Three debuts make it into our next batch of albums of the year to date, although it’s hard to think of Jack White’s Blunderbluss in such terms after a wealth of different projects. It is his first solo excursion, though, and holds its own against the much talked about Ms Del Rey and not talked about enough alt-J. Throw in yet another exquisite effort from Chromatics and the sound of an Irish band truly coming of age and we’re done for today.
10. Jack White – Blunderbuss
“Not a brand new start, more of a liberation.” Review
9. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
“At least Gaga got to release an actual album before the heavy weight feminist theorists came a-knockin’.” Review
Read our interview with Lana Del Rey here.
8. Chromatics – Kill For Love
The electronic face of Portland strikes gold with fourth album.
7. Delorentos – Little Sparks
“They’ve proved that taking seven years to reach your peak can be a beautiful thing.” Review
6. alt J – An Awesome Wave
“This is a complex, challenging and dense record. It’s also bloody marvellous.” Review