24 July 2014
Here's how it works: The Recent Releases chart brings together critical reaction to new albums from more than 50 sources worldwide. It's updated daily. Albums qualify with 5 reviews, and drop out after 6 weeks into the longer timespan charts.
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How music bloggers are rating recent albums over the past 6 weeks.
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Even though it’s clear that Alvvays are influenced by bands such as The Smiths, The Vaselines and Teenage Fanclub, they pay homage to them through crafting songs that are often on their level of greatness
A blunt honesty you’re not going to hear from many other acts. You’re not likely to hear songs this ballsy either
Fink's previous work shows just how breathtaking Greenall's music can be; Hard Believer has traces of that, but ultimately it is best left preaching to the converted
World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Given the great work apparent on the album’s first half, it’s a pity to see the album slide to a close so disappointingly
Sputnik Music (staff)
To Rococo Rot
Their most attractive qualities, their sense of minimalism and simplicity and concision, are hardly the sort of things you bellow from rooftops. And yet, it works, and beautifully
1000 Forms Of Fear
It's so close to being a monstrous pop experience, and it could have been, but Sia exercises control and tact
For the Recently Found Innocent
Though every recent White Fence record has been billed as his “most accessible,” For the Recently Found Innocent really cements the transition from homemade raconteur to studio professional
Consequence Of Sound
Shows us another side of herself as a performer
Under The Radar
Songs such as "Andro Queen" and "What Goes Boom" show some ambition, but nothing that pushes the band forward
Under The Radar
In acknowledging certain personal and artistic shortcomings, Presley has uncovered a hidden well of confidence and skill that couldn't be contained in his home recordings
Got A Girl
I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now
Got a Girl definitely have that intangible “it” factor that makes their music so broadly appealing
Weird Al Yankovic
Virtually every parody being completely on point and capable of holding up to at least a few replays
Presley's finally made a step into the outside world, but it hasn't made him particularly comfortable
The Raveonettes keep doing it. Keep managing to subtly tweak their aesthetic into new and improved shapes
She has shed none of her way with an irresistible, deadpan pop melody. Print edition only
Here we are, six months of 2014 behind us, and the ADM chart is topped exclusively by albums that have slid in under the mainstream radar
Lots of praise for the second album from Elly Jackson. The Music describe it as "a mature, meticulously crafted album full of rich detail" while Digital Spy say it is "an utter triumph"
Since we've been around, that is. So, the highest-rated albums from the past four years and a half or so. Rankings are calculated to two decimal places.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Let England Shake
My Bloody Valentine
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
good kid, m.A.A.d city
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