Here’s our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:
The Kills, Blood Pressures
Supergroups, supermodels: The Kills mature superbly.
The Raveonettes, Raven in the Grave
Danish noise-fuzz vamps seduce with lighter touch.
Alela Diane, Alela Diane & Wild Divine
The Lovely Bones: Seemingly tame troubadour stirs foreboding thoughts.
Material Issue, International Pop Overthrow: 20th Anniversary Edition
This worthy reissue adds early singles and live tracks, serving as a fitting memorial.