New Releases This Week: 31 January 2012

The music industry has finally awoken from it’s winter’s nap with a slate of releases that will have people talking.  Some quick thoughts on a few of them.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour/Out of Frequency:  You know that Heineken commercial with the band featuring the blond singer?  Those guys.

Leonard Cohen/Old Ideas:  Lenny’s first album since 2004.  Who will be the first to dare write an even a lukewarm review of such a sacred cow?

Lana Del Rey/Born to Die:  Wow.  Can the media get any more harsh?  Doesn’t matter, though, because I still like her.  And she’s smokin’ hot.

Craig Finn/Clear Heart Full Eyes:  Solo outing for the baseball-lovin’ frontman of the Hold Steady. Great dude, too.

Imperial Teen/Feel the Sound:  Wow.  It’s like it’s 1999 again.  Good on you, Roddy.

Metallica/Beyond Magnetic EP:  Four songs that didn’t make Death Magnetic.  Sorry, guys, but this still doesn’t atone for Lulu.

Get more information on new releases from The Tuesday Guide.  I do.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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