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Your Morning Rock/New Music Tuesday – April 29th, 2008 Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Posted by Jerkwheat in the balls.

We have got a pretty good week of music releases staring us in the face this week.

I really like Augustana’s first album, especially the title track. “Boston” got them some MTV and pop radio play, but, like so many radio hits, I didn’t even like that one too much. However, this is far from the biggest release of the week. That honor belongs to our first artist following the jump…

Madonna – Hard Candy
This is not, sadly, a recreation of the Counting Crows album of the same name from about five years ago. “4 Minutes” and it’s Tim and Justin filled self is all over the radio and advertising and you likely hate it already. I have no real feel towards it one way or the other, but will likely lean towards the hate side if it keeps popping up in commercials every five minutes. There has been a bit of blogger buzz regarding this being the worst album Madonna has recorded in a long time, but bloggers hate everything.

Portishead – Third
14 years since Dummy and a decade since Portishead. Damn that’s a long lay-off. Has it been worth the wait? You tell me, Coachella-goers.

Mudcrutch – Mudcrutch
Tom Petty decides to get his pre-Heartbreakers band back together, 30 plus years after breaking up. This is their album. I think we can take a solid guess as to what it sounds like, and as a Petty fan, I’m intrigued.

The Roots – Rising Down
Yes, white people love The Roots.

Griffin House – Flying Upsidedown
This has been out digitally for a long time, but it’s finally getting a physical release so I wanted to mention it again. I’m a big Griffin fan, as has been discussed in these parts before.

Def Leppard – Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
If Whitesnake can cut a new record, why can’t Def Lep? Also, like all good 80s arena rockers, they have “gone country” in their own little way by recording a song with Tim McGraw.

Let’s talk about this slate of releases in the comments shall we?



1. The Bad One - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This is not, sadly, a recreation of the Counting Crows album of the same name from about five years ago

I would’ve taken the Ellen Page movie of the same name too. Isn’t Hard Candy a contract-fulfilling album? That could be a red flag.

2. DougOLis - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Are you going to the recently announced Virgin Mobile Festival? Is that the closest festival to you or is there a better one (Bonnaroo, All Points West)?

Today’s big release for me is GTA IV.

3. Jerkwheat - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I will most likely be making a return to the Virgin Festival this year after going year 1 and sitting out last year. The addition of Wilco to the bill pretty much sealed the deal for me.

4. mingusmonk - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

3 words

Zappa Plays Zappa

Thank you for your time.

5. Rockabye - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Yeah, white people love The Roots, but black people, green people, midget people, and dead people should, too. They’re just damn good.

6. Rockabye - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Also, the Def Lep song with Tim McGraw is the same one you hear at halftime of ESPN’s NBA Playoffs coverage; it’s called “Nine Lives,” if you care.

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