Published Nov 15, 2011As with every Tuesday, Exclaim! has rounded up a selection of some of the week's most anticipated new releases. Check out our Recently Reviewed section to read full reviews of the latest new releases and keep reading below for some of the week's highlights.
Starting things off is the much-buzzed-about sophomore album from Toronto's own Drake. Take Care features guests like Rick Ross, Rihanna, Jamie XX, Lil Wayne, Andre 3000, Stevie Wonder and the Weeknd. The star-studded affair seems to work, as Drizzy picks up an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week.
Also a Toronto-based rapper, D-Sisive dropped a new record this week, Run with the Creeps. Seemingly channelling some serious anger into the recordings, D-Sisive has crafted a bleak but brilliant LP, so he too earns an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
Kentucky noise mongers Coliseum are also back with a new LP entitled Parasites, which follows 2010's House with a Curse. Meanwhile, the collaborative effort between Marcus Joon and the Radio Dept.'s Daniel Tjäder, Korallreven released their appropriately titled debut, An Album. It features guests like Julianna Barwick and former Concretes member Victoria Bergsman, resulting in some aurally friendly Scandinavian pop.
Former frontman for the Constantines, Bry Webb has branched out with his first solo album Provider. And apparently change is good because Webb's debut garners the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence and has been dubbed "one of the most mesmerizing things any songwriter can lay claim to in recent memory."
Steve Hauschildt may be known for his work with Emeralds, but his new solo LP Tragedy & Geometry proves he's got the skills to carry his own solo career. It too picks up an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence. Finally, hailing from France, Blut Aus Nord's 777: The Desanctification is the second instalment of the 777 trilogy. The record is rife with "spiritual undertones," despite the initially dark surface, continuing a string of releases in which the music is increasingly more difficult to pin down and classify.
Read reviews of these albums and other new releases in the Recently Reviewed section of Exclaim.ca and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates to see what's coming up.
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