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New Albums From the Verve, Slipknot, Matthew Sweet, and More

Get our take on the best and worst releases of the week -- and hear a song from each album.

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // August 25, 2008

Here’s a rundown of what’s available online and in record stores this week. Check out SPIN’s full review below, plus a stream of a song from each new album.

  • The Verve, Forth
    If the drugs don’t work, why are we still high?(READ REVIEW)
    Listen to “Noise Epic”
  • Delta Spirit, Ode to Sunshine
    Rookies rumble and stomp like sweaty barnstorming aces.(READ REVIEW)
    Listen to “Trash Can”
  • Slipknot, All Hope Is Gone
    Metal’s not-so-merry men expand their antisocial growl.(READ REVIEW)
  • Matthew Sweet, Sunshine Lies
    Still putting the guitar-centric power into pop that’s marginally popular. (READ REVIEW)
    Listen to “Byrdgirl”

PLUS: Last Week’s Best New Albums