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New Albums from Eminem, Green Day, and 8 More

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SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // May 19, 2009

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

Eminem, Relapse
Slim Shady gets back to his blood-soaked roots.
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Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown
Billie Joe Armstrong is still deeply, elaborately bummed — sorry, Obamaniacs!
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Tori Amos, Abnormally Attracted to Sin
Message? Awesome. Medium? Not so much.
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Jarvis Cocker, Further Complications
Killer songs struggle against raw power, prevail.
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Iron and Wine, Around the Well
Locating the homespun nub of, um, everything.
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The Field, Yesterday and Today
Trying to dance as you’re gasping for meaning.
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White Rabbits, It’s Frightening
A spoonful of Spoon helps the music go down.
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Passion Pit, Manners
Lovelorn extrovert stages glee-club extravaganza.
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Au Revoir Simone, Still Light, Still Night
Indie-pop lasses take you from sleepy to soaring.
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Jason Lytle, Yours Truly, the Commuter
Seclusion equals nostalgia for Sophtware Slump-er.
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