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New Music This Week (w/e June 2nd)

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Lots of big guns returning this week with new music, so let’s get straight to it:

Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass

He’s not fucking around.  The voice sounds great again too

Radiohead – I Promise

One of a few OK Computer-era Holy Grails to feature on the album’s 20th Anniversary edition OKNOTOK.  This has been released as a promotional single for the set, which will be with us on June 23rd.

 

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Clicked on the Youtube vid to be greeted by some manufactured pop shite, and I got the fright of my life until I saw that it was an ad for some flavour-of-the-month popstrel.  Thankfully, Arcade Fire have returned with a cracker, with more than a nod to, yes, ABBA.  The album of the same name follows on July 23rd

 

The War On Drugs – Holding On

They just get better and better.  Exciting new track, not a million miles away from Lost In The Dream.  Lead single from the forthcoming album A Deeper Understanding

Foo Fighters – Run

They’re never gonna be the most innovative band in the world, but they’re very very good at what they do.  Wonder if they’ll debut more new music at Glasto?

 

New Album Of The Week
Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?

Incredible new album from Rog.  All his favourite subject matter present and correct – Anger, Disappointment, Abandonment, Powerlessness, you name it.

We can’t stop listening to Deja Vu, even though 2:12 scared the bejesus out of us

 

Reissue Of The Week:
U2 – The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary (Super Deluxe)

 

Seasoned Bono-watchers will have much of the audio content of this box set, namely the album itself and some of the B-sides.  The deluxe box also houses a Madison Square Garden live show from the original Joshua Tree tour in 1987, outtakes, and a bunch of new remixes.  Suffice to say that if these new remixes had been released as the original versions back in ’87, The Joshua Tree would NOT be one of the greatest rock albums of all time, for they are, with maybe the exception of Steve Lillywhite’s 2017 mix of ‘Red Hill Mining Town’, awful.  The outtakes are great though, particularly ‘Desert Of Our Love’, and the original, punchier mix of ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’

That’s all for now!