Hooverphonic has a new one?! cool. That’s going on my Christmas list.
I haven’t bought any cds that were released this year except for the just released Haunted from Poe. It’s extremely good. A much “harder” sound than her first, and this one is both spooky-sounding and tells a story with the music. I’m enjoying it immensely
If you’re looking for something new, try Great Big Sea. http://www.greatbigsea.com has many song samples. I recommend listening to samples of their self titled album. Their music is usually fast and peppy, and they draw on traditional “celtic” music. (“Mari-mac’s mother’s making Mari-mac marry me, Meri’s mother’s making me marry Mari-mac.” And then lots more lyrics with “marry” in them.) They also did a fast, fun cover version of “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.”
My “must haves” are:
Bloodflowers - The Cure
Pop Trash - Duran Duran
Loveboat - Erasure
Vapor Transmission - Orgy
Went To Cony Island - Midge Ure
Bear in mind I’m a very literal person. I don’t have the last three yet and really want them, so I consider them “must haves.”
(HalberMensch242 - is the NIN you mentioned new material or remixes?)
Oh, hell yes. (‘Cept I think it’s Who is Jill Scott?) Amazing freakin’ album. She did a couple of songs live on Later (the show that comes on after Conan O’Brien), and was just incredible. I’ve added “See Jill Scott perform ‘It’s Love’ in person” to my list of things to do before I die.