Upcoming CD releases
April showers bring May flowers, and this year, they’ve also brought a flood of CDs.
Major releases will be springing up like weeds over the next couple of months.
Here’s our quick guide to the toppermost of the poppermost. Mark your calendars, but do it in pencil since this is subject to change.
Call Me Irresponsible
We have called Mr. Bubble many things over the years. Irresponsible would be a big step up.
J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph reunite after 18 years. Our ears are sore already.
American Doll Posse
Big Red’s ninth CD is a concept album with her portraying five different characters. Yikes.
The Broken Social Scenester cut her mellow sophomore disc in France — and in her pyjamas.
Snakes & Arrows
Geek alert! It’s another set of mathy prog epics from Canada’s beloved power trio.
Just when you thought Bjork couldn’t get weirder, she teams up with — get this — Timbaland.
Minutes to Midnight
Hey guys, Iron Maiden called — they want their album title back.
Release the Stars
Rufus releases a set of bleak, bare-bones ballads recorded in Brooklyn and Berlin.
Sky Blue Sky
Jeff Tweedy and Co. return to a more traditional alt-country sound on this sixth studio album.
It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
Adam Levine and his boys embrace the sound of ’80s acts like Police, Talking Heads and Prince.
We noticed if you move one letter, this album is called Lack Brain. Just saying.
Lies for the Liars
The Utah screamers take it to the next level with this ambitious third album.
RK does his lawyer a favour by toning down the horndog R&B balladry for upbeat hip-hop.
Perry Farrell and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt front this groovy guitar-rock outfit.
Scott Weiland, Slash and the boys add some depth and texture to their second CD.
Ex-Soundgarden/Audioslave wailer takes another ill-advised stab at solo success.
Eat Me, Drink Me
Says this is his most personal CD. That’s scarier than anything he could make up.
It’s been over a year since his last CD — and it’s still his fourth album in two years.
Live in Dublin
The Boss and his Seeger Sessions Band kick it in Ireland.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Trent Reznor and Julian Casablancas guest on the latest robo-rock fest from gigantic singer-guitarist Josh Homme.
THE WHITE STRIPES
Everybody’s favourite fake brother-and-sister drums-and-guitar duo returns with another disc of minimalist indie-rawk.
He’s a cowboy — no, really. The hair-rocker and his band go country on this album. Oh, goodie.
Apparently, the crooner’s crooner loves him some Zimmy.
Get a Big Mac at Starbucks when the ex-Beatle debuts on the coffee giant’s Hear Music label.
GUNS N’ ROSES
Psyche! Give it up, kids; this sucker is never coming out.
Upcoming CD releases