Published Nov 17, 2009For it being so late in the year, it's been a hell of a week for new music. We have more than a few Exclaim!-recommended albums, and they're all in our Recently Reviewed section and right here in this round-up.
First up is the hotly anticipated self-titled debut album from Jersey-bred breakout band Real Estate, which is a breath of fresh air considering the resurgence of lo-fi recordings in 2009. In a similar vein, fellow pop debutants Brilliant Colors have released their post-punk, pseudo-garage album Introducing, yet another addition to Slumberland's increasingly large canon.
In the world of electronic music, we reviewed underdog Leyland Kirby's album Sadly, the Future Is Not What It Was, and called it "one of the quiet masterpieces of this decade." We also took a look at the new box set containing the entire studio discography of pioneers Kraftwerk, dubbed 12345678: The Catalogue.
On the heavy side of things, we spent some time with the recommended new album Addicted from the eccentric and newly named Devin Townsend Project. You can also check out Coalesce's reminder to us all of their fantastic Ox album, their solid and plainly titled Ox EP.
The punk album of the week comes courtesy of D.C.'s Cloak/Dagger, who have followed up 2007's excellent We Are with Lost Art, a record that we said "[matches] the intensity of their idols in a way that succeeds beyond simple admiration." Also, check out the new comp from the reverb-drenched the Mayfair Set, simply titled Young One + Self-Titled.
For a look at what's to come, be sure to check out the Exclaim! New and Forthcoming Releases Dates.