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And the five best albums from April are…

Posted at 4:30 pm, April 30, 2014 in Music & Nightlife, Top 5
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It’s sunny! London looks great! Well, the sun was out a minute ago… Go on, be brave and get out of the house! But wait – before you head for the park, make sure you check out some of the best new music that came out this past month. Download these albums, whack them onto your phone, and take them with you when you’re running/commuting/lounging about: they’re guaranteed to make spring in London even sweeter.

1. Todd Terje – ‘It’s Album Time’

The bearded Norwegian producer gave disco a shot in the arm with his groovy club hit ‘Inspector Norse’. Now he’s put out a brilliantly fun full-length that traverses cosmic disco, tongue-in-cheek electronic funk, jazz and even a collab with Bryan Ferry. You know what time it is… ★★★★☆

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2. Thee Oh Sees – ‘Drop’

The wild garage-rock band from California said they were taking a break from music and each other barely four months ago, but they’re already back with a new record that shifts from fuzzy riffing into interstellar psychedelic overdrive… ★★★★☆

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3. Paolo Nutini – ‘Caustic Love’

Young Paolo’s grown up fast since his last album. There’s still plenty of radio-friendly pop rock on ‘Caustic Love’, but he also dips into blues-rock ballads and floor-filling funk. Meet the new Nutini… ★★★☆☆

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4. Pixies – ‘Indie Cindy’

23 years since their last album, these alt rock gods naturally don’t sound as thrillingly fierce as they did in their heyday. But ‘Indie Cindy’ is still a worthy comeback… ★★★☆☆

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5. Iggy Azalea – ‘The New Classic’

She may be a white Australian woman, but that hasn’t stopped Iggy A from becoming one of the rap world’s hottest tips. Her major label debut justifies some of that hype, with standout tracks that’ll soundtrack many a teenager’s summer… ★★★☆☆

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Head to timeout.com/albums to check out more new music from April.

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