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The five best albums of the month: July

Posted at 5:30 pm, July 31, 2013 in Music & Nightlife


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 the month. Download and listen on repeat…

1. AlunaGeorge – ‘Body Music’ (July 29)


‘”Body Music” delivers on its promises as Disclosure‘s debut LP “Settle” also did recently: both albums are perfect unions of London’s underground bass sounds with hooky, catchy pop smarts…’ » read more

2. Fuck Buttons – ‘Slow Focus’ (July 22)


‘The key ingredients are all here: pulsating and bubbling rivers of audio and expansive textures that predictably explode into the usual, distortion-drenched big moments. But things have gone dark…’ » read more

3. Nadine Shah – ‘Love Your Dum and Mad’ (July 22)


‘Cosy and cataclysmic all at the same time, this is one of the most compelling expressions of Great British gothic since Morrissey made a date at the cemetery gates…’ » read more

4. Waxahatchee – ‘Cerulean Salt’ (July 1)


‘This is intimate, confident songwriting, lent real intrigue by the apparent gap between Crutchfield’s lyrics – which are simultaneously starkly honest and tricksily complex – and the music which is as warm, blunt and welcoming as an old and trusted friend.…’ » read more

5. Daughn Gibson – ‘Me Moan’ (July 8)


‘Is he a country singer? Is he a goth-rocker? Is he an electronic knob-twiddler? Is that even his real name? Yes, yes, yes – and no…’ » read more

What about Jay-Z? And Pet Shop Boys? And where’s the new Selena Gomez album? Check out more of this month’s best (and worst) new music at timeout.com/albums.

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