Get Reviews of Atoms for Peace, Hollerado, Palma Violets, Bilal and More in This Week's New Release Roundup
Published Feb 26, 2013Tuesday means new releases, and new releases mean we here Exclaim! have a fresh batch of music about which to opine. Below, find the most notable of the bunch; avoid the duds and find the highlights by reading what we had to say.
First up, there's Atoms for Peace, whose AMOK has been long awaited. Does it live up to the built-up hype? You'll have to read our review to find out. Peppy pop-rockers Hollerado are back with White Paint, which our reviewer calls "as intelligent as it is immediate," and it earned the Mark of Excellence this week.
Bilal has also earned a Mark of Excellence this week with his jazzy, soul-flavoured A Love Surreal. Then, there's Palma Violets' debut album, 180, which was recorded in a short period of time to mimic the electrifying buzz of their live shows. Click the link to find out if it worked for them.
Also, MPC slammer AraabMuzik has released his new mixtape, For Professional Use Only, while Digits delivers sensuous lyrics with Only Affection.
Click the links above to read full reviews of these new releases, and check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section for more as they're reviewed every week. Keep checking the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates on when new albums drop.
Listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums in our Rdio genre playlists:
Pop & Rock
Soul, Funk & World
Dance & Electronic