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Albums: March 30, 2012

Reviews of the latest releases from Dev, Shinedown, and Paul Weller

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Dev, The Night the Sun Came Up
You know her as the gettin’-slizzard chick from Far East Movement’s ”Like a G6” and the sexy kitten of solo hit ”In the Dark.” But on her debut full-length, Dev goes (slightly) deeper, busting out an acoustic guitar for ”Shadows” and longing for true love on ”Perfect Match.” BMikael Wood

Shinedown, Amaryllis
The success of their 2009 chart-buster ”Second Chance” elevated Shinedown from workmanlike metal monks to high priests of modern-rock radio. Their fourth album genuflects once again to the standard over-revered ’70s idols, which should keep the believers filling the collection plate — and the agnostics shrugging. C+Kyle Anderson

Paul Weller, Sonik Kicks
Twenty years on from his first solo album, the former Jam frontman still sounds driven by a need for new sounds. Here, his Kicks encompass dub reggae, acoustic soul, and excellently twitchy psychedelia. B+MW