New Music Weekly: Carly Rae Jepson, Bon Jovi, Rob Thomas, Disturbed, Method Man, and More!!

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Happy day music maniacs! Like new stuff? Great! You’ve come to the right place. Each week all sorts of audiolicious goodies are unleashed onto the masses and this is where they come to be judged. I’ll tell ya what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

The Big News!
Well everyone, it’s finally here. The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally upon us. The new Carly Rae Jepson record, cleverly titled E-Mo-Tion, is slated to be released this week. It is the Canadian sensation’s third record and first since her super massive hit “Call Me Maybe”. I guess it’s a big deal. I don’t care, but Consequence of Sound loved it, awarding it a “B+”, claiming that Jepson has made “something better, more human, and more electric” than her megahit.

And then there’s Bon Jovi’s thirteenth record, Burning Bridges. Again, not something I’m particularly interested in, but it’ll sell well.

And then there’s the new Rob Thomas solo set. It’s called The Great Unknown because, well, it was only a matter of time before the Matchbox 20 vocalist released an album called The Great Unknown. Check out the cover art on this thing. It’s really dark in this photo so why is this asshole wearing those sunglasses. They must be his pondering sunglasses. I love this review from the New York Daily News:”[T]he songs on Thomas’ latest solo work have an off-the-rack feel. They’re nearly all peppy, eager and broad-stroked, with some of the angularity of ’80s pop. Many sound like they were made to be covered by Maroon 5.” But, you know, it’ll sell well.

Metal Mania

Texas metal masters The Sword unveil their latest magnum opus High Country. Blabbermouth slobbered all over this record: “[it’s} so flipping good (even for these guys) it hurts”.

Is Disturbed considered a metal band? I’ve always thought they were like, hard rock, or something like that. Or like adult contemporary heavy music. I don’t know. Anyway, Immortalized, the outfit’s sixth release, and first since 2011, will get down with the sickness this week. Predictably, Sputnik Music reviews the record thusly: “Disturbed is back, and nothing has changed.”

Death metal dominators Hate Eternal blast back with their sixth record (and, again) first since 2011, Infernus. The words “relentless auditory ferocity” were used by Metal Wani.

Wu Wonder
Dope rapper Method Man returns with his first solo jam since 2006, The Meth Lab.

Upstart Rockers!
Missouri’s Radkey are one of the best kept secrets in the country right now. Go get their new record Dark Black Makeup before they explode.

Royal Headache’s second release cures my pain.

Scottish rockers The Fratelli’s fight back with Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied.

Oh, and Jordin Sparks, that American Idol chick, is back.

RIP
This is where we say goodbye to those that have duck walked off of this mortal coil in the last week.

Saxophonist Harold Ousley, who played with such legends as Billie Holiday and Lionel Hampton, died at the age of 86.

Blues dude Eddie Cusic said goodbye at the age of 89.

Dope rapper Sean Prince passed away at 43.

My Recommendation
I’ve always dug Noah Gundersen. Probably always will.

Next Week
Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from Motorhead and Beach House!


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