Saturday, April 29, 2006

I only just heard about the new Neil Young album a day or two ago.

The Chicago Sun-Times gives it four and a half stars here.
Young's newest matches the anthemic power of "Rockin' in the Free World," and it stands as a late-career highlight among the artist's harder-rocking efforts ... quickly recorded in another sudden burst of inspiration, emotion and anger prompted by the war in Iraq ... is speaking for a huge number of people who are frustrated, saddened and disgusted by the war.

Um, can you gimme a hell yeah?

Also courtesy of my friend pop_daisy, here's a link to Rolling Stone's look at the album:
Click here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Now that we're back from our honeymoon, I had time to pick up the new Drive By Truckers, as well as the new Springsteen. Bonus disk for the Truckers includes "Like a Rolling Stone," and Springsteen is a CD/DVD. Can't wait to see that one. I totally forgot about the Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris, so I'll have to see if I can snag that soon. Tomorrow, if the weather's nice.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

J reminds me that the new Drive By Truckers album, A Blessing and a Curse, drops Tuesday. I suggest you avail yourselves of it most expeditiously.
Here are the Chicago papers' reviews of the recent David Gilmour concerts.

The Tribune.

The Sun-Times.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

My coworker JP loaned me the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah cd. I rather liked it. The singer was very evocative of (Talking Head) David Byrne at times. My partner J didn't care for it much. As he says, all that stuff - modern pop - kind of sounds alike. The Killers, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse ... you have to be dedicated to really get it sorted out.

Other than that, we haven't acquired much lately. I'd like to pick up the Brokeback Mountain and Life Aquatic soundtracks sometime, and I believe there's a new Drive By Truckers coming out sometime later this spring.