It always seems like releases that I’m excited about come out in a short period of time. Then there will be many months of no new music. Well, this month happens to be the period of time with lots of exciting new music:
Matchbox Twenty – North
If you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy this record. Nothing revolutionary but solid songwriting, great singing, and spot-on playing by the band.
Derek Webb – Ctrl
Even though you could have purchased this record a few weeks ago, it officially went on sale today. Check out my review here.
Bob Dylan – Tempest
Can’t really sing anymore but this album should still be great. The music is goth, country-tinged Dylan. The lyrics are pretty dark. I’m excited.
Dave Matthews Band – Away From The World
I was such a huge fan of their last record and couldn’t be more ecstatic about this one.
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
One of the best concerts I’ve seen and not sure how they could screw up recording an album.
ZZ Top – La Futura
I grew up listening to ZZ and will always be a fan and I will jam every record.
St. Vincent and David Byrne – Love This Giant
I started listening to St. Vincent after her last record. Great stuff. And this new record….HORNS!
Band of Horses – Mirage Rock
The band puts out consistently great records and I expect this to follow suit.
Ben Folds Five – The Sound of the Life of the Mind
I didn’t become a fan of Ben Folds until his solo career and had to go back and discover BF5’s discography. I think Ben is an incredible pianist and songwriter. His lyrics are always hilarious and touching at the same time. Should be a great record.
The Killers – Battle Born
This is the record I’m probably most excited about. I love the Killers and everything they do. And I think Sam’s Town might be one of the most underrated albums by a popular band.
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
Lupe is a poet. WARNING: this video has strong language.
Mumford & Sons – Babel
I was blown away by Mumford @ Sons’ first record. It took me many weeks to stop listening to it. So I’m ready for this.
Any records coming out this month you think I should get?