Lady Gaga, The Remix: It's not her highly-anticipated sophomore record, but it's something. This record was released in Japan back in March and finally hits stores stateside today. It features updated, uptempo versions of Gaga's greatest hits, remixed by quite a few big name artists -- like the Pet Shop Boys' version of "Eh Eh (Nothing I Can Say)" and Passion Pit's remix of "Telephone." Gaga sounds fierce as ever.
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs: I've already said enough about this, right? It's a lovely record. Buy it.
Queens of the Stone Age, Rated R - Deluxe Edition: To mark the 10th anniversary of the original and incredibly rocking Rated R, the Deluxe edition has a second disc containing live recordings of the band's performance at the 2000 Reading Festival and six B-sides that include covers of the Kinks' "Who'll Be The Next In Line" and Carly Simon's "You're So Vain."
Mt St Helens Vietnam Band, Where the Messengers Meet: A massive step forward from MSHVB's freewheeling eponymous debut. Messengers is music on a grand scale, with Wall of Sound instrumentation, stark vocal harmonics, and literate, picture-painting lyrics. The bucolic "George Clark" is probably the most beautiful album closer you'll hear all year.