Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 3-9-18 – 3-15-18

Written by | March 3, 2018 8:23 am | No Comments

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Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble

Alexandra Burke – The truth is

Between the Buried and Me – Automata I

Brad Mehldau – After Bach

Brett Naucke – The Mansion

Calum Scott – Only Human

Crooked Man – Echo Loves Narcissus

Datarock – Face the Brutality

David Byrne – American Utopia

DJ Nigga Fox – Crânio

Drowse – Cold Air

Editors – Violence

Embrace – Love Is a Basic Need

Feu! Chatterton – L’Oiseleur

Gengahr – Where Wildness Grows

George FitzGerald – All That Must Be

Gloria – Oidophon Echorama

Jeremy Messersmith – Late Stage Capitalism

Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky

Judas Priest – Firepower

Kraus – Path

Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2

Lisa Stansfield – Deeper

Liza Anne – Fine But Dying

Martha Ffion – Sunday Best

Ministry – AmeriKKKant

Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams

Nightwish – Decades – An Archive Of Song

of Montreal – White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood

Oneida – Romance

Remo Drive – Pop Music

Starkweather / Concealment – Split

Suicidal Tendencies – Get Your Fight On

Teenage Wrist – Chrome Neon Jesus

The Dean Ween Group – Deaner Rock 2

The Fratellis – In Your Own Sweet Time

The Neighbourhood – The Neighbourhood

The Skull Eclipses – The Skull Eclipses

Three Days Grace – Outsider

Tom Grennan – Lighting Matches

Turbowolf – The Free Life

Various Artists – Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock and Soul

Various Artists – The Bedroom Tapes: A Compilation of Minimal Wave From Around the World 1980-1991

Whyte Horses – Empty Words

Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar

Comment: Either Jimi Hendrix or David Byrne could be my most anticipated album of the week but they can’t because I’ve already heard them both on NPR’s First Listen (here). David Byrne has always been too weird and too studiedly artist to be one of the greats, but American Utopia is a solid piece of work, Grade: B+.  At this point in time the Hendrix cottage industry could last as long as the Presley, it has already run laps around 2Pac, Both Sides Of The Sky is post-Electric Ladyland studio outtakes. Grade: B+. The Strokes are the most overrated band on all time and Hammond is the least anticipated new release of the week. OK, on to what we want and next week is packed with goodies: the new Embrace single is terrific, Judas Priest, The Fratellis, Suicidal Tendencies, and most of all Lil Yachty, might have won on a different week. But Young Fathers are one of the greatest bands in the world today and I am more than excited for their first new album in THREE YEARS, the single “Toy” is a must hear.

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