New Albums from Bright Eyes, PJ Harvey, and More!


Here’s our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:

Bright Eyes, The People’s Key
Don’t cry for us, Conor, the truth is we never left you.
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PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
Zooming in on war’s carnage, Polly Jean Harvey discovers a startling new world of sound and fury.
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Twilight Singers, Dynamite Steps
Yikes! The codependent king snake slithers anew.
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Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)
We’re totally screwed, but damn, that drawl is sweet.
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Mogwai, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Obliterating the horizon with a stoic, graceful din.
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East River Pipe, We Live in Rented Rooms
Bong-shattering rockers blow conceptual load.
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Arbouretum, The Gathering
Fanciful metal roar more numbing than transporting.
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Asobi Seksu, Fluorescence
Stark emotions eke out of blinding kaleidoscope.
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Beans, End It All
Beatmakers buoy MC amid phonetic frenzy.
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Telekinesis, 12 Desperate Straight Lines
Power pop’s freshest face gets slapped by amour.
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The Dears, Degeneration Street
So much for bemoaning Morrissey comparisons.
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Drive-By Truckers, Go-Go Boots
More empathetic odes to pathetic Rickys and Eddies.
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