Get Reviews of Tyler, the Creator, the Besnard Lakes, Maylee Todd, Charles Bradley, and More in This Week's New Release Roundup
Published Apr 02, 2013With April Fool's behind us, we can get serious about this week's new releases. We've sifted through the pile of new albums and narrowed them down to a few highlights. Take a look at them below, and head over to our Recently Reviewed section to see what we thought about a ton of other albums that hit shelves this week.
This week Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator released his third solo effort, Wolf. Though you may be expecting more of the type of shenanigans we saw in his video for "Domo23," Wolf just might offer a look at a more grown-up Tyler. Similarly, space-rock shoegazers the Besnard Lakes just turned in their fourth album, Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO, on which the band have found a seamless marriage of classic rock and shoegaze.
Maylee Todd's sophomore release, Escapology, just saw release today, and she seems to have avoided the sophomore slump we hear about so often. Instead, Escapology is "a freaky funk-souled disco party made of heart, bass and Tropicália influences."
Mature in age and sound, the former James Brown impersonator Charles Bradley finds a voice of his own in his latest release Victim of Love. Having finally found a spot in the soulful spotlight, Bradley puts it all on the line in his honest and straightforward collection.
Warbeast's Destroy seems to live up to its name with "pulverizing sounds" and "machine-gun drumming and ferocious vocals." On the flip side, Boundary offers up a "bright, cinematic, and heavily digital" techno album for his self-titled release.
Keep checking our Recently Reviewed section for more new reviews, and don't forget to check the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for new release updates.
As always, you can listen to tracks from these albums on our Rdio genre playlists:
Pop & Rock
Soul, Funk and World
Dance & Electronic