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New Albums from Cobra Starship, Patrick Wolf, and More!

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By: SPIN Staff // August 11, 2009

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

Cobra Starship, Hot Mess
A boatload of disco, with just a splash of panic.
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Box Elders, Alice and Friends
Garage-pop shouters go for endearing brashness.
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Patrick Wolf, The Bachelor
Strutting the line between flamboyant and annoying.
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The Rumble Strips, Welcome to the Walk Alone
Trading giddy ska antics for elaborate pop backdrops.
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The Bottle Rockets, Lean Forward
A sunnier view of America’s backroads and byways.
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