Check Out Reviews of James Blake, Cut Copy, Young Galaxy, Akron/Family and More in This Week's New Release Roundup
Published Feb 08, 2011It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to break open the piggy bank once again. Check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to see which albums are up for grabs this week.
The highly buzzed R&B/left-field pop crooner James Blake is here with his debut self-titled studio album. Check out our review of the record and its minimal concepts, pop conventions and hauntingly beautiful cover of Feist's "Limit to Your Love" to see if this one all it's cracked up to be.
Then we have Esben and the Witch and their debut release Violet Cries, while Akron/Family are back with their obscurely titled new album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT, which finds the group taking on a sharper focus while keeping their trademark energy.
Young Galaxy have earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence with their new album, Shapeshifting. Check out our review to see why. Meanwhile, Cut Copy are hoping to keep the party going with their speaker-rattling polyrhythms and Fleetwood Mac-inspired riffs on their latest album, Zonoscope. But does it live up to the greatness of In Ghost Colours? Read and our review and find out.
Finally, many years into his genre-defying microhouse career, Isolée is back with his intuitive ability to combine analog synths and micro-beats with lovely, obscure grooves on his new album Well Spent Youth.
Check out these reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and don't forget to visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up.