Published Sep 03, 2013Here at Exclaim! we're committed to sifting through each week's plethora of album releases to help guide you, the listener, towards the best new music. So, if you happen to be in the market for some new tunes, look no further than the latest edition of our New Release Roundup for some of this week's highlights. When you've read them, be sure to head over to the Recently Reviewed section for more reviews of the latest releases.
Industrial rock pioneers Nine Inch Nails have returned with Hesitation Marks, their eighth full-length studio album and first since 2008's The Slip. The album is marked by the ominous sense of sonic tension that has become a trademark of frontman Trent Reznor, but does Hesitation Marks move the band's sound forward? You'll have to read our review to find out.
Austin, TX indie-rockers Okkervil River have produced their most autobiographical release to date with The Silver Gymnasium, while Canadian death-metal forerunners Gorguts have received the coveted Exclaim! 10/10 for their latest and most innovative release, Colored Sands.
In the world of folk and country, Memphis-based multi-instrumentalist Valerie June has released Pushin' Against A Stone, an impressive new effort produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Elsewhere, Winnipeg's Royal Canoe demonstrate a more fully realized psychedelic sound on Today We're Believers.
Finally, country-noir singer-songwriter Neko Case makes a triumphant return to music on The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, while John Legend loses his way on Love in the Air.
Hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country
Dance & Electronic