A pretty good week of listening to music and from a wide variety (I think) including one I had never heard and will never listen to again. The Weekly Playlist works, now in the third installment, as much of these I likely would have not listened to. If you’re wondering what I mean by this, go back to the start.
- Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica (Album)
Who needs waterboarding when you have this album from Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band?
2Loud2Old Music (fellow music writer) reviewed this, poor guy, and actually listened to Trout Mask Replica more than once. I gave each song a partial listen as I didn’t bother wasting my time on this mess.
- REO Speedwagon – Various Songs
I needed some ear candy after Captain Beefheart and REO Speedwagon has generally been a go-to for something awesomely melodic.
- Joey Meador – Come to be (Album)
I reviewed local artist Joey Meador a few months ago and his EP Come to Be also brought some sweet melodies.
- Hootie & the Blowfish – Losing My Religion (song)
A friend asked if I had heard this. Turns out Hootie’s version of the R.E.M. classic “Losing My Religion” appears on last year’s Imperfect Circle which I reviewed. There must have been some extended release version of the album I missed. Not bad, but it did not measure up to the original.
- Iron Maiden – Senjutsu (album)
An album as long as most movies. The new Iron Maiden is extremely ambitious and probably requires an extensive amount of spins to fully enjoy.
- Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto (album)
I just wanted to hear “Paradise” but I listened to much of the album. Coldplay has a new record coming and hopefully it returns to more of this mostly gem of a release.
- Chris Isaak – Pandemic Blues: I Can’t Take It! (song)
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I pressed play on Chris Isaak’s new single but “Pandemic Blues: I Can’t Take It!” not only speaks for a lot of us but in a light-hearted and fun way. Above all, the song shows Chris Isaak hasn’t lost a step vocally or musically. A great listen.
- TobyMac – Promised Land (song)
A beautiful song released yesterday by TobyMac with a message that should reach the masses.
- Daughtry – Dearly Beloved (album)
What an impressive sixth album from the former American Idol contestant. Fully 15 years removed from the show, I finally listened to and reviewed a Daughtry album and now need to check out the rest and place them on the live show radar.