Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores Tuesday, April 26:
Steve Earle, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
So lonesome he could die, forever and ever, amen.
Explosions in the Sky, Take Care. Take Care. Take Care.
Don't sleep on their epic 'One Tree Hill' jams.
An Horse, Walls
Tegan and Sara protégés amp up frantic theatrics.
Times New Viking, Dancer Enquired
Unclogging the plumbing and rockin' a fresh roll.
The Airborne Toxic Event, All at Once
The rock'n'roll equivalent of a tear-soaked novella.
About Group, Start and Complete
Geeky U.K. art-pop wet dream just a dry one-off.
Prefuse 73, The Only She Chapters
Chronic beat deconstructor spotlights femmes fatales.
Poly Styrene, Generation Indigo
The original Anglo-African feminist punk returns.
Boris, Heavy Rocks
Restless metal icons veer in ever-dizzier directions.
Cass McCombs, Wit's End
Songs so unassuming they sneak up and slay you.
Holy Ghost!, Holy Ghost!
New York scenesters debut with smooth anticlimax.
Dennis Coffey, Dennis Coffey
Crate-diggers' guitar hero avoids "Scorpio" retread.