Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores this week. Click each album title to read Spin's review:
Conor Oberst, Conor Oberst: The bummed-out bard reintroduces himself.
The Faint, Fasciinatiion: The retro synth-wave bash climaxes with a chaotic crash.
Jamey Johnson, That Lonesome Song: Gruff-voiced storyteller gives hellacious tour of hard life.
Oxford Collapse, Bits: Diligent Brooklyn rock vets make unexpected great leap forward.