After the bumper release schedule in September, the music industry seems to be starting its slow pre-Christmas wind-down this month — but even though there’s not quite the surfeit of quality new records that there was last month, there’s still plenty of interesting new releases in October. As we do at the start of every month, we’ve sat down and picked out the 10 albums that we’re most interested to hear over the next four weeks — and just for posterity, this doesn’t include the albums we covered last month which had their release dates sneakily pushed back (yes, Zola Jesus and Björk, we mean you). What’s on your listening schedule in October?
Bonnie “Prince” Billy — Wolfroy Goes to Town (October 4)
This release has rather snuck under the radar, largely because there’s been pretty much zero publicity about it — the existence of a new Bonnie “Prince” Billy album was only announced a month ago, and the curious desert island video for lead single “Quail and Dumplings” (which features the ever-excellent Nina Nastasia, incidentally) has only got about 4,500 views on YouTube thus far. This is a shame, because the album is excellent, and worth getting hold of.