Well, vacation's over, the warm holiday buzz has receded, and as we look at this week's new album releases, there's a definite trend to be seen.
Some can be found in record stores! Others in large department stores! And still others via Internet retail services!
In short, now more than ever, everything is commercially available! So if any of these records don't make it to the top of the charts, there are no excuses to be had: They simply must not be any good!
Next week: Socialism explained!
Vampire Weekend: Contra (XL) Well, I don't actually have a copy of the new Vampire Weekend CD--like many of you I simply went to their website and streamed it repeatedly, glanced at the cover artwork and wondered about it, heard my fill of it, then went to a record store to buy something I never heard before! What a deal! From what I heard of it, though, it sounded pretty groovy--less like Graceland and more like Here Comes Rhymin' Simon! It's light on the afro-pop; guess they realized they wereRead More »from Vampire Not Weakened!