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New Reviews: Pink Floyd Expand 'The Wall'

Also: New music by Chiddy Bang, the Cranberries, Usher, Frankie Rose, M. Ward and more

February 28, 2012 3:05 PM ET
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Pink Floyd, 'The Wall: Immersion Edition'
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In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, David Fricke raves about the "Immersion Edition" of Pink Floyd's landmark album The Wall, noting that "immersion" is "a good way to characterize the grip and whirl of construction recounted on the two CDs of demos in this seven-disc box." Also, Jon Dolan praises the "cardigan-cozy jangle" of the Cranberries' comeback record Roses, Chuck Eddy pans Chiddy Bang's "self-consciously cute" debut and Jody Rosen hails the sci-fi quiet storm of Usher's new single "Climax."

ALBUMS

Pink Floyd - The Wall: Immersion Edition

Chiddy Bang - Breakfast

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker and Yim Yames - New Multitudes

The Cranberries - Roses

Estelle - All of Me

Tyga - Careless World: Rise of the Last King

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden

Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral

Metallica - Beyond Magnetic

Lamb of God - Resolution

Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune

SONGS

Usher "Climax"

M. Ward "The First Time I Ran Away"

Alabama Shakes "How Many More Times"

Paris Hilton "Drunk Text"

Rita Ora "Party & Bullshit"

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