The Encouraging Near Future of Music

A post on the CBC Radio 3 weblog reminded me of a wave of albums by great artists coming out in the next few months.

Oh, and isn’t Chinese Democracy supposed to be out again this year?

We live in exciting times.


7 thoughts on “The Encouraging Near Future of Music

  1. I’ve said it to people in person, but I want the internets to know – I’m calling Neon Bible as the album of the decade here and now – check back in 2010, I could be wrong, but I doubt it.

    Chinese Democracy not all that long ago was promised on March 6th, just like Neon Bible, so somehow I don’t see it coming out 2007 – the whole fool me how many times thing…

    Another couple of big releases, well, big if you care about them and you probably should care about them:
    Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (March 20th, and now with Johnny Marr originally of The Smiths)
    Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Living With the Living (Also March 20th)
    The White Stripes – Icky Thump (Annouced late last week, and to be released “as soon as corporately possible” – so might make it out before end of March)

    2007, and march of 2007 to be specific is shaping up to be one hell of a release party.

  2. FYI on The White Stripes album the rumors are saying that it should be coming in June. The rumors also say that there’s a bagpipe player on one of the tracks. There’s also a track called Catch Hell Blues. There is no possible way that a song called Catch Hell Blues could be bad.

    I’m really excited for The New Pornographers and The Weakerthans. There is allegedly going to be a new Wolf Parade album this coming year and a new Sunset Rubdown EP as well. I love Canadian music.

  3. Wilco also has a new album [Sky Blue Sky] out in May… which, with thanks to the internets, i am presently listening to. It’s almost like i have a time machine.

  4. I have to agree with Isaac on the awesomeness of The Arcade Fire album, it is everything i wanted in a record and more. The Modest Mouse album is also pretty darn good as well.

  5. I was convinced that AF would have a hard time following up Funeral and I was completely wrong. Neon Bible is really, really, really good. Boxer, the new record by the National, is also well worth checking out. I need a few more listens, but it seems to hold up well with their fantastic last record, Alligator. I just heard the new Interpol record for the first time and am very curious to see what other people think. It almost seems like someone told the band that after Joy Division, there was a band called New Order.

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