Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through the weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
Tipping Point – Tears For Fears
Per Ultimate Classic Rock:
The music is often reflective of these subjects – knotty and dark as it goes from folk-rock to art-rock to synth-pop. It’s not exactly what you’d expect from Tears for Fears at times, though the title track and “End of Night,” as well as a handful of other songs, dive head-first into the Big Chair era’s new wave grandeur.
Rock Believer – Scorpions
The formula remains gleefully intact: galloping guitars and deft choruses – or, as Meine encapsulates ungrammatically in Gas In The Tank: ‘louder, play it hard’. Meine’s vocals, as powerful as they were when he’d rock you like a hurricane, have retained their emotional undertow, Jabs’s guitar playing still sizzles, most heroically on the terrific Shoot For Your Heart, and the engine room could still power a small town.
O My Heart – Mother Mother
Per Sputnik Music:
O My Heart is everything that a good indie rock album should be. It’s catchy and full of guitar hooks and excellent vocals, but with a strong rhythm section capable of driving the tunes along. Album-opener, lead-single, and title track O My Heart introduces the listener to the band’s penchant for combining enticing musical passages with interesting vocal work while creating a fun, playful even, atmosphere, despite being one of the album’s weaker tracks.
The Batman – Michael Giacchino
Pulsating with ominous an piano, Michael Giacchino’s score for The Batman paints the dark and dreary world that is Gotham City. The Batman theme almost sounds like it could be the theme of a horror villain upon first listen. Giacchino always knows to create symphonic landscapes in all the films he scores however it’s The Batman that might be his best work yet.
West Coast (Single) – One Republic
Per U Discover Music:
OneRepublic have been dreaming up a reality much warmer and brighter than the one in front of them. On their latest single “West Coast,” the Ryan Tedder-fronted band escapes into the warmth of California, singing: “Sometimes you gotta run from a broken heart / Before I turn into a ghost, need a brand new start / Get myself headed to the coast, man, it ain’t that far / Yeah, they got sun in LA and some shinin’ stars.”
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!