Acid House Kings _ Music Sounds Better With You Anticipated album from charming Swedish pop outfit lives up to the hype. RIYL Belle & Sebastian. Aggrolites _ Rugged Road Roots reggae band from LA comes close to making a great record. Agnostic Front _ My Life My Way On the hardcore punk outfit's 15th album they sound as hard as ever. Art of Dying _ Vices And Virtues Cringe-worthy mod rock. Richard Ashcroft _ United Nations of Sound Verve frontman maintains a familiar sound but with a new backing cast. See "This Thing Called Life." Baby Bash _ Bashtown Nu-school club R&B. Bobby V _ Fly On The Wall Bedroom R&B. Joe Bonamassa _ Dust Bowl American guitar prodigy plays classic, smoky blues. Born Of Osiris _ The Discovery Deathcore via Palatine, Illinois. Edwyn Collins _ Losing Sleep Veteran UK producer returns with his first record since a major 2005 brain hemmorage. **CunninLynguists _ Oneirology One of underground hip-hop's best groups, not to be missed. See "My Habit," "Get Ignorant." **DJ Deadeye _ Substance Abuse Producer's guest list reads like a who's who of the underground on this impressive 20-track effort. Duran Duran _ All You Need Is Now Electro-pop stalwarts craft quality songs but could use more of a modern edge. Egyptrixx _ Bible Eyes Inventive, fun electrodoesnt sound like anything you've heard. Green Day _ Awesome as F**k [Live] High energy set of songs taken mostly from the band's last two albums. Gucci Mane _ The Return of Mr Zone 6 Somehow its even harder to take Gucci Mane seriously with that huge ice cream cone tattoo on his face. Horseshoe Gang _ Firing Squad Cali rap collective known as the West Coast Slaughterhouse. Jennifer Hudson _ I Remember Me Suprisingly decent pop/R&B via American Idol. Josh Kelley _ Georgia Clay Straightforward pop/country. Ke$ha _ Dance Commander Pop's most annoying new fixture gets remixed. Keren Ann _ 101 Prolific, worldly songstress plays nostalgic, airy pop. Panic! At The Disco _ Vices & Virtues Fall Out Boy proteges return two members lighter to follow up 2008's questionable "Pretty. Odd." Pet Shop Boys _ The Most Incredible Thing: Original Score One of the world's best selling groups does their first ballet. **PharoaheMonch _ W.A.R. Embattled Queens rapper retains his complexity, gets a boost from a serious guest list. See "Calculated Amalgamation," "W.A.R." Protest The Hero _ Scurrilous Skull pounding mix of hair and real metal. Saliva _ Under Your Skin Rap-rock continues. Unfortunately. Tommy Shaw _ The Great Divide The infamous Styx guitarist tries bluegrass with mixed results. Soundgarden _ Live on I5 90's flannel heroes prove they can still rock, impressive in the fact that it exists. The Strokes _ Angles Highly anticipated and highly disappointing effort from the gods of indie cool. Great review here from nymag-Easy Listening. Tesseract _ One
Ultra-produced prog metal; a metal 30 Seconds To Mars? Yellowcard _ When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
Yellowcard returns with more of their fast paced, upbeat pop-punk after a two year break. Zion I & Grouch _ Heroes in the Healing of the Nation
Bay-Area rappers follow up 2006's hit Heroes in the City of Dope.