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>THE RAPTURE

In the Grace of Your Love

This indie funk-punk outfit tackles religion (the title track) and the death of lead singer Luke Jenner’s mother (“Miss You”) over synth-infused grooves graced with lush horns and urgent guitar. []

TRUE BLOOD, VOLUME 3

Original Soundtrack

From Massive Attack and Jakob Dylan to PJ Harvey and Siouxsie and the Banshees (on the aptly titled “Spellbound”), there’s a little bit of everything to sink your fangs into on this juicy collection. []

COMMITTED

Committed

Last year’s winners of NBC’s a cappella competition The Sing-Off, this sextet breathes much-needed life into male R&B vocal groups. Highlights of their debut include a soulful take on “Sweet Home Alabama.” []

ZEE AVI

Ghostbird

Solidifying her spot in the sisterhood of Tori Amos, Cat Power and Regina Spektor, this Malaysian impresses with her eclecticism. Best is the retro-’30s jazz of “Madness.” []

REVIEWED BY IVORY JEFF CLINTON AND JESSICA HERNDON