Published May 13, 2014As is our typical Tuesday tradition, below you'll find our roundup collecting reviews of the biggest new album releases this week, for your convenient reading pleasure. This week's heap is particularly notable, so we're sure you'll find something to tickle your musical fancy. Read on to help find it.
Let's start things off with the wildly popular garage- ock duo the Black Keys and their new album, Turn Blue. While channelling dark subject matter into their characteristically grungy blues, the Black Keys also smooth out their typically rough sound to produce more poppy anthems. Read the review to find out more about the band's daring venture into the mainstream.
We've also got a review of veteran singer-songwriter Tori Amos' 14th release, Unrepentant Geraldines. Amos took this album as an opportunity to address personal and political issues, all while producing a genuine and touching brand of songwriting that is all her own. Follow the link to read our reviewer's opinion on the album.
Little Dragon's Nabuma Rubberband is out today, and our reviewer praises the fact that the band avoided releasing a shallow, cookie-cutter pop record, saying that they "effortlessly churn out magnificent anthems of sorrow here, ones that listeners can still dance to."
You'll also want to read our review for Days of Abandon, the latest from noisy indie outfit the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. No matter how much material the band releases, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart remain wide-eyed and green, and each track maintains the honest charm they've had since the beginning. Sean Nicholas Savage's Bermuda Waterfall is also amongst this week's reviewed albums; head to the link above to learn all about Savage's self-actualizing new release.
Finally, we reviewed White Women, the fourth release from the smirking yet complex pop duo Chromeo. Our reviewer thinks it's the best Chromeo record yet — do you agree?
Find selections from the albums reviewed above and much, much more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock
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