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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 19, 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: Linkin Park: “One More Light”

Image result for linkin park One More Light

Genre: Pop // Label: Warner Bros.

Background:

If you ever – whilst wandering the halls of your middle school in 2000, blasting “Papercut” into one of your earbuds – wondered what Linkin Park would sound like in the year 2017, you would have likely envisioned every scenario except what we’re actually presented with here.  A transition away from nu-metal and into straightforward rock?  Seems plausible.  Electronic experimentation?  Sure, why not.  Melodic pop…Ehh what?  Linkin Park are using their seventh full-length LP to explore the boundaries of their pop abilities, and regardless of the fact that this will in all likelihood be really good or really bad – with little wiggle room in between – One More Light is sure to be the talk of most musical circles this week for better or worse.  It’s entirely possible that the members of Linkin Park resurrect their stagnant musical careers with this 180 degree departure, but it had better be damned good.  Otherwise, it will be all too easy for them to plummet from stagnant to the laughingstock of modern rock.   The album drops Friday – listen to the lead single “Heavy” below if you haven’t already.

Listen to Linkin Park’s single fetauring Kiiara, “Heavy”:

 


 – Full List of Releases: May 19, 2017 –

 Image result for album art !!!: Shake the Shudder

!!!: Shake the Shudder
Genre: Indie-Rock/Post-Punk // Label: Warp

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Image result for album art 3Teeth: shutdown.exe

3Teeth: shutdown.exe
Genre: Industrial // Label: OMF

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Image result for album art Alex G: Rocket

Alex G: Rocket
Genre: Indie-Pop/Rock // Label: Domino

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Aldous Harding: Party
Genre: Indie Folk/Singer-Songwriter // Label: 4AD

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Image result for album art Beastmaker: Inside The Skull

Beastmaker: Inside The Skull
Genre: Doom Metal // Label: Rise Above

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Image result for album art Below: Upon A Pale Horse

Below: Upon A Pale Horse
Genre: Doom Metal // Label: Metal Blade

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Image result for album art Biters: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

Biters: The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be
Genre: Alternative/Hard Rock// Label: Earache

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Image result for album art Blink-182: California [Deluxe Release]

Blink-182: California [Deluxe Release]
Genre: Pop-Punk // Label: Viking Wizard Eyes

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Dizzy Seas

Chris Bathgate: Dizzy Seas
Genre: Folk/Alt-Rock // Label: Quite Scientific Records

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Outside the Echo Chamber [Explicit]

Coldcut x On-U Sound: Outside the Echo Chamber
Genre: Dance/Electronic // Label: Ahead of Our Time

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Modern Pressure

Daniel Romano: Modern Pressure
Genre: Indie-Rock/Lo-Fi// Label: New West Records

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Nektyr

Demen: Nektyr
Genre: Alternative Rock // Label: kranky

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Stubborn Persistent Illusions

Do Make Say Think: Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Genre: Post-Rock/Ambient // Label: Constellation

Stream Stubborn Persistent Illusions here.

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Reaching into Infinity (Special Edition)

Dragonforce: Reaching Into Infinity
Genre: Power Metal // Label: Metal Blade

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World Be Gone

Erasure: World Be Gone
Genre: Pop/Electronic // Label: MUTE

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Bird

Ex People: Birds
Genre: Rock // Label: New Heavy Sounds

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The King & I [Explicit]

Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G.: The King & I
Genre: R&B // Label: Rhino

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Agistri

Heather Trost: Agistri
Genre: Alternative Rock/Pop// Label: LM Dupli-cation

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Vista

Hell Or Highwater: Vista
Genre: Hard Rock/Metal // Label: Spinefarm

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Gilded

Jade Jackson: Gilded
Genre: Alternative Rock // Label: Anti/Epitaph

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Modern Kosmology

Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology
Genre: Indie-Pop/Electronic // Label: Fire Records

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Black Origami

Jlin: Black Origami
Genre: Hip-Hop/Electronic/House // Label: Planet Mu

Stream Black Origami here.

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Life After Youth

Land of Talk: Life After Youth
Genre: Indie-Rock // Label: Saddle Creek

Stream Life After Youth here.

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One More Light

Linkin Park: One More Light
Genre: POP LOL // Label: Warner Bros.

