Ab-Soul, Mastodon and How to Dress Well Lead Our New Release Roundup

Ab-Soul, Mastodon and How to Dress Well Lead Our New Release Roundup
It's that time of the week again — Tuesdays mean we've got a fresh new release roundup for you to feast your eyes on. Our reviewers have got the skinny on all of this week's new albums. Read what they have to say about the biggest ones below, then swing by the Recently Reviewed section for more on this week's latest.

The first review in our roundup is of Ab-Soul's These Days. The hip-hop release features guest spots from Canadian synth act Purity Ring and vivacious spitter Danny Brown. Read our review to decide whether it's worth a listen.

Next, get the details on Mastodon's new release, Once More 'Round the Sun. Our reviewer thinks Mastodon's sixth album is "good, but hard to get excited over." Read it in full to find out why it didn't completely hit the mark.

Then, move on to our review of "What Is This Heart?", the latest from indie songwriter How to Dress Well. His new album draws influence from R&B and pop; read on to see what else this eclectic release has to offer. Meanwhile, A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Sea When Absent is their most streamlined, mature release to date, which our reviewer sums up as "breathtaking."

Last up is Typical System by Total Control. Our reviewer refers to their approach to post-punk as "wonderful anarchy." Click through to get a taste of Total Contral's chaos.

You can find some tracks from the albums reviewed above and lots more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:

Pop & Rock