By EW Staff
Updated December 06, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

The snarled vocals of THE FALL and the rigorous guitar work of WIRE, check out IKARA COLT’s debut CD, Chat and Business.

Gypsy-flavored punk rock, stomp your way through GOGOL BORDELLO’s globe-throttling Multi Kontra Cult vs. Irony.

VAN MORRISON’s rich singing style, find a late-night spot in which to absorb Soul Rush, the U.S. debut from Swedish crooner NICOLAI DUNGER.

MOTORHEAD’s super-sludgy riff ‘n’ roll, then say ”I do” to BURNING BRIDES’ Fall of the Plastic Empire, recently reissued on V2 Records.

Joyful T. REX-style jams in all their ’70s-studio-sound glory, head to the import section for SUPERGRASS’ Life on Other Planets.