Any music you all are looking forward to?
All of our tastes are far flung, but here is what I am looking forward to in the next couple of months.
MUDVAYNE / Lost And Found (Epic)
NINE INCH NAILS / With Teeth (Interscope)
SYSTEM OF A DOWN / Mezmerize (Columbia)
AUDIOSLAVE / Out Of Exile (Interscope)
SEETHER / Karma & Effect (Wind-Up)
LIFE OF AGONY / Broken Valley (Epic) WOOHOO!!!!!!
I better save my pennies. I cannot remember a period this brief with so many on my "must by" list.
Isn't Garbage coming out with a new album?
On the other end of the spectrum:
BEN FOLDS/ Songs for Silverman
AIMEE MANN/ The Forgotten Arm
New Coldplay, Radiohead (here's hoping) and Tool (if Maynard finding God really is just a joke).
The other music I was looking forward too was Beck and the Mars Volta, both of which delivered the awesomeness.
Man, I'm so out of touch when it comes to music. I gave up on the radio and music videos long ago because I hated too much of what they played and it's too much trouble to pirate stuff just to try it out.
Weezer - Make Believe. May 7.
Please click here (IE only and there's an ad first, sorry :/) and watch the new Weezer video. It's a good song, but I know someone here can identify that black-haired girl clapping her hands and sitting directly in front of the drummer. I need to know her name.
Originally Posted by balut
GARBAGE / Bleed Like Me (Geffen)
COLDPLAY / X & Y (Capitol)
So is Oasis, THe White Stripes, Frank Black, The Gorillaz, and Sleater-Kinney.
Unfortunately, Better than Ezra and Dave Matthews Band are as well as they will never go away.
None of the groups I like are coming out with anything... maybe a new Evanescence, later this year maybe, hopefully not a lot of their early promo CD stuff (which I like and all but, uh, I already have all that). Won't be a new Nightwish for awhile, probably not till 2006.
I keep holding on to hope that Pink Floyd will come back but the odds of that happening are pretty slim.
The new Garbage CD didn't impress me that much.
Thanks for the heads up on this one.
Originally Posted by Justin Fletcher
I've already got the new Judas Priest. :)
Definitely NIN. I don't like Reznor's lyrics or singing much, but the music he comes up with is great more often than not. I will say I hope it sounds more like "The Downward Spiral" than "The Fragile".
Did M.I.A. release "Arular" already or is it still on the verge of release the way it has been for the past two years? People calling her "the female Dizzee Rascal" really aren't over-exaggerating there, and the fact that she's smoking hot means I like her even more than him by default. Amazon's got a review up but I still haven't seen it in any stores, whether local indy places or mainstream places like Best Buy. I've heard one single, not sure which, and it was quirky yet undeniably catchy, so I'm optimistic.
Meat Beat Manifesto's got one slated for release late this month (4/26/05 is the last date I've heard). Sadly, MBM is no longer a group I'll immediately buy albums from without first listening to them, because the last two LPs were really lackluster, in stark contrast to their brilliant 90s stuff. I hope the official site offers free samples of all the songs the way they have with previous releases.
DJ Spooky and Dave Lombardo (of SLAYERRRRRR!!! \m/ ) are collaborating on an album that promises to be as bug-fucked as everything else Spooky has done. I've already heard the insane remix of Public Enemy's "B Side Wins Again", and while I disliked how Spooky fucked around with Chuck D's rapping (using cheesy vocoder effects on some verses), the beat was so very awesomely chaotic. The track list implies they're going to give PE's "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" and "Public Enemy #1" similar treatment.
And thanks to Fussbett of Caltrops for this one: apparently, either just released or coming out soon, will be a collaboration between The X-Ecutioners (a great trio of DJs who's gimmick is lending their old-school scratching/beat-making talents to new-school artists) and Mike Patton of Faith No More fame. You know him, he's that completely awesome guy who flopped around like a fish in that one video that was played on MTV 24-7 about twelve years ago. The very concept boggles my mind and warms my heart.
New Stephen Malkmus
But right now All I'm listening to is the Thermals who I just discovered and who rock my ass to a degree its never been rocked before. Download How We Know. Change your life, man.
The new priest is awesome. Complete with the Spinal Tap like Lochness. I have to go watch them in concert now to see if they have a long necked papier mache thing and a hump being dragged around by roadies in dry ice.
I think acdc are due to put out another one this year. I'd like that.
She's probably just some anonymous weezer fan who answered the call at their website to be in a video.
Originally Posted by extarbags
No, she's hot enough that she's probably a member of the Playmate camp.
