______________________New Releases 3.29.2011
Amon Amarth _ Surtur Rising
Apocalyptic concept album from Swedish death metal vets.
Becoming The Archetype _ Celestial Completion
Christian progressive death metal.
**Bibio _ Mind Bokeh
Funky experimental pop from British producer Stephen Wilkinson. See "Pretentious," "Anything New."
Boxer Rebellion _ Cold Still
Successful UK act aim for the US charts with hazy pop-rock.
Britney Spears _ Femme Fatale
Ahh Britney..more undeniable pop tunes.
**Broken Bells _ Meyrin Fields EP
James Mercer and Danger Mouse remind us why their first album together was so huge.
Emery _ We Do What We Want
Erland & The Carnival _ Nightingale
Brit folk rock led by the Verve’s Simon Tong.
Funeral Party _ The Golden Age of Knowhere
Clever rock band from Cali features glistening guitars and catchy keyboards. The strained vocals might be too dramatic for some.
Gangpol & Mit _ The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club
Inventive electro. See "Otsuki Sama," "The Softcore People Club."
The Haunted _ Unseen
Swedish metal featuring members of the legendary At The Gates.
**Heidi Spencer & The Rare Birds _ Under Streetlight Glow
Sparse, intricate folk. See "Go To France," "Tried and True."
Hunx And His Punx _ Too Young To Be In Love
Unique 60’s styled power pop tunes with a gay twist.
The Jeff Healey Band _ Get Me Some
Dated American rock.
Josh T Pearson _ Last of the Country Gentleman
Critically acclaimed Texas songwriter's first record in ten years.
Los Lonely Boys _ Rockpango
New classic rock. Only $3.99 on amazon.
Marillion _ Live From Cadogan Hall [2CD]
British classic rock vets pull from their extensive career on this 21-song set.
Mars Classroom _ New Theory of Everything
Silly nasal alt/rock.
The Mountain Goats _ All Eternals Deck
Eccentric acoustic storytelling.
Obits _ Moody, Standard And Poor
Solid American indie/garage band would benefit from a few more hooks.
**The Pains of Being Pure at Heart _ Belong
Blog sweethearts, make their best, biggest, most accessible album yet. See “Belong,” “Even In Dreams,” “Too Tough.”
Peter Bjorn and John _ Gimme Some
Quality Swedish popsters strip down and simplify.
Radiohead _ The King of Limbs [CD]
Officially released, although if you wanted it you had it last month.
Rory Block _ Shake ‘Em On Down: A Tribute To Mississippi Fred McDowell
Great blues singer/guitarist shows off her classic style.
Snoop Dogg _ Doggumentary
Snoop shows that he's still as funky and nasty as ever, who cares if he's pushing 40.
The Sounds _ Something To Die For
Swedish indie/pop rockers get digitized and aim to take over the world.
Ten After Two _ Truth Is…
Progressive hardcore with bursts of melody.
We Are Defiance _ Trust In Few
More hardcore with dashes of screamo.
Whitesnake _ Forevermore
Time changes everything. Except Whitesnake.
Within Temptation _ The Unforgiving
Dutch symphonic metal fronted by Sharon den Adel.
Wiz Khalifa _ Rolling Papers
The pride of Pittsburgh vies with Snoop for the title of most stoned rapper.
Yelle _ Safari Disco Club
Fun, French electro tunes. See “C’est Pas Une Vie,” “J’ai Bu.”
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