Last month it was clear that spring has arrived by a) the sun appearing in the sky and b) the fact loads of great albums were released. Top of our list is Lostprophets, ‘Weapons’. The follow up to 2010’s ‘The Betrayed’ was recorded in LA. It can be streamed in full here.
Graham Coxon, ‘A&E’. We said it was his “most thrilling and noisy album since 2000’s ‘The Golden D'”. Read our full review here.
Willis Earl Beal, ‘Acousmatic Sorcery’. XL’s enigmatic bluesman releases his lo-fi debut. Read the review here.
The Futureheads, ‘Rant’. The Sunderland quartet go acapella and include covers of Kelis and Black Eyed Peas to boot. Read the review here.
Florence & The Machine, ‘MTV Unplugged’. Florence’s first live album, sees her stripping down some of her biggest tracks (but not, thankfully, ‘You Got The Dirtee Love’). To listen to her duet with Josh Homme on Johnny Cash’s ‘Jackson’, click here. It’s released on April 9th.
Death Grips, ‘Money Store’. California’s punk rapper’s follow up ‘Ex Military’ with their major label debut. To hear the track ‘Lost Boys’ click here. Released on April 23rd.
Marina And The Diamonds, ‘Electra Heart’. Marina’s big pop comeback featuring collaborations with Diplo, Stargate and Dr Luke. To hear single ‘Primadonna’ click here. It’s released on April 30th.
Rufus Wainwright, ‘Out Of The Game’. All opera’d out, Wainwright teamed up with Mark Ronson for his pop comeback which has been influenced by the 70s sounds of Elton John and David Bowie. It’s released on April 23rd. Click here to listen to the title track.
Marilyn Manson, ‘Born Villain’. His eighth album is follow up to 2009’s ‘The High End Of Low’. To hear single ‘No Reflections’, click here. It’s released on April 30th.