Check Out Reviews of Metallica and Lou Reed, Rich Aucoin, Megadeth and More in Our New Release Roundup

Check Out Reviews of Metallica and Lou Reed, Rich Aucoin, Megadeth and More in Our New Release Roundup
This Tuesday, as always, we've compiled a list of this week's new release highlights. Head over to our Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca to read full reviews of the following picks, plus a bunch of other new albums.

First up is Lulu, the collaborative record between Metallica and Lou Reed. With its release equally anticipated and dreaded, the verdict is finally in on Lulu. Read the full review to see if the album created match made in heaven or if it was just one of the worst ideas ever.

Megadeth return with their first album since bassist Dave Ellefson rejoined the band and it seems to have helped a good deal. Our reviewer has dubbed Thirteen a "great" album, pushed forward by the production and vocalist Dave Mustaine's tamer approach.

Halifax party man Rich Aucoin has garnered quite the following for his over-the-top live shows and now, with 500 guest musicians in tow, he delivers his new album We're All Dying to Live. Obviously packed to the brim with ideas and featured guests, it's a wonder Aucoin was able to pull it off -- but he certainly does, picking up an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week. And dreamy Portland popsters Blouse put out a new album this week too. Read the full review to find out why their self-titled debut on Captured Tracks has been described as "whimsical and heavenly."

Brazilian death metal veterans Krisiun prove they know how to switch things up and keep listeners interested with their latest The Great Execution, also attaining an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence, while electronic duo Triads introduce their synth-based brand of dance music on their debut EP Hologram.

Last but not least, roots reggae staples Midnite deliver a "sonically sumptuous" album with their latest effort "Kings Bell," which also garnered an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week.

For the full reviews of these albums, plus many more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca. Also, head over to the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming your way in the near future.

Finally, listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums at our Rdio Genre Playlists:

Metal
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic
Soul, Funk & World