Sputnikmusic News Wk 04.14.2017

Published: April 13, 2017

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of April 14, 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: Kendrick Lamar: “DAMN.”

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Genre: Hip-Hop/Jazz/Funk // Label: Aftermath/Interscope

Background:

DAMN. marks Lamar’s first extended release since last year’s collection of demos (untitled unmastered), and his first formal album since 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly.  Unlike past releases that have featured a host of impressive guest musicians, DAMN. has only three announced guest stars: U2, Rihanna, and Zacari – setting this record up to perhaps be his most straightforward, down-to-earth unveiling.  For an artist of Kendrick’s stature, DAMN. makes for an automatically required listen.  Garnering critical acclaim throughout his career, particularly with good kid, m.A.A.d city and To Pimp a Butterfly, Lamar figures to keep a firm grasp on his reign atop hip-hop/rap with this latest record.

Listen to “HUMBLE.” below:

 


 – Full List of Releases: April 14, 2017 –

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Actress: AZD
Genre: Techno/House/idm // Label: Ninja Tune

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All Hell: The Grave Alchemist
Genre: Punk/Thrash/Death Metal // Label: Prosthetic Records

Stream The Grave Alchemist here.

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Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions
Genre: Pop/Alternative Rock // Label: Raisin’ Records

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Coltsblood: Ascending
Genre: Doom/Sludge Metal // Label: Candlelight/Spinefarm

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The Dead Rabbitts: This Emptiness
Genre: Metalcore/Post-Hardcore // Label: Tragic Hero

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Enterprise Earth: Embodiment
Genre: Death Metal/Metalcore // Label: Stay Sick

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Hellwell: Behind the Demon’s Eyes
Genre: Progressive/Doom Metal // Label: High Roller

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John Mayer: The Search For Everything
Genre: Pop-Rock/Blues/Soul // Label: Columbia Records

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Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Jazz/Funk // Label: Aftermath/Interscope

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Leslie Mendelson: Love And Murder
Genre: Indie/Singer-Songwriter // Label: Royal Potato Family

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Lillie Mae: Forever And Then Some
Genre: Country // Label: Third Man Records

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Little Dragon: Season High
Genre: Trip Hop/Electronic/R&B // Label: Loma Vista Recordings

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I Failed

Mr. Zero: The Cheshire’s Album
Genre: Alternative/Pop Rock // Label: Mr Zero

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Novembers Doom: Hamartia
Genre: Doom/Death Metal // Label: The End

Stream Hamartia here.

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Shores Of Null: Black Drapes For Tomorrow
Genre: Progressive/Melodic Death Metal // Label: Candlelight/Spinefarm

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Splashh: Waiting A Lifetime
Genre: Psychedelic/Shoegaze/Alt-Rock// Label: Cinematic Music Group

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The String Cheese Incident: Believe
Genre: Jam Rock/Bluegrass/Psychedelic // Label: SCI Fidelity Records

Stream Believe here.

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Tigerwine: Die With Your Tongue Out
Genre: Indie-Rock/Post-Hardcore // Label: Blood & Ink

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Varg: Gotterdammerung
Genre: Folk/Melodic Death Metal/Black Metal // Label: Napalm

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