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New Albums from Kiss, Jemina Pearl & 20 More!

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SPIN iconSPIN Staff // October 6, 2009

Here’s a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:

Kiss, Sonic Boom
Rock elders in best-LP-since-Love Gun shocker!
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Jemina Pearl, Break It Up
Ex-Nashville punk Pet wants to be your dog.
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The Raveonettes, In and Out of Control
Glibly doleful Danes push lyrical pose over the line.
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Built to Spill, There Is No Enemy
Boise’s answer to Crazy Horse hits a comfy stride.
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The Mountain Goats, The Life of the World to Come
Indie-folk trio examine all that’s seen, unseen.
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Massive Attack, Splitting the Atom
Cinematic soul seekers scout nightmare’s edge.
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Basement Jaxx, Scars
Where are their heads at? Thankfully, lost in the stars.
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Bad Lieutenant, Never Cry Another Tear
Manchester legend and protégé mope and moon.
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Air, Love 2
Transcontinental drifters still amusing our bouche.
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No Age, Losing Feeling
Warehouse ragers craft inventive stopgap EP.
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A Place to Bury Strangers, Exploding Head
Auteurs of distortion refurbish noisy void.
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Daniel Johnston, Is and Always Was
Beloved eccentric proves immune to slick makeover.
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The Dutchess & the Duke, Sunset/Sunrise
Homespun Seattle pals refine scruffy heartbreak.
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Dead Man’s Bones, Dead Man’s Bones
Film heartthrob stages indie-rock Beetlejuice.
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The Clientele, Bonfire on the Heath
U.K. melancholics shine more sun on pop gems.
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Exene Cervenka, Somewhere Gone
Femme punk trailblazer strips it too far down.
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Rosanne Cash, The List
Man in Black’s daughter recasts Nashville songbook.
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Saigon, Warning Shots 2
Stymied next big MC loses buzz in champagne room.
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Noah and the Whale, The First Days of Spring
English sad sack breaks up, bums everyone out.
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Mission of Burma, The Sound the Speed the Light
Grizzled indie-punk icons mine rough diamonds.
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Lucero, 1372 Overton Park
Roots rockers celebrate failure — with horns!
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