SPIN.com's Best of the Week

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Noel Gallagher / Adele / Chris Cornell (Photo: Statia Photography/Retna, Gallagher; Getty Images, Adele; Dan Epstein, Cornell)
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This week, Oasis' Noel Gallagher discussed his fall solo album, Adele returned to the stage after a bout of laryngitis, and Soundgarden kicked off their first tour in 14 years. Also, Mumford & Sons debuted a beautiful ballad, The Strokes released a psychedelic video, Bjork discussed her interactive app project Biophilia, and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner delivered a unique acoustic performance.

These stories, plus the week's top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below:

TOP STORIES

EXCLUSIVE: Girls Talk September AlbumSinger-guitarist Christopher Owens on the spiritual side of Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Read >> Plus
  • Oasis' Noel Gallagher to Release Solo Album Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner Unplugs Read >>
  • Adele Makes Triumphant Return to the Stage Read >>
  • Soundgarden Kick Off First Tour in 14 Years Read >>
  • Mumford & Sons Unveil Gorgeous New Ballad Read >>
  • Q&A: Stephen Malkmus on New LP, Beck+More Read >>

NEWS

Q&A: Bjork Talks Ambitious New App ProjectBiophilia is a 10-track multimedia LP offered via interactive apps, live performances, and workshops. Heady! Read >> Plus
  • Adele, Gaga, Mumford Are Year's Best Sellers Read >>
  • Beasties Reunite With Spike Jonze for New Video Read >>
  • Soul Asylum Recording First Album Since 2006 Read >>

AUDIO/VIDEO

The Strokes Get Psychedelic in Wild ClipCheck out the New York rockers' latest video for "Taken for a Fool." Read >> Plus
  • DOWNLOAD: First New Blitzen Trapper Song! Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE ALBUM: R.E.M.'s 'Lifes Rich Pageant' Read >>
  • Warpaint Release Stunning Underwater Video Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cut Off Your Hands' Latest Song Read >>
  • PLAYLIST: Archer of Loaf's Eric Bachmann Read >>

REVIEWS

YACHT, Shangri-La (DFA)Dance-pop apostles sweeten the message. Read >> Plus
  • Brian Eno, Drums Between the Bells (Warp) Read >>
  • Memory Tapes, Player Piano (Carpark)Read >>
  • Com Truise, Galactic Melt (Ghostly International) Read >>
  • Crystal Antlers, Two-Way Mirror (Recreation Ltd.)Read >>

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