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August: Everything I'm After

These are the albums I'm looking to snag over the next month.
1Locrian
Infinite Dissolution


Alright, you got me, technically not an August release, but I've yet to get my mitts on this one and want to badly.
2Titus Andronicus
The Most Lamentable Tragedy


It takes a lot of chutzpah to pull off concept albums--let alone double-disc ones--but if there's a band better suited than Titus to blend ambition, energy, and intrigue together to make it all work, point me their way.
3Frank Turner
Positive Songs for Negative People


Good ol' Frankie has yet to disappoint...
4Fear Factory
Genexus


...unlike these guys. While none of the pre-release singles have been flooring, I'm cautiously optimistic for this, especially on the heels of the shockingly revitalizing Industrialist. (Also, there's gotta be some sort of techno-jargon pun for Revitalize, right? Get on that, Burton.)
5Beach House
Depression Cherry


My legal obligation as a native of Baltimore to like this band notwithstanding, it's been way too long since Victoria Legrand's voice, which is essentially the Platonic ideal of dream-pop, graced my earholes.
6Defeater
Abandoned


I can honestly see how interest in these guys' output is on the wane. I probably have a softer spot for Letters Home than most, but even I can admit that, at this point, the sprawling, multi-album-spanning narrative Defeater keeps on crafting is more academically admirable than emotionally engaging. Still, I hold out hope for this.
8The Weeknd
Beauty Behind the Madness


So, the less said about Kiss Land, the better, but if "The Hills" (and its fantastic video) are any indication of the quality of this album overall, I'd say Abel should be back in my good graces very quickly--and if not, I'll be raising Cain. Oh, Genesis puns. We have fun.
9Soilwork
The Ride Majestic


Remember that talk about double-albums before? Well, even if you'd told 15-year-old me, in the throes of his Swedish metal obsession, that Soilwork would not just turn into the most viable, consistent melodeath band this side of Insomnium a decade later, but would also put out a genuinely masterful, consistently interesting two-disc set after losing their lead guitarist, well, he'd probably start by asking who Insomnium was (tell him, "They're Finnish, idiot!"), then probably regard the rest of the statement rather skeptically. But here we are. Keep it up, fellas.
10Yo La Tengo
Stuff Like That There


Cover albums are pretty much always mixed bags (unless you're Mark Kozelek), but Yo La Tengo seem deep enough into their career that they've earned the right to coast a little now and then. And especially when you're covering the gamut from Hank Williams to The Cure, there's bound to be a least a few dynamic hits among the misses.
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