Published Aug 28, 2012Summer may be drawing to a close, but there are as many new albums as ever making their way to record stores and download sites as September inches closer. To find out which of the month's final releases are worth giving a listen, head to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed and read up on some of the best, and worst, albums to come out this week. Here are a few highlights.
To start off, Jack Tatum's Wild Nothing has returned with the project's sophomore offering, Nocturne, delivering all of the dreamy, retro charm offered on previous releases, while Vancouver MC and one-third of the Swollen Members unit Madchild once again visits some dark themes on his newest solo effort, Dope Sick.
In dance and electronic releases, British producer Holy Other dropped his debut full-length, Held, featuring a genre-blending sound that serves as an appropriate follow-up to his well-received With U EP. And New York-based artist Matthew Dear returns with Beams, a record that sees him shifting his gaze towards rock-based influences, while Deepchord's Sommer captures the merciless heat of the season that was.
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section, and take a look at the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates.
You can also listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic