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Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

1. Darwin Deez, Darwin Deez
(This is the kind of rough-and-tumble indie rock I love to get behind. A one-man band that is still pure in its pop infection, this is an album of catchy anthems, which should remind you of The Strokes mixed with some of the Long Winters.)

2. Cut Copy, Zonoscope
(Australian dance-poppers make good on the promise of their previous album, with a great sound that is more psychedelic than sassy.)

3. Young Galaxy, Shapeshifting
(If you had to explain the textures of the Canadian indie rock scene, to someone who only enjoys Goldfrapp or Annie Lennox, then this is your band. More gothic and gloomy than earlier work, there are moments in this album that will eat their way into your brain.)

4. Destroyer, Kaputt
(Leave it to rocker Dan Bejar to get more pop-focused by dipping into retro-chic sounds that harken back to classic Steely Dan or Doobie Brothers. It may not be totally serious, but like the band Gayngs, this is the kind of throwback sound that is more legit than joke.)

5. Radiohead, The King of Limbs
(For this amazing band’s latest surprise release, the hype is correct: at 8 tracks, it’s too short but it is still a wildly imaginative and impressive sonic ride.)

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