Feeling like the onslaught of new music this year is never ending? Last year was a relative desert of desert island discs — we’ve probably had more great new releases so far this year than all of 2006 put together. While it’s not looking like we can add Magnetic Fields (2008) to that list, and it seems doubtful that Radiohead will make it through the gate on time, there’s still a lot more to come. And this week’s offerings add more indecision to your ongoing “best of the year” list.
The always-on-it Largehearted Boy serves up the list of this week’s new releases, which include the much anticipated Icky Thump by The White Stripes. Other albums vying for your wallet’s moth food include the debut full-length by Maps and the new project by former Beta Banders who formed The Aliens. Also, worth the duckets: a whole bunch of follow-ups by the likes of Art Brut, Matt Pond PA, The Polyphonic Spree, Two Gallants, The Mooney Suzuki, and Amiina. If you’re looking for a taste, try these:
Maserati – 12/16 (MP3)
The Polyphonic Spree – Running Away (MP3)
Rocky Votolato – Postcard From Kentucky (MP3)
Sir Richard Bishop – Mahavidya (MP3)
Von SÃ¼denfed – Flooded (MP3)