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Albums: July 13, 2012

Reviews of the latest releases from Everclear and JJAMZ

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Everclear, Invisible Stars

Nineties alt stalwart Art Alexakis is still tapping into the spirit of the punk downtrodden, even though he’s now a 50-year-old father of two. The rugged melodies on the ambling ”Volcano” and explosive ”Aces” keep his band’s eighth album perched on the slim line between adult yearning and adolescent fun. B+Kyle Anderson

JJAMZ, Suicide Pact

Made up of members of Maroon 5, Rilo Kiley, the Like, and Phantom Planet, this sorta-supergroup’s sun-soaked melancholy goes down like a poolside daiquiri, serving up synth shimmers and breathy SoCal alienation (see the excellently hazy ”Heartbeat”) but ultimately fading after a too-brief buzz. BKyle Anderson

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