Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 9-29-17 – 10-5-17

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36 Crazyfists – Lanterns

Ben Frost – The Centre Cannot Hold

Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly

B R I Q U E V I L L E – II

Chain & The Gang – Experimental Music

David Crosby – Sky Trails

Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me

Dolly Parton – I Believe in You

Echosmith – Inside a dream

Four Tet – New Energy

Grave Pleasures – Motherblood

Giulio Aldinucci – Borders and Ruins

Hannah Lurry – This Heart of Mine

Hurts – Desire

Ibeyi – Ash

Iglooghost – Neō Wax Bloom

Injury Reserve – Drive It Like It’s Stolen

Jag Panzer – The Deviant Chord

Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone

Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference

Keep Shelly In Athens – Philokalia

Kyab Yul-Sa – Resonance d’exil (s) / Exile Vibration

Lone – DJ-Kicks

Loney Dear – Loney Dear

Looming – Seed

Michael Jackson – Scream

Miley Cyrus – Younger Now

Monolord – Rust

Oscar and the Wolf – Infinity

Pere Ubu – 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo

Primus – The Desaturating Seven

Protomartyr – Relatives in Descent

Rittz – Last Call

Robin Schulz – Uncovered

Shania Twain – Now

The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Always Foreign

Torii Wolf – Flow Riiot

TORRES – Three Futures

Unsane – Sterilize

Vessels – The Great Distraction

Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

Comment: As a huge Dolly Parton fan, I must admit that when I saw her last year at Forest Hills, she didn’t deliver the goods, and she hasn’t released an album I’ve loved 2011, her latest is a children’s album so the anticipation level isn’t what it might be for I Believe In You. Wolf Alice have a huge release, and the singles haven’t been great and haven’t stuck, same exact thing with Shania Twain and Echosmith. Miley Cyrus is just too weird for my taste, I lost interest in Pere Ubu after Peter Laughner died, Scream compiles what it calls  a “Halloween album” with mysterious theme songs. Ibeyi are nice girls but overrated, David Crosby has a jazz album and I have nothing to add to that announcement (Actually, I have one thing to add: I heard it on NPR and was not thrilled). So since we’re not going with Dolly for most anticipated, what does that leave us? A toss up between Demi Lovato who has released a slew of great songs from upcoming, big time pop album, and Benjamin Clementine, who was terrific at Mercury Lounge a couple of years ago, and has three great songs so far off the upcoming album. I’m going with Clementine.

 

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