Published Jul 23, 2013If the A&E television program Hoarders has taught us anything, it's that people have way too much junk on their hands, but if there's one exception to the rule, it's the time-honoured tradition of collecting music. To help you on your journey to music-hoarding glory, we've taken a look at some of the new albums itching for a spot in your library below. Visit our Recently Reviewed section for reviews on even more new releases.
Starting things off on a high note are acid-washed troubadours Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, who return to prominence with their third self-titled LP. But is this the career-defining moment for the psychedelic one-hit wonders, or simply another example of typical California excess? You'll have to click to find out.
Collegiate slacker Jackson Scott channels Built to Spill and early Weezer with the Bradford Cox-inspired lo-fi debut Melbourne, and hip-hop producer Factor scores an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence for his resurrection concept album Woke Up Alone.
Not to be outdone, Bristol-based production duo Fuck Buttons earn a nine out of ten for their confident and evolving third album Slow Focus, while ex-Blackalicious back-up singers Myron & E deliver soul dynamite on the gritty, Stax Records-inspired Broadway.
Last but not least, Southern metal monsters Baroness showcase a different side of last year's Yellow and Green double disc with their new four-song EP Live at the Maida Vale. But is it enough to tie fans over until the band's next full-length? Read on to see.
Check out full reviews of these new releases and many more by visiting Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section. Don't forget to stop by our New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates on even more upcoming albums.
Hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
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