We are at the end of August and are getting ready for some huge releases that will be coming in September and October. This week has a ton of releases, but none I am eager to run out and get although one everyone is talking about (but me – well I am talking about it, but I don’t really care). My choices are limited and highlighted in Blue. Let me know what you are interested in hearing or if I missed anything as that is known to happen…frequently. Have a great week.
- Sons of Apollo – Live With the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony – (Inside Out Music). Sons of Apollo are releasing a huge live album/DVD and I expect it will be awesome. How could it not with Jeff Scott Soto on vocals, Mike Portnoy on Drums, Billy Sheehan on Bass, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on guitar and Derek Sherinian on keyboards. Their debut was spectacular and this will be nothing short of that. This will get played a lot!!
- Tool – Fear Inoculum – (Tool Dissectional/Voyage): Here is the album everyone is talking about. It has been 13 years since their last album and I am not sure if anyone thought they would do another album. This is going to be huge in the world of music. So why do I not care one bit. I have never found them to be anything special so maybe I am missing something. I will listen to see if this finally grabs me, but I am not expecting much as I liked nothing prior. Can someone please tell me why they are so liked…seriously, let me know.
- Sanctus Real – Unstoppable God – (Framework Records): This release is nothing like the other two. Sanctus Real is a Christian pop/rock band that I have followed for quite awhile and I welcome any new release. They have songs that can lift you up when you are down and songs that make you feel good inside and out. Sometimes I need that. Here is my big concern and that will probably turn me off is the original lead singer, Matt Hammitt, is out. A new guy is in, Dustin Lolli. It was Matt and his vocals that drew me to this band, we will see how this goes.
And the rest…
- Sheryl Crow – Threads – (Big Machine)
- Natasha Bedingfield – Roll With Me – (We Are Hear)
- Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell (NFR) – (Polydor/Interscope)
- Elevation Worship – At Midnight E.P. – (Elevation Worship Publishing)
- Big Wreck – …But For the Sun – (Thorn in My Side/Warner)
- Common – Let Love – (Loma Vista Recordings)
- Wage War – Pressure – (Fearless Records)
- Trisha Yearwood – Every Girl – (Gwendolyn Records)