New CDs Out Today and a Word From Critics

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Hey, there’s actually a couple interesting albums hitting stores and internet emporiums today. Perhaps I shall list them in order of how much I’m enjoying them (or anticipating I’ll enjoy them), from “most” to “least”?

Duke SpiritThe Duke Spirit – Neptune (You Are Here)
Hotly-tipped British female-fronted rockers return with bluesier, grittier album
“Authentic” – UK Independent
“Lacking” – Drowned in Sound

“Lassoo” official video:

Hot ChipHot Chip – Made in the Dark (Astralwerks)
The UK’s premier dance-rock quartet faces down overwhelming expectations
“Gluttonous” – Pitchfork
“Unremarkable” – BBC

“Ready for the Floor” official video:

Black MountainBlack Mountain – In the Future (Jagjaguwar)
Canadian prog-metal combo gets even freakier on second album
“Psychedelic” – Rolling Stone
“Thunderous” – Spin

Homemade video for “Angels”:

Bob MouldBob Mould – District Line (Anti)
Legendary Hüsker Dü guitarist (and recent convert to electronica) finds a musical balance
“Gripping” – Rolling Stone
“Emotional” – USA Today

Promo video for District Line:

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