Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 Winter Music Preview

It is the usual ho hum nothing too much to get excited about winter music preview. The most interesting artists are all listed in the TBA section which probably means we will not actually get any new music from them until summer. Then I read an article with Dr. Dre saying Detox is not entirely dead. To catch people up, after releasing 2001 in 1999, Dre started working on Detox, which he claimed to be his last album. And it kept being pushed back. Even Guns 'n Roses managed to release Chinese Democracy first. Then Dre popped up in a Dr. Pepper commercial in 2009 (ironically the same brand that said every person in America would get a free can if Chinese Democracy came out the previous year; granted I never got my free can because the website was down and have not Dr. Pepper since out of spite) making everyone think this was the start of the Detox campaign. Kush was then release the following to general meh. Same with I Need a Doctor the next year. And once again Detox was shelved. Word then broke that Dre was releasing music inspired by the biopic Straight Outta Compton in 2015, except that was all new music and not Detox. And it seemed Detox was dead. Until last week when Dre dropped by a Golden State Warrior practice and an ESPN reporter asked if Detox is permanently shelved to which the producer replied, "I’m working on a couple songs right now. We’ll see." We have been waiting for Detox fifteen years now, and there is a chance we will hear it someday. Sure it may not be until after he is dead and his next of kin needs more money, but someday. Never give up hope. But here are that we will definitely (probably) get to hear this year. Click on the album name to pre-order on Amazon and the artist's name to go to their iTunes page.

Last Week
Phases - Caroline Pennell
Encore - Anderson East

Ruins - First Aid Kit
Primal Heart - Kimbra
M A N I A - Fall Out Boy
Between Two Shores - Glen Hansard
I can feel you creep into my private life - Tune-Yards
Fleetwood Mac (Deluxe) - Fleetwood Mac

January 26
The Snake King - Rick Springfield
The Brown Tape - Ghostface Killah and Apollo Brown

February 2
Strawberry Moon - Amy Vachal
Walk Between Worlds - Simple Minds

February 9
Sleepwalkers - Brian Fallon
Always Ascending - Franz Ferdinand
Black Panther: The Album

February 16
See You Around - I'm With Her
Uncle, Duke and The Chief - Born Ruffians
By the Way, I Forgive You - Brandi Carlile

February 23
Nation of Two - Vance Joy

March 2
Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt - Moby
A Productive Cough - Titus Andronicus
You're Not Alone - Andrew W.K.
All Nerve - The Breeders

March 9
Both Sides of the Sky - Jimi Hendrix

March 16
I'll Be Your Girl - The Decemberists

March 23
Castles - Lissie
Ivory - Gin Wigmore
Beasts of Burgundy - Squirrel Nut Zippers

Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
Boarding House Reach - Jack White
Music for Cars - The 1975
Masochism - Sky Ferreira
Forever - Phife Dawg
Stanger Songs - Ingrid Michaelson
Ariana Grande
Bruce Springsteen
Butthole Surfers
Carly Rae Jepsen
Dave Matthews Band
Frank Ocean
Gnarls Barkley
Kanye West
Paul McCartney
Selena Gomez
Vampire Weekend

And of course, this could be the year we hear Detox.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

2017 Fall Music Preview

Two things that really stood out to this nineties child when giving a once over to the list of albums coming out this fall. First off we are getting dueling Gallagher albums! Okay, this would have been much more exciting if this were 1997 not 2017. And the other thing was an album being released by some guy named William Patrick Corgan. If you have not figured it out yet, that is Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan. Apparently he thought Deborah Gibsn's name change was not silly enough so he also added the middle name. In other ninties news, Beck is coming out with a fun album after his super depressing Album of the Year one, Wu-Tang Clan is back with an album anyone can buy, while U2 is also back to making people buying albums again. Oh, and Hootie of the Blowfish fame is still putting out country music while Primus is back with their original lineup since 1995. And of course Weezer is back with their bi-yearly release of disapointing tracks. In other artists you probably did not realize were still releasing music news, oh, hey, Barenaked Ladies, Boyz II Men, and Seal.

 I spent so much time on the nineties because as usually I am mostly meh on current music. I have enjoyed what I have heard from the upcoming Jessie Ware album and Jillian Jaqcqueline and Carly Pearce are a breath of fresh air in country pop music along with Danielle Bradbery who put out a track I kind of like (though weird to release a song called Hello Summer on the first day of fall) but that is about it. I will give at least a Spotify stream to these albums. You can pre-order the albums by clicking the album title or go to their iTunes page by clicking on the artists name.

