Scary heavy metal man and former lead singer of the Misfits has released an Elvis covers album. For this album he’s taken the usual step of recording the album in a bucket.
Fiona Apples back after 8 years with a new album called fetch the bolt cutters.
The critics are going crazy over it with 5 star reviews in the Guardian, independent and even a rare 10 from hipster bible pitchfork.
On first listen it is very good, but there’s a lot to take in. But I’m not sure it’s the greatest album of the 21st century that the critics are claiming. Time will tell. (I wonder if the critics are just getting giddy as they don’t have much else to write about.)
Laura Marlin dropped (As the kids say.) a new album on Friday without much warning before hand. I’ve always kinda liked her stuff but was never a massive fan but this new album is excellent and well worth a listen.
It’s on all the streaming services. It’ll have a proper release once shops reopen. (If there’s any left.)
*Warning new music that’s rather loud*
Idles are a band that are a bit fed up with the state of Britain at the moment. They have made an album to have a shout about those frustrations. It’s very good and even made the top 5 album charts. (when was the last time a punk band made the top 10? – Ignoring Green day, which is easily done.) It warms the cockles that bands like this still exist and even more so that it’s selling,
I was worried we’d lost her to Hollywood but the pint sized funk Goddess is back and she’s only gone and made the best Prince song since the Purple fellas prime.
Apologies to all the older readers with an aversion to ‘new’ music.
Just a reminder that the best album of the year, properly this century was released yesterday.
It really is a joy from start to finish and clear proof that when David Bowie tells you to get the band back together it’s wise to follow his words.
Inspired by the Rick Parfitt thread, Who on earth thought this was a good idea? Did they really think all the Scooter fans (and there’s a scary amount of them if Wikipedia is to be believed.) would rush to Itunes to download Piledriver? Recently we’ve had Sir Paul turning up with Kanye and Rhinna.
So who else has made an ill judged effort to appeal to da kids?
Sturgill Simpsons covers Nirvana’s In Bloom.
The rest of the albums (A sailors guide to the Moon) pretty good too.