Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Releases: The Smashing Pumpkins, Interpol, Spoon, St Vincent, & More

The big day has arrived and we finally have our first new Smashing Pumpkins record in seven years. And everyone is...well, seemingly underwhelmed. The majority of the reviews seem to back up our own limited impression from listening to the free album stream last week; it doesn't suck by any means, but it just doesn't grab you.

With all the Punkins hysteria lately, it was almost easy to forget that Interpol also has a big release out today, their major label debut Our Love to Admire. Using the same non-partisan Metacritic scale, the New York boys seemed to have faired much better in living up to expectations than Billy. Of course, it probably helps that they've retained all four original members and aren't trying recapture the magic of a scene that peaked about twelve years ago.

Also out this week are new albums from:

* The Icarus Line
* Bad Religion
* Buffalo Tom
* Crowded House
* Justice
* St Vincent
* Ulrich Schnauss
* Spoon
* They Might Be Giants

Stolen from Radio Free Chicago.


Blogger amanda rose said...

Please check out St. Vincent. She is so amazing. And Spoon, the new CD is greatness. Two good CD from the great state of Tejas.

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