Now the Epic Playlist is put to bed, I’ve got time to check out all the recent releases on Spotify that I’ve missed lately. It’s quite a long list, so ill just give you the quick reviews for now and save the long reviews for when I get really excited. Yeah, you’re not escaping anything, just delaying it 🙂
So here you go:
Deadmau5 – >album title goes here<. Not bad at all, I've got to be in the mood for something like this but I did enjoy it. Needs a few more listens to pick the best tracks but I will be doing that at some point.
Muse - The 2nd Law. I heard a lot of rumours about the dubstep influence, and knowing nothing about dubstep, I have to say if its in there, it's not painful. It is however a lot like listening to Queen do a Bond theme tune at times. Which I've always been curious about of course.
Tim Burgess - Oh No I Love You. If you've heard the single 'White' and liked it, pick this up. The mans got a way with a tune. If you haven't heard it, then I say to you: I'm sorry I missed your funeral.
Green Day - ¡UNO! Sounds like Green Day all right. You will/won't like it. Delete as appropriate.
The Killers - Battle Born. See Green Day review. I didn't hear any knockout tracks on either album.
Reel Big Fish - Candy Coated Fury. Well, to be honest it's another RBF album, but it does have some quality ska moments on there. Perhaps a few too many tracks about significant others, but maybe that's just me. Definitely better than I've heard them for a while.
The XX - Coexist. Nope, saving this for a big review. Me likey.
The Darkness - Hot Cakes. It sounds like the Darkness, and that's not bad. The opening track is a great intro (no, a brilliant return actually) and it rocks on from there. You know what you're getting, and that's not bad at all.
Bloc Party - Four. Personally I think this album is as original as that title (it's their fourth album would you believe?) but it's not terrible to listen to. It just sounds like you've heard it all before by other people. In fairness I preferred the direction Intimacy was taking, so make your own mind up on this one.
As far as new albums go, that's all I've had chance for yet, but I want to give special mention to Shaun William Ryder - Amateur Night at the Big Top as despite being a decade old, it's just been released on Spotify (well done guys!)
Not the best thing I've ever heard, but well worth a hour of your time. The man is a genius/lunatic all at once.
If any of this has inspired you to take an hour out to listen to something you haven't heard before, feel free to start with one of the following. I wouldn't waste your time 🙂
Tim Burgess – White
The XX – Coexist