Welcome to the last Friday New Release post for May and let me tell you that May was a little of a letdown. There were a bunch of releases, but not a ton I was really that interested in hearing. Let me tell you, June makes up for it in spades. It gets way better in June. That doesn’t mean we have a bunch of nothing this week, there are a lot of great releases. Only a couple I want to hear and I will highlight those in Blue. Let me know what you want to hear this week and what I may have missed so every one knows what is available. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
Blackberry Smoke – You Hear Georgia – (3 Legged Records / Thirty Tigers): The Atlanta boys are always bringing some great Southern Rock, Americana, Country Rock…whatever you need to label it. Just sit back and enjoy their blend of music and smoke ’em if you got ’em!!
Del Amitri – Fatal Mistakes – (Cooking Vinyl): It has been 19 years since the band’s last album. That is crazy. They got back together a few years back and have been touring, but finally getting around to an album. I am curious more than anything to see what they bring to the table after so long. Here’s to hoping for a great album.
Happy Friday! It is about time it got here, I need this weekend! We have a handful of releases this week and some I am actually interested in hearing and I will highlight those in Blue as usual. We have a variety of styles this week to choose from so hopefully there will be something for you. Let me know what you want to hear and what release I might have missed as it does happen. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Bush – The Kingdom – (Zuma Rock / BMG): Gavin Rossdale and the boys are back. Bush is hit or miss for me, but they’ve hit enough that I try out their releases and I will this one. Here’s hoping for some solid rock this time around.
Pretenders – Hate for Sale – (Chrissie Hynde / BMG): Chrissie Hynde and boys are back (that phrase sounds familiar…oh yeah…see Bush above). I have always loved her voice and the punk/new wave style. She is a legend and that is why she will get a spin.
Can you believe we are in November already. Christmas is just around the corner and with all the new releases today, what might be on your Christmas list? I don’t really have anything from these releases that I am dying to have, but there are a couple I will give a listen to. Not much in the rock world for me, it is all Pop. The ones I am interested in at least listening to are highlighted in Blue as always.
If you want to buy any of the albums, I have tried to make it easy for you. Click on the link after each album and it will take you to iTunes and you can download the release with just a few clicks.
Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues – (222 Records/Interscope): Maroon 5 brings us another record, but with the over saturation of Adam Levine on TV with the Voice and the lack of greatness from the singles so far I am not overly excited. However, I have been a huge fan since the beginning so it will get listened to. I hope there are songs that only feature the band. I am sick and DAMN!!! Tired of the releases for this album so far that feature another artist. Why do songs today on Pop Radio have to be with someone else. I don’t get and this is a topic for another time. I do like “Cold” though.
Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All – (Capitol Records): Finally the voice of Sam Smith is back with some new music. I know my oldest loves him and I have to admit he has a nice voice. I will give it a spin and see what he has to offer. The first two promotional songs have been good.