Published Jul 01, 2014Relax with a little light reading this Canada Day — even though you're taking the day off, we're still delivering a new release roundup. Below you'll find the most popular album reviews, so you can take a moment to read up on what our reviewers think of some of this week's big new releases. Happy Canada Day!
First up is our review of Careers, the poppy debut by Brooklyn act (and Frankie Rose's side-project) Beverly. Our reviewer has a lot to say about the album's pop melodies and shoegaze haze — check it out at the link above.
Things get a little heavier with our next review — Every Time I Die's From Parts Unknown blends frenetic punk with aggressive hardcore, producing a sound that seems well-calculated and spastic at the same time. Read it to see the extensive praise that our reviewer gives the newest release from these hardcore pillars.
Next, read our review of Sean Watkins' All I Do Is Lie, on which Watkins layers bluegrass with shades of folk and pop. His superior instrumental talent works to support his wide array of beautiful, genre-blending songs. Then, shift gears to our review of the Herbaliser's There Were Seven: Remixes, a full-length collection of electronic remixes to supplement their 2012 concept album. Read the review to find out if it's a worthy sequel to the original.
Finally, read our review of OOIOO's unique and experimental Gamel. Highlights of this album include dense percussion and primal vocals. Read the review to get all the details on this album's relentless force.
Find tracks from the albums reviewed above and lots more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic