Published Dec 07, 2010As December rolls forward, we all have the collective task of coming up with the perfect gift for the special someones in our lives. And if that special someone is looking for some new music under their tree this year, go ahead and check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section to discover what records may or may not make quality stocking stuffers.
First up, the reclusive Canadian mouse-mask-wearing DJ Deadmau5 is ending a successful year with the release of 4x4=12. Check out our review to find out if his beats are superior to his algebra skills. And while we're on the subject masked beat mavens, fellow helmet-wearing dance legends Daft Punk have just released their highly anticipated soundtrack to Tron Legacy. Find out if we think Tron Legacy is as enjoyable and satisfying as the duo's last full-length, 2005's Human After All.
Liz Janes, who recently had the honour of working with Midwestern indie folk hero Sufjan Stevens, has released her second album of "avant Americana" this week. Say Goodbye is described by our reviewer as a "pleasantly challenging listening experience." If you've never heard of Liz Janes, read on to find out why she would make for an exciting addition to your music library.
Lastly, a recent collaboration between Canadian hip-hop artists Buff1 and DJ Rhettmatic has resulted in an acclaimed first effort by the newly minted duo, who call themselves Crown Royale. Read our review to learn why the rappers have earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
Check out these reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and don't forget to check out the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page.