Showing posts with label Wu-Tang Clan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wu-Tang Clan. Show all posts

Thursday, September 28, 2017

2017 Fall Music Preview

Two things that really stood out to this nineties child when giving a once over to the list of albums coming out this fall. First off we are getting dueling Gallagher albums! Okay, this would have been much more exciting if this were 1997 not 2017. And the other thing was an album being released by some guy named William Patrick Corgan. If you have not figured it out yet, that is Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan. Apparently he thought Deborah Gibsn's name change was not silly enough so he also added the middle name. In other ninties news, Beck is coming out with a fun album after his super depressing Album of the Year one, Wu-Tang Clan is back with an album anyone can buy, while U2 is also back to making people buying albums again. Oh, and Hootie of the Blowfish fame is still putting out country music while Primus is back with their original lineup since 1995. And of course Weezer is back with their bi-yearly release of disapointing tracks. In other artists you probably did not realize were still releasing music news, oh, hey, Barenaked Ladies, Boyz II Men, and Seal.

 I spent so much time on the nineties because as usually I am mostly meh on current music. I have enjoyed what I have heard from the upcoming Jessie Ware album and Jillian Jaqcqueline and Carly Pearce are a breath of fresh air in country pop music along with Danielle Bradbery who put out a track I kind of like (though weird to release a song called Hello Summer on the first day of fall) but that is about it. I will give at least a Spotify stream to these albums. You can pre-order the albums by clicking the album title or go to their iTunes page by clicking on the artists name.

Last Week
Wonderful Wonderful - The Killers
Side A - Jillian Jacqueline

Sorry Is Gone - Jessica Lea Mayfield
The Desaturating Seven - Primus
Now - Shania Twain
The Attractions of Youth - Barns Courtney
Let's Play Two (Live) - Pearl Jam
Core (Super Deluxe Edition) - Stone Temple Pilots

October 6
As You Were - Liam Gallagher
Offering - Cults

October 13
Colors - Beck
Every Little Thing - Carly Pearce
The Saga Continues - Wu-Tang
There is No Love in Fluorescent Light - Stars
Carry Fire - Robert Plant
Ogilala - William Patrick Corgan
The Con X: Covers - Tegan and Sara
Holiday's Rule Vol. 2

October 20
Glasshouse - Jessie Ware
When Was the Last Time - Darius Rucker
Under the Streetlight - Boyz II Men
All American Made - Margo Price
Southern Gothic - Tyminski
Fever to Tell (Deluxe Remastered) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

October 27
Pacific Daydream - Weezer
World Wide Funk - Bootsy Collins

November 3
Unapologetically - Kelsea Ballerini
Wild and Reckless - Blitzen Trapper

November 10
Reputation - Taylor Swift
Synthesis - Evanescence
What If Nothing - Walk the Moon
Phases - Angel Olsen
Standards - Seal
Automatic for the People (25th Anniversary Edition) - R.E.M.

November 17
Fake Nudes - Barenaked Ladies
If All I Was Was Black - Mavis Staples

November 24
Who Built the Moon? - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

December 1
Songs of Experience - U2
I Don't Believe We Met - Danielle Bradbery

January 19
M A  N   I    A - Fall Out Boy

March 2
TBD - Andrew W.K.

Pitch Perfect 3 Soundtrack
Inside a Dream - Echosmith
Untitled Christmas Album - Sia
The All-American Rejects
Arctic Monkeys
Ariana Grande
Bob Seger
Cat Power
Father John Misty
Kid Rock
Paul McCartney
Pistol Annies
Sheryl Crow
Vampire Weekend

And of course this could be the quarter Dr. Dre releases Detox.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I Want My Music Television: 5/28/15

She's Not Me Jenny Lewis

It would be hard for Jenny Lewis to follow up Just One of the Guys, but it looks like she did just that with her new video, this time recruiting SNL vets Vanessa Bayer and Fred Armison along with fellow singer-songwriter Fiest to poke fun as Lewis's time as a child star when she guested on Golden Girls and starred in movies like Troop Beverly Hills and the video game championship epic The Wizard starring Fred Savage (which begs the question where is the reboot starring Luke Dunfey as Fred's son? Actually why is Boy Meets World the only reboot in the Savage clan? Where are the reboots to The Princess Bride, Vice Versa, or Little Monsters?)

1,2 1,2 - Raekwon featuring Snoop Dogg

After some embarrassingly bad years it is weird hearing Snoop Dogg on an actual hot track.  There is one that is kind of good that was also released on his album out last week (the embarrassingly titled Bush) but it is not nearly as hot as this song with Raekwon with its nineties remix posse vibe for the video.

California Roll - Snoop Dogg featuring Stevie Wonder

As for the previously mentioned Snoop Dogg, this is probably the best song off of the new album except that I would actually would like the song much more if the song was just Pharrell and Stevie Wonder instead. And is this video supposed to be a tie in to Tomorrowland?

Photograph - Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran does not really like being in his own music videos (Think Out Loud being the lone exception), it is weird to see he really mugged for the camera as a child.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The 50 Best Music Videos of 2012

I have embedded the first couple, for the rest, you can click on the link to be taken to YouTube. If you would like to purchase the music video or the song, click the iTunes button next to the name to be taken to the store.

