Tag Archives: new album

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #15: FOXY SHAZAM – GONZO…

I can’t say it was all that much of a surprise when Foxy Shazam recently announced their indefinite hiatus from music. Despite releasing some extraordinary albums, they just couldn’t seem to catch a big break. And it was really clear from the lyrics of Gonzo that lead vocalist Eric Nally was feeling the pain of […]

REVIEW: FOO FIGHTERS – SONIC HIGHWAYS…

Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl is the ultimate music geek. After making Sound City, one of the best music documentaries I’ve ever seen, he decided that his band couldn’t just repeat what they did on their last album, Wasting Light. So a decision was made to merge the two ideas. Why not do an album […]

REVIEW: PINK FLOYD – THE ENDLESS RIVER…

Earlier this year, The Division Bell, Pink Floyd’s last proper studio album, turned 20 years old. To celebrate, there was a deluxe box set released, with a beautiful repackaging of the vinyl, the related singles, and Blu-Ray audio. Noticeably missing though were any outtakes or bonus material of any kind. This angered some of us […]

REVIEW: MACY GRAY – THE WAY…

Pop music needs more Macy Grays. For someone who has inexplicably only had one large pop hit, “I Try”, from her stellar debut album On How Life Is, she consistently puts outs out quality albums that are true albums and not just filler for one or two hits. She has a truly unique voice and […]

PINK FLOYD NEWS! – *THE ENDLESS RIVER* SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 10th! (with preview clips!)…

Check out “Louder Than Words” at the link! Exciting new for Pink Floyd fans! Today the details and release date were released for the upcoming Pink Floyd album The Endless River. One major question as we waited was “who would do the artwork?” Storm Thorgerson, who worked as part of Hipgnosis and solo, designed most […]

REVIEW: FOXY SHAZAM – GONZO (and FREE DOWNLOAD!)…

April 2nd, the day after April Fools Day, Foxy Shazam put their brand new album Gonzo up for free download. After being on major and indie labels both, the band decided to simply give this album away for free, with a limited vinyl edition pressed for preorders. In a week’s time the reactions have been […]

BROKEN BONES, UFOs and BLOODY MARYS: 10 QUESTIONS WITH SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS’ COLE WHITTLE…

If you haven’t heard of Semi Precious Weapons yet, you will. The band has a unique blend of old school glam, trashy party pop and gritty face-melting rock n’ roll. Since their last album You Love You, the guys have been playing gigs from one coast to the other, eventually finding a new home in […]

REVIEW: SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS – AVIATION EP….

After an aching absence from the world, Semi Precious Weapons is back in full force with a brand new album called Aviation that is about to be dropped on April 8th. Since their last album You Love You, the band has toured on a couple high profile spots, opening for Lady Gaga on the Monster […]

Top 25 Albums of 2013 – #5: DAFT PUNK – RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES…

Daft Punk’s return after a long absence was hyped up as possibly the musical event of the year. While they might have been overshooting by just a tad, they did work their way into the mainstream this year while making an album nothing like what people expected. The guys stretch out here melding their classic […]

Top 25 Albums of 2013 – #7: PRINCE – THE 2013 COLLECTION (A CD-R OF HIS BEST 2013 SINGLE RELEASES)…

Yes, this is kind of cheating. I don’t care. It’s my list. I have had two different configurations of songs burned to CD-R this year, both arranged for most effective playback funkiness. My most current configuration is called “The 2013 Collection”. Coupled with a cover photo culled from a fashion magazine that had Prince with […]