Fever Ray – To The Moon And Back
Thankfully not a cover of the Savage Garden song, this is the first new music in eight years from Karen Dreijer Andersson, and it’s great. Synth-heavy and perky enough, and accompanied by a bonkers video that’ll doubtless scare the kids. New album please Karen
A Perfect Circle – The Doomed
Jesus but this is great. And it’d want to be, considering their last album was 13 years ago. Keenan, Howerdel, Iha and McJunkins all present and correct, with Jeff Friedl replacing Josh Freese on drums. Billy Howerdel has confirmed a new album is on the way, but not this year.
MGMT – Little Dark Age
Everyone loved their debut album, no-one liked the follow-up, and I liked the third. ‘Little Dark Age’ is the lead single and title track from MGMT’s newie, which will be released on Columbia Records next year
Eagles – Hotel California (Live in Los Angeles, 1976)
The smuggest band to ever grace God’s good earth release a 40th Anniversary edition of their Hotel California album on November 24th. Even people who don’t like the Eagles like this song, and it’s interesting to hear a live version performed months before the album was even in the shops
Bob Seger – Busload Of Faith
The Seger has a new album on the way, and the first taster from it is a cover of a Lou Reed song. ‘Busload Of Faith’ originally appeared on Lou’s late-period masterpiece New York. The Seger’s new album I Knew You When comes out November 17th. Heartland Rock ahoy!
New Album Of The Week
Jessie Ware – Glasshouse
The third album from Miss Ware is hugely enjoyable. All the songs are built around her voice, cos if you have a voice like hers, it comes first. Highlight is ‘Last Of The True Believers’, a duet with The Blue Nile’s Paul Buchanan, but the rest of the album is wonderful too
Reissue Of The Week
George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
We’ve been waiting for this one for months. We’ve gone into detail about it here, but having heard it now, it’s been worth the wait. Especially the Unplugged set, which is just an absolute joy.
We miss him even more than we thought we would. R.I.P. George, you magnificent bastard.
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