Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Ain't Talking 'bout Tuesday
Let's just say, the way I felt the last two days, I wouldn't wish on anyone except maybe like...two or three people.
Regularly scheduled programming begins right after this brief rundown of yesterday's releases.
ISOBEL CAMPBELL/MARK LANEGAN- HAWK
I read a fab review of this record in last month's Mojo. It made me wanna listen to not only this, but the duos two previous outings. So I did. Sadly, I'll never get those hours back. Lanegan's deep, husky voice and Campbell breathy tweet of a voice just ain't happening for me. I don't find this beautiful. It's brooding crap.
MARGARET CHO- CHO DEPENDENT
This woman has made a stand-up career out of saying mildly amusing things followed by a Harpo Marx face while she waits for you to laugh. Now, some of my favorite artists, Brendan Benson, Jon Brion, Grant Lee Phillips, and some others I don't mind like Fiona Apple and Ani Difranco help out Cho on a new album of funny songs with titles like "Your Dick," "Lice," "Eat Shit & Die" and the Pete Seeger cover, "Captain Cameltoe."
EELS- TOMORROW MORNING
Just two albums prior, Mark Everett wowed me with some of the best work of his career on "Hombre Lobo." But I've only just come out of the coma induced by his last release, End Times," so I'm not quite ready for "Tomorrow Morning." I'll get back to you.
JP, CHRISSIE & THE FAIRGROUND BOYS- FIDELITY
Miss Hynde has dropped the Pretenders moniker for a collaboration with Welsh singer JP Jones for an album that sounds like a pretty good Pretenders record with occasional vocals by someone other than Chrissie Hynde.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
!!! (CHK CHK CHK)- STRANGE WEATHER ISN'T IT
MARSALIS FAMILY- MUSIC REDEEMS
CHARLIE MUSSLEWHITE- THE WELL
KATY PERRY- TEENAGE DREAM