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New Albums from The Hold Steady, Deftones & 5 More!

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

By: SPIN Staff // May 4, 2010

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

The Hold Steady, Heaven Is Whenever
Happy-hour sermonizing, but in snappier getups.
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Deftones, Diamond Eyes
Exquisitely painted rage, still in the same frame.
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Broken Social Scene, Forgiveness Rock Record
Shaggy-dog rock crew polish up their yawp.
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The New Pornographers, Together
Canny power poppers nick classic-rock tricks.
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The Fall, Your Future Our Clutter
Staunch punk institution keeps it really cranky.
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Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma
Esoteric beat seeker welcomes cozier sounds.
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Josh Ritter, So Runs the World Away
Literary-leaning songsmith resumes charm offensive.
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