New Music: Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

18 03 2010

Gorillaz third release is every bit as genre-shattering as the first one

It’s the time of year where I get to write more about new music than the older stuff that just happens to be popping through my computer speakers, and that is something to be excited about.  Just this week new albums from Gorillaz and Broken Bells (more on them later) dropped new albums, and new cuts from MGMT, The National, Erykah Badu, Band of Horses, and Nas and Damien Marley are all expected before May.  Not to mention Drake, LCD Soundsystem, and The Arcade Fire all expected out before the end of the year, plus whispers of a new Radiohead album (SHH! they can hear you thinking about it).

The third release from Gorillaz, Plastic Beach, is pretty much what you expect from Damon Albarn and his animated company; which is the unexpected. Read the rest of this entry »


What I’m Listening To – Cold War Kids: Robbers and Cowards

4 03 2010

Robbers and Cowards is a must have for any music fan

When Long Beach CA quartet Cold War Kids released their major label debut Robbers and Cowards in the fall of 2006, I thought they were going to blow up like Hiroshima or Nagasaki (too soon?).  Instead it seems to me that their best work, as of right now, is in the past. Read the rest of this entry »