I'm a huge fan of Home. The more mid-tempo stuff threw me off a bit, because of how aggressive teh band usually is, but they really started to click with me; Ryan Young's lyrics are as brutally depressing as ever and its got catchy hooks, what's not to love? I can see this being one of my top records of the year. I was also a pretty big fan of In Desolation - particularly Clear the Air.
Two records come out tomorrow that i'm incredibly excited for. Frank Turner's new one is probably my most anticipated; i've got incredibly high expectations for it - England Keep My Bones has probably surpassed Love Ire and Song as my favorite record from him. Also, very excited for the new Alkaline Trio; i don't expected it to be groundbreaking, but what i've heard so far is very catchy.
Frank Turner actually comes out on the 23rd of this month.
Yea I really like Sectarian Violence. That demo they did last year is pretty fucking killer. Do you know when exactly they new one is out? They didn't say on the site with the stream.
In Desolation for me was kinda meh, I couldn't really get into it. I remember buying a couple things the day I bought it and really liking the other things I bought a lot more. New one is good.
Did not know that Charles Bradly had a new one out today gonna have to grab that soon.
Long and diverse album and I find it mostly boring.
The best tracks: Fast In My Car, Now, Part II and maybe Hate to See Your Heart Break
The new Alkaline Trio album is the best since Crimson. I definitely like it more than Agony and Irony, as well as This Addiction. It's like they finally took the fact that they've got a mainstream sound now, accepted it, got comfortable with it, and had fun. A&I was boring - it was like they were trying to write their old songs, but with the new sound, and it didn't work. This Addiction branched out a bit into the new sound, but about half the songs don't really do much for me - kinda boring. But My Shame is True nicely balanced between sounding like true AK3, and experimenting with the new sound.
Well, I guess QOTSA fans should be excited about the new album. BUT, compare this to anything from the first three albums, which are absolutely golden, this just falls flat. I'm afraid we're getting another Era Vulgaris. It's not that it sounds exactly the same, just that in terms of boringness it's on the same level as that album. Still a fan of the band, but I probably won't bother buying this album.
Alice in Chains on the other hand have another great record coming up, and THAT I look forward to. A Lot.