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New Albums from John Legend & the Roots & 7 More!


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

Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom, Pop Negro
British hip-hop innovator recasts his past, dubwise
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Abe Vigoda, Crush
Art punks hit dance floor, T-shirts stink even more
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The Hundred in the Hands, The Hundred in the Hands
Boy-girl pair say oui to ennui, but dance anyway
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John Legend & the Roots, Wake Up! (Expanded Edition)
Mercy, mercy me: Soul smoothie tries to get deep
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Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Buzzard
Midwestern moping yields tense, tantalizing drama
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Swans , My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Noise-punk gods obliterate us again, for our own good
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Torche, Songs for Singles
Pitilessly rendering other heavy rockers lightweight
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Olof Arnalds, Innundir Skinni
Ethereal, pixie-ish, and yes, she knows Björk!
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