Best Albums: Jack White, Trap Them, Clipping, Sole & DJ Pain 1

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.

Honorable mentions

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)