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|August (and Not A Lot After?)|
So these are the releases I'm excited about/interested in for August. As always, get at me with what I might have overlooked.
Still haven't gotten around to listening to these guys (I've been meaning to check out Funeral for months). This seems to be getting mostly (a-cough) rave reviews.
|2||Queens of the Stone Age|
Almost picked this one up a month back. Thanks to the re-release, I'm glad I didn't.
The Final Frontier
Those samples are pretty sick. I'm pretty shocked by how consistently strong these guys' comeback has been.
Never heard these guys live.
|5|| ||David Gray|
Pretty great singer-songwriter. I'm surprised he's got another new one so soon.
At the Edge of Time
Sometimes you just need to sit back and let Hansi's crazy-high voice and the double-bass work their magic. Wizardry indeed.
|7|| ||Ra Ra Riot|
Haven't seen this getting a lot of buzz, which is good and bad. If it's as strong as the Rhumb Line, though, it shouldn't disappoint.
|8|| ||10 Years|
Feeding the Wolves
One of the best "radio rock" bands out there, and I'm not just saying that because I'm a sucker for singers in the cult of Maynard. (Okay, maybe a little.)
The Wild Trapeze
I've got my fingers crossed for this being good.
|10|| ||Brian Wilson|
Brian Wilson Reimagines Gerswhin
Just recently heard about this. It sounds fascinating (and also almost *too* ambitious; I suppose we'll see).
Always good for a laugh.
Fire and Ice
Originally supposed to come out in July, but got bumped back. Last I heard it was August, but I'm not sure. I hope it comes out soon, though, since the second I heard these guys had reunited I got extremely excited. Like, too excited for broadcast channels. Which brings me to...
I'll admit that this season was a little spotty, but I'm in the camp that absolutely loved the finale. I appreciate the greater arc of the series, and though I can understand the complaints and objections hurled against it, I can also find the merit even in its missteps. Because I've been brainwashed.
|glad to see somebody else excited for the new revis cd!|
|lost season six may have been a little spotty, but it was enthralling nonetheless|
|i tried wikiing the ending of lost just to see what the fuss was about and i was confused as fuck. they were dead but they were alive in a different year?|
|Ah nice, 2 is being re-released! Any word on what changes there will be from the original?|
|From what I've gathered the alternate universe shit/afterlife in season six is their souls finding each other in the afterlife. Jack's dad says to Jack in the finale "We all die sometime, Jack." Then they all go to the room and die. Their souls created that world, so they could all pass to death together. |
Everything else on the island was legit and happened, and the dead people are really dead.
I just wish the ending was more of a long term resolution than something show to us in the last season. Whatever, the show kept me fucking entertained.
|Tom: Yeah, Revis is great stuff. Criminally overlooked band.|
Bloc: Not too sure, but I know it comes with a second disc of b-sides and live tracks, which is always great.
Trout: that's pretty much the impression I got, too. I appreciated what they did with the characters, but, yeah, it would've been nice to get a little more closure on the mythological aspect. Oh well. Forgot to mention how increasingly excited I am for "The New Man in Charge," by the way.