Alanis Morissette will be all over the US till October
2022 will be an amazing explosion of events
Angel Olsen is at the El Rey on Tuesday, at Pappy & Harriet’s on Wednesday and at Coachella this weekend
For an old fashioned, pump fisting night of late ‘70s/early ‘80s metal, it’s hard to imagine that few bands have held up as well as the current touring version of Judas Priest. Rob Halford might not look quite as comfortable on the prop motorcycle in 2015 as he did in his youth, but he’s still aged better than most of his competitors
So 1000 Forms Of Fear in at # 1 even if only 54,000 units shifted, still a good number. Maybe I was wrong? Maybe I should listen to it again? So I did and this album is so full of it self it seems to swagger along in self-regard though its only saving grace is Sia’s voice and when that’s all there is, it begins to pull you under.
Somewhere In My Car – Keith Urban – Thumps a little hard for country rock and pops a little too much for country or rock, this is the sound of country music running down the drain and as spectacularly bad a song as “American Kids” if not worse – D+
Moanin’ At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project – Tomas Doncker band – If you have last year’s This Is The Tomas Doncker’s Band Howlin’ Wolf EP, what do you need this for? Four more songs. If you don’t have the EP, this breakthrough album for the band is the best collection of Wolf covers you will ever hear – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A
My feeling about Sia is something like, there isn’t an EDM track her tender, lush but very powerful voice can’t make better but without the dressing, her songs aren’t as strong as they need to be. But I could be wrong and so she gets the album of the week (round one). Industrial dance isn’t my scene but “Last Tangle In Paris” is the album title of the year.
Judas Priest: a character in the episode referred to the band as ‘death metal’, something which didn’t sit well with Judas Priest’s fans and überfans, and Bart Simpson had to apologize in his usual old-fashioned classroom punishment, writing a hundred times on the blackboard ‘Judas Priest is not death metal’.