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It’s hard to believe it’s been 17 years since Garbage released their eponymous debut. I’ve loved their singles “1 Crush,” “Push It,” “Special,” “Cherry Lips” and many more. Their latest […]
Gossip head more in a Dance/Rock direction on their new album A” Joyful Noise” and the music is as striking as the cover art.
On his official sophomore album, Adam Lambert appears to have decided on a singular musical direction (unlike his multifaceted debut which I loved, mind you) and that is Dance/Pop with […]
Hello Land! is the first of four planned self-released albums by Guillemots, and it is more of their trademark sound; ornate strings, elfin vocals (by Fyfe Dangerfield), quivery effects, and […]
Musical chameleon Santigold (formerly Santogold) returns with a sophomore album Master Of My Make-Believe almost as eclectic as her eponymous debut was. Opening is the glitchy “GO!” with shades of […]
It’s hard to fathom that Blunderbuss is the prolific Jack White’s solo debut. Sonically, it’s not far off from his day job; catchy Blues/Garage Rock, though most songs fall in […]
Electric Guest are an LA duo comprising Asa Taccone (providing creamy androgynous vocals) and Mathew Compton. Their debut album Mondo is produced by producer du jour Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton […]
Lenny Kravitz recorded his new album Black And White America in near solitude in the Bahamas, an experience he says brought him closer to God. Well, there are copious references […]
UK Trip Hop/Electronic duo Lamb haven’t released an album of new material in eight years. In that time, each developed their creative sides on solo work or side projects.
Last year, Ben Harper teamed up with Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur in the supergroup A Fistful of Mercy, a beautiful folky affair. He retreats into solo mode on possibly […]
Destroyed continues along the path taken on Moby’s last album “Wait For Me” but with dark and light hues sharply contrasted this time. It was apparently recorded while Moby was […]
Rapper Lupe Fiasco takes some artistic liberty in naming his third CD Lasers which is an acronym for “love always shines every time, remember to smile.” It is the follow-up […]
The Joy Formidable are a Welsh trio and their debut The Big Roar is like a sonic assault, from “The Everchanging Spectrum Of A Lie” which opens with dischordant beats […]
Cage The Elephant came to my attention thanks to Amazon’s recommendation. Opening cut “Always Something” is a skittery/quivery rocker with a nice spoken/rapped section and a whiff of UK Indie […]
Endlessly finds Duffy hooking up with the legendary Albert Hammond (understandably), Stuart Price (surprisingly), and Hip Hop collective The Roots on rhythm section. The result is a subtle tweak to […]
Canadian duo Ash Koley comprisies lead singer Ash Koley & songwriter & instrumentalist Phil Deschambault. Their debut “Inventions” is a New Wave/Pop album.
Mark Ronson’s new album “Record Collection” sees him largely eschewing the horn-rich retro Soul sound of his last CD “Version.” The sound this time around is more electronic with a heavy Hip Hop influence.
UK Trip Hop artist Tricky’s new CD “Mixed Race” is a musical journey of sorts as the 10 tracks take one through various styles; Hip Hop, Blues, Dub, Trip Hop & Dance. The songs are brief and the album runs just 30 minutes.
“Airtight’s Revenge” is thus a highly anticipated release and now signed to a smaller Indie label, he’s given free rein to experiment, and experiment he does. The album finds him mining that breezy hippy retro Soul sound.