Published May 28, 2013Buying music can be expensive. So before you visit your local record store, check out our reviewers' recommendations to see which of this week's newest releases belong in your personal music library. Then, head on over to our Recently Reviewed section to read reviews of all of this week's newest releases.
From the rise of grunge and hard rock, to drug addiction and the passing of band members, '90s rock veterans Alice in Chains have been through it all. The second album since their return to activity, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, expands on the band's brand of minimalist metal, while delving into themes of religious extremism and socio-political hostilities, to create a mature and thoughtful album.
Will Wiesenfeld mixes the pop sonics of Björk and Kate Bush with the bleak words of a Robert Smith journal entry on Obsidian, the goth-tinged new album from Baths, while Laura Marling proves she's a force to be reckoned with on her fourth LP, Once I Was an Eagle.
Post-dubstep pioneers Mount Kimbie leave no sonic door unopened on the mesmerizing Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, and trip-hop hero Tricky steps back into the spotlight on the reflective False Idols.
And finally, punked-up SoCal fuzz-rocker King Tuff has re-released his 2008 lo-fi debut, Was Dead. But how does the revisited album stack up next to newer releases by the likes of garage icons Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees? You'll have to read on to find out.
Read full reviews of these releases and many more by checking out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section. Don't forget to stop by our New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates on even more upcoming albums.
Then, hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums and more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
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