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New Albums from Rihanna, the Pipettes & More!

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

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // November 16, 2010

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

Rihanna, Loud
No longer haunted by boyish break-up demons, the pop dynamo returns with startling maturity
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The Pipettes, Earth vs. the Pipettes
Femme poppers derailed by shaky lineup, new sound
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The Russian Futurists, The Weight’s on the Wheels
One-man indie-pop engine totally tricks out his ride
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Faun Fables, Light of a Vaster Dark
Bay Area folk vet crafts freakily heartfelt persona
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Jesu, Heart Ache & Dethroned
Ambient doom — then, now, and rumbling into eternity
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