New Releases: January 3, 2006
Here’s our rundown of what’s new and noteworthy in record stores this week.
The Strokes, First Impressions of Earth (RCA)
First Impressions is an olympiad of self-help chin-ups. This exceeding introspection, combined with a sound that further abandons brittle ’80s giddiness for studio-wonk man rock, may incur accusations of terminal flameout.
Buy: Amazon | iTunes
The Motion Sick, Her Brilliant Fifteen (Digital Bear Entertainment)
Boston-based Motion Sick releases their debut album, Her Brilliant Fifteen, Elephant 6-style indie rock with dreamy, eloquent lyrics.
Buy: from the Motion Sick Website
Various Artists, Grandma’s Boy Soundtrack (Epic)
This Adam Sandler-produced yuk-fest has a pretty respectable and eclectic soundtrack including songs from Bloc Party, VHS or Beta, the Mooney Suzuki, the Futureheads, Kool Keith, and Paul Wall.
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