Published May 10, 2011It's a great day here at the Exclaim! office, as we have a whole bunch of great new album reviews up for you to enjoy. Here's a little preview of just some of the write-ups that you can find over in the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.
First, Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator has finally dropped his wildly anticipated Goblin. The hype machine has been going full force for this one, but does this record live up to those high expectations? Check our review and find out.
Then we have Sloan's The Double Cross, which comes as the Canrock institution celebrates its 20th anniversary. According to our reviewer, Sloan "possess a self-assurance on The Double Cross that most pretty young bands can only dream of."
Next, earning the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence, we have the latest from Okkervil River, I Am Very Far. This is the group's sixth LP and although their music is growing up, it's definitely not growing old. When it comes to banging out a ton of new material, though, Mark McGuire takes the cake with over 30 releases to his name since he started his solo career in 2007. Also Exclaim!-recommended, the Emeralds guitarist's massive new two-CD retrospective, A Young Person's Guide to Mark McGuire, definitely lives up to the little legacy McGuire has created for himself.
Also up for grabs, we have a band that's decided to revive their music-making career. The Dwarves are back with their newest album since 2004's The Dwarves Must Die, this one being called The Dwarves Are Born Again. And getting the Mark of Excellence on the electronic front is Jeff Witscher's proper sophomore release as Rene Hell called The Terminal Symphony. Read the review to find out why this could be one of the most unique albums to be released this year.
Also back with a new LP is Johan Agebjörn with Casablanca Nights. For this album, the Swedish producer complements his music with a whole slew of guest vocalists and musicians including Steve Moore of Zombi, who also have a new record out today. Escape Velocity is the Pittsburgh duo's latest, which will be sure to take you on a short, but not disappointing, ride.
Lastly, check out our reviews of Liturgy's Aesthetica and Wild Beasts' Smother.
Read these reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.