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New Reviews: Lil Wayne Gets Unhinged on 'Tha Carter IV'

Also: Stream new music by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Morello, The Game, Lenny Kravitz, David Guetta and more

August 30, 2011 12:10 PM ET
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Lil Wayne 'Tha Carter IV'
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In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Rob Sheffield praises Lil Wayne's unhinged performance on Tha Carter IV, the rapper's first major release since his 2008 blockbuster Tha Carter III. The album has its share of duds, Sheffield writes, but "even the failed moments sound like nobody else." Also, Jon Dolan says that the Red Hot Chili Peppers' new record I'm With You finds the band pulling back from a post-John Frusciante abyss with their bravado intact, and Anthony DeCurtis endorses Lenny Kravitz's gripping and personal new album Black and White America.

ALBUMS

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV (stream one song)

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You (stream one song)

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - World Wide Rebel Songs (stream one song)

Lenny Kravitz - Black and White America (stream one song)

Tinariwen - Tassili (stream one song)

David Guetta - Nothing But the Beat (stream one song)

Lucas Santtana - Sem Nostaglia (stream one song)

Cobra Starship - Night Shades (stream one song)

The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down (stream one song)

The Game - The R.E.D. Album (stream one song)

The Weeknd - Thursday (stream full album)

Scritti Politti - Absolute (stream one song)

Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas (stream one song)

SONGS

Florence + the Machine "What the Water Gave Me" (stream)

Yelawolf featuring Lil Jon "Hard White (Up in the Club)" (stream)

Miranda Lambert "Baggage Claim" (stream)

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