Ein­stürzende Neubauten con­vey the pity and hor­ror of the trenches

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The 100th an­niver­sary of World War I is loom­ing large, and Ger­man artrock­ers Ein­stürzende Neubauten have the per­fect trib­ute. Lament in­cludes mu­sic about ev­ery­thing from the pre-war fall­ing out of Tsar Ni­cholas and Kaiser Wil­helm to an all-African Amer­i­can reg­i­ment nick­named the Har­lem Hell­fight­ers. A chal­leng­ing but re­ward­ing lis­ten, it’s a tow­er­ing mix of pathos, anger and grim hu­mour. $25 CD, $17 MP3, OUT NOW

The Guardians’ es­cape from a prison com­plex of­fers vin­tage Mar­vel thrills laced with the par­ody hu­mour that makes this spe­cial

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