27 June 2016
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The Colour In Anything
Finally lets the sunshine in on exquisite third album. Print edition only
Too many faceless party-friendly dance-pop bangers. Print edition only
Intimate understanding of Gainsbourg’s rich catalogue. Print edition only
A Moon Shaped Pool
There's a lighter, more hopeful bent to the musical settings, which perfectly balance the more dissonant leanings of The King Of Limbs with a sumptuousness and gentleness they've rarely sought since OK Computer. Print edition only
Places him alongside Caribou as a master of emotional reverie. Print edition only
The Digging Remedy
A triumphantly trippy return. Print edition only
Its 81 minutes continually rake the same ground as he mithers over his legacy. Print edition only
The Mountain Will Fall
With more hits than misses, Shadow is back in the frame. Print edition only
The Felice Brothers
Life in the Dark
The greatest campfire band imaginable. Print edition only
Doubtless, it will all sound great in the car. Print edition only
The Colour In Anything
A serious talent that grows with every release. Print edition only
The Avett Brothers
By coming of age they come up smelling roses. Print edition only
Patience is always engaging. Print edition only
The Temper Trap
Thick as Thieves
A series of thumping anthems that would probably sound good over the closing credits of a teen drama. Print edition only
A block off the old Chip. Print edition only
"Panoramic epics and brutal crescendos" - The Music are blown away by the final record from the experimental rockers' current lineup. The Arts Desk give it a 10, thinking it's "certainly no whimpering exit"
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Since we've been around, that is. So, the highest-rated albums from the past seven years or so. Rankings are calculated to two decimal places.
To Pimp A Butterfly
D'Angelo And The Vanguard
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Carrie & Lowell
No Cities To Love
Let England Shake
My Bloody Valentine