New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, July 27
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What
can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
*Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
Listen to A7X's new album and check out videos here.
*Charlotte, Medusa Groove
Charlotte, according to hardrockhideout.com, was an '80s hair metal band that "didn't get their due." Read the 8 out of 10 flying V review at the link above.
*Dru Hill, Indrupendence Day
Melody Charles wrote in her soultracks.com review, "Even if some of the tracks range from frivolous to feather-weight and employ waaaay too much auto-tune ("Can't Stop" is mind-numbingly dull and "Rule the World" is a remake of the Tears For Fears 1980's smash that's a dubious inclusion at best and just plain lazy at worst), InDRUpendence Day puts this quartet back in the spotlight and, for their ride-or-die fans, rewards their patience with a solid release as they capitalize on a glorious past while rebuilding their musical futures."
*Fat Joe, Dark Side
Fat Joe's Dark Side
Listen to tracks from Dark Side on Fat Joe's Myspace page.
*Tom Jones, Praise & Blame
70 year old Sir Thomas John Woodward (a.k.a Tom Jones) will release his newest effort today. Listen to Praise & Blame in full via his official site.
Lachi is four piece group, fronted by its namesake. Listen to
five tracks from the debut, self-titled album here.
Pitchfork gave Mines an 8.2 rating, saying, "One of the things that makes Menomena such a consistently great band on record is that, regardless of how they're arranging their sounds, they know how to balance them in a mix so that the listener can feel the spatial relationships between them. There's a lot of room for your ear to roam on Mines, and it reveals itself over the course of a few listens as a very satisfying album worth exploring and revisiting." Listen to Mines in its entirety via NPR.
*Red Wanting Blue, These Magnificent Miles
These Magnificent Miles
Check out the new album in its entirety via the Red Wanting Blue Web site.
*RPA & United Nations Of Sound, United Nations Of Sound
RPA & United Nations of Sound is fronted by Richard Ashcroft, formerly of the Verve. Watch the video for the first single below.
*RPA & United Nations of Sound - "Are You Ready?" video