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New Albums from U2, Neko Case, the Prodigy, and 9 More


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

U2, No Line on the Horizon
With a boost from his rejuvenated mates, Bono rediscovers his calling.
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Neko Case, Middle Cyclone
Alt country’s sublime fabulist bares her claws.
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The Prodigy, Invaders Must Die
British Big Beat bosses scale down their ambitions.
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Mavado, Mr Brooks…A Better Tomorrow
Jamaican street soldier tests the spiritual waters.
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Grandmaster Flash, The Bridge
A more reliable guide to the ’80s than usual.
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Buddy and Julie Miller, Written in Chalk
Americana’s royal couple duels love to a draw.
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The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Communion
Epic blast of classic rock from shaggy Swedes.
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Say Hi, Oohs and Aahs
Please put the mouse down and crank the amps!
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Marissa Nadler, Little Hells
The ghost of Joan Baez, still haunting yet tedious.
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Boston Spaceships, The Planets Are Blasted
Uncle Bob’s revolving-door pop goes poop.
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Cazals, What of Our Future
Peppy go-getters almost turn forgettable songs into fun.
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The Whip, X Marks Destination
The next Happy Mondays? Um, we’ll keep looking.
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