Two months have passed since the beginning of 2018. Up to this moment there have some good albums and a few musical surprises, especially by young bands, but the average level of the new releases, globally, has not been particularly exciting. I have the feeling that the best is yet to come and maybe the next few months will see the release of those albums which are destined to rapidly climb up the music charts of the blog. For sure I’ll keep listening and selecting the best material! In the meantime, let’s see which are some important releases of the next month. Stay tuned!
Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt is the forthcoming new album by Moby, the American musician, DJ and producer who has been one of the most succesfull electronic artists of the last 20 years. The album is expected for March 2nd, 2018. A few singles have been shared in view of the release, including Like A Motherless Child, which signs a sort of come-back to Moby’s classic style, and Mere Anarchy, which Moby himself described as post-apocalyptic and dystopic. Could the new album be the definitive point where his electronic skills will meet and fuse with his role as an activist?
A Productive Cough is the forthcoming new album by American indie rock band Titus Andronicus, which will be available starting from March 2nd, 2018. This band has always dealt with complex themes, and their previous records were all very profound, but at the same time not always immediate to listen, in particular for the casual listeners. There were a couple of singles shared so far from the new album, such as Number One (in New York), which is a very particular and almost nihilistic 10 minutes track, and Above the Bodega (Local Business), that’s definitely more enjoyable and easy to listen.
Violence is the upcoming sixth studio album from British rock band Editors and it will be released on 9 March 2018. The new album follows the previous appreciated LP In Dream, released in 2015. The first single shared by the band from the new LP is Magazine and it shows an evident presence of synthpop elements. We will check shortly if this is only an isolated case or rather it’s the new style that characterizes the band’s sound.
AmeriKKKant is the upcoming fourteenth album by industrial metal masters Ministry, a band that has surely been one of the most influential for the birth and the affirmation of this musical genre but that in the last fifteen years entered into a spiral of absolute involution. From the songs that have been shared so far we observe that Ministry continue to insist on the subject of an open polemic against the state of American politics. Musically speaking, the tracks we have heard are quite interesting and make us hope for this new work. However, we are far from the innovation and the revolution that they brought into the music scene with their debut albums. The album will be released on March 9th, 2018.
Boarding House Reach is the upcoming third solo studio album by American rock musician Jack White, also known as the lead singer and guitarist The White Stripes. White’s new solo LP is set to be released on March 23, 2018 and it follows the excellent previous works Lazaretto, relased almost four years ago. The artist has announced in a press release the intention to expand his musical palate and explore a remarkable range of sonic terrains. The first songs shared by the artist from the new work seem confirm this intention to experiment and widen the horizons of his music, with results that perhaps are not always up to the expectations and which may perhaps disappoint those who expected the catchy and immediate rock of Whites’ previous works.