Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 6-2-17 – 6-8-17

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Amber Arcades – Cannonball

Amber Coffman – City of No Reply

All Time Low – Last Young Renegade

alt-J – Relaxer

Beach Fossils – Somersault

Benjamin Booker – Witness

Benya Barshai – Time Stills

Bleachers – Gone Now

Camille – Ouï

Celebration – Wounded Healer

Chastity Belt – I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

Coldplay – Kaleidoscope

Cowbell – Haunted Heart

Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song

Dauwd – Theory Of Colours

Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa

Elder – Reflections of a Floating World

Emil Amos – Filmmusik

Eyedress – Manila Ice

Halsey – hopeless fountain kingdom

Heather Trost – Agistri

Hey Colossus – The Guillotine

H Hawkline – I Romanticize

Hiatus – All The Troubled Hearts

Husky – Punchbuzz

Ikonika – Distractions

James Lindsay – Strand

Jay Prince – Late Summers

Kacey Johansing – The Hiding

Kool G Rap – Return of the Don

Luke Combs – This One’s for You

Mali Music – The Transition of Mali

Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man

Mozzy & Gunplay – Dreadlocks & Headshots

Mutoid Man – War Moans

Noga Erez – Off the Radar

Omar Souleyman – To Syria, With Love

Pega Monstro – Casa de Cima

Pixx – The Age of Anxiety

Richard Dawson – Peasant

Roger Waters – Is This the Life We Really Want?

Saint Etienne – Home Counties

Shock Machine – Shock Machine

Stevie Stone – Level Up

TALsounds – Love Sick

Thea Gilmore – The Counterweight

Time Lurker – Time Lurker

TOPS – Sugar at the Gate

Two Inch Astronaut – Can You Please Not Help

Ulrika Spacek – Modern English Decoration

Vallenfyre – Fear Those Who Fear Him

Comment: The least anticipated album of the week goes, as always, to the dreaded Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, a very different for him pop album which might have been good if he waswas someone else singing something else. “Waiting On A Song,” the title track, is about writer’s block. He should have waited longer to overcome it. On to MAAOTW (Most Anticipated Album Of The Week), Saint Etienne are always welcome, but not always that welcome, Roger Waters? The new single is business as usual even if business has been quiet for a coupla decades. I wish I liked Omar Souleyman, he seems cool enough in principle. Bleachers? Not a chance, the singles weren’t strong enough.  The Coldplay EP? I liked the album alright, not enough to rate the EP that high: the boys are too business savvy to have left off a first tier for two years. Amber Coffman, Halsey? It is between alt-J and Benjamin Booker… and the award goes to alt-j because they were so good when I saw em at MSG a coupla years ago.

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