Aled Jones & Russell Watson, Back in Harmony – Painful UK MOR blah – MUST TO AVOID
Björk, The Knife & Fever Ray – Country Creatures – Bjork at the Shed earlier this year was so great (here) that she can do no wrong in my eyes. I believe we are getting the three remixing each other’s songs and what I’ve heard has been obstreperous and grating and greating – MOST ANTICIPATED OF THE WEEK
Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox, Myths 004 – Cate’s like Florence Welch without the hippie bullshit
Cold War Kids, New Age Norms 1 – Worst band ever, except for “Coffee Spoon”
Gang Starr, One of the Best Yet – Guru died in 2010, though the two songs I’ve heard off Best Yet featured unreleased raps and they were both excellent.
Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This – Put it this way, he runs circles round Seth MacFarlane
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Bad Wiring
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, From Out Of Nowhere
Josh Rouse, The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse – et tu, Josh?
Hootie & The Blowfish, Imperfect Circle – They’re back…
Michael Kiwanuka, Kiwanuka
Miranda Lambert, Wildcard – She has been bumming me out for years now. And she sucks on stage…
Signe Marie Rustad, When Words Flew Freely
Snow Patrol, Reworked
Sudan Archives, Athena
The Damned, Black Is The Night: The Definitive Anthology – You want the definitive Damned? “New Rose” and “Neat Neat Neat”.
TR/ST, The Destroyer
Ty Segall, Pig Man Lives Volume 1 – Demos? Really? Does everybody have to listen to everything he records?
Various Artists, Charlie’s Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Ariana Grande curated. I’ve heard two songs off it, one was ok and the other was abysmal.
Various Artists, Punk Rock Christmas, Vol. 2 – The Vibrators? Johnny Thunders???
a soothing palette
seven weeks at # 1
Ice Cube is playing at the Belasco
return to the top of country
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1983 (Volume 14, Number 8)
a cow with eighteen udders
“a journey through his life, passions, influences, and enduring legacy”
the true Godfather Giannini Russo
Has Brit rock ever been worse?
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