Published Jun 11, 2013We here at Exclaim! know it's easy to get bogged down during the workweek and forget about all the new albums coming out every Tuesday. So instead of buckling under the pressure and going home empty-handed, check out our reviewers' recommendations to see which of this week's newest LPs you should pick up on your next record store visit. Then, head on over to our Recently Reviewed section to read recommendations on more of this week's newest releases.
Ambient Scottish duo Boards of Canada have returned after nearly eight years of silence with Tomorrow's Harvest. But is there enough substance in this LP to keep longtime fans of the group listening for another decade? You'll have to read to find out.
Surfer Blood continue the glossy, guitar-driven power pop that made their debut a success on Pythons, and Deafheaven receive an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence for adding layers of shoegaze and post-rock to their ambient black metal on sophomore LP Sunbather.
Not to be outdone, heavy metal's original godfathers Black Sabbath have also scored an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence for crafting the "perfect metal sound" on 13, while British beat-maker Gold Panda's second full-length, Half of Where You Live, only stands out because of its surprising lack of strength.
Finally, techno progenitors Juan Atkins & Martin Von Oswald bring dance music "back to its meditative, dub-y roots" on Borderland. But can these old-school club veterans still keep the dance floor moving? Click through to know.
Read full reviews of these new releases and many more by checking out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section. Don't forget to stop by our New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for reviews of even more upcoming albums.
Hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and many others in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Dance & Electronic
Pop & Rock