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This Week’s Album Releases: 31 January 2011



A few big releases today The Go Team, visiting Australia in May to play Groovin the Moo, Chase and Status release their celebrity filled Drum and Bass effort and 2011 BBC Sound band Esben and the Witch release their debut. I have been listening to the latter for the past couple of days to review next week so you don’t. Early listens are leaving me unsatisfied.

Albums released today:

Aggro Santos – ‘
Boy George – ‘Ordinary Alien – The Kinky Roland Files’
Eva Cassidy – ‘Simply Eva’
Chapel Club – ‘Palace’
Chase And Status ‘No More Idols’
Esben And The Witch – ‘Violet Cries’
The Go! Team – ‘Rolling Blackouts’
Hercules & Love Affair – ‘Blue Songs’
Jeff The Brotherhood – ‘Heavy Days’
Ben Marwood – ‘Outside There’s A Curse’
Portico Quartet – ‘Knee Deep In The North Sea’
Skepta – ‘Doin It Again’
Regina Spektor – ‘Live In London’


This Week’s New Music Releases: 24 January 2011


Adele releases her second album ’21’ today (January 24), with new albums from The Joy Formidable, Iron & Wine and Diddy Dirty Money also out.

I have bought the Joy Formidable to review this week, NME raved about it, although it seems like it is a bit of a greatest hits, even though its  a debut it has songs going back a couple of years, the rest of the releases are

Adele – ’21’
Cloud Nothings – ‘Cloud Nothings’
Cold War Kids – ‘Mine Is Yours’
Diddy: Dirty Money – ‘Last Train To Paris’
Funeral Party – ‘The Golden Age Of Knowhere’
Gang Of Four – ‘Content’
Glamour Of The Kill – ‘The Summoning’
Iron And Wine – ‘Kiss Each Other Clean’
Wanda Jackson – ‘The Party Ain’t Other’
The Joy Formidable – ‘The Big Roar’
T.I – ‘No Mercy’


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White Lies release second album ‘Ritual’ today (January 17), while Anna Calvi releases her self-titled debut album. There are also new releases from The Decemberists and Pearl Jam. Avril Lavigne drops her comeback single ‘What The Hell’, while there’s also a newie from Everything Everything with ‘Photoshop Handsome’, Adele puts out ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and PJ Harvey releases ‘Words Maketh Murder’. Albums released today: Anna Calvi – ‘Anna Calvi’ The Decemberists – ‘The King Is Dead’ Fujiya & Miyagi – ‘Ventriloquizzing’ Pearl Jam – ‘Live On Ten Legs’ Scarlette Fever – ‘Medication Time’ White Lies – ‘Ritual’

Having had a quick listen to White Lies, I am in the not sure camp at the moment, I loved the debut, but even some of that was Duran Duran esque, this is even more so, a full review at the end of the week.

Anna Calvi is garning rave reviews the NME dropped a 9 bomb on the album, it is on the wish list so should   be reviewing it in the near future

This Week’s New Music Releases: 10 January 2011

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The big new music releases today (January 10) come from British Sea Power, who release their fifth album ‘Valhalla Dancehall’, and frequent Timbaland collaborator Keri Hilson, who releases her second album ‘No Boys Allowed’

Albums released today:

British Sea Power – ‘Valhalla Dancehall’
Emma’s Imagination – ‘Stand Still’
Keri Hilson – ‘No Boys Allowed’
Suuns – ‘Zero, Qc’
Tu Fawning – ‘Hearts On Hold’
Wire – ‘Red Barked Tree’

A pretty disappointing lot of albums, with only the British Sea Power worthy of investment, I can’t believe its their 5th album, I have not heard any of their previous releases but hear good things about them.

They also play Glastonbury a lot so maybe its time I get my shit together have a listen and let the world know my point of view.

Photo attached today is of the Lead Singer of Australian band The John Steele Singers, a review of their recent live show will be my next blog.

Album Releases for Week 29/11/2010


Duffy returns with her second album this week and a number of greatest hits. Yeah Xmas. I saw Duffy live at V Festival Sydney a couple of years ago and quite enjoyed it but won’t be buying the album.