Last Week
Wonderful Wonderful - The Killers
Side A - Jillian Jacqueline

Sorry Is Gone - Jessica Lea Mayfield
The Desaturating Seven - Primus
Now - Shania Twain
The Attractions of Youth - Barns Courtney
Let's Play Two (Live) - Pearl Jam
Core (Super Deluxe Edition) - Stone Temple Pilots

October 6
As You Were - Liam Gallagher
Offering - Cults

October 13
Colors - Beck
Every Little Thing - Carly Pearce
The Saga Continues - Wu-Tang
There is No Love in Fluorescent Light - Stars
Carry Fire - Robert Plant
Ogilala - William Patrick Corgan
The Con X: Covers - Tegan and Sara
Holiday's Rule Vol. 2

October 20
Glasshouse - Jessie Ware
When Was the Last Time - Darius Rucker
Under the Streetlight - Boyz II Men
All American Made - Margo Price
Southern Gothic - Tyminski
Fever to Tell (Deluxe Remastered) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

October 27
Pacific Daydream - Weezer
World Wide Funk - Bootsy Collins

November 3
Unapologetically - Kelsea Ballerini
Wild and Reckless - Blitzen Trapper

November 10
Reputation - Taylor Swift
Synthesis - Evanescence
What If Nothing - Walk the Moon
Phases - Angel Olsen
Standards - Seal
Automatic for the People (25th Anniversary Edition) - R.E.M.

November 17
Fake Nudes - Barenaked Ladies
If All I Was Was Black - Mavis Staples

November 24
Who Built the Moon? - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

December 1
Songs of Experience - U2
I Don't Believe We Met - Danielle Bradbery

January 19
M A  N   I    A - Fall Out Boy

March 2
TBD - Andrew W.K.

Pitch Perfect 3 Soundtrack
Inside a Dream - Echosmith
Untitled Christmas Album - Sia
The All-American Rejects
Arctic Monkeys
Ariana Grande
Bob Seger
Cat Power
Father John Misty
Kid Rock
Paul McCartney
Pistol Annies
Sheryl Crow
Vampire Weekend

And of course this could be the quarter Dr. Dre releases Detox.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer 2017 Music Preview

To curate a list of albums coming out this summer I headed over to the Pre-Order page on Google Play and on the top line was an album by Goldfinger. That pretty much sums up music these days that one of the albums coming out over the next couple months that Google is hyping the most is by a band who it would be kind of generous to call them a One Hit Wonder. There is not much else to say about this crop of albums so lets just get to the list of albums that should at very least a stream on Spotify.

June 23
Purple Rain Deluxe (Expanded Edition) - Prince
Evolve - Imagine Dragons
Mosaic - 311
New Waves - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Despicable Me 3 Soundtrack

June 30
The Storm - ZZ Ward

July 7
Something to Tell You - HAIM

July 14
Low Blows - Meg Mac
Ultralife - Oh Wonder
Kaleidoscope EP - Coldplay
Something's Changing - Lucy Rose
Hitchhiker - Neil Young

July 21
Lust for Life - Lana Del Rey
Sacred Hearts Club - Foster the People
Barefoot In the Head - Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Knife - Goldfinger
Defying Gravity - Mr. Big

July 28
All I Ever See In You Is Me - Jillette Johnson
Everything Now - Arcade Fire
Powers of Piece - Santana and The Isley Brothers
Paranormal - Alice Cooper

August 11
Anchors - Will Hoge

August 25
A Deeper Understanding - The War on Drugs
Beast Epic - Iron & Wine
Villains - Queens of the Stone Age

September 8
Shade - Living Colour
Sleep Well Beast - The National

September 15
Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage
Concrete and Gold - Foo Fighters
Walk into a Storm - The Lone Bellow
M A N I A - Fall Out Boy

September 29
Shania Now - Shania Twain

Music For Cars - The 1975
From A Room: Volume 2 - Chris Stapleton
Aretha Franklin
Paul McCartney
Steve Perry

And of course this could be the quarter that Dr. Dre drops Detox.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 Spring Music Preview

Oh wow, looking over the list of albums coming out this spring that I am kind of excited about. Sure not enough to make a most anticipated list, but it is inching that way. I already went on about the return of Michelle Branch dung the winter preview, then add to that Lorde and Fleet Foxes. It has been four years since Lorde debuted and changed the pop landscape and it sound like it has changed her too with two big piano based songs replacing her drum heavy sound of her first album. I has been six years since Fleet Foxes put out the excellent Helplessness Blues and it does not sound like they have chance much. Of course both albums are supposed to drop on the same day. Here is a list of other albums coming out in the next couple months that will at least be worthy of a spin on Spotify. Click on the album title to pre-order on Amazon, click the artists name to be taken to their iTunes page.

