The times when King's Mouth sounds like classic Flaming Lips partly make up for the album's spotty narrative development and pacing.
The demos that comprise Originals blow most artists' finished studio work out of the water.
While more worthwhile than Foals' last few albums, this first half of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost doesn't arouse too much excitement for Part 2.
Harverd Dropout sounds more refined and slicker than its self-titled predecessor, but is all the worse for it.
Muse's foray into '80s retro-futurism, while at times uninspired and gaudy even by the band's standards, has resulted in their most palatable album this decade.
On Swimming, Mac Miller continues to work outside of his strengths without improving at all upon the obvious weaknesses of his previous album.
Despite being a stylistically mixed bag, Kimbra's latest album features some of the best art pop you'll hear this year.
Liam Gallagher returns with a new solo record that brings back the thrill of 90s Britpop.