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Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

1. West Indian Girl, West Indian Girl (Wow. A really nice late-summer surprise from out of nowhere. What the duo Air would sound like if they were from southern California and not the south of France. Trippy, catchy, smooth.)

2. Young Buck, Straight Outta Cashville (More “dirty South” than his fellow G-Unit MCs, this solo debut is the club record of the month.)

3. Guided By Voices, Half-Smiles of the Decomposed (The final studio album from GBV is one of their best, ever. A solid and mature indie rock opus full of Who influence and drunken imagery.)

4. Rilo Kiley, More Adventurous (Two former child actors are one-half of this highly accessible pop band. With inspiration from The Pretenders and Blondie, this major label launch is no fluke.)

5. The Concretes, The Concretes (Swedish lounge meets Swedish shoegazer rock. Sounds like The Velvet Underground taking drugs with Mazzy Star. In other words, it’s full of lullabies for astronauts.)

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