New Music 5/25/18:

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time.

Hey, every week can’t be a winner!

Fact is, there were no albums released this week that qualify as “worth your time” per se.  So, why bother with a post?  Well, I sure as hell wasn’t going to just skip a week and pretend it never happened.  C’mon now!!  You know me better than that.

Rest assured, that if I write about a new album, it has to be good.  There were a few decent ones, and some pretty good songs, but nothing solid enough to make the grade.  If I missed one (and I doubt it), let me know.  May was a solid month that went out with a whimper, I’m sure June will make us forget all about this in no time…


Also heard:

Jonathan Davis – Black Labyrinth

Jonathan’s voice is very unique, and instantly recognizable – but that is about the only thing here that will remind you of his day job, nu-metal pioneers Korn.  I found most of this to be a bit too, um, cheesy is the wrong word, but close.  Anyway, many of these songs come off as weak to me, but the apocalyptic vibe of “Final Days” and the profane but heartfelt “Please Tell Me” are solid tracks that I added to my Best of 2018 list.

Pusha T – Daytona

My man Push (yes, I have been a fan since no one knew who he was from the first Clipse album) released a glorified EP (only 7 songs) that hits the typical themes of repping his former life as a coke dealer and fucking up the haters.  While this is not his best work, the first two tracks are pretty fun listens, with leadoff “If You Know You Know” finding him in prime floss/braggadocio mode.

Snow Patrol – Wildness

I have enjoyed a fair amount of their work over the years, but this one didn’t do anything for me.  Lead single “Don’t Give In” is what you would expect, I guess, but I moved past this album pretty quickly.

Wand – Perfume

Another 7-song glorified EP, I checked this one out because they will be at the Neurolux next week and thought I might go.  I will likely skip it after hearing this noise rock that just doesn’t have much behind it, at least not for me.

Hoobastank – Push Pull

Yep.  They are apparently still around.  End of review.