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Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

1. Buttercup, Sick Yellow Flower
(Promising indie rock debut from this San Antonio band. A wave of harmonies lift up a sea of indie-pop minimalism.)

2. Oasis, Don’t Believe The Truth
(Who would have thought that the new Oasis album would give the new Coldplay album a run for its money? The Gallaghers return with a strong new set of dirty Britpop and sweet, soul melody. Plus, Noel Gallagher is now letting the rest of the band write songs… and some of them are better than his.)

3. Annie, Anniemal
(This Norwegian pop princess creates a warm, summer dance party record. Pop hooks that cut deep, along with influences from Madonna, St. Etienne, and Kylie Minogue. It’s the kind of pop dance album you’d still hear played on college radio.)

4. Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
(The Oregon post-punk queens hit us back with their darkest album ever. Meanwhile, it also features some of their smartest songwriting and most powerful musicianship.)

5. Kasabian, Kasabian
(For anyone missing Primal Scream, welcome Kasabian. Mixing thick slabs of programmed beats and bells, along with toxic guitars and sweaty vocals, these are some futuristic, late-late-late-night bar athems.)

– “Fix You” by Coldplay (Easily one of the best songs from the new album. A churning and beautiful love song, with a choral bridge that takes it to a peak. Has to be a single someday.)

– “Errtime” by Nelly (As far hip-hop songs that invent new words go, this one is pretty catchy. Luckily, Nelly is a charismatic enough MC to make it a summertime jam.)

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