Here’s our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:
The Strokes, Angles
The sexiest candidates for early-aughts rock salvation finally allow us to fall in lust again.
James Blake, James Blake
Exquisitely flickering cut-ups of dance-floor gospel.
Keren Ann, 101
Wily chanteuse strays from script to stay fresh.
Pharoahe Monch, W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)
Zen and the art of getting indie-rock dudes to dance.
Panic! at the Disco, Vices & Virtues
Trashy legends reborn via girl-group and doo-wop pop.