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New music for May 2015

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Wilder mind by Mumford & Sons

Saturns pattern by Paul Weller

Saturns pattern by Paul Weller

New album which Weller claims is “one of the best things he’s done”.

Wilder mind by Mumford & Sons

Wilder mind by Mumford & Sons

Banjo-free third album from the BRIT award winners. The new album is said to be rockier than its predecessors.

To pimp a butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

To pimp a butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

Hip hop fused with elements of funk and poetry, Lamar challenges racial stereotypes in his lyrics.

Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens

Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens

Stevens explores his family upbringing in a return to an acoustic folk sound.

Danger in the club by Palma Violets

Danger in the club by Palma Violets

Indie guitar music for anyone who misses The Libertines.

The desired effect by Brandon Flowers

The desired effect by Brandon Flowers

Second solo album from The Killers frontman.

English graffiti by Vaccines

English graffiti by Vaccines

Vaccines frontman Justin Young describes this as a record that “sounds like 2015”.

Can’t forget: A souvenir for the grand tour by Leonard Cohen

Can't forget: A souvenir for the grand tour by Leonard Cohen

Live and soundcheck versions of rarities recorded on his recent Old Ideas tour, and two new original Cohen songs, Never Gave Nobody Trouble and Got a Little Secret.

Synth Pop by Various Artists (Freegal)

Synth Pop by Various Artists

Includes thirteen number #1 singles from the likes of Eurythmics, Ultra Vox and New Order.

A Woman in the East (Live) by Joni Mitchell (Freegal)

A Woman in the East (Live) by Joni Mitchell

FM radio broadcast from 1983, transmitted live from her show at Tokyo’s arena, Nippon Budokan.

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