Monday, April 02, 2007

April 3 Notable Releases

A few of the 1,952 new and re-released albums coming out this week.

Kings of Leon -- Because of the Times. Previously pigeonholed as the southern-fried Strokes this family band looks to transcend that reference point with the help of long time producer, Ethan Johns.

Fountains of Wayne -- Traffic and Weather. FOW give us their first album of new material in 4 years with what appears to be a tongue in cheek nod to "road songs". The bass-a-riffic Melissa Auf Der Maur provides guest vocals on one track. Auf Der Maur, fun to say, fun to listen to.

Black Sabbath -- The Dio Years. Dio has rocked for a long, long time. Now it's time for him to release a compilation of the "best" songs from his three albums with Black Sabbath with three new tracks produced last year. Caveman sceptres not included.

Beyonce -- B'day. It's her B'day and we're gonna party like it's her B'day.

Jarvis Cocker -- Jarvis. We're going to guess clever, snide and meticulously crafted. Oh and toss on pompous, jaded and arrogantly self-assured just in case.

Radiohead -- Airbag/How Am I Driving? [EP] [Limited Edition]. This re-issue of the classic 1998 EP features 6 tracks that didn't make the final cut of OK Computer. By no means is this cd just required for Yorke-ies or other Radiohead completists, it's a fine collection of songs in it's own right and for my money, "Polythelyne Part 2" is one of their best songs evs.



Anonymous Yale Bloor said...

Great new releases! I thought the premise for this site was reviews? DIO? How will they transfer the sonic sound from 8 track to CD...I'm will be totally in shock if this comes to pass...I find it extremely difficult to jam a pack of matches in my CD player to slow the Geezer Butler & Tony Iommi interplay down to that special lude speed..maybe you guys should check out Dangerous Pursuit one of the great local metal bands that people actually listen to...Dio jesus!...tell Peabs to put away the Abba CDs...(nice Sloan post on the ska site Peabs:) word - use a different moniker for your post's there the RIAA is always vigilent!

8:30 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Don't forget "Meeting in the Aisle". A damn good instrumental.

7:09 AM  

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