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Night Moves: Colored Emotions

Minneapolis trio debuts its glam take on Americana.

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Tame Impala: Lonerism

Tame Impala follow up their successful debut with songs of persistent devotion, turning the heavy-lidded repetition at their sonic core into a warming psychedelic mantra.

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Modular Recordings

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Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound: Manzanita

Manzanita is workmanlike spacerock, good but heavy-lidded, and ineluctably middle of the road.

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Thieving Irons: Behold, This Dreamer!

Nate Martinez makes a mature album to compliment the dreamer of the title: lush and atmospheric, but also timeless and formless.

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Thieving Irons

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Grass Widow: Internal Logic

On their self-released third album, San Francisco’s Grass Widow fully realizes their haunting relentless sound, comprised of two main elements: pretty, folky harmonies and jerky, trebly post-punk instrumentation.

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Beachwood Sparks: The Tarnished Gold

Beachwood Sparks are back after a decade, with The Tarnished Gold, which resumes as if no time had passed, a fitting statement for a band that recreates the sounds from a bygone era, when psychedelia and country music cross-pollinated at the end of the ‘60s.

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HLR Records

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Dope Body: Natural History

Heavy Baltimore noise rockers up the ante on their second album with complex songs and a wider palette of sounds.

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Liars: WIXIW

Liars may change their sound from album to album—the new one is unsettling electronica—but they are consistent at one thing: being good.

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Mute Records

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Gaz Coombes Presents: Here Come the Bombs

The solo debut from the former Supergrass frontman sounds a little like... Supergrass. And that might be a mixed blessing.

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King Tuff: King Tuff

In the days of insipid and precious bedroom projects, King Tuff’s return to rock and roll, its insistence on loud guitars and fun, is a sublimely radical move.

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Hush Arbors/Arbouetum: Aureola

A split album from two versions of fuzzy folk rock, or folky fuzz rock, not quite doing justice to either. Maybe sharing an album saves trees?

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Thrill Jockey Records

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Hot Fruit Recordings/EMI

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Sleepy Sun: Spine Hits

The California stoner rock band tightens up on its third album, losing a member as well as its loose song structure.

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The End Records/ATP Recordings

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Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Wolfroy Goes to Town

Will Oldham’s latest album is a scaled back set where his voice and guitar seem to search out sticking melodies yet tends to find them in the striking moments when he lets his band loose.

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High Places: Original Colors

Electro duo goes deeper and darker in minimalist syncopated explorations of dub and dance, propelled by more assured and sophisticated singing.

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