Speech Debelle Freedom Of Speech (Big Dada)
NOT hurrying to sequel her Mercury-winning debut has stood this straight-talking miss in good stead. Rhyme, reason and lyrical punches remain but the musical clothing has got a little fancier. Roots Manuva, Realism and Eg White assist an album that ups the smarts, variety and sheen. Wow moment: Collapse.
We Have Band Ternion (Naive)
HOW better to play the music game than as a former label employee. It is true for this trio but their methods are not without substance. This second album takes their post-rave sonic drama on a skip, the male/female vocals topping tunes that style check New Order, Human League and Friendly Fires.