Monday, June 11, 2007

June 12 Notable Releases

A few of the 2,035 new and re-released albums coming out this week.

Queens of the Stone Age -- Era Vulgaris. While it remains tempting to look at everything QotSA does through the, "what if Oliveri was still around" lens, it's a fact that few bands have cultivated such a unique and consistent voice in the rock vein in the 2000's.

Various Artists -- Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. It's difficult to put a dollar amount on these kind of things -- because they do bring awareness to serious problems like Darfur that for whatever reason, often fail to capture the popular consciousness -- awareness is expensive, trust me. But at the same time, the money and effort that goes into the album sometimes seems difficult to recoup. Honestly, I'd just suggest buying a couple of John Lennon albums and making a donation straight to Amnesty International -- no reason to bring Green and Day into this.

Toby Keith -- Big Dog Daddy. Boots. Ass. Whiskey. Beer. Strong preference for domestically branded full-size pickups... check, check, check, check. If it ain't broke don't fix it, you know like the War in I-raq. Honestly, instead of buying this I'd just suggest you support America's troops with a donation to the USO's carepackage program -- if you feel so inclined, include a note with your donation that alludes to the fact that things are bad enough for the troops over there without the periodic USO sponsored visits from Toby Keith.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahha Toby Keith. Something about his "patriotism" is frightening. Plus his music is D.U.M...dummmm


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