Muhaha, finally the day has come! The day the new Metallica album, going by the name “Death Magnetic“, has finally surfaced, after never ending anticipation and, well, posts from our behalf. Still haven’t gone around to download grab a copy of the album, but from the first two singles already publicly released, Death Magnetic could end up pretty decent; I mean, definitely better then St. Anger, for Christ’s sake!
Austin’s own Okkervil River are also back with a new album, after last year’s excellent “The Stage Names,” this time with a equally worthy follow-up, “The Stand Ins,” the second half of The Stage Names.
Not too many people are fond of Calexico, but to me they’re one of the best groups in the indie scene today, landing album after album, almost flawlessly. “Carried to Dust” is the band’s latest and sixth full length studio album, and from the few tracks I managed to sample on elbo.ws it sounds simply delicious!
Other cool stuff this week includes new material from the likes of LL Cool J, Gym Class Heroes, Jessica Simpson, Iced Earth, Brian Welch (ex-Korn guitarist) or Joan Baez. Hmmm, quite a yummu week.
Metallica: Death Magnetic
Okkervil River: The Stand Ins
The Dark Romantics: Heartbreaker
Patty Loveless: Sleepless Nights
Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Midnight Blues
LL Cool J: Exit 13
Jim Brickman: Unspoken
I’m Not Jim: You Are All My People
Hal Ketchum: Father Time
Colourmusic: f, monday, orange, february, venus, lunatic, 1 or 13
Catie Curtis: Sweet Life
Joan Baez: Day After Tomorrow
Gym Class Heroes: The Quit Hires
Brian “Head” Welch: Save Me From Myself
Joan Osbourne: Little Wild One
Iced Earth: The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part II)
Jessica Simpson: Do You Know
Calexico: Carried to Dust
Eric Benet: Love & Life
Michael Franti: All Rebel Rockers
The Sound of Animals Fighting: The Ocean and the Sun