The Wild - Raekwon
WildHorse - RaeLynn
We All Want the Same Things - Craig Finn
Souvenir - Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Damage and Joy - The Jesus and Mary Chain

March 31
Triplicate - Bob Dylan
The Ride - Nelly Furtado
Emperor of Sand - Mastodon
Bloodlust - Body Count

April 7
Hopeless Romantic - Michelle Branch
L.A. Divine - Cold War Kids
Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
Whiteout Conditions - The New Pornographers

April 14
Ladies & Gentlemen - Barenaked Ladies & The Persuasions
The Seven - Talib Kweli & Styles P

April 21
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies - John Mellencamp
Be Myself - Sheryl Crow
8 - Incubus
Americana - Ray Davies
Wrangled - Angaleena Presley

April 28
God's Problem Child - Willie Nelson
Pleasure - Feist
Something Else - The Cranberries
Pussycat - Juliana Hatfield

May 5
Pollinator - Blondie
In Spades - The Afghan Whigs

May 12
Welcome Home - Zac Brown Band

May 19
One More Light - Linkin Park

June 2
Kaleidoscope EP - Coldplay

June 9
Relaxer - alt-J

June 16
Melodrama - Lorde
Crack-Up - Fleet Foxes
The Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Forever - Phife Dawg
Fake Nudes - Barenaked Ladies
Mosaic - 311
As You Were - Liam Gallagher
Pat Benatar
Aretha Franklin
Shania Twain

And of course this could be the quarter Dr. Dre finally releases Detox

Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Winter Music Preview

This is usually the time where I decry the death of the music industry and the lack of any marquee albums coming out in the near future, but I am not going to do that this time (well, I guess I kind of did) because I am actually kind of excited for something (supposedly) coming out soon: the new album by Michelle Branch. Her debut album Teh Spirit Room was one of the greatest pop-rock albums of all time and number five on my list of The 100 Greatest Albums of the 00's. Her sophomore was pretty good (#39) then she went country with her duo The Wreckers who released one album... then nothing. That album was 2006, Hotel Paper was 2003. Okay there was an EP seven years ago but there were also two aborted albums. Now she is on a new label and it seems like the album, produced by The Black Keys Patrick Carney, may actually be released. But hey, fourteen years my sound like a long time to wait for a third album, Bell Biv DeVoe is dropping their third today, twenty-four after their second. Wait, Spotify is saying they actually on their fourth and released an album in 2001... who knew. But anyway. Here is a list of albums coming out the next couple months that will at least be worthy of a listen on Spotify. Click on the album titles to be taken to Amazon or the artist name to be taken to their iTunes page.

Three Stripes - Bell Biv DeVoe
A Girl a Bottle a Boat - Train
Stitch of the World - Tift Merritt
Red Sea Road - Ellie Holcomb
Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - Japandroids

February 3
J'ouvert - Wyclef Jean
Snowdonia - Surfer Blood

February 10
Zombies on Broadway - Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness
DROGAS Light - Lupe Fiasco

February 17
Prisoner - Ryan Adams
Now That the Light Is Fading - Maggie Rogers
Highway Queen - Nikki Lane
Notes of Blue - Son Volt
In it to Win It - Charlie Wilson

February 24
Graveyard Whistling - Old 97's
Freedom Highway - Rhiannon Giddens
The Breaker - Little Big Town

March 3
÷ - Ed Sheeran
Bruises - Dia Frampton
Voids - Minus the Bear

March 10
The Wild - Raekwon
Heartworms - The Shins
The Navigator - Hurray for the Riff Raff
Semper Femina - Laura Marling
Tango in the Night (Reissue) - Fleetwood Mac

March 17
Hot Thoughts - Spoon

March 24
Damage and Joy - The Jesus and Mary Chain
We All Want the Same Things - Craig Finn

March 31
The Ride - Nelly Furtado
Mental Illness - Aimee Mann

April 7
Hopeless Romantic - Michelle Branch
Pure Comedy - Father John Misty

May 12
Welcome Home - Zac Brown Band

May 19
Singles Soundtrack (Reissue)

Kaleidoscope EP - Coldplay
Buckingham McVie - Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham
Be Myself - Sheryl Crow
Ariana Grande
Big Boi
Chuck Berry
Dan Auerbach
Foo Fighters
Kid Rock
The Killers
Liz Phair
The Oak Ridge Boys
Phife Dawg
ScHoolboy Q

