New Music Tuesday – March 3rd, 2009 Tuesday, March 3, 2009Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat, Your Morning Rock.
Tags: Fountains of Wayne, jerkwheat, neko case, New Music Tuesday, Raul Malo, U2
We’re entering a pretty great stretch of Tuesdays – winners coming out every week for the next several weeks. And this week is no slouch to get things started…
Ok, so that’s not new Neko Case – but new Neko Case comes out today! And more! After the jump…
U2 – No Line On The Horizon
My ultimate hope here is that “Get On Your Boots” and the other songs I’ve heard via the ol’ XM thus far sound much better in the context of a whole album. I’m sure the truth is somewhere between the 4.2 that Pitchfork gave it and the predictable five star fawning that Rolling Stone provided. Honestly, why is Pitchfork reviewing a mainstream release like U2 anyway? You can pretty much be assured that it’s going to be a low rating filled with non-sense and terrible straw-man comparisons. But that’s another story all together. Perhaps I’ll pick up the vinyl instead of the cd in hopes that the old format will take me back to how I first heard U2 when I was about 8 or so…
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
Closer to the pop of a New Pornographers album than the alt-country of her earlier work, Case delivers another total winner of an album here. I was sent a copy about a little while back and I’ve not grown tired of it yet. I’m hard pressed to think that this won’t wind up in the year end Top 10 – although it IS only March 3rd.
Raul Malo – Lucky One
I’m a huge fan of Malo’s voice and his solo debut a few years back was a pleasant surprise and a constant in our in-store rotation at the time. It’s his first disc of all new original material since that first album and is one of the few albums I’ve been geniunely excited to hear in a while.
Also this week, there’s a pretty nifty live dvd from Fountains of Wayne coming out. I’ve had a chance to check it out and if you’re a fan of power-pop, you’ll want to spend some time with this one.