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Available Today: July 8, 2008

Get our take on new albums from Beck, Albert Hammond Jr., Ratatat, and more out today!

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // July 8, 2008

Here’s a rundown of what’s available online and in record stores this week. Click each album title to read Spin’s review:

Beck, Modern Guilt: Pop’s two cleverest auteurs decide to carpool.

Albert Hammond Jr., ¿Cómo Te Llama?: The singer does shoe jingle, the guitarist does indie jangle.

Ratatat, LP3: Studio whizzes twist electronic pop into an intricate spectacle.

Patti Smith and Kevin Shields, The Coral Sea: Musical mavericks pay tribute to renegade photographer.

Melvins, Nude With Boots: Sludge-punk godfathers lumber on with caveman insouciance.

Son Ambulance, Someone Else’s Déjá Vu: Lavish, expensive ’70s rock reprised as artsy indie craftiness.

Mugison, Mugiboogie: One-man band deftly ditches Mellow Gold for Beatlemania.

The Black Ghosts, The Black Ghosts: Longtime Britpop fiends create a bleakly appealing song suite.

Jean Grae, Jeanius: Still spittin’ as wickedly as the first day she ripped a stage.

Killer Mike, I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II: ATL rap commando sprays the room with seething rhymes.

Leila, Blood Looms and Blooms: Gifted electronic twiddler creates a playful, savvy fantasia.

Little Jackie, The Stoop: Still trying to be the next Neneh Cherry — ten years later.