Deerhunter, Microcastle [Kranky]
Our rating: 4.5 out of a possible 5
On their third release, America's top psychedelic rockers deliver more of the druggy jams (like "Nothing Ever Happened" and "Activa") that have won them a cult following. But they also unveil their most accessible sound to date with the gentle, lilting "Agoraphobia." Matt Hendrickson
The band performs "Nothing Ever Happened" at a September concert in Los Angeles.