Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week of October 28th 2008


  • Pink Funhouse
    Pink’s post-divorce record drops today, but we’ve already be bopping our head to her single “So What,” which can pretty much been found on the radio at all times on one station or another. Of all of Pink’s albums, this one feels the most personal, she’s exercising the demons from her divorce. The album shares the title with one of Iggy Pop and The Stooges’ opuses, but the party fun house they were talking about isn’t anything like the empty remains of the domicile she shared with her ex-husband. Yet, somehow Pink’s pain makes for great, fun pop songs. Take notes Alanis Morrissette.
  • Kaiser Chiefs Off With Their Heads
    The new record is hardly the riot they predicted in their first single. In fact, now their songs are about growing up, falling in love and feeling predictable. But even though the boys from Leeds have mellowed out, they’re still just as interesting as ever, which is so endearing.
  • Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
    Recorded in Berlin over the summer, you can hear the sunshine in this record.
  • Ryan Adams and the Cardinals Cardinology
    Songwriter Ryan Adams, who can make a band as well-rounded as a pair of tight jeans, has rejoined The Cardinals to make their third record together. With songs like “Go Easy” on yourself, it sounds like he’s in good, supportive company.
  • The Cure 4:13 Dream
    Robert Smith is still up to his old tricks and sound on the new record. Luckily, he’s not as depressed about it as he was in the ’90s.
  • Bloc Party Intimacy
    Dance floor dominators, Bloc Party, have released their third album of hip shaking hits. Songs like “Mercury” will even have The Frisky’s astrosexoligist, Kiki T, rocking out to retrograde. We heart Kele Okereke!
  • John Legend Evolver
    I don’t trust a guy who calls himself “Legend,” but Andre 3000, Kanye West, and Brandy do. Although, this new record has taken his classic vibe and added modern mechanics. So, maybe he really is an evolver.
  • Eagles of Death Metal Heart On
    Queens of the Stone Age’s giant front man, Josh Homme, and Jesse “the Devil” Hughes have reunited to make their third thumping record of bad boy rock ‘n’ roll.
  • Lady Gaga The Fame
    NYC club kid, Lady Gaga, just wants you to dance. You can catch her on tour with New Kids On the Block.