BIFFY CLYRO – THE MYTH OF THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Biffy Clyro’s The Myth of the Happily Ever After is a “sister record” to last year’s very well-received A Celebration of Endings. Lead single, “Unknown Male 01” displays “the hopelessness and darkness felt when we lose someone we love.”
Stream • Warner • 2021
CRADLE OF FILTH – EXISTENCE IS FUTILE
Speaking to Metal Injection a year ago, Cradle of Filth‘s Dani Filth described the theme of the band’s thirteenth album, Existence Is Futile as being “about existential terror. The threat of everything. The end of the world, the end of one’s life, existential dread.”
Stream • Nuclear Blast • 2021
DREAM THEATER – A VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE WORLD
Dream Theater‘s 7-song, 70 minute new album, A View from the Top of the World, is their tenth of the Millennium and fifteenth overall.
Stream • Inside Out • 2021
EVERY TIME I DIE – RADICAL
If you’ll pardon the pun, Exclaim.ca stated that Every Time I Die‘s new album, Radical, gives “radical edge to [the band’s] dark metalcore.”, and gave the album a rating of 9/10.
Noizze.co.uk similarly awarded Radical high marks, giving the album a perfect 10/10.
Stream • Epitaph • 2021
FUEL – ANOMALY
Fuel‘s latest album features the return of founding members Carl Ball (guitarist/lyricist) and Jeff Abercrombie (bass). Anomaly is the band’s sixth album, and their first with new (and third) singer, John Corsale.
Stream • Moon Chair Media • 2021
GUIDED BY VOICES – IT’S NOT THEM. IT COULDN’T BE THEM. IT IS THEM!
Guided By Voices have released It’s Not Them. It Couldn’t Be Them. It Is Them!, their 22nd album of the millennium.
It is their second album of 2021 (third if you count the album they released under the name Cub Scout Bowling Pins), and their 18th since 2012. We still have 2½ months left of the year, so there may be more on the way.
Stream • Guided By Voices, Inc. • 2021
DAVE HAUSE – BLOOD HARMONY
The combination of a new administration and being a family man & father of beautiful twin boys, finds Philly heartland rocker, Dave Hause in a much better, optimistic mood on his fifth solo album, Blood Harmony, than he was on 2019’s solid Kick.
Stream • Blood Harmony • 2021
MY MORNING JACKET – MY MORNING JACKET
After a long hiatus, My Morning Jacket have released their ninth studio album. My Morning Jacket is the band’s first LP of new material in six years.
Frontman Jim James said in a statement, “I hope this album brings people a lot of joy and relief, especially since we’ve all been cooped up for so long.”
Stream • ATO Records • 2021
THE REPLACEMENTS – SORRY MA, FORGOT TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH 40TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE
The Replacements‘ classic punk rock debut album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash turned 40 in August.
This week, the album receives the anniversary reissue treatment with 67 unreleased tracks and a previously unreleased 1981 7th St Entry concert.
Stream • Rhino • 1981/2021