Many bands have attempted to reunite but find that time has left them long behind. For Mark Eitzel and company, they didn’t skip a beat with 2004’s Love Songs for Patriots. I’m happy to say that the same can be said for The Golden Age. Sure, Eitzel is characteristically dour, as expected, but he is more hilariously self-deprecating than ever on this one. After a tour with Spoon, Eitzel set out to make a looser record. With enjoyable harmonies (“The Victory Choir”) and bouncy-ness (“I Know That’s Not Really You”) abound, it sounds like a second renaissance is in order for AMC. You might even be able to finally unlock the medicine cabinet. (Merge) –D.J. Short