The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The most anticipated album of 2013 has dropped and it ain’t who you thought it was cuz that guy released his album last Monday. That’s right, I’m talking about Hannah Montana herself, Miley Cyrus. It’s Bangerz baby! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, Ms. Cyrus has been making waves. She’s been criticized for her raunchy videos and a controversial VMA appearance but now she gets to prove whether it was all worth it with the release of her fourth album. Our review is here. What do you think?

Elsewhere in the stratosphere of WTF is Korn with a brand new album The Paradigm Shift, their eleventh, which not only proves that nu-metal ain’t dead but also features the return of Brian “Head” Welch to the fold. Our own KBOX posted his glowing review yesterday and you can read it here. I kinda wholeheartedly agree with his review (Except the part where he dislikes the two songs that I really like but the point is, the album’s good!).

Chicago post-metal instrumentalists Pelican are back after a four year gap with Forever Becoming which is also the first with new guitarist Dallas Thomas. You can read our write up for that one right here.

Our turntablist/multi-instrumentalist/other -ist friend RJD2 is back today with his latest effort, More Is Than Isn’t.

It’s Fall again which means another album from Detroit rockers Electric Six as well. At this point they’re kind of the AC/DC of party electro rawk and that’s just fine with me. Their latest, Mustang, is a fun ride and like the saying goes: “If ain’t broke…”

Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s Sleigh Bells is back with Bitter Rivals this week along with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s sophomore release The Speed of Things while Pusha T delivers his debut entitled My Name Is My Name.

For the complete list make sure you head on over to Pause & Play and then come back here next week as we talk about new albums from Pearl Jam, Monster Magnet, Boston’s own Doomriders, the David Draiman-produced new Trivium record and a slew of others.



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