Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Releases Tuesday - 10/31/06

Graham Coxon - Love Travels At Illegal Speeds (EMI)
Daylight's for the Birds - Trouble Everywhere This Generation Tapes
Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist (Maverick)
The Low Frequency In Stereo - The Last Temptation Of… (Gigantic)

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning (Def Jam)
Finally...it's here. Seems like people have been talking about this coming out for the past three years, but it's really only been a bit over a year since the S-O-V had that well-publicized first meeting with Jay-Z at the Def Jam offices. That being said, I totally feel like a snotty hipster in this situation (a "trendinista," if you will) because it seemed like I was already "over" Lady Sov 6-months before this debut was even scheduled to be released. In defense of myself and other fickle music fans, a lot of the songs on here have been around for a while, though. Luckily, they've added a bonus Missy Elliott remix at the end which has admittingly rekindled the flame a bit for me.

Willie Nelson - Songbird (Lost Highway)
Remember when Jack White produced that Loretta Lynn record? This record is like that only with Ryan Adams producing Willie. As you may have guessed from the name Songbird, this is a collection of mostly covers (Cohen, Parsons, Grateful Dead, etc.), though Nelson does add three originals of his own and Adams adds one.

Nellie McKay - Pretty Little Head (Black Dove)
To Live And Shave in L.A. - Moon and Eternity (Menlo Park Recordings)
SunnO))) and Boris - Alter (Southern Lord)

The Who - Endless Wire (Universal)
Seriously guys, do you have to keep dragging The Who moniker into the ground? Call it what it is: Townshend & Daltrey. ONE HALF OF YOUR BAND IS DEAD, have some dignity and put The Who thing to rest. Say what you will about Led Zeppelin, but at least they had the sense of mind to move on to other projects after Bonham died without resorting to any sort of lame middle-aged "comeback album." Sure, Page and Plant got back together to record later, but you know what? They called it Page & Plant, NOT Led Zeppelin...because two original members with a random supporting cast is not the same thing as the original band.


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