The new Primal Scream album, "Riot City Blues," is finally released stateside, and the band scores a very rare second "coolest song" nod with "Dolls."

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The new Primal Scream album, "Riot City Blues," is finally released stateside, and the band scores a very rare second "coolest song" nod with "Dolls." It may be even better than "Country Girl," but all I know is we're getting a lot of fabulous exactas from the veterans lately: "If It Takes a Life Time" and "Dream the Night Away" from Cheap Trick's "Rockford"; "Everyone Knows" and "Turn It Around" from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "Sinner"; and "World Wide Suicide" and "Life Wasted" from Pearl Jam's "Pearl Jam." Some of their best work ever.

If you dug Primal Scream's fourth album "Give Out But Don't Give Up" from 1994, you're going to love this.

In addition to the two already classic tracks "Country Girl" and "Dolls," check out "Nitty Gritty," "99th Floor," "Hell's Comin' Down" and "Suicide Sally and Johnny Guitar."

The group's core has been together for a while—Bobby Gillespie on lead vocals, Andrew Innes on guitar-type stuff, Greg "Mani" Mounfield on bass, Robert Young on rhythm, Martin Duffy on keys and Darrin Mooney on drums.

If they stick to rock'n'roll, and Gillespie decides not to self-destruct, they could be one of the best and biggest bands in the world.

Let's enjoy them while we've got them.

See you next week.

COOLEST GARAGE SONGS
1. "Dolls," Primal Scream
2. "Saving Grace," Tom Petty
3. "Hot Girls in Good Moods," Butch Walker & the Let's Go Out Tonites
4. "Your Love, Now," Th' Losing Streaks
5. "Pull Shapes," the Pipettes
6. "Pinkerton's Assorted Colours," the Anderson Council
7. "New Year," Living Things
8. "If It Takes a Life Time," Cheap Trick
9. "Country Girl," Primal Scream
10. "Dance Like a Monkey," New York Dolls

COOLEST GARAGE ALBUMS
1. "Highway Companion," Tom Petty
2. "One Day It Will PLease Us To Remember Even This," New York Dolls
3. "Riot City Blues," Primal Scream
4. "Broken Boy Soldiers," the Raconteurs
5. "Rockford," Cheap Trick
6. "Sinner," Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
7. "Ahead of the Lions," Living Things
8. "The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker & the Let's Go Out Tonites," Butch Walker & the Let's Go Out Tonites
9. "Sounds of Violence," Th' Losing Streaks
10. "The Fall Parade," the Anderson Council

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