NME this week has their top 50 albums of the year, that will be interesting, I am thinking that The National will beat Arcade Fire to No 1

Albums released in the UK today:

Harry Hill – ‘Funny Times’
Olly Murs – ‘Olly Murs’
Duffy – ‘Endlessly’
Black Eyed Peas – ‘The Beginning’
N-Dubz – ‘Love.Live.Life’
Bruce Springsteen – ‘The Collection: 1973-1984’
Glee Cast – ‘Glee: The Music – The Christmas Album’
Nelly Furtado – ‘Best Of’
Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Delicacies’
Alesha Dixon – ‘The Entertainer’
Robyn – ‘Body Talk’
Jenny And Johnny – ‘I’m Having Fun Now’
Gary Numan – ‘The Touring Principle ‘79’
Paul Weller – ‘Find The Torch, Burn The Plans’ (CD/DVD live album)

Weekly Album Releases for Week 22/11/2010

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The major release of the week is from the Kings of Emo My Chemical Romance ( Yuck ) , Regina Spekto releases a live album.

I am going to get hold of   Jenny and Johnny later today and will give you an un-depth review on Sunday 

Albums released today: Jenny & Johnny – ‘I’m Having Fun Now’ Josh Groban – ‘Illuminations’ Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Kate Rusby – ‘Make The Light’ Middle Class Rut – ‘No Name No Color’ My Chemical Romance – ‘Danger Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’ Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday’ Regina Spektor – ‘Live In London’


Rihanna at the Glow in the Dark Tour

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Looks like they are starting the countdown to Xmas with popular artist releases starting to happen. So no new purchase from this weeks releases for me.

I will review Biffy Clyro‘s latest on Sunday downloaded from itunes for 4.99. Is that value for money ?

Albums released today:

Brian Eno – ‘Small Craft On A Milk Sea’
Bruce Springsteen – ‘The Promise’
Nelly – ‘5.0’
Norah Jones – ‘Featuring’
Rihanna – ‘Loud’
Stereolab – ‘Not Music’
Take That – ‘Progress’
Tinchy Stryder – ‘Third Strike’

My  Featured Photo is of Laura Marling who I caught at the BBC Introducing stage along with Broadcast 200 on the Sunday 





This week’s releases must be the most underwhelming in the history of new album releases ever.

Glastonbury related releases include Jay Z’s Hit’s Collection, maybe worth a listen if you haven’t got any of the mans work. Ray Davies of the Kinks releases a solo album the week he says the Kinks will never reform and Stings daughter I Blame Coco releases The Constant.

I have gone back a couple of weeks and purchased Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest releases on 27th of Sept on that great record label 4AD. I will be reviewing on Sunday.

Cee Lo Green – ‘The Lady Killer’

I Blame Coco – ‘The Constant’

Jay-Z – ‘The Hits Collection Vol. 1’

Kid Cudi – ‘Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr Rager’

Nadine Coyle – ‘Insatiable’

Ray Davies – ‘See My Friends’

Roll Deep – ‘Winner Stays On’

Weezer – ‘Death To False Metal’



Nothing to get me going at this stage from this week’s new releases, I have purchased The Foals first album, Antidotes and will be reviewing in the next week or 2.

Todays’s photo is of Frightened Rabbit, who are the next band up for review

Albums released today:

Cheryl Cole – ‘Messy Little Raindrops’
Elliott Smith – ‘An Introduction To… Elliott Smith’
Good Charlotte – ‘Cardiology’
Monster Magnet – ‘Mastermind’
Neil Diamond – ‘Dreams’
NERD – ‘Nothing’
Ne-Yo – ‘Libra Scale’
Ray Davies – ‘See My Friends’
Rumer – ‘Seasons Of My Soul’
Suede – ‘The Best Of’


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This weeks major release is from The Kings of Leon, a band who have defied the odds to step up into the major leagues.


This was partly due to great albums and great fans but also Glastonbury picking them as a headlining act in 2008.

Before this they were hardly known in their own country. This is now their 2nd Major league album so it will be interesting to see how they have coped and survived. I will review the Kings of Leon on Sunday.

The rest of this weeks albums are

The Beatles – ‘1962-1966’ (The Red Album)

The Beatles – ‘1967-1970’ (The Blue Album)

Kings Of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’

Lil Wayne – ‘I Am Not A Human Being’

The Phantom Band – ‘The Wants’

Red Hot Chilli Pipers – ‘Music For The Kilted Generation’

Shontelle – ‘No Gravity’

Squarepusher: ‘Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator’


Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – ‘The Social Network’ (OST)