New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

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New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby BleuPanda » Fri May 12, 2017 1:20 pm

A lower profile week than last time, but I'm sure there are a few gems. As always, if I missed something you'd like to see mentioned, just let me know; I'm simply adding the albums that seem most relevant (which usually means albums that already have reviews on Metacritic or by bands that I find to be currently notable), and our definitions of what's a noteworthy release can be different.

New Releases: 5/12/2017

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PWR BTTM - Pageant
Current Metacritic: 85
PWR BTTM's 2nd Studio Album



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Girlpool - Powerplant
Current Metacritic: 79
Girlpool's 2nd Studio Album



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Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
Current Metacritic: 86
Paul Weller's 13th Studio Album



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Paramore - After Laughter
Current Metacritic: 81
Paramore's 5th Studio Album

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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby Bruno » Fri May 12, 2017 1:41 pm

Thanks, BleuPanda!

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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby BleuPanda » Fri May 12, 2017 1:48 pm

I don't like the juxtaposition of a band named PWR BTTM and a picture of pinecones...
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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby BleuPanda » Fri May 12, 2017 6:20 pm

Early reviews for Paramore have now been added to Metacritic, and I've updated everything else.
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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby Henry » Fri May 12, 2017 6:28 pm

Thanks for the Paul Weller info. Another release is Todd Rundgren's White Knight. Pitchfork's Sam Sodomsky gave it a meh 6.6 rating. I'm sure that some of the songs will grow for me as a Todd fan, but after listening to four of the songs, I can appreciate Sam's take. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/23123-white-knight/

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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby Setherex » Fri May 12, 2017 8:23 pm

So, uh, am I just supposed to ignore this PWR BTTM album now?

Anyone who chooses to skip out on it - it's a fine album, there's nothing too special you're missing out on regardless.

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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby BleuPanda » Fri May 12, 2017 8:35 pm

It's disappointing to hear about everything with that band, but I guess it's an important reminder that even the most seemingly vulnerable people can be abusive. Oh well; I'm sure some other explicitly genderqueer artist will pop up soon.

It's a shame they had to take a really awesome band name...
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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby babydoll » Sat May 13, 2017 4:18 am

So, um, can I still listen to PWR BTTM's new album? :?

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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby StevieFan13 » Sat May 13, 2017 2:06 pm

This has nothing to do with PWR BTTM, but I might as well mention it somewhere: today's my birthday!
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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby Nick » Sat May 13, 2017 5:43 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:This has nothing to do with PWR BTTM, but I might as well mention it somewhere: today's my birthday!


Happy birthday!

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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby bootsy » Sat May 13, 2017 6:55 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:This has nothing to do with PWR BTTM, but I might as well mention it somewhere: today's my birthday!

:occasion-birthdaymulticolor:

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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby StevieFan13 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:36 pm

Thanks guys!
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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby BleuPanda » Wed May 17, 2017 6:42 pm

Never would have guessed my headline album for a week would cease to exist by the end of it...
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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby Gillingham » Wed May 17, 2017 8:26 pm

Just wanted to chip in to say this is pretty useful. Thanks BleuPanda!

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Re: New Releases Week of 5/12/2017

Postby babydoll » Wed May 17, 2017 8:29 pm

BleuPanda wrote:Never would have guessed my headline album for a week would cease to exist by the end of it...

Yeah, that's what you get for not featuring Harry Styles.

Just jesting.


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