And of course this could be the quarter when Dr. Dre releases Detox.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall 2016 Music Preview

This is usually the time when I bemoan the lack of marquee releases being released over the next couple month, even in the fourth quarter when tent-poles were usually released. Except there are a couple of albums coming out soon. Metallica released a first single that was straight fire. The new Green Day song is better than anything off their last trio of albums. The mellower side of me is also excited for new Norah Jones and Regina Spektor whose last albums were really good. Okay, that is about it, of those with solid release dates so far, Sting may come in at number five most interesting album coming out before Christmas. But here are a couple more albums that will at least b worth a spin on Spotify when they are released. Click on the album title to pre-order on Amazon. Click the artist's name to be take to their iTunes page.

Last Week
We're All Gonna Die - Dawes
Braver Than We Are - Meat Loaf
Three - Phantogram

Chapter and Verse - Bruce Springsteen
Tightrope Walker - Rachael Yamagata
Natural Causes - Skylar Grey
Young as the Morning Old as the Sea - Passenger
Leap of Faith - Timothy B. Schmit
A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings - Beach Slang
The Art of Elegance - Kristin Chenoweth
The Prelude Implicit - Kansas

September 30
Remember Us To Life - Regina Spektor
The Alter - Banks
American Band - Drive-By Truckers
22, A Million - Bon Iver
Following My Intuition - Craig David
Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown
Keep Me Singing - Van Morrison
Dream too Much - Amy Lee
New City Blues - Aubrie Sellers

October 7
Day Breaks - Norah Jones
Revolution Radio - Green Day
The Malibu Sessions - Colbie Caillat
Swallowed by the New - Glen Phillips
13 Voices - Sum 41
50 - Rick Astley

October 14
Walls - Kings of Leon
The Heart Watches While The Brain Burns - Mike Doughty
Ruminations - Conor Oberst

October 21
saintmotelevision - Saint Motel

November 4
Being No One, Going Nowhere - STRFKR
Eternally Even - Jim James

November 11
57th and 9th - Sting
Jessica Rabbit - Sleigh Bells
Goodnight City - Martha Wainwright

November 18
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct - Metallica
Amateurs - Royal Teeth

Dia Frampton
Jimmy Eat World
Liam Gallagher
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Ryan Adams
The Shins
Wu-Tang Clan
Zac Brown Band

And of course this could be the quarter when Dr. Dre released Detox.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2016 Summer Music Preview

As it seems like every time I do a quarterly round up of albums coming soon, things just seem to be getting more and more dire. These are supposed to be the albums that will be the soundtrack to out collective summer, but most everything is a resounding meh to me. The only album I can even get a little excited for is the new Avett Brothers album. Everything else I will at least give a spin on Spotify hopping for a gem. In the past, at the "TBD" section was where a bulk of the anticipated albums landed before airdropping with little to no notice, but even that is getting thin. If you want to pre-order the album on Amazon, click on the album title, click the artist's name to be taken to their iTunes page.

Last Week
The Getaway - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Johannesburg - Mumford & Sons
Undercurrent - Sarah Jarosz
The Joker Live - Steve Miller Band

This Week
True Sadness - The Avett Brothers
Moving Day - Meiko
Conscious - Broods
Caroline Glaser - Caroline Glaser

July 1
blackSUMMERS'night - Maxwell
Young In All The Wrong Ways - Sara Watkins
The Bride - Bat for Lashes
California - blink-182
King Paten - Holly Henry

July 8
Where the Light Shines Through - Switchfoot
Blank Face LP - ScHoolboy Q
Wildflower - The Avalanches

July 15
H A R D L O V E - Needtobreathe
Love and Hate - Michael Kiwanuka

July 22
Dress to Impress - Keith Sweat

August 5
Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not - Dinosaur Jr.
XX - O.A.R.

August 12
Home of the Strange - Young the Giant

August 26
and the Anonymous Nobody... - De La Soul
Stay Gold - Butch Walker
I'm Alone, No You're Not - Joseph

September 2
My Women - Angel Olsen

September 9
Signs of Light - The Head and the Heart
Away - Okkervil River

September 16
Three - Phantogram

October 7
50 - Rick Astley
12 Voices - Sum 41

Songs of Experience - U2
Cool Aid - Snoop Dogg
LP2 - Bastille
The Rolling Stones
The Stone Roses
The Shins
Tears for Fears

And this may be the quarter when Dr. Dre releases Detox.