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Imperial Teen, ‘The Hair the TV the Baby and the Band’ (Merge)

Most girls and girly boys, including these teens at heart, eventually grow out of their catty phase. And on this foursome’s fourth collection of infectious indie pop (their first since 2002’s On), they downplay the sly smirking of the past. On “Everything,” they profess their love for, well, everything, and then sing innocently about how their latest crushes “Do It Better.” Even the coquettish, trash-talkin’ “Sweet Potato” features the bouncy chorus “Anyone, anywhere, anyway, let’s go!”

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