Kelis, Trash Talk, Band Of Horses – This Week’s New Releases Rated

Hamish MacBain rounds up the key albums released in the UK on Monday 17 May

You can stream tracks from each of these albums via our weekly new music playlist below

LCD Soundsystem – ‘This Is Happening’
Their last album ‘Sound Of Silver’ would take some beating by any band. John Doran reckons James Murphy hasn’t match LCD’s finest hour here, but has still come up with a stone cold classic of a third record.

Kelis – ‘Flesh Tone’
Kelis has been doing “the real life thing” for the last four years now. Gavin Haynes is glad to welcome back a true pop heroine.

Band Of Horses – ‘Infinite Arms’
Seattle’s latest lumberjack-sporting heroes are back with their post-breakthrough album. Pete Cashmore finds much to cherish in their
delicate Americana.

Trash Talk – ‘Eyes & Nines’
Sacramento-based sludgecore outfit blast into conciusness with a short, sharp shock of a record that cuts Edwin McFee like a knife.

The 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Blood & Fire
After a stupidly long hiatus, Britain’s most underrated psychobilly warlords return with a full-of-fire third album. Adam Kennedy takes cover…