Published Nov 03, 2009As the weather grows ever colder, we need something to fire us up. So why not let a hot fresh batch of new releases in Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section help you get a little warmer?
First up, Nirvana's debut LP for Sub Pop has finally been reissued. The Bleach: Deluxe Edition features Nirvana at their most primitive and fun-loving, a time largely glossed over in the wake of Cobain's death. Then there is eccentric London popster Jamie T returning with his second album, Kings & Queens, a more mature and musically involved effort than its predecessor.
This week, highly recommend both Portal's Swarth and Capybara's Try Brother. The former brings death metal to unorthodox new places while still sounding classic, and the latter band have created what we call "one of this year's biggest little albums so far."
We've also reviewed South Carolina's Nile, whose new album, Those Whom the Gods Detest, should please old fans while winning new ones, as well as Central Market, the imaginative and colourful solo disc from Battles front-man Tyondai Braxton. Finally, Toronto, ON's own synth pop outfit Dragonette have returned with their sophomore album, Fixin' to Thrill.
As usual, there are many more reviews to check out this week, and every other week as well. Head over to Exclaim!'s New and Forthcoming Release Dates section to get a heads up on what to look forward to.