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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 22, 2018.  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 artwork (if we remember…) so that you can read about the release, see how we scored it, and more.


 

Featured Release

Heaven and Earth

Kamasi Washington: Heaven And Earth
Genre: Jazz/Soul
Label: Young Turks

Washington made a huge splash in 2015 with The Epic – a three volume, three hour masterpiece that brought soul and jazz fusion back into the spotlight of modern music.  By comparison, Heaven And Earth is merely two parts, and closer to two-and-a-half hours long.  Either way, we get it – the man is capable of writing towering, lengthily intimidating albums.  But the thing is, Washington’s records never feel that long.  Boasting impeccable flow and nary any filler, Kamasi’s works draw you in while keeping you engaged.  If The Epic was any indicator, we may be in for an album of the year candidate right here.

Listen to the below song samples for ‘Fists of Fury’ and ‘Space Travelers Lullaby’:



– List of Releases: June 22, 2018 –

Youngblood [Explicit] (Deluxe)

5 Seconds of Summer: Youngblood
Genre: Pop
Label: Capitol

The Rabbit Hole

Ashe: The Rabbit Hole
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Mom+Pop

Expectations

Bebe Rexha: Expectations
Genre: Pop-Rock/R&B
Label: Warner Bros.

Best Kids (Amazon Original)

Best Coast: Best Kids
Genre: Indie-Pop
Label: Best Coast

Passwords

Dawes: Passwords
Genre: Folk/Americana/Indie-Rock
Label: HUB

Year Of The Snitch [Explicit]

Death Grips: Year of The Snitch
Genre: Hip-Hop/Experimental/Industrial
Label: Death Grips

Kazuashita

Gang Gang Dance: Kazuashita
Genre: Psychedelic/Electronic
Label: 4AD

Chapel Perilous

Gnod: Chapel Perilous
Genre: Psychedelic/Noise Rock
Label: Rocket Recordings

Cliffhanger

Grimm Grimm: Cliffhanger
Genre: Folk/Electronic
Label: Some Other Planet Records

L-1VE (Live in Amsterdam 2017)

Haken: L-1VE
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: InsideOutMusic

Nyctophilia

Helalyn Flowers: Nyctophilia
Genre: Industrial
Label: Alfa Matrix

The Sin and Doom Vol. II

Impending Doom: The Sin and Doom Vol. II
Genre: Metalcore/Death/Grind
Label: eOne

Sugar Mountain

Jack River: Sugar Mountain
Genre: Pop
Label: Hopeless Utopian

Metaphora

Jill Barber: Metaphora
Genre: Pop
Label: Outside Music

Heaven and Earth

Kamasi Washington: Heaven And Earth
Genre: Jazz/Soul
Label: Young Turks

Desolation

Khemmis: Desolation
Genre: Doom/Sludge Metal, Stoner Rock
Label: 20 Buck Spin

Guardian Demons

King Heavy: Guardian Demons
Genre: Doom/Heavy Metal
Label: Cruz Del Sur

Viktoria

Marduk: Viktoria
Genre: Black/Death Metal
Label: Century Media

Bad Witch [LP]

Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch
Genre: Industrial/Electronic
Label: Null Corporation

No Sounds Are out of Bounds

The Orb: No Sounds Are Out of Bounds
Genre: Electronic/Ambient/Experimental
Label: Cooking Vinyl

Pray For The Wicked [Explicit]

Panic! At The Disco: Pray For the Wicked
Genre: Pop-Rock
Label: DCD2/Fueled by Ramen

Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998 [Explicit]

Pantera: Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998
Genre: Thrash/Heavy Metal
Label: Dynamo Concerts

Let's Die Together

The Smoking Flowers: Let’s Die Together
Genre: Folk/Americana
Label: Bandaloop Music

Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998 [Explicit]

Soulfly: Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998
Genre: Thrash/Nu-Metal
Label: Dynamo Concerts


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bgillesp
06.20.18
Was upset Khemmis wasn't the feature until I got excited that it was Kamasi

Demon of the Fall
06.20.18
Will definitely jam the new Gang Gang Dance asap.

Divaman
06.20.18
Been wondering when the new Best Coast would come out.

someguest
06.21.18
Many good releases this week.

ScuroFantasma
06.21.18
What's with the dynamo live releases?

Sniff
06.21.18
New Jedi Mind Tricks as well

SowingSeason
06.22.18
my wife is all excited about the new Dan and Shay country-pop album so i guess I have to tell you guys that's coming out too...not going to bother adding it even though they're a cute "band"

kamasi washington is gonna be great i can feel it

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