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Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

1. eels, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (The man called E. has finally created his masterpiece: an epic double album about love, psychosis, death, and suburbia. With guest spots by people like Tom Waits and Peter Buck, it’s an indie pop revelation all its own.)

2. The Raveonettes, Pretty in Black (The Buddy Holly influence takes a backseat for this new album from a duo unsure if they love feedback or melody more. The songs become more experimental, and the album becomes more enjoyable.)

3. New Order, Waiting for the Sirens’ Call (The band formerly known as Joy Division makes their first pop record in decades. And it’s really good, fun, and danceable, too.)

4. The Heavenly States, The Heavenly States (If Petra Haden joined The Long Winters, this is what it may sound like. If that last sentence made any sense to you, you’ll enjoy this surprisingly accessible tour of violin-accented indie rock.)

5. Fischerspooner, Odyssey (Goodbye electroclash, and hello electropop. The performance art duo makes a real album for a change, with real songs. And many of them are better than you’d expect.)

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