By Leah Greenblatt
Updated January 06, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST

Oh, the cruel vagaries of aughties buzz-band fate. The Internet tribunal that anointed Tapes ‘n Tapes’ crackling debut one of the Great Alt Hopes of 2005 had largely washed its hands of them by the Minneapolis foursome?s 2008 follow-up album. But T’nT soldier on with Outside, offering a veritable Whitman’s Sampler of collegerock touchstones (the Pixies, Talking Heads, Modest Mouse) in one cannily melodic jumble. B

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