Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores this week. Click each album title to read Spin's review:
Coldplay, Viva La Vida: Chris Martin and Brian Eno take off for a new galaxy.
The Notwist, The Devil, You + Me: Beautifully pensive musings skitter across a somber surface.
Plus, here's a list of additional albums released today that are reviewed in Spin's July issue. Pick up a copy when it hits newsstands next week for a full record review.
The M's, Real Close Ones: A '60s/'70s pop-rock picnic, with the tastiest bits preselected.
My Brightest Diamond, A Thousand Shark's Teeth: Sufjan collaborator's fierce vocals still can't save her songs.
Katy Perry, One of the Boys: So, did Steve Aoki just forget to put her on the guest list?
Ponytail, Ice Cream Spiritual: Balitmore bashers stomp across thin ice of avant punkiness.
Silver Jews, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea: Musical page-turners from the post-Pavement poet laureate.
Tilly and the Wall, 0: Bright-eyed Bright Eyes proteges still dancing as fast as they can.
Wolf Parade, At Mount Zoomer: The Lennon-McCartney of off-kilter indie anthems?