Monday, April 30, 2007

May 1 Notable Releases

A few of the 1,759 new and re-released albums coming out this week.

Rush -- Snakes & Arrows. Progressive. Canadian. Over 50.
Let the onslaught of babes commence.

Feist -- The Reminder. Continuing with this week's Canadian theme, we have a new album of presumably twee songs recorded in some French chateau. This sentence fulfills obligation to mention Broken Social Scene when discussing the before mentioned, Leslie Feist -- Broken Social Scene.

Dinosaur jr. --Beyond. Lou and J can now be in the same room together -- they must have heard about all the money the Pixies made the last couple of years. Presumably, they have been to Canada.

Various Artists -- Spider-Man 3: Music from and Inspired By. Much has been made of the much hipper line-up on this album replacing the likes of Canada's Nickleback. I think the most interesting thing is the inclusion of Ultragrrl artist The Oohlas. The profits from even one track on a CD like this could give Stolen Transmission some actual profits to join their mega corp seed money -- even if we never hear about The Oohlas again.

Tori Amos -- American Doll Posse. Tori gives us another album of melodramatic wig driven character narratives. Probably will be huge in Canada.



Blogger Mike said...

the feist album is surprisingly good

8:31 PM  
Blogger Gorilla said...

I thought the last album was pretty good too.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Damore's review of Snakes & Arrows? I've been waiting for it.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Uncle Grambo said...

With the advent of iTunes, does anyone even buy soundtracks anymore? I've been hearing all this fuss about the Spiderman 3 soundtrack, and I can't help but wonder why.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Yale Bloor said...

how bout some comments from the mighty Peabs on Coachilla..or did the wifey make him stay home this year..I didn't think anyone even used i-tunes except for cover art..what is Grambo an RIAA sycophant for music?

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't have time to do review of Rush's Snakes & Arrows before going to Coachella.


8:32 AM  
Blogger Yale Bloor said...

I'd give Rush's new one 2 bong hits out 5, if your still living at home or in a van down by the river this one has you written all over it...otherwise don't waste the hard drive space...its hard for anyone over 15 to relate to the lyrics unless your either a trekkie or still buy 8 tracks at the swap meets..just my humble opinion

9:54 AM  

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