The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in October

The end of the year is approaching, but naughty journalists who’ve already started cobbling together their best-of-2013 lists may have some revising to do over the next four weeks, because October looks to be a month that’s well stocked for quality album releases. As ever, we’ve put together a list of the ten albums we reckon you need to hear over the next month, along with a roundup of everything else that’s due out, be it good, bad, or just flat-out weird. The experimental electronic genre is particularly well represented this month, but there’s also plenty in the way of good guitar music and other interesting tidbits, so click through, and also let us know what’s on your shopping list this month.

Oneohtrix Point Never — R Plus 7 (October 1)

Daniel Lopatin really hasn’t put a foot wrong in his career to date — his three letter-r-centric studio albums (Rifts, Returnal and Replica) have all been excellent, and in between the latter two he also released a fantastic collaborative album with Tim Hecker, of whom more shortly. This is his first album for Warp, which seems like his spiritual home.