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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of April 28, 2017.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.  As our staff post reviews of these albums, links will appear below the art work so that you can read about the release, see how we scored it, and more.


–Featured Release: Gorillaz: “Humanz”

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Genre: Trip-Hop/Electronic // Label: Parlophone Records/Warner

Background:

It’s been 7 years since Gorillaz dropped Plastic Beach and The Fall, and the demand for a new record from these guys probably couldn’t be any higher than it is at this point.   With a handful of new tracks already released to varying levels of acclaim, the virtual quartet seems primed to cast all other mainstream releases under its shadow this week.  With Humanz – an album that paints a fresh gleam on the group’s core sound – has them entering the chaotic and uncertain times of 2017 sounding both vibrant and purpose-driven.  Time will tell if it lives up to the best Gorillaz albums, but no matter what it will be an interesting listen worthy of just about anyone’s time.

Listen to “Ascension” below:

 


 – Full List of Releases: April 28, 2017 –

Image result for album art Aethere: Adrift

Aethere: Adrift
Genre: Death/Progressive Metal // Label: Tragic Hero

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Image result for album art All That Remains: Madness

All That Remains: Madness
Genre: Metalcore // Label: Razor & Tie

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​Anamai Announce 'What Mountain' LP, Share "Hailstorm"

Anamai: What Mountain
Genre: Experimental Folk/Ambient // Label: Halocline Trance

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Ayreon: The Source
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock // Label: Mascot

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BNQT: Volume 1
Genre: Indie-Rock // Label: Dualtone Music Group

Stream Volume 1 here.

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Colin Stetson: All This I Do For Glory
Genre: Jazz/Experimental // Label: Colin Stetson

Stream All This I Do For Glory here.

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The Cranberries: Something Else
Genre: Alternative Rock // Label: BMG

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Cursus: Cursus
Genre: Metal // Label: Artificial Head

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Feist: Pleasures
Genre: Indie/Folk // Label: Polydor

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Figure Walking: The Big Other
Genre: Alternative Rock // Label: Disintegration Records

Stream The Big Other here.

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Galley Beggar: Heathen Hymns
Genre: Psychedelic/Folk Rock // Label: Rise Above

Stream Heathen Hymns here.

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Gorillaz: Humanz
Genre: Trip-Hop/Electronic // Label: Parlophone Records/Warner

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He Is Legend: Few
Genre: Post-Hardcore/Psychedelic // Label: Spinefarm

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Ides Of Gemini: Women
Genre: Post-Rock/Ambient // Label: Rise Above

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JMSN: Whatever Makes U Happy
Genre: Soul/R&B // Label: White Room Records

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John Mellencamp: Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
Genre: Folk/Americana // Label: John J Mellencamp

Listen to Sad Clowns & Hillbillies here.

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Juliana Hatfield: Pussycat
Genre: Alternative Rock/Indie-Pop // Label: American Laundromat Records

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Life Of Agony: A Place Where There’s No More Pain
Genre: Metal/Hard Rock// Label: Napalm

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Little Cub: Still Life
Genre: Indie-Pop/Electronic // Label: Domino Recording Co

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Liv Sin: Follow Me
Genre: Metal // Label: Despotz

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Lonely Robot: The Big Dream
Genre: Progressive Rock // Label: InsideOutMusic

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Mark Lanegan: Gargoyle
Genre: Indie-Rock/Americana // Label: Heavenly Recordings

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Image result for Mew: Visuals

Mew: Visuals
Genre: Indie-Rock/Dream Pop // Label: Play It Again Sam

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Image result for MindMaze: Resolve

MindMaze: Resolve
Genre: Progressive Metal/Gothic // Label: Inner Wound

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Image result for New Found Glory: Makes Me Sick

New Found Glory: Makes Me Sick
Genre: Pop-Punk // Label: Hopeless Records

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Image result for The New Year: Snow album stream Undertow Music

The New Year: Snow
Genre: Indie-Rock// Label:  Undertow Music

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Image result for Pyramaze: Contingent

Pyramaze: Contingent
Genre: Progressive Rock/Power Metal // Label: Inner Wound

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: async
Genre: Minimal/Classical/Electronic // Label: KAB America

Stream async here.

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Sarcasm: Within The Sphere Of Ethereal Minds
Genre: Thrash Metal // Label: Dark Descent

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Sylvan Esso: What Now
Genre: Indie-Folk/Electronic // Label: Loma Vista Recordings

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Weed: Born Wrong Love
Genre: Rock/Psychedelic // Label: Smoking Room

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Image result for Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child

Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child
Genre: Country/Folk // Label: Sony

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SowingSeason
04.27.17
Colin Stetson, Gorillaz, Mew, and The New Year all will make it into my rotation this week

pizzamachine
04.27.17
New Pyramaze and Ayreon? Cool, more stuff to listen to 😊

cor22222
04.27.17
Gorillaz (disappointed)/ATR(for sure low)

SowingSeason
04.27.17
General consensus seems to be that Gorillaz are disappointing; that sucks because I was really looking forward to it after some of the singles.

Toondude10
04.27.17
There's actually a lot to like about the new Gorillaz, but in all honesty they should've cut about half of it.

BallsToTheWall
04.28.17
New Cranberries? WOOO.

theBoneyKing
04.28.17
Pretty busy week but nothing I'm expecting to blow my mind.

SowingSeason
04.28.17
@Balls: cranberries is just acoustic reworkings =(

Sniff
04.28.17
Colin Stetson is a highlight

Also released today, in need of a shoutout:

Wolfbrigade - Run with the Hunted


accompliceofmydeath
04.28.17
Really looking forward to new LoA. New NFG is alright. I'm hoping it's a grower.

manosg
04.30.17
New Havukruunu is awesome and new Skyclad is good, slightly better than I thought it would be. Also, having read a couple of reviews for the new Galley Beggar, I expected to enjoy it much more than I did.

klap
05.03.17
new Sylvan Esso is legit

theBoneyKing
05.03.17
Only listened to the Sylvan Esso once so far but wasn't blown away. I didn't love their debut either though

theBoneyKing
05.03.17
shit just listened to it again and nvm, it's great

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