It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week, we listen to The Sounds, get a little bit country with Elvis Costello, band together with Dave Matthews, stick to our guns with Taking Back Sunday, and get snazzy with jazzy Iggy Pop. Keep reading »
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Album Drop: The Latest Releases From Taking Back Sunday, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, And Dave Matthews
It’s Tuesday and you know what that means. It’s new record release time! This week, skip right past Lionel’s Richie’s Let’s Go. Trust me, it’ll make you want to never listen to or touch any relics from the ’80s, your Madonna lace gloves included. Here’s what’s really going on now: Tori Amos confesses, Eminem relapses, Iron & Wine gives us a sip, and Jarvis rocks out with his Cocker out.
- “Johnny Depp: Triple Feature”
“Edward Scissorhands,” “From Hell,” and “Benny & Joon” equals three times the Johnny Depp for the price of one.
- “Brad Pitt: Triple Feature”
“Mr & Mrs. Smith,” “Kalifornia,” and “Thelma & Louise” equals three times the Brad Pitt for the price of one.
- “Leonardo DiCaprio: Triple Feature”
“The Beach,” “The Man In The Iron Mask,” and “Romeo + Juliet” equals three times the Leo DiCaprio for the price of one. Dang, these people know what the ladies want this year huh?
- Common Universal Mind Control
The Grammy Award-winning rapper has just released another rad set of rhymes. Produced by the legendary Neptunes and Kanye West, the disc also features cameos from Cee-lo. But even without all the big names to throw around, this record could be summed up in one word: HOT.
- Guns N’ Roses Chinese Democracy
Axl Rose’s anthemic rock voice still makes my panties wetter than the November rain. Chinese Democracy, inflated by all the hype and a very, very long wait, surprisingly lives up to its promise — even with the all new band line-up. “Better” has some of the sickest guitar squeals and “IRS” crunches the classic GNR sound. So, “This I Love” makes me think Axl wants to sing on Broadway, and his mid-life crisis frat bro meets Rasta look isn’t sexy, but the music is still solid gold. This is not an album GNR could have made in the ’80s when they were kids. It’s a bold, fresh, marvelous record that’ll bury Axl’s eccentricities and lift him up like the awesome rock star he truly is, even after all these years. Thanks for the free Dr. Pepper…and my new jams!
- Beyoncé I Am…Sasha Fierce
With this two disc release, Beyonce is all about fantasizing. She’s been slipping on her gling and calling herself Sasha Fierce. The first disc she’s still Beyonce, imagining what she’d do “If I Were A Boy.” Yet she’s got something to say to the gents, “If you like it, you should put a ring on it.” Hm, wonder if that’s the line she used on Jay-Z? But truly, the Queen B is going deeper on her record. Soft songs like “That’s Why You’re Beautiful” are atypical for the happenin’ hit maker, but they beautifully subtle, for once. As Sasha Fierce, on disc two, she throws the dance floor some bones with hot tracks like “Diva” and “Radio.” There’s something for everyone, from club bumpin’ “Say My Name”-esque booty jams to adult laments.