Published Jul 22, 2014It's time yet again for your weekly dose of brand new album reviews — our new release roundup is back with a handful of piping hot reviews for your reading pleasure. Click through and give them a once-over — you never know, you might just find your new favourite record. If not, don't fret, we'll be back next Tuesday with a fresh batch of reviews for you to pour over.
First, learn all about the latest release from gritty hip-hop legend Common. Nobody's Smiling features the iconic rapper returning to his Chicago roots, and our reviewer details the tracks that hit their marks and the tracks that didn't quite make it. Read the review at the link above.
Then we've got a review for PS I Love You's fearless new album, For Those Who Stay. Our reviewer says that the band's new material is "more dynamic and ambitious than anything else they've done."
Monomyth's Saturnalia Regalia! is up next in our roundup — take a look at what our reviewer thought of this fuzzy, dizzying, psychedelic offering.
Also, read our gleaming review of the self-titled debut by Canadian pop act Alvvays. They've mixed sunny vocals with nostalgic lo-fi riffs to produce a carefree summer soundtrack.
Following Alvvays' lighthearted pop is the psych-rock stylings of Tim Presley on White Fence's To the Recently Found Innocent. Teaming up with Ty Segall proved to be a step in the right direction for Presley, according to our reviewer.
Concluding today's roundup is our review of thrash metal act Overkill's White Devil Armory. Check out our review to see if their fast-paced, frenetic brand of metal made the grade this time around.
You can find some tracks of the albums reviewed above and lots more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock