If you need some upbeat music for your Fourth of July BBQ, you might want to skip over Robin Thicke's latest, Paula, his sincere, pleading attempt at reconciliation with his estranged wife. You might have more success with Trigga, the boastful latest from R&B singer Trey Songz, or if you don't mind having your picnic table flipped over and your lawn set on fire, you could go with From Parts Unknown, the searing new album from the punk-metal band Every Time I Die. There's also the latest from country singer Colt Ford, a collaboration between experimental music legend Brian Eno and Karl Hyde of Underworld, and outstanding collections of old material from Tropacalismo icon Gal Costa and the pioneering late '70s band Cabaret Voltaire.

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