1. The Baddest Man Alive - The Black Keys featuring RZA The Baddest Man Alive - The Black Keys

2. Do it Anyway - Ben Folds Five

3. Mercy - Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz) - Kanye West

4. Somebody That I Used to Know - Goyte featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) - Gotye

5. Leave the Lights On - Meiko

6. Lost in the Echo - Linkin Park

7. Pyramids - Frank Ocean Pyramids - Frank Ocean

8. Bad Girls - M.I.A. Bad Girls - M.I.A.

9. Stray Heart - Green Day Stray Heart - Green Day

10. Bottom of the River - Delta Rae Bottom of the River - Delta Rae

11. Simple Song - The Shins Simple Song - The Shins

12. No Church in the Wild - Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean No Church In the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream) - Jay-Z & Kanye West

13. Every Single Night - Fiona Apple Every Single Night - Fiona Apple

14. Happy Pills - Norah Jones Happy Pills - Norah Jones

15. Mustache Man (Wasted) - Cake Mustache Man (Wasted) - Cake

16. Sweet Talk - Jessie Ware

17. Easy Way Out - Gotye Easy Way Out - Gotye

18. Warrior - Kimbra, Mark Foster, and A-Trak

19. Man on Fire - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero

20. Sixteen Saltines - Jack White Sixteen Saltines - Jack White

21. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

22. Brendan’s Death Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers

23. Curtain - Eve 6 Curtain - Eve 6

24. All the Rowboats - Regina Spektor All the Rowboats - Regina Spektor

25. Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men

26. (Expletive Deleted) in Paris - Jay-Z and Kanye West Ni**as in Paris (Explicit) - Kanye West & JAY Z

27. Dance in the Graveyards - Delta Rae

28. All I Need Is Love - Cee-Lo Green featuring the Muppets

29. Diversity - Family of the Year Diversity - Family of the Year

30. Payphone - Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa Payphone - Maroon 5

31. Some Nights - Fun. Some Nights - Fun.

32. Princess of China - Coldplay and Rihanna Princess of China - Coldplay & Rihanna

33. Ships in the Night - Mat Kearney Ships in the Night - Mat Kearney

34. Queen of California - John Mayer Queen of California - John Mayer

35. Ho Hey - The Lumineers Ho Hey - The Lumineers

36. Knock Knock - Band of Horses Knock Knock - Band of Horses

37. Duquesne Whistle - Bob Dylan Duquesne Whistle - Bob Dylan

38. Let's Go - Matt and Kim

39. One Woman Army - Kate Earl One Woman Army - Kate Earl

40. I'm Shakin' - Jack White

41. Heartbeat - JJAMZ

42. Houdini - Foster the People Houdini - Foster the People

43. Hurts Like Heaven - Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven - Coldplay

44. Ray Charles - Chiddy Bang Ray Charles - Chiddy Bang

45. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift

46. Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas) - Regina Spektor Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas) - Regina Spektor

47. One More Night - Maroon 5 One More Night - Maroon 5

48. Cherokee - Cat Power Cherokee - Cat Power

49. Cheerleader - St. Vincent Cheerleader - St. Vincent

50. Tongue Tied - Grouplove Tongue Tied - Grouplove

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The 25 Best Albums of 2012

I also included my review of the albums underneath the name for those I wrote about. If you would like to purchase the albums, the album artwork will take you to Amazon and clicking on the title will take you to iTunes.

1. Handwritten - The Gaslight Anthem
Turn the Record Over, I'll See You on the Flip Side

2. What We Saw from the Cheap Seats - Regina Specktor
Today We’re Younger than We’ll Ever Gonna Be

3. Babel - Mumford and Sons
So Give Me Hope in the Darkness so that I Can See the Light

4. Blak and Blu - Gary Clark Jr.

5. The Lumineers - The Lumineers

6. The Man With the Iron Fists (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Various Artists
I Could Take the Pitchfork from the Devil

7. Tempest - Bob Dylan

8. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
Don’t Be Mad, It’s a Brand New Kind of Me

9. The Bright Side - Meiko
You Give a Little Heart, Give a Little Soul

10. The Carpenter - The Avett Brothers
Can You Tell That I Am Alive, Let Me Prove it to You

11. Little Broken Hearts - Norah Jones
You Tried to Replace Me but You Didn’t Get Far

12. Channel ORANGE - Frank Ocean

13. Vows - Kimbra
You Can’t Explain Away the Way I Feel

14. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - Fiona Apple
He Excites Me, Must Be Like the Genesis of Rhythm

15. Away from the World - Dave Matthews Band
Don’t Waste Time Trying to Be Something You’re Not

16. Born and Raised - John Mayer
I’m a Good Man with a Good Heart, Had a Tugh Time, Got a Rough Start

17. Blunderbuss - Jack White
Who’s Jealous of Who?

18. Sun - Cat Power

19. Write Me Back - R. Kelly
Love Has the Greatest Vision of All Time

20. Port of Morrow - The Shins
I Know Things Can Really Get Rough When You Go it Alone

21. ¡Uno! / ¡Dos! / ¡Tré! - Green Day
Tonight My Heart's on the Loose / I Don’t Want Your Sympathy, I Don’t Want Your Honesty, I Just Want to Get Some Piece of Mind

22. Sweet Sour - Band of Skulls
Something Good, A Little Trouble In Your Neighborhood

23. Voyageur - Kathleen Edwards
When the Weather Breaks We Can Sail the Great Lakes

24. Some Nights - fun.
Let’s Set the World on Fire We'll Burn Brighter than the Sun

25. Red - Taylor Swift
Find Your Peace of Mind with Some Indie Record Much Cooler Than Mind