April is here! And as I write this, who knows how crazy it has become. I am sure we are still at home, I am sure the kids still aren’t back to school and the world is probably closed down…for the most part. But, there is still new music coming out and hopefully that hasn’t completely stopped otherwise this whole post will be for naught. What I am interested in are highlighted in Blue. Let me know what you are digging and what I might have missed. Stay safe and I hope you have a great weekend.
- Ratt – Atlantic Years 1984-1990 – (Hne): I don’t really need this set as I do have all 5 albums on vinyl. I am really interested in the bonus material. If you haven’t gotten into Ratt, then this set is them in their prime and worth grabbing at a decent price. If you want to know how I rank their albums….check it out HERE!!! Now here is a little Round and Round for you.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – April 3rd”
- Billy Raffoul – A Few More Hours a YYZ E.P. – (Interscope Records): I came across Billy Raffoul at the Needtobreathe concert. He was the opening act. I got to meet him, a horribly bad selfie with him and I bought his debut vinyl E.P. which he was kind enough to sign. So, naturally, I am going to be listening to this one. Hoping for a little something different, but either way, he is awesome.
What a crazy month March has been and thank good it is almost over. If you are still home cooped up from this whole virus thing, then here are some new releases you can get to help pass the time as I am sure you will need it. Some good stuff for me this week, but don’t know about you. Hopefully and if so, let me know what you want to hear, buy or don’t care about. Also, let me know what I might have missed that people should know about. My choices are in blue. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
- Pearl Jam – Gigaton – (Monkeywrench/Republic/UMG): I was never a huge Pearl Jam fan, I’m not afraid to admit it. But it doesn’t mean I don’t like them. I heard the first song off this and I have to say it is pretty great. I think I will try out the whole thing. It is nice to see one of those 90’s Grunge bands still be kicking and Eddie is the only singer left and we are thankful for that.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – March 27th”
- Tesla – Five Man London Jam (Live at Abbey Road Studios 6/12/19) – (Universal Music): Okay, Tesla had huge success with an acoustic album like 30 years ago. Are they hoping to recapture that magic? Who knows, but I will give it a listen like I do everything they put out. Buying it? We will have to wait and see.
Happy Friday and hope everyone is hanging in there with all the craziness in the world. Despite the world’s events, there are some pretty decent releases. I think there is something here you will find. I have a few I am interested in, but for those that love pop you’ve got The Weeknd, Conan Gray (my kids are thrilled) and Kelsea Ballerini. But those aren’t for me even though I am sure that I will hear Conan without having a choice. My choices are highlighted in Blue. Let me know what you see that you like or what I might have missed. As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
- Def Leppard – The Early Years – (Virgin EMI / Mercury Records): If you follow the site, you know I have no choice in buying this. Why? Because they are my favorite. It is already bought and will be delivered this fine day. It is a remaster of their first two albums, B-Sides & rarities, but the gem of this are the live shows from the early 80’s. Pete Willis anyone!!! Steve Clark!!! Enough said!! These are going to be AWESOME!!! I guess that wasn’t enough said.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – March 20th”
- Adam Lambert – Velvet – (More is More LLC / Empire): Adam’s vocals keep getting stronger. With Queen, he is amazing. His solo stuff a little hit and miss, but with that voice, I am willing to give it a listen. It is very different from Queen so don’t expect anything like that except maybe the theatrics and drama.
Oh Crap!! It is Friday the 13th. Lock your doors and don’t go outside as there are a lot of crazies this day. And we are crazy with new releases. Actually, there are a bunch, but not much of interest to me as has been the case a lot this year. I hope the year picks up. I don’t have any that I am dying to hear…nothing highlighted in Blue this week. I might try a couple, but if I get to them. I hope there is something for you. Let me know what there is you want to hear or what I missed as I always do since I generally only list bands/artist that I have actually heard about. Have a great weekend.
- Gotthard – #13 – (Nuclear Blast)
- Stitched Up Heart – Darkness – (Stitched Up Heart)
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – March 13th”
- Code Orange – Underneath – (Roadrunner Records)
Welcome to March and the new releases are heating up. We have a ton this week so there has to be something you like in there, I am sure. If not, I guarantee nothing!! There is rock, metal, pop, country, rap, classic rock…what else could you need? Seriously, what else?? Let me know what I missed and what floats your boat. For me, the two are highlighted in Blue. Have a great weekend!!
- Harem Scarem – Change the World – (Frontiers Records): Yes, Harem Scarem are still going strong with a new release. This is their 16th studio album…wow!! If you know the band, you know what you are getting. Solid, melodic rock and only the way they know how. That is all you want from these guys. Give it a try.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – March 6th”
- Allen / Olzon – Worlds Apart – (Frontiers Records): You get Symphony X’s and Adrenaline Mob’s Russel Allen and Nightwish’s Anette Olzon teaming up for an album. Does it get much better than that? Probably, but for now, I will give it a try as it is two great voices of metal together. Deserves a listen.
Another month has come to a close and another Friday of not a lot of releases. It has been an incredibly slow start for me this year. There has only been a few I have liked so far and have had any interest in. This week is no different. There are a couple I will try (highlighted in Blue), but nothing I am super excited about, hopefully that will change once I hear it. So, sit back and go through the list and let me know if there is anything interesting for you. Also, let me know what I missed on the list so everybody can know. Thanks and have a great weekend.
