Finally! A decent week for music! While our official picks this week come from TV On The Radio (read the review here) and Alison Krauss (it's an Alison Krauss album...that's all the review you really need), there is quite a bit going on in the war for time in your earholes.
Looks like we've got a return fo k.d. lang, which could be interesting, as well as a new effort from the Meat Puppets. Wow. I'd love to say that the new Low album is any good, and if you're into them, I'm sorry, but just this weekend it won the award for "Most boring album of the year" at the ChunkyGlasses home base, sooooo.....
Think "plastics" are still the future? Great, because Paul Simon probably does too. And he has a new album out. And it's sort of good, in that Paul Simon sort of way. Defintely worth checking out. But it's defnitely not more important than this release.
"Track 4 features a beatiful duet with his moustache,
marking the first time the two have performed together since 1993"
The end is EXTREMELY f@#@ing nigh folks. We can only hope that Darryl Hall is waiting on the other side.
Until next week. Here's your stash.
Apache Relay, The (Nashville indie-rock band) - American Nomad
Atmosphere (hip-hop duo) - The Family Sign
Ian Axel - This Is the New Year
Bass Drum of Death - GB City
Bell X1 (Irish rockers) - Bloodless Coup
Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Claire Hux (underground pop duo) - Grab On!
Brett Dennen - Loverboy
Figurines - Figurines
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (18-piece jazz ensemble) - That's How We Roll
Kina Grannis - Stairwells
Hauschka - Salon des Amateurs [Vinyl]
Jamaica (Parisian duo) - No Problem
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Paper Airplane
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang - Sing It Loud
Low - C'mon
Magnetic Man (British dubstep supergroup) - Magnetic Man
Dave Matthews Band - Live at Wrigley Field
The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band - American Legacies
Meat Puppets (new drummer: Shandon Sahm, son of Doug Sahm) - Lollipop
John Oates - Mississippi Mile
Agnes Obel (Danish singer-songwriter) - Philharmonics
Plug in Stereo (17-year-old pop wunderkind Trevor Dahl) - Something to Nothing
Ponytail - Do Whatever You Want All the Time
Rebirth Brass Band - Rebirth of New Orleans
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
3 Doors Down - Time of My Life
Thursday - No Devoluci—n
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
Ultraviolet Sound - Ultraviolet Sound
Various artists - Lemonade Mouth [TV movie soundtrack]