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FILE UNDER: Future pop, Veteran rockers

ROCKS LIKE: Franz Ferdinand, Animal Collective, Destroyer

WHAT’S DIFFERENT: Britt Daniel and co. move further beyond their jagged indie rock roots with flashes of disco-pop flair, nimble production from Dave Fridmann (Thursday, Flaming Lips) and a lot of synthesized accompaniment.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: The band’s ninth album is a fine bounce-back from the lackluster They Want My Soul, as they seemed to have found their attitude and swagger. The glitzy, moody atmosphere they conjure up is a hella good look.

OUR CHOICE: “Whisperi’lllistentohearit”