Music! With these releases you are really spoiling us! RockYouLike’s pick of the best tracks from the last 7 days
Queens Of The Stone Age – The Evil Has Landed
One word always springs to mind when we think of QOTSA: RIFFAGE!
The Horrors – Something To Remember Me By
Faris and his mates are back, and it’s safe to say this is lighter fare than we’re used to from them. Maybe they’ve got girlfriends now. The album V is out on September 22nd
Liam Gallagher – For What It’s Worth
An apology song of sorts to ex-wife Nicole Appleton. Eejits are saying it’s a rapproachment to Noel, but eejits are wrong
Heathers – Midnight Train
Some new Irish music next from the MacNamara twins. Nice melody and great production. Let’s hope radio will get behind it, instead of the vapid Irish shit it usually promotes from the likes of The Coronas and The Script
Marc Almond – How Can I Be Sure?
A master. At pop. And life. His new album Shadows and Reflections is out on September 22nd
Tori Amos – Up The Creek
‘Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise’, sings Tori. This means ‘if everything goes to plan, we’ll be successful’. We had to look that up. Her album Native Invader is out on September 8th
The National – Carin At The Liquor Store
Above-average Tindersticks-copyists return with the third taster from their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast. Good song, but you keep waiting for it to kick in, and it doesn’t. Then we remembered it’s The National
Daughter – Burn It Down
Not a cover of the Dexys track unfortunately, but great nonetheless. Good of them to let an infant design the artwork.
New Album of the Week
The Districts – Popular Manipulations
Straight outta Lititz, Pennsylvania, we’ve been tracking these guys for a while now at RockYouLike. A cut above most 21st century ‘indie’ bands, this is their third album, and if there’s any justice, they’ll be headlining festivals in a year or two
Reissue of the Week
Elvis Presley – The 50 Greatest Hits
A timely reissue of this compilation, originally released back in 2000. The King died 40 years ago this month. As time goes by, it’s reassuring to see that the image of Elvis in the public mind is more and more about his music and less about his weight/hamburger intake/method of death. 50 essential Presley tracks over 2 CDs, for €12.99.