It is the last Friday of August and school is back in session for most people (my kids actually start this coming Monday). August has really sucked for new releases (for the most part). This week is no different. There is only one I am interested in and it is Degreed. I already have enough Motley Crue as I have Girls, Girls, Girls on Vinyl and CD and plus they aren’t really offering anything I don’t already have. Queen of the Stone Age has a new album out as well, but really don’t care…never have. Man, I am just a downer today…sorry. My interest is highlighted in Blue. September looks to be a much better month for releases as Fall generally is the best time of the year for new albums as everyone wants to get it out before Christmas.
- Degreed – Degreed – (Gain/Sony): Degreed came to my attention thanks to a little label called MelodicRock Records and I have been following them ever since. They are a melodic rock band with a very modern sound and are actually pretty great. Give them a try if you haven’t. Each album has some gems (CD is out next week, MP3/Streaming today)
- Queens of the Stone Age – Villains – (Matador Records)