Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

By mattdentler | Matt Dentler's Blog May 1, 2010 at 2:55AM

Five New Albums Worth Your Dime
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1. Delorean, Subiza
(If the intention of this album was to create the ideal mood for a sunny blissed-out day on a beach, well congratulations, Delorean. This album is intoxicating in how fresh it can feel, but it also harkens back to the better days of acts like Moby and Underworld. While those comparisons may make this sound like a straight dance act, it's not without its rocking chops. Get this album now, before the summer passes you by.)

2. The New Pornographers, Together
(On their fifth LP, these Vancouver power-poppers will not relent on the assault against what you think you know is a catchy song. A worthy addition to their catalog, not quite as gripping and epic as Twin Cinema, but still a good album.)

3. The Radio Dept., Clinging To A Scheme
(I'll say it again: it's a good year for Scandinavian rock bands. These Swedes offer up a misty and dreamy result on their latest, and it challenges all American indie bands that pretend to shoegaze.)

4. Okkervil River and Roky Erickson, True Love Cast Out All Evil
(One eccentric Austin folk legend collaborates with one of Austin's best contemporary bands, and the product is possibly the most confident cross-generational collaboration since Neil Young and Pearl Jam made Mirrorball.)

5. The Golden Filter, Voluspa
(Another nice pop/dance/rock album, shamelessly in love with the disco floor but also grounded with an anchor of purpose to make smart hooks, rather than wasting your dancing time.)

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