Friday New Releases – February 2nd

Welcome to February’s First Friday of new releases.  There is a little Metal, Rock, Pop, Country and even Frank Zappa (he is his own category).  Hopefully something will float your boat.  There is only one I am really interested in and I might check out some others, but too early to say.  My choice is highlighted in Blue as always.

  • 61AHx4Gb31L._AC_US436_QL65_  Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods – (RCA Records):  Is it no surprise that Justin is back with a new album as he is performing as the headline act for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday.  The first single is a little different and took some getting used to, but I think I am digging it a little now.  I am interested to see what he has to offer.  I will admit I am a fan of his music so this one is a no brainer for me.

  • 61cCHWe-w9L._AC_US218_  W.A.S.P. – ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol) – (Napalm Records)
  • 71pBczqWUuL._SX522_  Saxon – Thunderbolt – (Silver Lining Music)
  • 512fmUezMjL._AC_US436_QL65_  Wishbone Ash – Twin Barrels Burning: The American Remixes – (Cherry Red Records)
  • 51M5mrfcswL._AC_US436_QL65_  Simple Minds – Walk Between Worlds – (BMG)
  • 51ETjO3tL6L._SS500  Montgomery Gentry – Here’s to You – (Average Joes Entertainment)
  • A1gXKUAuToL._SX522_  AWOLNATION – Here Comes the Runts – (Red Bull Records)
  • 81WW5dXu+ZL._AC_UL115_.jpg  Frank Zappa – The Roxy Performances (Live at the Roxy) – (Zappa Family Trust)
  • 41V2-MiXV1L._SX120_SY120_  John Oates – Arkansas – (PS Records)

36 thoughts on “Friday New Releases – February 2nd

  1. Not a fan of AWOLNATION John? I like them a lot, though it always seems to take me a while to get into their songs. I usually dislike them at first, but after 2-3 listens, I end up loving them. I’m surprised to see Simple Minds has released an album, as I didn’t know they were still (or back) together. And as for JT, I’m still not sure about ‘Filthy’ though, like you, it’s starting to grow on me a bit.

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      1. AWOLNATION’s lead singer Aaron Bruno has an interesting voice that borders on hoarse or shrill at times, and I can understand some not liking them. As boppinsblog suggested, check out their first album and big hit ‘Sail.’ My personal favorite of theirs is ‘Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)’ which ended up in my top 20 of 2015. They have a current hit ‘Passion’ that’s pretty good, though I find Bruno’s repeated verse in the beginning of the track of “Blow my mind” a little annoying.

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  2. I saw Awolnation open for Prophets of Rage. They were decent. A little harder than I figured they would be.
    Of course, their big hit Sail was what the crowd was waiting for. It’s a really good song. I suggest to start with the album that song is on called Megalithic Symphony.
    As for the music today, I own no JT so I probably won’t start buying him.
    Saxon, W.A.S.P and Zappa pique my interest.

    I will be at record store today buying the new COC album on vinyl so I’ll look for anything else new.

    Wishbone Ash have 2 re-releases today.
    In terms of lesser knowns Don Broco, Genocide Pact, Long Distance Calling,
    and Spite have new album drops.

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    1. I will start with what you suggest on AWOLNation, thanks. I am a little interested in the Saxon and W.A.S.P. if I have time to squeeze them in.

      I wish I was at a record store today, but I have been way too much lately and need to cut back a little…very little.

      Thanks for all the other new release adds. There are so many each week it is hard to keep track.

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    1. If you liked Crimson Idol you may or may not like the “new” WASP.
      It’s a re-imagined version. Basically Blackie re doing that album. I think he plays most if not all the instruments this time.
      The dude in the store said that was his fave WASP album and he really liked the new one as well.

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        1. Not this dude. He has helped me find great stuff and helped steer me away from junk loys of times.
          I often leave without buying but I go there because I like the selection, the prices, the music they play and the honesty.

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  3. One new release I just ordered — came out yesterday. The soundtrack to Star Trek Discovery by Jeff Russo!
    Justin is the big release this week that will make a lot of noise, but there is no way I will buy W.A.S.P. Re-Idolized. I bought the original album enough times. And to be honest it’s not my favourite W.A.S.P. Might not even make the top 5.

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  4. Saxon album is the only one that I’m particularly interested in, though I’m also intrigued by new Timberlake. I liked his last two and a foray into Americana is an unexpected detour.

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