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Nick Bollinger reviews the debut of British folk-tronicists Alt-J; the first new songs in 16 years from unreconstructed country artist Iris DeMent; and a greasy piece of Texas barbecue boogie from ZZ Top.

Music details:

La Futura ZZ TopArtist: ZZ Top
Song: I Gotsa Get Paid
Composer: Dorsey/Gibbons/West/Brown/Hardy/Moon
Songs: Chartreuse
Composer: Gibbons/Hill/Beard/Moon
Song: Big Shiny Nine
Composer: Gibbons/Hardy/Moon
Song: Consumption
Composer: Gibbons
Song: It's Too Easy Manana
Composer: Welch/Rawlings
Song: Over You
Composer: Gibbons/Hambridge
Album: La Futura
Label: American

Sing the DeltaArtist: Iris DeMent
Songs: Go On Agead and Go Home, Livin' on The Inside, There's A Whole Lotta Heaven, Makin' My Way Back Home, Mama Was Always Tellin' Her Truth, The Night I Learned Not To Pray, Sing The Delta
Composer: DeMent
Album: Sing The Delta
Label: Flariella

An Awesome WaveArtist: Alt J
Songs: Intro, Tessellate, Breezeblocks, Something Good, Dissolve Me, Matilda, Fitzpleasure
Composer: Alt J
Album: An Awesome Wave
Label: Infectious/Pias Recordings