In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Jon Dolan ponders how the Decemberists' new double live album, which features a 16-minute folk- rock opus, a yodeling drummer and nautical themed audience participation, is somehow relatively "stripped-down" for the "overweeningly theatrical" band. Also, Rob Sheffield describes Vince Clarke and Martin Gore's new techno album as VCMG as the "New Wave equivalent of the Rocky/Apollo rematch at the end of Rocky III," Jeff Rosenthal slams the new single by shock-rap crew Odd Future and Monica Herrera praises Big K.R.I.T.'s new self-produced mixture.
The Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices to the Air (Live Songs 04-11-08-11)
VCMG - Ssss
The Ting Tings - Sounds From Nowheresville
The Jezabels - Prisoner
The Men - Open Your Heart
White Rabbits - Milk Famous
Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour
Delta Spirit - Delta Spirit
Big K.R.I.T. - 4evaNaDay
WZRD - WZRD
Arcade Fire "Abraham's Daughter"
Odd Future "Rella"
Beach House "Myth"
Debo Band "Asha Gedawo"
Blur "Under the Westway"
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