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Available Today: June 17, 2008


Here’s a rundown of what’s available online and in record stores this week. Click each album title to read Spin‘s review:

Coldplay, Viva La Vida: Chris Martin and Brian Eno take off for a new galaxy.

The Notwist, The Devil, You + Me: Beautifully pensive musings skitter across a somber surface.

Plus, here’s a list of additional albums released today that are reviewed in Spin‘s July issue. Pick up a copy when it hits newsstands next week for a full record review.

The M’s, Real Close Ones: A ’60s/’70s pop-rock picnic, with the tastiest bits preselected.

My Brightest Diamond, A Thousand Shark’s Teeth: Sufjan collaborator’s fierce vocals still can’t save her songs.

Katy Perry, One of the Boys: So, did Steve Aoki just forget to put her on the guest list?

Ponytail, Ice Cream Spiritual: Balitmore bashers stomp across thin ice of avant punkiness.

Silver Jews, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea: Musical page-turners from the post-Pavement poet laureate.

Tilly and the Wall, 0: Bright-eyed Bright Eyes proteges still dancing as fast as they can.

Wolf Parade, At Mount Zoomer: The Lennon-McCartney of off-kilter indie anthems?

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