- Five Finger Death Punch – F8 – (Better Noise Music): I am not overly excited about this one. They are kind of like the Nickelback of heavy metal music and my interest has waned over the years. However, I will give it a try as usually I get a couple songs worth keeping and adding to a playlist. I like to think of them as tough sounding music to make you feel like a badass even though you are not…that is me in a nutshell!!
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – February 28th”
- The Classic Crime – Patterns in the Static – (Criminal Records): An alternative rock band that gets lumped in to the Christian label because they were signed to Tooth & Nail label which is mostly Christian acts. They are more a pop/rock band than anything…no real label. Always some solid stuff so this will get a spin…or two!!
Happy Friday and welcome to another Friday New Releases post. This week we only have slighty more than a handful with a whole 6 new releases with only 2 I am interested in (highlighted in Blue). I am sorry there can’t be more, but there probably is that I don’t know about or even care about…not that I care about all of these. What has been a slow year with releases seems to continue thankfully I do have a couple. Let me know what interests you or what I may have missed so more people will know about it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
- H.E.A.T. – H.E.A.T. II – (Sony Music Entertainment) – Digital Release Only (CD/LPs out 2/28): This Swedish Hard Rock band is back with their sixth studio album. If you want some solid arena rock with a hint of glam and great fun, then this is the album you should check out this week. Bring on the guitars and let it rip.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – February 21st”
- Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man – (Epic Records / Sony): Ozzy!!! I’m sorry, but Ozzy is no ordinary man even though the album is trying to fool you in to thinking so. Hell, I’m not even sure the Price of Darkness is even a man! But he is Ozzy and that is enough for me to give this a spin. He has earned that. I wish Ozzy well in his fight with Parkinson and may he keep on rocking.
Welcome to Friday and guess what it is Valentine’s Day!! The worst holiday ever invented. It puts undo pressure on everyone. The trick is show the one you love how much they mean to you every day of the year and then this day doesn’t mean shit!! It is just another. So blame Hallmark and all the chocolate companies and the florist companies and the restaurants for forcing this upon us. Wow, I went off on a tangent there. It is Friday, so that means new music. Not a whole lot here for me, but hopefully there is enough that you find something for you or the one you love. My listens are in Blue. Let me know what you want to hear and what I might have missed from the list because believe it or not…it happens all the time. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!!
- Hollywood Undead – New Empire, Vol 1 – (BMG Rights): I am excited for their new album which is now their 6th studio release. I really enjoy their rap-rock / nu-metal sound and I love the angst as well. It is usually great to blast driving down the road…so here is warning to you Charlotte Drivers that I might be a little reckless today with this cranked up.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – February 14th”
- Huey Lewis & the News – Weather – (New Hulex LLC / BMG Rights): I am really anxious and sad to hear this one. It could quite possibly be Huey’s last record and he is even unable to perform anymore. If you haven’t heard, Huey was diagnosed with a disorder of the inner ear called Meniere’s disease. It brings hearing loss, vertigo, ringing in the ear and a feeling of fullness. My thoughts and prayers are with him and selfishly I always would like new music from him.
Welcome to the first Friday of February and the new releases we will see today. There are a bunch this week. If you like rock, pop, metal, country, latin, alternative or all of the above, there is probably something for you. I have three I am interested in hearing and I will highlight those in blue like normal. Let me know what interests you and what I missed including on the list so everyone knows. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful musical weekend!!
- Stone Temple Pilots – Perdida – (Play Pen Music / Rhino): STP is back with Jeff Gutt on vocals for his second album. This one is quite a departure from their normal fare as it is an all acoustic album of new music. Pretty bold move with still a new singer. My brother-in-law worked on this album with the band so of course it is on my list and has been pre-ordered on vinyl to arrive today when I get home from work. Looking forward to explore this one.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – February 7th, 2020”
- Richard Marx – Limitless – (BMG): I will admit it…I love Richard Marx…no not the physical, deep emotional love for a person, but love of his music. What can I say, I am a sap for a good love song or hell, a good song period. Richard has a great way of doing both of those and at the same time. Thankfully the 80’s mullet is gone and he has changed with the times.
We are to the end of our first month and the new releases have been a little limited and nothing that jumps out as blowing me away yet (but since I wrote this before the January 24th releases have come out, there could have been something out then, but the only one I want is Revolution Saints so we will see). This week has a lot of releases and a little something for everyone…but me really. You get pop, metal, rock, indie, christian, jazz and country, so a bit of everything. I hope there is something for you. Mine are normally highlighted in Blue, but there is nothing I am running out and getting this week. I need to save money so that is a good thing.
- Theory of a Deadman – Say Nothing – (Roadrunner Records) – A Canadian rock band sign to Chad Kroeger’s record label…enough said…or the less said the better…either way.
- Dashboard Confessional – The Best Ones of the Best Ones – (Hidden Note AWAL) – Were they emo, indie, alt rock??? I am not sure…all of the above. This is a greatest hits album and if you are a casual fan, then this would be great place to begin.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – January 31st”