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New Albums from Conor Oberst, St. Vincent, and 15 More


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

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Outer South
Bright-eyed bandleader in overgenerous mood.
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St. Vincent, Actor
Brooklyn songwriter packs (metaphorical) blade.
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Akron/Family, Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free
Freak-folk crew loses member, amplifies sound.
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Fischerspooner, Entertainment
Theatrical electroclash pair gild drooping lilies.
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Ben Harper and Relentless7, White Lies for Dark Times
An Americana jukebox in need of some fresh 45s.
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The Horrors, Primary Colours
Black-clad Brits shake riotous need for speed.
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Isis, Wavering Radiant
Heady metallic auteurs re-enter the mosh pit.
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New York Dolls, Cause I Sez So
Glam icons test their legacy’s vast goodwill.
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Cracker, Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey
Veteran wise guy tries sensitivity — or does he?
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Peaches, I Feel Cream
Electro-rap provocateur varies approach to punany.
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Kevin Devine, Brother’s Blood
Brooklyn dude displays several (adorable) faces.
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Magik Markers, Balf Quarry
Boho noise vandals treat rock like a wall to graffiti.
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Patrick Watson & the Wooden Arms, Wooden Arms
Art-pop arriviste gives flimsy whimsy some bite.
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Alasdair Roberts, Spoils
The strumming relaxes, while the visions rattle.
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Georgia Anne Muldrow, Georgia Anne Muldrow Presents…Ms. One
Space-traveling earth mama motivates crew.
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Pink Mountaintops, Outside Love
Histrionic folk rocker is just too bloody corny.
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Abstract Rude, Rejuvenation
Indie MC legend’s comeback fizzles unnecessarily.
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