10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Rage Against the Machine, Ke$ha, Sufjan Stevens, Mogwai

Also: the Flaming Lips, Memory Tapes, Walter TV, Three Loco, Wu-Block, Alicia Keys

Album Stream Rage Against the Machine Demos Kesha Alicia Keys
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Another bounty of full-album streams is upon us. Clear your day and hit that play.

1) Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine XX. "Their debut seethes with revolutionary fury, and it still sounds fresh on the lavishly ... remastered redux that includes demos [and] B-sides." - SPIN (via Spinner)

2) Mogwai, A Wretched Virile Lore. "Features reshapes and reworks by the likes of ambient piano maestro Tim Hecker, San Francisco synth-punk outfit the Soft Moon, BEAK member Xander Harris, and more." (via SPIN)

3) Sufjan Stevens, Silver & Gold. "Almost overpoweringly effort-intensive. He views the holidays as a labor of love — worthy of creativity and care, hard work and an ocean of ideas." (via NPR)

4) The Flaming Lips and Richard Parks, Wayne Coyne's Human Head Shaped Tumor. "[A] radio drama in the style of Mercury Theatre's War of the Worlds, featuring the music from the Flaming Lips, Bill Callahan, Okkervil River, Eleanor Friedberger, Nico Muhly, and Oneida." (via KCRW)

5) Wu Block, Wu Block 2012. "Ghostface Killah's storytelling and Sheek Louch's sly wordplay carry mostly hookless tracks. Beats, by EPMD's Erick Sermon, Termanology and others are effective, if largely anonymous." (via Toro)

6) Memory Tapes, Grace/Confusion. "Dayve Hawk departs from the cerebral dance music that previously attracted critical acclaim and generated a devoted legion of fans." (via MTV Hive)

7) Ke$ha, Warrior. "A bold yet irreverent album that mixes up rock 'n' roll bombast with dance pulsations ... unapologetically brash." (via iTunes)

8) Walter TV, Appetite. "Who is Walter TV and why are they so boldly hungry? The Montreal-Vancouver act is Mac DeMarco’s other band ... static-laden, basement choir psych jams." (via Consequence of Sound)

9) Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire. "It's been three years since Alicia Keys released an LP, and lots of things have happened ... including her becoming a mother and a wife." (via Complex)

10) Three Loco, The Three Loco EP. "You shouldn’t take the trio of one-time G-to-Gent RiFF RAFF, comedian Andy Milonakis, and VJ Simon Rex (who raps as Dirt Nasty) seriously — they definitely don’t ... but the beats are for real." (via Fact)

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