Published Feb 12, 2013Another week, another influx of music to feast your ears upon, but where to start? Read below for our reviewers' recommendations on which albums provide a main course, and which leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Then, visit our Recently Reviewed section for all our recommendations on the latest albums.
First on the docket is the long-awaited return of Hilotrons with At Least There's Commotion. The album, which garnered an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence, serves as a reminder of why Michael Dubue's songwriting voice has been missed these last few years.
Under-appreciated Canuck singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge's Valleyheart also received an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week for his "combination of rich musical textures, plaintive yet assured vocals and eloquent, poetic lyrics."
Musical renaissance man Boogat got a Mark of Excellence as well for his boogy-inspiring, boundary-breaking El Dorado Sunset. Ulrich Schnauss, meanwhile, has gone back to his minimalistic origin with A Long Way to Fall.
Finally, there's PVT's on-the-verge-of-EDM full-length, Homosapien, but does it keep up the energy throughout? You'll have to read our review to find out.
Click the links above to read full reviews of these new releases, and check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section for more as we dissect them. Keep checking the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates regarding when your new favourite album will hit shelves.
Listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums in our Rdio genre playlists:
Dance & Electronic
Soul, Funk & World
Folk & Country
Pop & Rock