Album releases: May 2010

What to watch out for (or avoid!) in May...

Diamond Eyes

Release: 4 May 2010 - Reprise Records
"the Deftones have risen to remarkable new heights with an album that surges into the light and establishes promising new horizons." - Antiquiet.com

Broken Social Scene
Forgiveness Rock Record

Release: 4 May 2010 - Arts and Crafts
"a collation of so many talents that it's practically bursting at the seams." - Guardian

New Pornographers

Release: 4 May 2010 - Matador Records
"In small measures the Canadian octet’s latest long-player is great fun." - BBC

Flying Lotus

Release: 4 May 2010 - Warp Records
"FlyLo’s so self-described third album is a serious proposition. In fact, for over half its length it’s masterful" - Drowned in Sound

New Young Pony Club
The Optimist

Release: 4 May 2010 - Warp Records
"The tricky second album phase has been completed and it’s an excellent product. The future’s bright. " - Clashmusic

Total Life Forever

Release: 10 May 2010 - Warner
"a thrilling, beautiful and brilliant second album" - The Fly

Dead Weather
Sea of Cowards

Release: 11 May 2010 - Warner
"The mood throughout Sea Of Cowards is overwhelmingly darker in a psychosexual way" - FasterLouder.com.au

Where did the Night Fall

Release: 10 May 2010 - Surrender all
"Where Did The Night Falls is less concerned with purity of individual songs, and more focused on the audible aesthetics produced by its eerie experiments in sound." - urb.com

The National
High Violet

Release: 11 May 2010 - 4ad records
"If you’re a fan or newcomer of The National, consider “High Violet” to be a crowning achievement in the band’s catalog." - ventvox.com

Band of Horses
Infinite Arms

Release: 18 May 2010 - Columbia
"their strongest album yet, perfecting their instantly recognisable sound with Bridwell in fine voice throughout. " - Clash Music

LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening

Release: 18 May 2010 - Columbia
"they sound great while driving fast on a weekend night, or even driving to work on a Tuesday morning." - Consequence of Sound

Also out this month: Minus the Bear - Omni, Keane - Night Train, Crash Test Dummies - Oooh La La! , Holy F*** - The Latin, Stereophonics - Keep Calm And Carry On, Tokyo Police Club - Champ, Audio Bullys - Higher Than The Eiffel, The Black Keys - Brothers, Macy Gray - The Sellout.

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