Album reviews: Of Montreal, Eric Clapton, Bill Hicks, Ben Folds and Nick Hornby, Pete Yorn

Of Montreal, "False Priest" (Polyvinyl) It's easy to argue that Athens, Ga., indie band Of Montreal has been on a slow decline since the back-to-back masterpieces of 2005's "Sunlandic Twins" and 2007's "Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?" The former found head songwriter/resident nutjob Kevin Barnes inching away from his Brian Wilson obsessions in favor of a more insular, electronic approach to indie pop, while "Fauna" laid bare Barnes' self-loathing and deft way with melodies between driving beats and appealingly twisted synthesizers.