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Amadeus EP

Lord RAJA: Amadeus EP
Genre: Alt-Rock/Electronic // Label: Ghostly International

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Horizonless

Loss: Horizonless
Genre: Doom/Death Metal // Label: Profound Lore

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Wine of Heaven

Mastercastle: Wine Of Heaven
Genre: Power Metal // Label: Scarlet Records

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Shadows Inside

Miss May I: Shadows Inside
Genre: Metalcore/Death Metal // Label: SHARPTONE

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Goths

The Mountain Goats: Goths
Genre: Indie-Folk // Label: Merge Records

Stream Goths here.

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Amber Galactic

The Night Flight Orchestra: Amber Galactic
Genre: Hard Rock // Label: Nuclear Blast

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Revelation [Explicit]

Oceano: Revelation
Genre: Death Metal/Grind // Label: Sumerian Records

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Crooked Teeth

Papa Roach: Crooked Teeth
Genre: Rock // Label: Eleven Seven Music

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Manic Revelations

Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations
Genre: Folk/Blues/Country // Label: New Rounder

Stream Manic Revelations here.

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Burials In Several Earths

The Radiophonic Workshop: Burials in Several Earths
Genre: Electronica // Label: Room 13

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Back To Us

Rascal Flatts: Back To Us
Genre: Country/Pop // Label: Big Machine Records

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Is This The Life We Really Want? [Explicit]

Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want?
Genre: Folk/Pop/Progressive // Label: Columbia

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The Following Mountain

Sam Amidon: The Following Mountain
Genre: Folk // Label: Nonesuch

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She-Devils

She-Devils: She-Devils
Genre: Alt-Rock/Pop // Label: Secretly Canadian

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Neva Left [Explicit]

Snoop Dogg: Neva Left
Genre: Hip-Hop/Funk/R&B // Label: Doggystyle Records/EMPIRE

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Heimat

T.RAUMSCHMIERE: Heimat
Genre: Electronic/Techno // Label: Kompakt

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spin

Tigers Jaw: Spin
Genre: Pop-Punk/Emo // Label: Black Cement Records

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You're Welcome

Wavves: You’re Welcome
Genre: Lo-fi Punk/Psychedelic // Label: Ghost Ramp

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SowingSeason
05.16.17
Some interesting albums flying under the radar this week but no huge releases (besides L.P., but lol). I'll be checking out Do Make Say Think, The Mountain Goats, Papa Roach, Wavves, Sam Amidon, and possibly Roger Waters.

FullOfSounds
05.16.17
why's everything so heavy

SowingSeason
05.16.17
the irony is so thick you could cut it with a knife

FullOfSounds
05.16.17
lol
Interested in Black Origami but that's about it. need to catch up on past weeks anyway

JohnnyOnTheSpot
05.17.17
yeah in it for new Jlin and I guess new Loss. and new No Moon is p dece and iirc drops on the 19th

SandwichBubble
05.17.17
"POP LOL" that got me

This is a very packed week. Looking forward to a few of these.


TheWrenKing
05.17.17
it's all about the goats this week

SowingSeason
05.17.17
"POP LOL"
Glad someone caught that. =)

Dewinged
05.17.17
Some decent drops this week. Loved what i heard of DMST's.

rodrigo90
05.17.17
no, you can't be serious

neekafat
05.17.17
Nice write up, looking forward to/dreading it

Slinkinlip
05.17.17
Missio's debut album Loner comes out too.

Divaman
05.17.17
Not especially excited about this week's releases. I'll eventually pick up Linkin Park, Erasure and Tigers Jaw, but I'm not planning to review any of them.

theNateman
05.17.17
Didn't know there was new wavves. I'll check it, I remember enjoying the last couple of wavves albums

3waycrash
05.17.17
Going to be checking out Tigers Jaw for this week.

Voivod
05.17.17
New 3Teeth album, great.

Sniff
05.17.17
Jlin should be cool

SowingSeason
05.17.17
Yeah I forgot to mention Jlin and Black Origami - I'll probably get around to listening to both of those as well.

cor22222
05.18.17
Shit week, shit day. One More Light is weak af, Crooked Teeth is a little above average.

skoopy48
05.18.17
^you know you're allowed to listen to the quality releases this week as well.

henryChinaski
05.18.17
Definitely looking forward to the new Tiger's Jaw record.

cristane
05.19.17
15 years ago I would have called you crazy if you told me in 2017 I would be considerably more excited for a Papa Roach record than a Linkin Park one.
Buying Papa Roach this week; will also be streaming Do Make Say Think, Miss May I, and two records that aren't listed here: Scale the Summit and Thalassa (the latter is the new project from Aaron Turner).

SandorClegane
05.19.17
the whole world covered in gasoline and burning alive

MercuryToHell
05.20.17
I wanna work super hard on a review this week, there's a few I'm considering!

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