David Newbury

Mile Me Deaf – Eat Skull

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8.5/10

Wolfgang Möstl’s ongoing bedroom project gets an official release, and it may just be the best thing to come out of a fuzz-box in years.

Mystery Jets – Radlands

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Mystery Jets prove all music form the past 35 years is rubbish and we were better off in 1975. At least that’s what Radlands would have us believe.

Cate Le Bon – CYRK

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Le Bon’s second album is an alliance between New York lofts, Parisian parks and German forests which juxtaposes the grace of a silent movie star with the intimacy of a fairy tale.

Death Grips – The Money Store

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10/10

The Money Store is incredible, and if you don’t get you’ll be left in the musical dark ages. David Newbury comes over all fanboy for his album of the year.

Jack White – Blunderbuss

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Jack White’s debut solo album is a remarkable display of conflicting emotions and musical maturity which is both grounded and forward looking.

NZCA/Lines – NZCA/Lines

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NZCA/Lines’ debut reinvents timeless soul music to create a sexy modern classic with slick precision and an organic beauty which taps into the essence of contemporary music.