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The debut album from Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan's Gutter Twins, "Saturnalia" (Sub Pop).

The latest album from pioneering electronica duo Autechre, "Quaristice" (Warp).

The final album from goth legends Bauhaus, "Go Away White" (Bauhaus Music).

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks' "Real Emotional Trash" (Matador).

Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards' "Asking for Flowers" (Rounder).

Rapper Lil Flip's "All Eyes On Us" (Real Talk Entertainment/Koch).

Up-and-coming Canadian indie rock act Born Ruffians' "Red, Yellow" & Blue" (Warp).