New Albums from Depeche Mode, Art Brut, and 9 More

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

Depeche Mode, Sounds of the Universe
Iconic gloom merchants mellow out -- somberly.
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Art Brut, Art Brut vs. Satan
Quippy bashers sprinkle Pixie dust on punch lines.
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Asher Roth, Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Talented paleface falls prey to industry briar patch.
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Tinted Windows, Tinted Windows
Siamese dream police mmmbop with Stacy's mom.
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Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career
Doleful singer collapses into a Wall of Sound.
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Pet Shop Boys, Yes
Reinvigorated synth-pop vets confront mortality.
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Super Furry Animals, Dark Days/Light Years
Madcap Welshmen decide to don their sanity caps.
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Brakesbrakesbrakes, Touchdown
Attention-deficit rockers compose focused blast.
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Mr. Lif, I Heard It Today
Savvy MC prescribes beats, hope, and weed.
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Screaming Females, Power Move
Jersey girl becomes DIY punk's guitar hero.
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Cryptacize, Mythomania
Alluring singer dazzles, fragmented songs baffle.
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>> Q&A: New "Megagroup" Tinted Windows
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