Skip to content

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-27-22 – 6-2-22 Reviewed

Kanye West’s “True Love” saw the light of day in February on Donda 2, an album I am the only person in the world to love unreservedly and still believe it is his worst to date, and even there the song featuring an XXXtentacion chorus was far from a standout. Ye has fiddled with it since then (he had problems with the drums) and here it is completed and off his Stem Player, and it is a whiny piece of crap about children and divorce… the rest of the album is much better (Grade: C-)

Let’s move to albums, I reviewed Liam Gallagher’s third and best and yet still generic Oasis facsimiles with maybe three strong bangers solo album C’mon You Know even earlier today (here) (Grade: B), if you weren’t there it is difficult to express how life changing UK Punk was, late 1976 and over by the Sex Pistols disbanding in 1979, it was a social upheaval and the sort of teen dream heavy metal gave the midwest in the early 1970s. The Original Recordings is 20 songs, most of Nevermind The Bollocks and then eight tracks straight off a cliff, tied into Danny Boyle’s dreaded Hulu biography undoubtedly (Grade: B), wow the Venezuelan soprano Samuel Mariño brings glam to opera on Sopranista, excelling where the music is best -(aka Mozart) (Grade: A-), Top Gun: Maverick (Music From The Motion Picture) would be Lady Gaga’s worst album if it was, in fact, her album (she gets credit on some instrumentals), so let’s settle for “Hold My Hand” being a bathetic, big ballad that’ll leave you nauseous (Grade: D+), the old timer pianist Bruce Hornsby meets up with his indie buddies some generation later for an irritating album of quasi-experimental, instrumentally unique but fundamentally boring songs, featuring everyone from Danielle Haim to Blake Mills but mostly just Bruce (Grade: C+), you know Def Leppard sound a little Who-y on a typical UK metal (which moves closer to classic rock everyday) Diamond Star Halos (Grade: C+).

Back to singles, M.I.A. is always well beyond welcome, her art meets electronic dance is a blast and “The One” is well worth the wait, immediately one of the best songs of the year (Grade: A-), The XX bassist Oliver Sim writes about discovering he was HIV positive and how it upset him on his first solo work, “Hideous”, an excellent song with Bronski Beat’s Jimmy Somerville as the angel on his shoulder (Grade: A-) . the return of Sky Ferreira, the heroin(e) on a loud beat, electronic dance track (Grade: B+). And finally… the return of Chance The Rapper who wrote “A Bar About A Bar” by himself, which maybe explains the abrupt ending 65 seconds in (Grade: B).

‘Flicted – Bruce Horsnby – C+

A Bar About a Bar – Chance the Rapper – B

Diamond Star Halos – Def Leppard – C+

True Love – Kanye West – C+

C’mon You Know – Liam Gallagher – B

Sopranista – Samuel Mariño – A-

The One – M.I.A. – A-

Hideous – Oliver Sim, Jimmy Somerville – A-

The Original Recordings – Sex Pistols – B

Don’t Forget – Sky Ferreira – – B+

Top Gun: Maverick (Music From The Motion Picture) – Various Artists – D+

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

US Top 10 Albums Tracking 6-17-22 – 6-23-22

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2022 |

Drake’s 14th # 1 since 2009

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 7-1-22 – 7-7-22

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2022 |

looks poised to be the first Afrobeater to lead the album charts

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks June 27th To July 2nd

By Alyson Camus | June 27, 2022 |

Brooks Nielsen (of the Growlers) has four nights at The Roxy

“Elvis,” The New Biopic By Baz Luhrmann, Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | June 26, 2022 |

a typhoon of images and sensations

Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2022 |

they turn Presley into the ultimate fairground ride

UK Top 10 Albums 6-24-22 – 6-30-22

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2022 |

Harry moves back in…

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – March 1975 (Volume 6, Number 10)   

By Steve Crawford | June 26, 2022 |

entering a portal into a different place and time in our universe

Joan Jett, Poison, And Motley Crue: The Stadium Tour At Citi Field, Friday, June 24th, 2022 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2022 |

if nostalgia tours are optical illusions Motley Crue failed to use theirs

UK Top 10 Singles 6-24-22 – 6-30-22

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2022 |

a nonplussed Kate Bush embraces one of the weirdest third acts in history!

The Early Bird 6-24-22 – 6-30-22: Top New Recorded Releases Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2022 |

a seamless flow of Allenness, family friendly vibe

Scroll To Top