Lots of exciting new music over the past seven days, lets get right into it:
Bill Withers – (You’ve Been Quite A Doll) Raggedy Ann
Yup, you read that right! This is the first new music from Bill Withers in THIRTY TWO YEARS. It’s taken from a new compilation album celebrating the work of Country Music legend Little Jimmy Dickens. Also appearing on the album are the likes of Charlie McCoy, Kathy Mattea and James Prince, but snagging Withers is one hell of a coup
St. Vincent – Los Ageless
Second taster from the upcoming album MASSEDUCTION, and another cracking single from St. Vincent.
Robert Plant – Bones Of Saints
I dunno about you, but I’d much rather him be doing stuff like this than trawling the world’s enormo-domes with Page and Jones trying to recapture past glories. Good on you Robert
Foo Fighters – The Line
Kings of FM-friendly hard rock, and have been for years. The album Concrete And Gold is out on Friday. One question though: why are there 6 Foo Fighters now? Has the Foo gotten stronger and harder to fight?
Rostam feat. Kelly Zutrau – Half-Light
Anyone whose surname includes the word Batman is obviously capable of incredible feats, thus we get a gorgeous ballad from his upcoming album, also called Half-Light, out on Friday
Elbow feat. John Grant – Kindling (Fickle Flame)
New single from Elbow’s Little Fictions album, with the wonderful John Grant guesting. Incidentally, John is currently working on a new album.
New Album Of The Week
The Waterboys – Out Of All This Blue
Mike Scott and Co. return with an album stuffed full of rock, pop, disco, and whatever else takes their fancy. The voice hasn’t dimmed one iota, and this is a great record
Reissue Of The Week
Neil Young – Hitchhiker
Can an album be a reissue if it was never issued in the first place? We’re gonna say yes. Hitchhiker was recorded back in 1976, but never saw the light of day until now, thanks to unimpressed dunderheads from his record label Reprise. Various tracks from it appeared on subsequent Shakey albums, but this is the way they were meant to be heard. Worth your time.
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