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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – These Paths

You gotta love it when artists keep their ear to the ground instead of resting on their laurels after getting a few successful albums under their belt. Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been doing a good job of mixing things up with each release; their debut had them bounding out of the gate with high energy garage punk, album two was a bit folkier, number three brought the synths, and when it came time for number four things have gotten rather dark.
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Man Or Astro-Man? – Communication Breakdown Part II

Man Or Astro-Man? haven’t been heard from for quite awhile (12 years, to be exact) but fans of the sci-fi surf rock group don’t have to worry anymore. It turns out they were just in space this whole time!
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Deerhunter – Back To The Middle

Deerhunter is a band that enjoys challenging expectations. They started by putting out a few albums of sprawling, lo-fi, psych rock before evolving toward an album full of soaring, dream pop jams like “Desire Lines” and introspective noise ballads like “Helicopter”. But on their most recent disc, they’ve taken a step back from the shoegaze feel they had on Halcyon Digest...