1. At 63, Tom Petty's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.
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    At 63, Tom Petty's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.

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  2. In his new band, venerable U.K. DJ Harvey Bassett indulges his love of psychedelic garage rock.
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    In his new band, venerable U.K. DJ Harvey Bassett indulges his love of psychedelic garage rock.

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  3. Bear in Heaven writes inventive epics that behave like highly concentrated energy shots.
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    Bear in Heaven writes inventive epics that behave like highly concentrated energy shots.

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  4. No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive Shabazz Palaces.
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    No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive Shabazz Palaces.

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  5. On her new album, Jenny Lewis explores the weight of full adulthood, and its paradoxical precariousness.
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    On her new album, Jenny Lewis explores the weight of full adulthood, and its paradoxical precariousness.

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  6. On Alvvays’ debut album, the Toronto band’s beach-pop seems to come straight from the California shore.
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    On Alvvays’ debut album, the Toronto band’s beach-pop seems to come straight from the California shore.

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  7. Performing as White Fence, Tim Presley steers toward the gentle pomp of late-’60s psychedelic pop, rock and folk. 
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    Performing as White Fence, Tim Presley steers toward the gentle pomp of late-’60s psychedelic pop, rock and folk. 

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  8. Joyce Manor’s Smiths obsession makes for a confident, focused, 19-minute record that still gleefully indulges in pick scrapes and fast three-chord songs.
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    Joyce Manor’s Smiths obsession makes for a confident, focused, 19-minute record that still gleefully indulges in pick scrapes and fast three-chord songs.

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  9. A thoughtful, stately grower, Trampled by Turtles' new album is a far cry from the band’s fiery, frenetic live shows.
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    A thoughtful, stately grower, Trampled by Turtles' new album is a far cry from the band’s fiery, frenetic live shows.

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  10. Luluc writes songs for late-night drives and uneventful mornings — stuff to slow the world outside.
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    Luluc writes songs for late-night drives and uneventful mornings — stuff to slow the world outside.

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