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10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Scott Walker, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Wiz Khalifa

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Another week brings another round of album streams. Clear your day and hit play.

1) Green Day, ¡Tré!. “While ¡Tré! naturally continues Green Day’s return to garage-band basics, it has a warmer hue than the last one with hooky rockers like ‘Amanda’ playing next to acoustic janglers like ‘Drama Queen.'” – SPIN (via iHeartRadio)

2) Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox. “Super-producer Mark Ronson returns… here providing a slightly ’80s-informed backing track colored by flanged guitar notes and moody chord progressions.” – SPIN on “Moonshine” (via

3) Maya Jane Coles, Easier to Hide EP. “Coles’ new EP… finds her opening up her sound, sleekly fusing her dance-floor instincts with her flair for melancholic melodies, and putting herself forward as one of 2013’s likely breakout stars.” (via SPIN)

4) Scott Walker, Bish Bosch. “Let it be said, this is Intentionally Difficult Listening: violent, creepy music full of spread entrails and dive-bomb orchestrations whose obtuse emotional punch makes Saw look like Scooby-Doo.” – SPIN (via Rdio)

5) Dan Deacon, Wish Book Volume 1. “Dan Deacon proves that you don’t have to be a biomedical engineer to do what Girl Talk does… he kicks things off with ‘Gangrimes Style,’ a combination of Grimes’ ‘Genesis’ and PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ that also manages to incorporate Beach House, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Oneohtrix Point Never, and tUnE-yArDs, among numerous others.” (via SPIN)

6) Team Ghost, Dead Film Star EP. “Infusing the classic sounds of indie-rock with the modern sound of electronic synthetic beats… Team Ghost has created a refreshing sound of swirling guitars and electronic elements.” (via Paste)

7) Wiz Khalifa, O.N.I.F.C. O.N.I.F.C. is a mix of the old and the new, his mixtape past and the lifestyle to which he’s become accustomed. His Taylor Gang roots, newfound riches, new wife Amber Rose, and love for marijuana are all very much a part of the rhymes.” Esquire (via CSNW)

8) The Horrors, Higher. “The Horrors have enlisted a cabel of hotly-tipped acts to remix their pretty good 2011 LP Skying… Peaking Lights, Blanck Mass (aka one half of Fuck Buttons), Andrew Weatherall and more contribute tracks.” (via CHARTattack)

9) Jacob Morris, Moths. “With a multitude of collaborations in his history ranging from Patterson Hood to Liz Durrett, [Morris has] been able to practice his craft among talented peers… features the kind of songwriting that reflects his varied experience within the vibrant Athens music scene.” (via Paste)

10) Book of Caverns, Homes. “Marked by stunning guitar interplay, off-kilter rhythms and aggressive vocals, the album harkens back to the golden age of emotive post-hardcore without verging into cheeseball territory.” (via Exclaim!)