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New Albums From Ra Ra Riot, Fiery Furnaces and More


Here’s a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today, with more after the jump. Click each album title to read Spin‘s review:

  • Ra Ra Riot, The Rhumb Line:
    Rousingly scrappy anthems tinged with eerie musings.
  • The Fiery Furnaces, Remember:
    Feel the avant-indie confusion in the privacy of your own home.
  • Human Highway, Moody Motorcycle:
    Indie pals blithely examine the sand between their toes.
  • Jaguar Love, Take Me to the Sea:
    Refining the bratty squeal without losing the punky squirm.
  • Juliana Hatfield, How to Walk Away:
    Alt-rock homecoming queen (finally) grows old gracefully.

Read reviews of 12 other vital albums also out today on page 2.

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  • Caesars, Strawberry Weed:
    Noisy Scandinavians pretend they’re swingin’ London boys.
  • Lykke Li, Youth Novels:
    Swedish elf eschews dancing queendom for minimalist throb.
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry, Repentance:
    Jamaican dub legend still plays the eccentric next door.
  • sBach, sBACH:
    NES obsessive can’t seem to put down the musical joystick.
  • Shwayze, Shwayze:
    High-spirited stoner can’t really rap, but sure has fun doing it.
  • Sonny J, Disastro:
    Dumpster-diving DJ praises Norman Cook like he should.
  • The Stills, Oceans Will Rise:
    Note: More memorable choruses needed for admission to arena.