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Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

1. It Hugs Back, Inside Your Guitar
(Yo La Tengo-inspired introspection from this UK quartet creates a wildly delicate soundtrack to a rainy day, or the first springtime sunshine.)

2. Silversun Pickups, Swoon
(L.A. noise rock outfit keeps the Smashing Pumpkins tribute alive, even as Billy Corgan descends further into oblivion. For fans that miss the Siamese dreams of the 1990s, here’s the cure.)

3. Mastodon, Crack The Skye
(Prog metal-heads from Georgia get smarter and craftier in this sonic improvement. By teaming with producer Brendan O’Brien, they have created a classic that ranks up there with the best of Tool or At The Drive In.)

4. The Veils, Sun Gangs
(Cool, dark, and melodic orchestra-rock that is both bombastic and sweet. This band, with roots in both New Zeland and England, throws every acoustic instrument into a boiling pot to produce small tunes with big ideas. Think of The Verve with a dash of Neil Finn.)

5. Here We Go Magic, Here We Go Magic
(Folk-pop singer Luke Temple reinvents himself as a one-man Animal Collective with this new project. Experimental, texture, and irresistible, it’s bliss.)

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