Best Albums: Entombed AD, Spoon, Angus & Julia Stone, Nachtmystium

This week’s best albums

– After a layoff and lineup changes, Entombed returns as “Entombed AD,” issuing its 10th LP with LG Petrov’s famous bellow, groove-filled death-metal riffs, and clever string interludes.

– Though it had nothing left to prove, Spoon uses its latest to show an exciting new form of a veteran act, one packed with enthusiasm and vivid production.

– Australian brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone return with greater vocal interaction, pretty choruses, and dynamic folk-rock instrumentation.

– For its final album, Nachtmystium finds strength in a more grounded nature, offering another psychedelic black-metal LP about addiction and pain.

Honorable mentions

John Zorn / Zion80: Adramelech: Book of Angels, Volume 22 (Tzadik)

Twin Peaks: Wild Onion (Grand Jury)