2008 has a nice list of albums planned to drop that I'm looking forward to. Let's just skip the intro bullshit and get straight to the heart of this thing.
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Why am I including this here? It was free to download and further proof that Radiohead is just an awesome band. Oh and if you're living under a rock and haven't heard this yet, what the fuck is wrong with you? I'm just hoping there's a vinyl release for this album.
Fleshtones - Take a Good Look
Great garage rock that you should always expect from the folks at Yep Roc. That label rules.
Bob Mould - District Line
Do I even need to explain why I'm stoked for this?
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
I've already got this and it kills. They're really coming into their own and for the basest of Raveonettes fans out there, yes there is still the random, lazy garage rock single that slays.
Del The Funky Homosapien - Eleventh Hour
One of the few rappers whose albums I still anticipate. It might be terrible compared to the rest of his work but it is sure as shit to be better than 50 Cent's new disc (wasn't that bitch supposed to retire?) that is going to be unleashed on the Earth later in the year.
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
"Oh, and I FUCKING hate Goldfrapp." Sorry, that's my favorite line from Hard Candy. Ellen Page rules.
Mike Doughty - Golden Delicious
I'm a Soul Coughing fan and his solo work has been pretty solid but it seems like if Doughty was really a "beat" artist as he claims he could shit out 20 of his underproduced, simple records a month. Just sayin'.
Rocket From The Crypt - R.I.P. CD/DVD
No one ever videotapes a funeral. But we will all watch it and rejoice in the final burn out of one of the greatest punk rock bands of all time.
The Black Crowes - Warpaint
The brothers still can't get along and the more hippie looking dude who broke up with Goldie Hawn's kid is probably all agro over that shit, so this might actually rock. Oh that's right they're last name is Robinson. That's how much I care about this band now. Still, there is hope.
This is the day that the terrorists will strike again. They will look at the following list of shit that now typifies American tastes and figure it's the best day to suicide bomb a Virgin Megastore. Hey, I can't blame 'em. Let's see what we'll be suffering through for the rest of the year:
Bryan Adams - 11
Panic! At The Disco - You Don't Have To Worry...
Ashlee Simpson - Bittersweet World
The B-52's - Funplex
Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
Yeah, these cats were WAY WAY WAY overhyped to fucking death but like I said in my review of their debut, what do you expect to happen when you are the first band released on Thurston Moore's label. And the disc was pretty good so let's see if they hit the sophomore slump. Or break out from the shadow of Sonic Youth.
Dirtbombs - TBA
The best band from Detroit. Fuck, everything Mick has done has been great. The Dirtbombs are the closest thing to traditional pop sensibilities we'll ever see that man work with. And that is a good thing. Oh lord, yes, a new Dirtbombs album! This is my second most anticipated release for the year following up...
Speedo - TBA
JOHN REIs HAS A NEW BAND. HE OWES US ALL FOR BREAKING UP RFTC AND HOT SNAKES IN THE SAME YEAR AND THE SULTANS IN 2007. JOHN, THIS SHIT BETTER ROCK LIKE HOT CHARITY OR ELSE I'M COMING FOR THAT ASS!
Free Kitten - TBA
Kim Gordon's side project whose first record was one of the last awesome releases from KillRockStars. She might be 100 but she still has the same bratty art punk disposition from the Goo era that just gets me hard.
Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha Men
This band is the only reason Brit-pop is still a semi-respected genre. Just youtube the video for "Grace" and tell me these guy's aren't some of the most woefully underappreciated talents in music.
Sword - Gods Of The Earth
Yeah, they kind of are.
Billy Bragg - Mr. Love & Justice (Anti-)
The Breeders - Mountain Battles (4AD)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Now this will be the day the terrorists appologize for bombing us on 3/11. Kim Deal always has a place reserved in my ears and Billy Bragg might just be churning the same butter he has for fuck knows how long but it still tastes good. Oh, and do I really need to dig up my unappologetic bro-crush on Nick Cave?
That's all for now. We'll finish up the rest of the year along with expected releases later.