Published Jan 12, 2010It's Tuesday and you know what that means - reviews of this week's new albums can be found at Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section. Head on over to see what we have singled out for your musical adventure this week.
First up is Montezuma's Revenge, the first record release for Souls of Mischief after a nine-year hiatus, as well as a little Q&A with Opio and Tajai of the California hip-hop collective. Also reviewed this week is OK Go's new album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, which took the group four years to perfect. New Yorkers Vampire Weekend hit the shops as well with their second studio album, Contra, a 13-track mixture of African-inspired pop and some of the catchiest indie rock around.
We also have Free Gucci (Best of the Cold War Mixtapes), Diplo's new remix project honouring jailed rapper Gucci Mane. On it, the producer roped in a multitude of guests, including Flying Lotus, Salem and Memory Tapes. Then there's Calgary, AB soft and humble indie outfit Woodpigeon, who come out with Die Stadt Muzikanten, an orchestral sensation full of heartfelt vocals. Meanwhile, 88-year old blues mogul T-Model Ford, releases The Ladies Man, which may or may not live up to most blues enthusiast's standards.
Lastly, make sure to check out Toronto's Owen Pallett as he sticks to his violinist roots and composes Heartland, which we call a "surreal experience.... that demands to be visited again and again."
Carry on to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to read about these releases and other new music reviews.