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Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

1. Guns ‘n’ Roses, Chinese Democracy
(14 years in the making, this album is not worth a wait that long. However, it is a good rock record if not a bit overindulgent. Half of this album is great, classic rock production.)

2. The Fireman, Electric Arguments
(Paul McCartney and Youth reunite for their odd side project. This latest album, though, may be McCartney’s best “solo” work in a decade. Inventive songwriting merges with expansive sounds, to make for trippy cool.)

3. Little Joy, Little Joy
(The drummer from The Strokes starts a new band, and makes a retro-fitted flash of sound that comes across like The Velvet Underground living in Motown.)

4. Arthur Russell, Love Is Overtaking Me
(This deceased disco/cello cult icon gets the appreciation he deserves, with this soft-spoken compilation of obscure acoustic tracks. You won’t really hear the disco or the cello, but you’ll hear the pop.)

5. Coldplay, Prospekt’s March
(Somehow, one of the biggest bands in the world released a new EP that is better than their new LP. If anything, get it to fall in love with “Lost+” which features an unusual but fine Jay-Z cameo under a bewitching hook.)

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