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Luke Roberts: Big Bells and Dime Songs

Luke Roberts, from Brooklyn by way of Nashville, makes quiet, plaintive music that speaks to a tried and tested American folk tradition.

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26 Oct 2011 // 9:58 PM

The Migrant: Amerika

Incorporating blues, country, folk, and indie all into one well-made package, Amerika is a notable songwriter effort.

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Tape Club

Someone may still love the Russian ex-president, but not many will love this boring collection of b-sides and rare releases.

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Grouplove: Never Trust a Happy Song

The Los Angeles quintet settles for a mixed bag of goods on their debut album. Or perhaps a mixed bag of bads is more applicable?

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Mountain Man: Live at the Wiltern

RIYL: Garrison Keillor; that O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack you haven't dusted off since 2002; carpetbagging.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Hysterical

The folkloric Brooklyn band of indie rock fame return almost five years later with their third and most cohesive LP.

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Quantic: The Best of Quantic

Never before has an anthology been so accurately named. This truly is the best of Quantic for both fans and newcomers alike.

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All the Apparatus: All the Apparatus

All the Apparatus is a rollicking, eclectic, and hysteric form of indie rock, perfect for those who prefer celebration over navel-gazing.

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The Rapture: In the Grace of Your Love

Once the Next Big Thing, the Rapture return after a five-year absence with an album that doesn't do much to reestablish their reputation.

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Moonface: Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped

Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown) records an album composed on an organ, and it's Krug through-and-through, for better or worse.

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7 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Sondre Lerche: Sondre Lerche

A step back from the bolder experimentation on previous records, Sondre Lerche unfortunately loses some of the excellence of Lerche's past work.

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Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t: Lost in the Pancakes

It sounds like the Beatles piano-driven tracks, and is that ever a bad thing?

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Kaiser Chiefs: The Future Is Medieval

From predicting riots to predicting new album models... For a band once built around spry choruses and chugging guitars, this is a costly error indeed.

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9 Jun 2011 // 9:57 PM

Mariana Bell: Push

Push is a mixed bag, featuring fantastic songs alongside easily forgettable ones.

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Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See

The nods to their own past are always brief and measured; this album was crafted by a band moving inescapably forward.

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6 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

Gold-Bears: Are You in Love?

Upstart indie poppers who like to talk about their feelings, turn up the guitar fuzz, and talk about their feelings some more.

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23 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Darwin Deez: Darwin Deez

Oddball New York scenester's lo-fi debut keeps things sweet and simple.

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19 May 2011 // 9:30 AM

Wild Beasts: Smother

Wild Beasts return with a subtle, stripped-down album that represents their finest work -- and one of the finest albums you'll hear all year.

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12 May 2011 // 10:45 AM

The Antlers: Burst Apart

The Antlers follow-up their breakthrough album, 2009's Hospice, with a record that at once echoes their previous work and builds upon it in subtle, and entirely gratifying, ways.

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11 May 2011 // 5:30 AM

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