Check Out Reviews of New Albums by Colin Stetson, !!!, the Good Family and More in This Week's New Release Roundup
Published Apr 30, 2013Another Tuesday means another set of new albums vying for your attention. But which ones are worth your time and money? Read on for our reviewers' recommendations on which of this week's LPs belong in your music library, and which are better left on the shelves. Then, check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section for recommendations on all the latest albums.
First up is To See More Light, the highly anticipated final chapter in Colin Stetson's New History Warfare series, which received a perfect 10 from us for organically blending "dark, complex themes with accessible and compelling compositions."
Brooklyn beat-makers Beacon have released a full-length, but does it finally shut up critics who dismissed them as nothing more than hipster R&B clones?
Next up are electro-funkateers !!! with THR!!!ER. The album finds the dance-punk six-piece releasing their "crispest, cleanest and most infectious album to date," while blue-eyed UK soul songstress Alice Russell has returned with To Dust. But how does her fifth studio album stack up against similar neo-soul revivalists?
Finally, roots rock supergroup the Good Family have released their full-length debut, but is the 30-minute LP worth a listen? You'll have to click to find out.
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section, and don't forget to check out our New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates on more upcoming albums.
You can also hear some of our favourite tracks from these albums on our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Improv & Avant-Garde
Dance & Electronic
Pop & Rock
Folk & Country