Published Mar 04, 2014March is here, and though winter is getting rather stale, one thing manages to always stay fresh: a Tuesday's worth of new music. Check out a few picks from this week's batch of new album reviews, then take a peek at our Recently Reviewed section for even more.
First off, we have Mastermind, the new record from grandiose rapper Rick Ross. On his sixth record, Ross carries on his bawse persona and his tradition of incorporating a heavy-hitting list of collaborators. But does the new album stack up against his previous hit records? Read the full review to find out.
Next, Toronto's Trust has a dark new album out today. Robert Alfons' sophomore release Joyland pushes his voice further into the mix and, according to our reviewer, shows that on the album, "Alfons is clearly looking to unload a wider net of moods and modes."
Canadian supergroup Mounties, made up of Hawksley Workman, Hot Hot Heat's Steve Bays and Limblifter's Ryan Dahle, drop their debut album Thrash Rock Legacy today. The record was born from improvised jam sessions and results in the tracks having a spontaneous and electrifying sound, but may run just a little too long for its own good.
Coming in from Georgia, we have English Oceans, the 12th record by Drive-By Truckers. The new album leans a bit to the mellow side, but lives up to the quality of their past releases thanks to some great songwriting and some imaginative lyrics. On the other side of the Mason-Dixon line, the new record from Philadelphia's Nothing, Guilty of Everything, is out today and finds the band mining shoegaze for moments of beauty and heavy emotion.
Finally, the Men have released their fifth album in five years. Tomorrow's Hits proves to be the bands most pop-minded album, but will it still please fans of their previous records? Take a look at the full review and see.
Hear some of our favourite songs from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Dance & Electronic
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country