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Nine New Albums Worth Your Dime

Nine New Albums Worth Your Dime

(…or what I will be listening to in-between the craziness of SXSW)

1. I Am Kloot, I Am Kloot (Robyn Hitchcock and Suede get devotion from this trio on a powerfully bare but gorgeous rock record.)

2. 50 Cent, The Massacre (Impressive follow-up to a classic debut. 50’s still got it and he brings it hard.)

3. Doves, Some Cities (Their most rock-oriented album yet is also their most dense and complicated, believe it or not.)

4. Damon and Naomi, Earth Is Blue (Former Galaxie 500 duo return from hiatus with a lush and ethereal epic.)

5. Bloc Party, EP (Not all that new, but damn, it’s great and these guys will be buzzed about more soon. Dance, pop, techno, hip-hop, punk mishmash that sounds all-too-catchy.)

6. Al Green, Everything’s OK (A legend keeps his comeback coming back with this sweet new collection.)

7. Amos Lee, Amos Lee (Mark my words… this guy will be VERY popular soon. If Joss Stone, Ben Harper, John Mayer, and Prince could get on the same page, they’d write songs like Amos Lee.)

8. Pitty Sing, Pitty Sing (They recall the psychedelia of new wave and the passion of post-punk in a way that sounds infectiously cool.)

9. Mars Volta, Frances the Mute (Wow, does this thing sprawl. Prog-rockers return with a twisted concept album that follows a dream through various stages. It sounds like Frank Zappa and Rush and Red Hot Chili Peppers and George Clinton and Rage Against the Machine. Only louder, faster, weirder, and funkier.)

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