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Check out our critics' take on the best and worst releases of the week.

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // May 31, 2011

Here’s our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores Tuesday, May 31:

Kate Bush, Director’s Cut
Born Again: Art-pop icon breathes new life into old songs.
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Death Cab for Cutie, Codes and Keys
Gentler Ben: Ex-heartbreak kid embraces sound of settling (down).
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My Morning Jacket, Circuital
Dr. Jimmy and Mr. Jim: Emerging from the funk into a Quadropheniac fever dream.
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Eddie Vedder, Ukulele Songs
On vacation in Hawaii, Pearl Jammer gets plucky.
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The Vaccines, What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?
The latest NME messiahs sound like they mean it.
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Flogging Molly, Speed of Darkness
Rowdy pub punks clean up their act in Motown.
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Vast Aire, OX 2010: A Street Odyssey
Half of Cannibal Ox is halfway there
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