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Top 5 Back-to-School Albums

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There was some really good music released over the summer and it's always nice to return to school with some "indie cred" so here are the Top 5 Albums to bring back to school with you:

5. The Stage Names - Okkervil River
The next hot band on the indie stage.

4. Marry Me - St. Vincent
After departing from the mega collective Polyphonic Spree, Annie Clark blazes her own glorious trail on her debut album.

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3. Kala - M.I.A.
With a clash of world beat, hip hop, and punk sounds, M.I.A.'s politically-charged lyrics, once again, cut straight to the heart.

2. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - Spoon
Spoon's new album sees them expertly ranging from Motown to indie pop without missing a beat. Their sixth album proves that they're only getting better.


1. The Reminder - Feist
Although released in May, The Reminder takes time (maybe a summer) to appreciate. Featuring an array of sounds and an absolutely unforgettable voice, The Reminder could end up being the album of the year and, you heard it here first: "1234" is the song of the summer.