Published Oct 08, 2013As Thanksgiving approaches, Canadians from St. John's to Vancouver begin to count their blessings and celebrate the harvest of the past year. Among these blessings, Canadians can count the bountiful harvest of new album releases that comes with each passing week, as evidenced once again in the latest edition of our New Release Roundup. Check out our reviews of some of these new releases below, then head over to our Recently Reviewed section for more.
Pusha T has dropped the highly anticipated My Name Is My Name. In a scene dominated by pop-rap, Pusha has made a strong case to be cited among the last great gangster rappers on My Name Is My Name.
Next, Brooklyn-based noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells attempt to move beyond their basic formula on third LP Bitter Rivals, while Toronto rock outfit PUP sound rejuvenated since changing their name from Topanga on their self-titled debut fell-length.
At 37 years of age, producer RJD2 has returned to the instrumental hip-hop formula of his early work on latest LP More Is Than Isn't. Elsewhere, Great Lake Swimmers frontman Tony Dekker modestly but effectively makes his introduction as a solo artist with debut effort Prayer Of The Woods.
Finally, English songstress Anna Calvi has followed up her 2011 self-titled debut with the excellent One Breath. Calvi demonstrates a keen sense of drama on her sophomore release, honing her dynamic instrumental vocal skills to build tension throughout the album.
Hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country
Dance & Electronic