Published Feb 04, 2014Another week, another fresh batch of new releases. To see what's new this week, take a gander at our Recently Reviewed section to see what you should pick up and what you should avoid.
First off, the second record from Eric Berglund's CEO project is now on store shelves. Wonderland sees the Tough Alliance member less restrained and proves to be "a sweeping, elaborate album that shows the Gothenburg native reaching as far as his imagination can take him within the pop sphere, while exposing more of who he really is," according to our reviewer.
Then we have a new album from Bombay Bicycle Club. So Long, See You Tomorrow, the English quartet's fourth record, finds the band trading in their reverb-heavy, guitar-centric sound for a more electronic, sampler-focused one. Is this journey into a new realm a smooth ride, or do they fall off their bikes? Check out the full review to find out.
Next we've got some new releases from a couple of singer-songwriters. Boston-based songstress Marissa Nadler's latest album July is her first on Sacred Bones and features a sound that's "unhurried but lush and evocative," writes our reviewer. On the other side of the border, New Brunswick native Matt Andersen's new album Weightless, takes his sound in new directions and helps expand his musical appeal.
Finally, Canadian singer-songwriter Del Barber spins tales of the Prairies on his new record Prairieography. The new album finds Barber searching for inspiration in Ian Tyson's album Cowboyography, steering Barber away from his traditionally folky sound and towards a more down home country feel. Does this change work out for the songsmith? Read the review for the full breakdown.
Hear some of our favourite songs from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country