Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

By mattdentler | Matt Dentler's Blog September 18, 2009 at 8:25AM

Five New Albums Worth Your Dime
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1. BLK JKS, After Robots
(The lazy description would be to say these guys are TV On The Radio with more of an Afrobeat vibe, which makes sense given their South African roots. So, it's authentic, but also proggy goodness like Mars Volta or sometimes Tool. Remember that band Dredg? Kinda like that.)

2. The Big Pink, A Brief History of Love
(Despite their name, this group sounds nothing like Robbie Robertson or The Band. It's long-awaited new album is a workshop of heavy rock hooks, mixed with airstreamed and catchy production.)

3. Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2
(Way too long - at 23 tracks - but if you dig through the thickness, you'll find some great gems from one of Wu-Tang's best MCs.)

4. Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs
(You gotta hand it to this tireless trio of indie space-rockers, they somehow keep turning out killer album after killer album. Not bad for an act that formed 25 years ago.)

5. Girls, Album
(San Francisco rockers that owe a true debt to Elvis Costello and lounge pop, without coming off as derivative.)

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