New Albums from Ben Folds, Mercury Rev, Murs, and More

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

  • Ben Folds, Way to Normal
    Ben there, done that -- crafty piano man hits creative impasse.
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    Listen to "Bitch Went Nuts"
  • Jack's Mannequin, The Glass Passenger
    SoCal rocker survives personal catastrophe with tuneful flair.
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    Listen to "The Resolution"
  • Mercury Rev, Snowflake Midnight
    Flaming who? Visionary group makes lovely melodies, not war.
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    Listen to "Snowflakes In A Hot World"
  • Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, The Fabled City
    The news is getting worse on guitar hero's follow-up dispatch.
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    Listen to "What It Takes"
  • Murs, Murs for President
    Call him Barack O'Drama -- the rap game's agent of change.
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    Listen to "Can It Be"

Read five more reviews on page 2.

PLUS: Last week's albums from TV on the Radio, Kings of Leon, Jenny Lewis, and more.

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>> Ben Folds to Collaborate with 'High Fidelity' Author
>> Artist of the Day: Innerpartysystem
>> Artist of the Day: Mercury Rev
>> New Tom Morello Album Due Sept. 30

  • Bayside, Shudder
    Lawn Guyland emoters need to improve their bedside manner.
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  • Dungen, 4
    Trading ax for keys, psych virtuoso tones down the fuzz.
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  • Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Primary Colours
    Protean Aussie punks rock and roil the pub (and beyond).
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  • Innerpartysystem, Innerpartysystem
    Buy your arm warmers and studded belts now, kids -- it's on!
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  • Termanology, Politics as Usual
    1994 changed his life, and he's not gonna let anybody forget it.
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