Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II (Jagjaguwar/Inertia)
The new psychedelic slab from ex-Mint Chicks maestro Ruban Neilson is a more cautious but nonetheless compelling exploration of their trademark sound. We also got Neilson's thoughts on his sophomore effort back in December '12.
Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God (Spunk/V2/Cooperative)
This transcendent curveball from the My Morning Jacket mastermind is going to take a lot of his main band's fans by surprise. No biggie, because it's a great record in its own right. We also had a chat with the man himself about this new direction.
Delphic – Collections (Chimeric/Cooperative)
The Mancunian electronica trio return with a new album that is a bit heavier on the pop melodies and RnB hooks.
Civil Civic – Rules (Remote Control)
We're streaming the new record from this Aussie ex-pat duo who met overseas and lay down techy, complex electronica that's still a whole lotta fun. We shot the shit with bassist and noisenik Ben Green about what makes these guys tick.
Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse (Atlantic/Warner)
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours [Reissue] (Warner)
Tomahawk – Oddfellows (Ipecac/Fuse)
Biffy Clyro – Opposites (Warner)
Josh Groban – All That Echoes (Warner)
Various – Sugar Spice Entice: Fifty Guilty Pleasures (Warner)
Titanium – All For You (Warner)
FIDLAR – FIDLAR (Warner)
Dog Is Dead – All Our Favourite Stories (Warner)
Necrowretch – Putrid Death Sorcery (Century Media/EMI)
Pete Murray – The Byron Sessions (Sony)
Destiny's Child – Love Songs [Compilation] (Sony)
Various – Gangster Squad Soundtrack (Sony)
The Wiggles – Taking Off! (ABC/Universal)
Justin Bieber – Believe Acoustic (Universal)
Dobie – Nothing To Fear (Big Dada/Inertia)
Angel Eyes – Final Fare (Bedroom Suck)
Superstar – A Toast To… (Bedroom Suck)
Various – Fabric 67 Zip (Fabric/Balance/EMI)
Veterans lead this week's releases with new albums from Tim Rogers & The Bamboos (Album Of The Week) and Daniel Johns plus albums from Ella Thompson, The Vaccines and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.