohead’s more successful electronic experiments…’ » read more

3. Forest Swords – ‘Engravings’ (August 26)
★★★★☆
‘After a few listens you’ll want to drift into its weird, ninja-strewn woodland world and not come back…’ » read more

4. Outfit – ‘Performance’ (August 12)
★★★★☆
‘Look out, Hot Chip: a band from Liverpool are dangerously close to usurping your claim as the kings of UK synth-pop…’ » read more

5. Franz Ferdinand – ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ (August 26)
★★★★☆
‘It’s just as brilliant, in its twisted, complex and fiercely intelligent way, as any album they’ve put out so far…’ » read more

What did we miss? Tweet us @TimeOutMusic and let us know – and check out more of the month’s best (and worst) new music at timeout.com/albums.

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