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Aided and abetted by sultry Alison Mosshart, Jack White blackens garage blues into a thick, gooey tar on the supergroup's second album, Sea of Cowards. The wooly, bottom-heavy, 70s-funk thump oozes menace like Jimmy Page coming down from heroin or Deep Purple heard through a hit of brown acid.

The Fall have been around so long, you'd think they'd need no introduction, but since most of you kittens weren't even born when this U.K. punk band got its start in 1976, allow me to introduce you to one of the most seminal bands of the genre.

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This self-titled debut from the Chicago-based fivesome delivers organ-heavy pop music with handclaps and straightforward rhythms.

Summer parties on rooftops need soundtracks, and Javelins No Más is the perfect album to covet all season long.

When you make an electronic album as critically acclaimed as James Murphy's LCD Soundsystem did in 2007 with Sound of Silver, it's hard not to expect a letdown.

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It would appear that the Mynabirds is actually just one bird, Laura Burhenn (formerly of D.C. duo Georgie James). Her debut album, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood, plays host to some guest musicians who boast horns, guitars, and drums.

Since their formation in 2007, Ninjasonik has been dropping teasers in the form of mix tapes and a split record with fellow Brooklynites Japanther, but theyve finally released their debut album, Art School Girls, and it doesn't disappoint.

Peter Wolf Crier further demonstrates that there's something good happening in the Midwest, with local boys like Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Gayngs, and Volcano Choir contributing, prolifically, some of indies loveliest music.
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