Originally Posted by Brad Grenz
Heard the first single on the radio the other night ("Going Through the Motions"). Sounded a little derivative of her prior work, but I'm always willing to give Ms. Mann the benefit of the doubt.
Originally Posted by Bub, Andrew
Now if only her friggin' husband would release something new...
...or if she and Scott Miller would release the album they recorded together....
Originally Posted by Justin Fletcher
"He's the greatest songwriter ever. When I write a song, I always wonder, 'What would Scott think of this?'" --Aimee Mann
Eagerly awaiting the B-Sides and irregularities disc from Fountains Of Wayne, and the collaborative effort recorded by Jack White & Brendan Benson.
One I haven't seen mentioned that I'm looking forward to is the Eels, Blinking Lights And Other Revelations, out the 26th of this month./ Two disc set.
I have a suspicion I'll be disappointed with the new Garbage. (Aside from folk music which can be bought in bookstores and cafes throughout the State, you can only buy real music in about 5 towns in Vermont which means I can't pick up the new Garbage CD 'til this weekend.)
And I have a bizarre hunch that I'll be pleasantly surprised by the new Oasis.
Definitely will Itunes the new NIN album.
I purchased Audioslave's first album, loved it alot. However, I'm not too impressed with their latest single, sounds pretty tripe and by the books...
IF you're looking for a good summer album:
(check out Closer to the Sun, the song, on there)
Well, to be fair, the first single from the first album was hardly my favorite (Gasoline is my favorite).
Originally Posted by McCrank
How is it? Heard some really good things.
Originally Posted by Dave Long
I forgot it was coming out this week, so I'll grab it this Friday most likely. The last couple albums have taken their time to grow on me, but they always do. I'm hoping for something a little closer to 2.0.
Originally Posted by Rightbug
A nNew Foo Fighters 2-CD album comes out in June.
Yup, General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners came out a couple of months ago. There are a couple of weak points on the album (most notably the horrible half-rap "Listen up, here's an order from the General P"), but the whole thing is such a collage of sound, these low points literally only last seconds. And don't let the deliberately obtuse track names scare you - while there is no mistaking Mike's influence in the sound, the overall feel is much more old-skool rather than avante-garde.
Originally Posted by curst
For a bit heavier emphasis on the latter, I recommend last year's Romances by Patton and Kaada. It often reminds me of some of the more low-key sections of Mr. Bungle's Disco Volante, but is overall more melodic and orchestral.
I had not heard of the Spooky/Lombardo or the Jack White collaborations mentioned. Sounds great!
I am looking forward to the upcoming Flaming Lips installment of the Late Night Tales downtempo/acid jazz/whatever mix series. Also, Langhorne Slim's debut full-length is coming out (think hillbilly blues as done by Cat Stevens) as well as Adult.'s new album (electro with robotic German dominatrix vocals). And the new ones by Gorillaz, Black Eyed Peas, Fila Brazillia, Tosca, NiN, Audioslave, and Weezer. There is almost too much upcoming goodness, and my bank account is going to suffer for it.
Regarding the new Garbage album:
I'm very, very disappointed. It sounds to me like they took some time off and totally lost touch with the things that made them interesting, which was intertwining a goodly amount of electronica among well done vocals, smart lyrics, and good traditional instrument handling.
The new album has some smart lyrics, vocals that range from decent to good, and some traditional instrument handling that's not hamfisted, but almost all of the electronica seems gone, and with it left a large chunk of the interesting character of their music. It literally sounds like whoever it was that was in charge of the sampling and looping took off, and they went "Awww, fuck it, we'll just play louder guitars." Which I know is what's in vogue right now, but I think there are plenty of people out there who do feedback-y, overdriven guitar just fine, and frankly I don't find it to be a good match for Manson's voice. (Mind you, it could be my version too since I got curious and went out and, erm, procured a copy; the sound is very noisy which .mp3s would mess up more than the smoother stuff previous.)
Just really, really disappointed. They seemed to have turned 90 degrees and run more or less smack dab into the rear ends of The White Stripes and numerous other bands out there who are popular right now with the same sound. Ah well.
Ah I'm glad you agree and I wasn't just hearing things, as I said earlier in the thread, I wasn't impressed by it at all. Very disappointing.
Originally Posted by mouselock
Caught a whiff of the Episode III soundtrack. Not bad so far, darkish (to be expected), a lot of original trilogy motifs running around (like the Skywalker theme). Haven't listened to the whole thing yet.
Speaking of Patton, isn't there a new Fantomas coming out soon?
The only release I'm looking forward to is Looptroop's new album Fort Europa.
What is he doing these days, anyway? It's been a while since MP4.
Originally Posted by Justin Fletcher