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Knowing, worldly, delicate but mordant pop born out of wisdom, mostly, and the desire to share it.

Album: My Morning Jacket, Circuital (V2)

The sixth album by these Kentucky alt-country types sees them risk destroying forever the aura of existential gravitas they've accrued with the previous five.

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Codes and Keys comes illustrated with a close-up photo of the hash key from a phone booth, a sight which, for any Brit, brings a Proustian whiff of stale urine. Fortunately, DCFC's latest is fragrant in a more pleasing way.

Album: Khatia Buniatishvili, Franz Liszt (Sony Classics)

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Album: The Pierces, You & I (Polydor)

Whether it's the involvement of Coldplay's Guy Berryman in the production, or simply their shift to a major label, on You & I The Pierces have lost much of what made 2007's Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge so beguiling.

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Once again London's original global fusionists have come up with a dizzyingly diverse bunch of tunes.

Album: William Byrd, Complete Consort Music – Phantasm (Linn)

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Album: John Martyn, Heaven and Earth (Absolute)

The last work of a crumbled genius, recorded in the year before his death, some 30 years after his last great work.

Album: Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi, Rome (Parlophone)

Rome is a labour of love for Gnarls Barkley's Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi.

Album: The Zombies, Breathe Out, Breathe In (Absolute / Universal)

English psych-pop classicists from the 1960s (well, two of them, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent) returning to old methods and sentiments: love, goodwill, acceptance and just a hint of angsty whingeing – melodic and, in the case of Blunstone's pipes, resilient as a breeze.

Album: EMA, Past Life Martyred Saints (Souterrain Transmissions)

Erika M Anderson announced her arrival as a solo artist with the striking seven-minute single "The Grey Ship", which opens this debut album in a multi-sectioned lo-fi epic that's like passing through a series of doors, from folksy strummage to buzzing synth mantra-chant to brief melodica pause and berserk thrash, before settling into a calm conclusion.

Album: The Zombies, Breathe Out, Breathe In (Red House)

Having revisited their 1960s landmark Odessey and Oracle a few years back, Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone here revive The Zombies as a going concern, with a new album that repositions the band within the sonic lineage of Steely Dan.

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