This week’s best albums
– Jack White follows his solo debut with another wide breadth of styles—though with less persistent panache.
– After its blistering 2011 album, hardcore group Trap Them returns with a new rhythm section and a slower pace, proving that it has more to offer than speed and raw power.
– Experimental rap group Clipping delivers full-throttle, noise-fueled dance-hop with a tune about a club-stalking female serial killer as well as the raunchiest last-call song ever.
– Sole & DJ Pain 1 create something spectacular between the rapper’s socially conscious rhymes and the producer’s mainstream-tinged style.
The Algorithm: Octopus4 (Basick)
The Atlas Moth: The Old Believer (Profound Lore)
Open Mike Eagle: Dark Comedy (Mello Music)
Rival Sons: Great Western Valkyrie (Earache)
Tombs: Savage Gold (Relapse)
Vader: Tibi Et Igni (Nuclear Blast)