This year seems to be starting off with a bang. Here is a thread to announce new albums you think are worth noting
Global – Todd Rundgren (April release) – I know we have one or two TR fans in this group. Ok, well, if not fans, they know who he is. Anyway, I got an advanced hearing of his new album “Global” and I have to say, I am less than thrilled. But you be the judge.
And if you missed their previous release, Change Becomes Us, you missed a good one. Go and get it.
Rosy Maze – Marker Starling (April release) – If you’re looking to like someone that no one else has heard of (cause’ you're cool that way), look no further than this Canadian export. He doesn’t look very rock and roll, but I really like this first single “Husbands”.
A new artist (to me) and a new album I came upon today: Sean Donnelly - Saint John Divine. A friend and collaborator of Neil Finn, the songs on SJD do have a Finn/CH vibe to them. Here's a gem of a song from the ablum called, Little Pieces:
New Steven Wilson cd is out Hand Cannot Erase. I've played it 4 times. It is more understated than The Raven that Refused to Sing, instead of self contained mini prog operas, this one is a song cycle about loneliness and isolation, based on a tragic real life story. It is at turns unsettling, and bleak, and then cathartic and lovely. The band is fantastic and technically it is incredible, but imho it takes time to glean the warmth from the emotional abyss that is its center.