THE TUNES ON RE­PEAT IN THE Q OF­FICE THIS MONTH.

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THOM YORKE UNMADE

The Ra­dio­head front­man’s Suspiria sound­track is full of haunt­ing in­ter­ludes, but in the mid­dle of it all is this ma­jes­tic pi­ano bal­lad, where synths and a choir build around Yorke’s serene vo­cal. Out: 26 Oc­to­ber, on XL Record­ings.

THE 1975 SIN­CER­ITY IS SCARY

A track that hints at the new sonic ter­ri­to­ries The 1975 will ex­plore on their forth­com­ing third al­bum, Sin­cer­ity Is Scary is a neo-soul bal­lad with a cho­rus that un­ex­pect­edly para­phrases Michael Bolton. Out: now, on Dirty Hit.

RICHARD ASHCROFT ALL MY DREAMS

Ashcroft’s post-Verve work has tended to be patchy at best, but his lat­est LP finds him on firmer ground than he’s been on in decades. All My Dreams is breezy soft rock in the vein of Tom Petty. Out: 19 Oc­to­ber, on BMG.

MARISSA NADLER BLUE VA­POR

That the Bos­ton singer-song­writer’s new al­bum is filled with raw break-up bal­lads might be awk­ward for her ex, but it’s quite good for ev­ery­one else when the tracks are as ar­rest­ing as this. Blue Va­por is a jagged torch song that rises to a snarling outro. Out: now, on Bella Union.

TIRZAH GLADLY

South-East Lon­doner Tirzah’s re­cent LP was a fab­u­lous col­lec­tion of de­con­structed love songs. Gladly is one of many dis­com­bob­u­lat­ing but com­fort­ing high­lights. Out: now, on Domino.

KURT VILE BOT­TLE IT IN

The 10- minute run­ning time of the ti­tle track from Kurt Vile’s sev­enth al­bum might sug­gest some sort of psy­che­delic prog odyssey. In­stead, it’s one of the sim­plest things on the record, a gen­tle repet­i­tive beat and sparse harp notes. Out: 12 Oc­to­ber, on Mata­dor.

MØ WAY DOWN

While pon­der­ing the fol­low-up to her 2014 de­but, Dan­ish syn­th­pop­per MØ has had hits with Ma­jor Lazer and col­lab­o­rated with Charli XCX. This cut from her up­com­ing sec­ond al­bum sug­gests she’s set for the same sort of suc­cess in her own right, a banger about drink­ing your way through the apoca­lypse. Out: now, on Columbia.

ANCHORSONG TES­TI­MONY

Ja­panese elec­tronic whiz Masaaki Yoshida channels ob­scure Bol­ly­wood drum pat­terns, ce­les­tial choirs and game­lan chimes to im­bue the lead sin­gle off his new al­bum with sun­dap­pled, up­beat vibes. Out: now, on Tru Thoughts.

FAC­TORY FLOOR HEART OF DATA

From the Lon­don-based elec­tron­ica duo’s forth­com­ing score of Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi epic Me­trop­o­lis, this slab of propul­sive, eu­phoric elec­tro is at odds with the rest of the sound­track’s moody, noirish tone. Out: 12 Oc­to­ber, on H/O/D Records

MARIBOU STATE SLOW HEAT (FEAT. HOLLY WALKER)

This duo’s ex­cel­lent sec­ond al­bum mixes Balearic grooves and Foals-style gui­tar pat­terns with a con­stant serv­ing of mem­o­rable hooks. This is one of its best tracks, a blend of house pi­ano, lay­ered beats and soul­ful vo­cals. Out: now, on Counter.

Thom Yorke gets “serene” on Unmade.

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