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New Albums from Von Bondies, Ben Kweller, and 6 More

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By: SPIN Staff // February 2, 2009

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

The Von Bondies, Love, Hate and Then There’s You
Detroit rock scrappers get off mat, come back swinging.
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Ben Kweller, Changing Horses
Indie-rock phenom eagerly saddles up, doesn’t fall off.
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Two Tongues, Two Tongues
Emo yin and yang transcend embattled genre’s clichés.
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Heartless Bastards, The Mountain
Resilient trio punches its way to barroom transcendence.
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Telefon Tel Aviv, Immolate Yourself
Trend-twiddling duo use entire digital canvas.
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Black Gold, Rush
Restless sidemen turn brief rendezvous into heady hookup.
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Phosphorescent, To Willie
Maybe he should’ve stuck with a Kris Kristofferson tribute.
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Vulture Whale, Vulture Whale
Southern raconteurs strut and slouch like last-call stars.
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