Check Out Reviews of Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Caribou and More in This Week's New Release Roundup

Check Out Reviews of Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Caribou and More in This Week's New Release Roundup
New Release Tuesday has arrived again, so why not check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section for a heads-up on what new and exciting albums are lining the record store shelves this week.

Kanye West is a force to be reckoned with, and we're not just referring to his extracurricular exploits. For the fifth time in a row, West has proven himself to be a pop savant with the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Read our review to find out why we think it would be a mistake to dismiss West's musical prowess in lieu of his egomania. Speaking of musical prowess, Nicki Minaj, a former Red Lobster server who went on to become the first artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, has released her much-anticipated debut full-length, Pink Friday.

If Wild Nothing aren't on your radar, they should be. Read our review to learn why the Virginian dream pop group, who have just released a six-song EP entitled Golden Haze, are one of the strongest acts to come out of 2010. In a similar vein, Sarah Records expats the Orchids are back with The Lost Star, this time with the indie pop pioneer's original producer/keyboardist Ian Carmichael.

Next, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and DIY-er Silje Nes has released Opticks and celebrated Canadian mathematician turned musician Caribou has released a remixed version of his much-loved 2010 album, Swim.

Finally, if your taste runs heavier, read our reviews of The Filth from NOLA thrashers Haarp, as well as Marrow of the Spirit from Oregonian metal rockers Agalloch, to find out why both albums have earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence this week.

Check out these reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and don't forget to check out the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page.