Sweet, then sad, then awesomely sunny, Yo La Tengo plays to every emotion in Popular Songs.
While the band has been revamped, Wolfmother’s bluesy rock vibe returns in Cosmic Egg.
Distiller’s frontwoman Brody Dalle returns as Spinnerette, a project (and album) that’s equal parts punky growl and purr.
A girl-punk dream, The Slits’ Trapped Animal brings the genre back to its gritty roots at the hands of punk rock royalty.
Langhorne Slim’s Be Set Free is raw, genuine, and speckled with kick-up-yer-boots, honky-tonk flair.
The Raveonettes continue to entice with their edgy, fuzzy, Scandinavian pop sound on In and Out of Control.
Bratty ex-Be Your Own Pet singer Jemina Pearl flies solo, but retains her sassy, punky charm in Break It Up.
Black Mountain vets show their emotional side in Lightning Dust’s considerate and stirring release Infinite Light.
Norwegian super-cutie Sondre Lerche woos us with another set of sweet pop sounds and playful lyrics in Heartbeat Radio.
The Heavy return with the old-school soul of The House That Dirt Built.