Published Oct 15, 2013We sincerely hope that you enjoyed a very pleasant long weekend, but now that we're all back at the daily grind, we've decided to soften the blow with a fresh batch of reviews in the latest edition of our New Release Roundup. Read our thoughts on this week's new albums below, then head over to our Recently Reviewed section for more.
Canadian hip-hop underdog Shad has released Flying Colours, his fourth full-length LP. The album finds the rapper experimenting with new sounds, but to know whether that ends in catastrophe or triumph, you'll have to read our review.
Four Tet continues a remarkable streak of top-notch production on latest album Beautiful Rewind, while Detroit MC Black Milk puts his signature Midwest sound to great use on fifth LP No Poison No Paradise.
New York-based duo Cults attempt to refine their energetic indie-pop craft on latest effort Static. Elsewhere, Seattle folk-rockers the Head and the Heart have followed up their 2011 self-titled debut with solid sophomore release Let's Be Still.
Finally, Montreal-based ambient electronic soundscaper Tim Hecker has released his seventh full-length album under his own name. Virgins finds Hecker exploring a much looser aesthetic in comparison to his acclaimed 2011 release Ravedeath, 1972.
Hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country
Dance & Electronic