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So Many New Albums! Okkervil River + 14 More


Here’s our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores Tuesday, May 10:

Okkervil River, I Am Very Far
Rough Cut: Songsmith twists and turns to avoid being typecast.
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Tyler, The Creator, Goblin
Hip-hop’s cuddliest nihilist unleashes his demons with no remorse
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Raphael Saadiq, Stone Rollin
Natty revivalist shines despite obvious tributes.
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The Felice Brothers, Celebration, Florida
Americana siblings hitch a ride on mythical caravan.
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Gang Gang Dance, Eye Contact
What Is Hip? For those who thought Animal Collective was too mainstream.
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Manchester Orchestra, Simple Math
Mega-convos with God, spouse over fuzz, strings.
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The Cars, Move Like This
Buckle up, it’s a bumpy cruise down ’80s Avenue.
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Booker T. Jones, The Road from Memphis
Line forms here for your “Green Onions” moment.
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Wild Beasts, Smother
Unflinching Brits explore passionately untidy rituals.
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Sloan, The Double Cross
Power-pop vets carefully pull mussels from a shell.
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Urge Overkill, Rock & Roll Submarine
Dark lords of Guyville benevolently spook kids.
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Man Man, Life Fantastic
Mongrelized odes to love’s tragic shitshow.
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The Antlers, Burst Apart
Brooklyn indie dramatists dial back the oversharing.
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Liturgy, Aesthethica
An astonishing concerto of scree, shriek, and thwack.
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Mexicans With Guns, Ceremony
Bass-blasting Luchador drops pan-Latin piledriver.
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