Top 5 New Releases :: New Release Friday :: 5/19/17
It’s New Music Friday again coming at us with a Stellar Stack of New Release Albums to choose from, but don’t worry, we’ve sifted through them, gave them all a good Listen, and have narrowed it down to the Biggest and the Best of the Week in order to present the Top 5 New Releases for this Friday, May 19, 2017. Check it out and peruse the Top 5. You can read through the 3-Sentence Reviews, take not of our First Listen Favorites, and Press Play to hear a Song from each of the Top 5 New Release Albums.
Right here is where you’ll Hear what everyone will soon be Buzzing about, and be ready to create your own Buzz of what’s the Best of what’s New this Week.
So, have a seat, at home, at the office, in the car, or out in the world somewhere, and give a listen to these Top 5 Best New Releases. If you like what you hear, go now go and support the art and the artists, buy an Album, or a Single, and go see some of these New Releases played live.
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Top 5 New Releases:
1. Goths :: The Mountain Goats
Three-Sentence Review: Everything that I have known, and experienced, about The Mountain Goats would have never had me considering that they would do a Thematic/Concept Album all about Goths – the Music, the Lifestyle, the Scene – but that’s just what they’ve done here. As someone who was part of that Scene back in the late 80’s/early 90’s, I have to say that many of these Tracks rang familiar, sometimes beautifully, sometimes uncomfortably, but true all the same. Much like the Goth Scene, this may not be to everyone’s liking, but it sure is to mine.
Initial Favorite Track(s): “Rain in Soho”, “Wear Black”, “Paid in Cocaine”, and “Andrew Eldritch is Moving Back to Leeds”
Rating (1-5 Stars): 5+
“Rain in Soho”
2. Outside the Echo Chamber :: Coldcut And On-U Sound
Three-Sentence Review: Fifty-four minutes of Beats and Dancehall Dub and Electronic Electricity and Wonderful World Influences, this Album will have you Moving, Grooving and Dancing the day (and night) away. Great additions like Lee “Scratch” Perry, Adrian Sherwood, Roots Manuva, Ce’Cile, Elan, Junior Reid, and more, that help to make each Track unique and different, and addictively Listenable. When trying to pick the “Initial Favorite Track(s)” I was tempted to say ALL OF THEM.
Initial Favorite Track(s): “Everyday Another Sanction”, “Divide & Rue”, and “Make Up Y our Mind”
Rating (1-5 Stars): 5+
“Divide and Rule” Featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry, Junior Reid, Elan, and Adrian Sherwood
3. Shake the Shudder :: !!!
Three-Sentence Review: Part Dance, Part Alternative Rock, Part Indie Pop, Part something that you just know would be Fantastic seen Live, !!! (Chk-Chk-Chk) New Album is as addictive as their Music has always been to me, maybe even a wee bit more. Each and every Track demands to be Played Loudly, and really, if you aren’t Dancing, or at least longing to Dance, then you must not really be Listening. This Album feels like an Everlasting Gobstopper of a Friday Night, never-ending and sure to give you a sugar high.
Initial Favorite Track(s): “The One 2”, “Dancing is the Best Revenge”, and “What R U UP 2Day?”
Rating (1-5 Stars): 5
“Dancing is the Best Revenge”
4. She Devils :: She Devils
Three-Sentence Review: Montreal based Duo She-Devils Debut Album is Highly Addictive, Fun Indie Pop with an Edge. At times I’m reminded of 80’s Girl Bands, at other times I hear a bit of 90’s Grrrl Bands meet Lilith Fair Fare, a Wee Bit of 50’s/60’s sensibilities, and yet, with all that going on, there is also a definite 2000’s Indie Vibe going strong here. This has Summertime written all over it, and I plan to indulge in these Songs all through those coming Hot Hot Hot months.
Initial Favorite Track(s): “Come”, “Hey Boy”, and “Never Let Me Go”
Rating (1-5 Stars): 4+
5. Party :: Aldous Harding
Three-Sentence Review: I am always curious and interested in what 4AD has to offer, and often find that their Artists and Albums are to my liking. This Album is definitely in my liking, Haunting, Slightly Unsettling, Lyrically Poetic, and Timeless Sounding, Party is full of Songs that I want to ruminate over, Listen to multiple times, and possibly write to, as well. Maybe it is because I am in mid “Twin Peaks” re-watch mode, or that the new Season is almost here, but this Album, and Aldous’ Vocals, have a very “Twin Peaks”/David Lynch Vibe to them – they also remind me some of Cigarettes After Sex (I’d Love to hear Aldous and Greg Gonzales of Cigarettes After Sex do a Duet).
Initial Favorite Track(s): “Blend”, “Horizon”, and “What if Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming”
Rating (1-5 Stars): 4