New Release: Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R (Deluxe Edition)

Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R (Deluxe Edition)

One of Rolling Stone’s top 100 albums of the decade, Rated R from Queens Of The Stone Age marks its 10th anniversary with the expanded, two-CD Rated R – Deluxe Edition, released August 3, 2010. Added to the original album is a second disc with six B-sides and the band’s memorable summer 2000 Reading Festival concert–featuring nine previously unreleased songs, including live versions of Rated R’s «Feel Good Hit Of The Summer», «The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret», «Better Living Through Chemistry» and «Quick And To The Pointless».

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New Release: Blood Red Shoes – Fire Like This

Blood Red Shoes shave announced details of their forthcoming album «Fire Like This», which will be the follow up to their debut «Box of Secrets».

The new album will is due to be released on March 1st in the UK Europe, and February 10th in Japan on CD and vinyl LP.

The band will also be streaming one song a week from the record on their website, starting with «Keeping It Close» and new single «Light It Up» this week, with more news on a special edition coming vinyl soon.

New Release: Eels – End Times

Eels is back again!

Having had a four-year hiatus, the Eels’ delivered to the world a strong comeback album, «Hombre Lobo». