Finally!! Yes, there are some albums I am actually excited about this week. It has been awhile for me since the last week that anything I was anxiously awaiting. This week, I have two that will definitely get a spin first thing in the morning while I am sitting at home in my office like I have for the last two months…I can’t wait to sit in traffic and drive to work. I never thought I would say that!!! Anyhoo, my choices are highlighted in Blue. Let me know what you are interested in hearing and what I may have missed. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
- Dennis DeYoung – 26 East, Vol. 1 – (Frontiers Records): I couldn’t tell you the last time a Dennis DeYoung record got any press, but this one is making the rounds. I have heard nothing but positive comments on this one so far, so it has really piqued my interest. I have heard there is a strong Styx element and why wouldn’t there be as he was a huge part of that sound. We will see.
- One Desire – Midnight Empire – (Frontiers Records): Okay, this one might the first one getting a spin this morning. These two songs I have heard so far are a couple of the best I’ve heard this year. If you like some solid guitar driven, heavy melodic rock with a guy that can sing his heart out, this is the one for you to hear. I think this is going to be the one to beat this year.
And there are some solid releases that I think people will like, but I will get to if I can (at least some of these…
- The 1975 – Notes On a Conditional Form – (Polydor/Interscope)
- Indigo Girls – Look Long – (Rounder Records / Concord)
- Steve Earle – Ghosts of West Virginia – (New West Records)
- Pretty Maids – Maid in Japan: Future World Live – (Frontiers Records)
- FM – Synchronized – (Frontiers Records)
- Black Rainbows – Cosmic Ritual Supertrip – (Heavy Psych Sounds)
- Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant – (Century Media)
- Ulcerate – Stare Into Death And Be Still – (Debemur Morti Productions)
- The Airborne Toxic Event – Hollywood Park – (Rounder Records / Concord)
- Alina Baraz – It Was Divine – (Mom & Pop Music)
- Tiffany – Pieces of Me Unplugged E.P. – (Outright Rock Records)