Album: Semi Precious Weapons, You Love You (Geffen)

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Semi Precious Weapons are an outrageously flamboyant glam-rock quartet from the same NYC scene that spawned Lady Gaga: she used to support them, now they're opening her Monster's Ball jaunt and blowing teeny minds.

Justin Tranter, the supercamp leggy blond who fronts SPW, screams "I can't pay my rent but I'm fucking gorgeous" on track one, and the exuberant fierceness never relents, his Weapons rocking like a real-life Angry Inch across nine trashpunk anthems. The Even Newer York Dolls, anyone?