Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves
updated 09/26/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/26/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Death Cab for Cutie, Plans: The Seattle-based quartet—once indie rock's best kept secret—makes its major-label debut with a beautifully woven tapestry of dreamy, downbeat alt-pop.
The Kentucky Headhunters, Big Boss Man: Classic country meets Southern rock and semi-heavy metal on this entertainingly offbeat album of covers.
The Rolling Stones, A Bigger Bang: The boys are back and more fired up than ever on twangy ballads and raw bluesy tunes that out-rock the competition.