April 05, 2010 12:00 PM

>KIDZ IN THE HALL

Land of Make Believe

Founded at the University of Pennsylvania, this alternative rap act delivers on brains and beats, making one of the best albums by a hip-hop duo since OutKast. Believe it. []

JOSH ROUSE

El Turista

Traveling from Spain to Brazil, singing in English and Spanish along the way, this singer-songwriter produces a disc that at best sounds like the Latin answer to Graceland. []

BRIGHT EYES & NEVA DINOVA

One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels

Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova) unite outfits for an alt-folk affair with modest charms. []

THE BIRD AND THE BEE

Interpreting the Masters Volume 1

On this disc, subtitled A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates, the duo suck much of the blue-eyed soul out of hits like “Rich Girl.” []

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