Tuesday, July 25, 2006

New Releases Tuesday - 7/25

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas (Dangerbird) The long-awaited full-length from L.A.'s current best live act is quiet-loud-quiet indie rocking at its near finest. Those used to the band's earlier demo recordings might scratch their heads at the reworked versions of some of their old favorites, but the album's excellent new material delivers in its stead. Perhaps not quite full potential for SSPU, but still not to be missed. - Joe Fielder Download: Silversun Pickups -"Well Thought Out Twinkles" (MP3) New York Dolls - One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This (Roadrunner) After an ugly run in the late 80's/early 90's as lounge blowhard "Buster Poindexter," David Johansen has returned to his bad-ass punk roots and resurrected The New York Dolls...or at least what's left of them (may require registration). Download: New York Dolls - "Dance Like A Monkey" (MP3) Spoon - Telephone/Soft Effects(ep) (Merge) Long out of print, Spoon's debut album from 1996 has been remastered and repackaged with their follow-up EP from the following year, Soft Effects. Download: Spoon - "The Government Darling" (MP3) Jurassic 5 - Feedback (Interscope) Ouch...I didn't think Amazon actually printed up negative reviews, but the blurb at the bottom of this release actually says, "There are a few outstanding tracks, but overall this is a hip-hop album that sounds as if it were written by a corporate committee--each song directed at a particular demographic--rather than a mini-manifesto crafted to get your fists pumping and/or your feet moving." I knew the loss of Chali 2na a while back would be a major blow to the group, but I had no idea it would turn out this bad.


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