Published Jul 12, 2011Overwhelmed by your new music choices? Well as it is new release Tuesday and a fresh new batch of albums are vying for your attention, it's understandable to feel confused about where to start. Luckily, our Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section should help to alleviate some of that unnecessary stress. Here are just some of this week's highlights, but for the complete listing check out the section.
First up is the newest release from legendary music experimentalist Brian Eno. Drums Between the Bells (pictured) finds Eno providing warm soundscapes to poet Rick Holland's words. Check out our review to see if, after 40 years in the business, Eno still has what it takes to compete with his successors.
Following their 2009 mixtape, the Cool Kids have finally revealed their debut full-length When Fish Ride Bicycles. But is the record worth the wait? Check the review to find out.
This week also marks the release of a couple of heavier albums, both awarded our coveted Exclaim! Mark of Excellence. The newest offering from Sepultura, Kairos, has been deemed a vital addition to the band's repertoire, while Grindcore supergroup Lock Up are back with Necropolis Transparent, their first release since 2002.
Hardcore acts Coliseum and Burning Love have dropped a split release this week. Live at the Atlantic, as you may have guessed, was recorded live during their time spent touring together last year. We also have Damnesia, the eighth studio album from Alkaline Trio, offering up a collection of fan favourites performed in a more stripped-down style.
Finally, to the satisfaction of folk fans, William Elliott Whitmore's second album Field Songs has hit shelves. Thematically more optimistic, the album retains Whitmore's characteristic inflections of soul and blues, but how does it compare to his debut, Animals in the Dark?
Read the complete 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.
Also, listen to our favourite tracks from some of these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Folk & Country