Wednesday, March 2, 2011

This Week’s Playlist

Some new releases that have made the rotation:

Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots
This one is definitely taking a few more listens to grow on me than their last few records.  We covered this album a bit on the week of it’s release.  Check it out.

G. Love - Fixin’ To Die
G. Love’s new album is definitely a continuation of his solo turn opening for Jack Johnson acoustically last summer.  Check out “Milk & Sugar”:

North Mississippi Allstars - Keys To The Kingdom
Along with the Drive-By Truckers, NMAS have been one of my favorite bands of past few years.  Similarly to the DBT’s new record, this one is taking me much longer to embrace than I would have hoped.  Bootsy Bangin Threes spotlighted the record here.

Newer CDs that are still getting play:

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – III/IV

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Self Titled
I listened to Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 2007 disc This Is Somewhere to the point where I was sick of it and kept listening to it anyway.  I have a feeling that this record is heading down the same path.  Since this record has been released, GP has been featured on VH1’s Divas and seems to be on the cusp of breaking through to the mainstream.  I’m going to see the band play at NY’s Irving Plaza next week and I have a feeling it could be the last time I get to see them in such a small place.

Them Crooked Vultures -  Self Titled
A rare case of a “Supergroup” being formed where its output may have more than equaled the sum of its parts.  This album has never left my rotation since its release and their show at Roseland NYC in February of last year was one of my concert highlights of 2010.  Thank you Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and of course, John Paul Jones.

Some old standards:

King’s X – Ear Candy 
One of my favorites, it always seems like King’s X is being miscast.  In the 80’s they were lumped in with the hair bands at times, which couldn’t have been a bigger mismatch.  You ocasionally hear prog-rock, which I just don’t see.  To me they’ll always just be one of the best hard rock bands over the past 20 years.  I usually rotate between all of their records.  This week I’ve been rocking out to Ear Candy, which I’ve always thought to be one of their most accessible.

Beatles – Revolver 
I’ve been listening to a lot of Beatles lately, but have gone back to Revolver a lot this week because I’ve seemed to have “Got to Get You Into My Life” stuck in my head quite a bit.

How about you?  Feel free to make recommendations below in the comments!

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