Published Mar 09, 2010Kick back with a slew of new release pleasers. Click on over to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed where we have loads of new album write-ups up for grabs.
First up, the third instalment from supergroup Gorillaz is animated in more ways than one. With half a dozen cameos from the likes of Lou Reed and Snoop Dogg, Plastic Beach is an oeuvre of experimentation. Also on the experimental bandwagon, Liars release their darkest work yet, Sisterworld.
The Winter of Mixed Drinks by Frightened Rabbit is a powerfully uplifting new release that is intimidating in its daring nature, crescendoing into a sea of pop ooh and ahs. JJ return with no 3, with the Swedish duo maintaining their mysterious delicacy through light pop tracks of smooth euphoria. And for some timeless invigoration, Ghostkeeper offer a self-titled album that melds folky blues with psychedelic pop and roots.
Six years after Elephant 6's Beulah broke up, front-man Miles Kurosky provides a reunion of sorts with The Desert of Shallow Effects, while Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return with Beat the Devil's Tattoo.
Daughters' self-titled earns them the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence, Ludacris throws down for his eighth LP and Titus Andronicus' new concept album fares far better than their debut with the help of several other indie rockers (Vivian Girls, the Hold Steady).
Keep an eye on our New and Forthcoming Release Dates page, and click over to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section for more new album reviews.