Goodness me, what a week! Finally it feels like summer has truly begun, once with this new wave on awesome new stuff. First up is [tag]Coldplay[/tag]’s long awaited follow-up to their critical and commercial hit X & Y, in the form of “Viva la Vida or Death And All His Friends” (we’ve gotten used to the title by now, check out the stream here). The [tag]Goo Goo Dolls[/tag] are also back with yet another awesome compilation, after last year’s Greatest Hits: Volume One, this time however in “Greatest Hits: Volume Two“, Dolls fans can catch up with the band’s rarities, B-Sides and various other unreleased gems. There’s some great news for metal fans as well, as gender icons, [tag]Judas Priest[/tag], roll out their latest studio effort “Nostradamus.”
Punk rock is also set to make a comeback once with [tag]The Offspring[/tag]’s new release, “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace,” after a more or less disappointing previous record, the 2003 Splinter. One of the most recognizable and respected bands in the independent music scene, [tag]Wolf Parade[/tag], is in full throttle with their sophomore LP “At Mount Zoomer,” after a fantastic, genre shattering debut album, Apologies to the Queen Mary.
Other notable releases include new albums from Silver Jews, MIGGS or The Briggs.
The Offspring: Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
Goo Goo Dolls: Greatest Hits Volume 2
Silver Jews: Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer
Judas Priest: Nostradamus
The Notwist: The Devil, You + Me
Anthony David: Acey Deucey
Ride The Boogie: Ride The Boogie
Sister Hazel: Before The Amplifiers, Live Acoustic
The Briggs: Come All You Madmen
Tilly and the Wall: O