Published May 27, 2014Every Tuesday, when the new albums drop, we grab a few of our most popular album reviews and bundle them up into a neat little package, which we like to call our New Release Roundup. Read on to stay informed on all the of this week's new music and reviews. If you don't find what you're looking for, consult our Recently Reviewed section for more new reviews.
Let's start off with the latest collaboration from pop music dream team Röyksopp & Robyn. In just five songs, Do It Again spans quite the musical spectrum, from contemplative grooves to massive pop anthems. On this release, the Scandinavian trio are innovative, but will those news sound live up to fans' expectations? You'll have to read the review to find out more.
Next up is our review of the introspective, complex In Conflict, the new LP from Canadian favourite Owen Pallett. Our reviewer noted that the album's interweaved layers untangle and loosen more with each listen.
Echo and the Bunnymen's Meteorites is the group's first album in five years, so read the review to find out if it's a comeback worth getting hyped over, then peruse Sharon Van Etten's Are We There, a painful, exposing album on which Van Etten isn't afraid to become vulnerable in her lyrics and voice.
New Orleans sludge act Eyehategod's self-titled LP is out today, and our reviewer remarked on the album's "super-heavy, bluesy riffs" and "manic, punk approach." Proudly hailing from the American south, Eyehategod have created an album to solidify their position as Southern metal legends. Finally, get uncanny with the Inuk throat singing of Tanya Tagaq on her stunning, fearless new album, Animism.
Head to our Recently Reviewed section for more musical opinions while you listen to tracks of the albums reviewed above and lots more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
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