Another great Friday of releases. The one I am most excited about is Scorpion Child. I hope there is something that gets your blood pumping. The ones in blue are the ones I will be listening to over the next couple of days.
- Scorpion Child – Acid Roulette – (Nuclear Blast America) – They are back and I couldn’t be happier. Their self-titled first album was a masterpiece. They have a classic rock sound with a modern edge. I can’t get enough of new bands that have that retro sound. This will be the first album I listen to in the car on the way to work.
- Garbage – Strange Little Birds – (Vagrant) – Shirley Manson and Garbage are back (but they never really left). I streamed this last week on Apple Music and I already know this is a another great album.
- Rival Sons – Hollow Bones – (Earache Records) – This is their fifth album and they keep getting better with each one. They are a rock / blues band out of California. I just love their sound. I am really into these newer bands with retro sounds. You have them, Scorpion Child and the Wild Feathers that just remind me that their are still fantastic bands making unbelievable music.
- Nick Jonas – Last Year Was Complicated – (Island) – Nick Jonas is okay, not my favorite. He usually has some pretty decent tracks, but mostly I am listening to make sure my daughter can listen to it if she so chooses.
- Band of Horses – Why Are You Ok – (Universal) – I came across them a couple years ago and really dig their unique sound. It is indie, southern rock and folksy all in one. I don’t like everything they do, but there is enough to keep me coming back. Definitely going to give this one a good listen.
- Paul McCartney – Pure McCartney (2CD) – (Hear Music) – This is yet another greatest hits package, but it is Sir Paul McCartney, so I will listen to it anyway.
- Little Big Town – Wanderlust – (Capitol) – Their song “Girl Crush” out last year was such an amazing song. I am not sure what to expect on this one since they worked with Pharrell on this album but I am intrigued enough to give it a try.
- Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle – Colvin & Earle – (Fantasy)
- Saliva – Love, Lies & Therapy – (Universal Music Enterprises)
- Fantasia – The Definition of… – (RCA)
- Moby – Music from Porcelain – (Thrive Music)
- Jon Bellion – The Human Condition – (Capitol Records)
- They Might Be Gaints – Phone Power – (Idlewild Recordings)