Published Dec 03, 2013We here at Exclaim! have begun rolling out our best of 2013 music lists, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of great albums coming out between now and the end of the year. Don't believe us? Just check out our weekly New Release Roundup below to find out which albums will be carrying over with us into the new year and which are better left off back in 2013. Then, head on over to our Recently Reviewed section to read reviews on even more new releases.
First up, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have followed up their Push the Sky Away with Live From KCRW, which was captured during a stop at Southern California radio station KCRW. The concert set relies heavily on their most recent studio effort, but are there enough oldies included to make it worthwhile for longtime fans? Read the review to find out.
Next, founding Gang Gang Dance member and keyboardist Brian DeGraw gets sunny and spacious on his first-ever solo LP as bEEdEEgEE while North Carolina-bred beatmaker Marley Carroll employs light and dark textures on the Caribou-evoking Sings.
Over on the metal front, aggressive Australians I Exist sound like a dumber version of themselves on their third LP, From Darkness, and New York-based hardcore veterans Pro-Pain show us why they do the "tough-guy groove-filled metallic-hardcore" thing better than anyone else.
Last but not least, minimalist techno duo Graze (a.k.a. Adam Marshall and Christian "XI" Andersen) expand upon the moody, bass-influenced sound of their self-titled EP by creating even thicker bass tones and shuffling rhythms on their debut LP, Edges. But is their enough tension to keep longtime listeners interested? Click through to know.
Hear some of our favourite songs from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic