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New Reviews: The Rapture Find God on First Album in Five Years

Also: Stream new music by Lindsey Buckingham, the Horrible Crowes, Kelly Clarkson and Tom Waits

September 6, 2011 12:35 PM ET
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The Rapture 'In The Grace Of Your Love'
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In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Monica Herrera praises the Rapture's first album in five years, in which the Brooklyn trio "stumble out of the House of Jealous Lovers and into the house of God" with a set of gospel-inspired dance numbers. Also, Will Hermes has some qualms about the uneven sound of Lindsey Buckingham's new solo album Seeds We Sow, Jon Dolan digs the first record by Kentucky garage rockers Sleeper Agent and Jody Rosen declares the latest single by Tom Waits to be "pure genius."

ALBUMS

The Rapture - In the Grace of Your Love (stream full album)

Lindsey Buckingham - Seeds We Sow (stream one song)

Various Artists - Listen to Me: Buddy Holly (stream full album)

Sleeper Agent - Celabrasion (stream one song)

The Horrible Crowes - Elsie (stream full album)

SONGS

James Blake and Bon Iver "Fall Creek Boys Choir" (stream)

Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All" (stream)

Tom Waits "Bad As Me" (stream)

Mastodon "Curl of the Burl" (stream)

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