Things are heating up here in Charlotte and so are the new releases. This week there is one that is highly anticipated from a lot of people and it is up first and I am interested in it as well as his prior two were great. I have a couple others I want to hear this week and all are marked in Blue. Let me know what you want to hear and if I missed anything, let us know so everyone can learn about it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
Harry Styles – Harry’s House – (Columbia Records): I have to admit, I really like his prior two releases. I didn’t have a choice of listening to them as my girls think he’s dreamy. But little did I know I would enjoy them almost as much. Can’t wait to hear what he has in store for us with this release.
Gavin DeGraw – Face the River – (RCA Records / Sony): Gavin DeGraw has such a great voice and can write a killer pop song. They tell great stories and are catchy as hell. He can write a melody and a great chorus. Here is hoping for more of the same.
We are to the final week of October and Halloween is right around the corner. I don’t see any scary releases this week except maybe Lea Michele’s Christmas album…that one looks truly frightening and I will stay as far away as I possibly can from that one. Me, i plan on scaring up a couple for sure and maybe give two others a try. They are marked in Blue. Let me know what interests you and what I might have missed. I hope you find something and have a great weekend!
Airbourne – Boneshaker – (Spinefarm Records): The boys from down under are back with another earth shattering, bone rattling rocker. I have this one on order and the vinyl should be there when I get home. I have everything else they have done on vinyl so why not this one. If you like AC/DC, you will like this. They are loud, aggressive and fantastic. Turn it up and let them blow your ears right off.
James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind – (Atlantic Records): And if you want something a little more in the pop arena you won’t find anything better than James Blunt. His unique voice, great story telling and song writing are always entertaining and worth quite a few spins. Plus, the man is hilarious. I saw him live and his self-deprecating humor really made me a fan. HIs last album, ‘The Afterlove’ was amazing and so I have high expectations for this, his 6th album.
Welcome to Tuesday’s Memes. We are going to tackle the decade that is the 80’s because music was fun and not depressing like the 90’s (I will do the 90’s next…maybe). For those that grew up in the 80’s, I hope this brings back some memories. If you didn’t grow up in the 80’s, well…I am sorry for you!!
Wow! What a crappy week for releases. Not in what is being released, but the lack of releases. There isn’t much to choose from. I hope there is something for you, but it is slim pickin’s. Have a great weekend!! I will at least stick a music video with them if there is one so you can check them out.
Rick Astley – Beautiful Life – (BMG Music): Ok, I am a little interested in checking this one out, I will admit it. And I just noticed this got bumped up and released last week…sorry about that.
Powerwolf – Sacrament of Sin – (Napalm Records)
Paul Carrack – These Days – (Carrack UK)
Al Di Meola – Elegant Gypsy & More (LIVE) – (Earmusic)
Something new on 2Loud2OldMusic.com this week will be podcast reviews. I have been digging through a ton of music podcasts over the last few months and there are several that I have grown to love and they are now a weekly event that I listen to on the drive home from work.
First up for review is ‘Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon’ on Westwood One. So, who is Mitch Lafon? Mitch is a very well respected music journalists out of Canada and has been in the music scene for over 20 years. To put it simply, he knows the rock scene. He lives and breathes it on a daily basis. One thing I found out is his first interview was at 11 years old back in 1980 when he interviewed Gene Simmons of Kiss.
Mitch interviews the cream of the crop in the rock world and the interviews are always compelling and full of cool information about the artist and what is going on with their music or even their lives. At times the interviews seem like two friends sitting back and having a conversation. Mitch has interviewed a lot of these artist before over the years and some are actually personal friends of his. You don’t get the normal stale, boring interview. Mitch has a way of making the artist feel relaxed and willing to talk. Hell, most of the time the artist are coming to Mitch for the interview not the other way around. That right there tells me a lot about his credibility.