Reviews of Damon Albarn, Chad VanGaalen and Ought Lead Our New Release Roundup

Reviews of Damon Albarn, Chad VanGaalen and Ought Lead Our New Release Roundup
With so much great new music coming out, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by each week's new releases. If you're anything like us, you might have trouble knowing what to listen to first, but not to worry — we're back this week with a brand new batch of reviews to help you decide what's worth a listen. Check out all these new reviews in this week's review roundup below, then swing by our Recently Reviewed section for even more new album reviews.

First off, Blur frontman Damon Albarn has a solo album out now, titled Everyday Robots. Albarn is no stranger to the scene, but will this album provide the same level of excellence he brought us with his previous musical endeavours? Read our review to find out.

Also out this week is Shrink Dust, the new album from Canadian art rocker Chad VanGaalen. Our reviewer says that the album is comparable to Beck's Sea Change, but you'll have to read our review and then hear the album to decide for yourself.

Be sure to read our review of Ought's release, More Than Any Other Day. These Montreal post-punks have packed their debut album full of drama and energy; follow the link above to read all about it. Also out of Montreal, we've got Jacques Greene, whose latest release, the Phantom Vibrate EP, combines "gospel-esque vocals" with "crisp, ricocheting percussion," according to our reviewer.

Bécs is the new record from electro-experimentalist Fennesz. It marks the end of Christian Fennesz's six-year-long hiatus, and our review gets into the nitty-gritty of this quality release. Finally, our reviewer gave the new Old 97's record, Most Messed Up, a perfect 10 — follow the link to find out why.

Hear some tunes from these albums and many more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:

Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic
Folk & Country