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The five best albums of the month: September

Posted at 5:15 pm, September 30, 2013 in Music & Nightlife
AM Arctic Monkeys

It’s October tomorrow, so it can’t be that long until London gets hit by torrential rain, apocalyptic hailstorms, transport-paralysing snow and whatever else the ever-wonderful British climate chooses to throw at us. All the more reason to stay indoors under a duvet and listen to the bumper crop of great new music that’s come out this month. Here are five to stick at the top of your list.

1. Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’ (September 9)
‘One of Britain’s greatest bands just got greater in an unexpected but hugely welcome way…’  » read more and listen

2. Factory Floor – ‘Factory Floor’ (September 9)
‘Captivating from start to finish, visceral in the extreme, and absolutely packed with the sort of bubbling, synthesised hooks that grab you by the disco balls and don’t let go…’ » read more and listen

3. Haim – ‘Days Are Gone’ (September 30)
‘Not only does it contain a handful of the most radio-friendly songs of the last few years, it packs in some fantastically crunchy R&B bangers as well…’ » read more and listen

4. Mazzy Star – ‘Seasons of Your Day’ (September 23)
‘A darkly enchanted, luxuriously sleepy stretch of an album, with a sound as unchanged by the intervening decade-and-a-bit as Sleeping Beauty stepping from her glass coffin…’ » read more and listen

5. Chvrches – ‘The Bones of What You Believe’ (September 23)
‘There’s something bright and breezy about the album as a whole, as though the fresh air from the Highlands has seeped down into the city, through the synths and into the songs themselves…’ »  read more and listen

That’s our top five – what about yours? Head to timeout.com/albums to check out more of September’s best new music, and tweet us @TimeOutMusic to let us know what we missed.

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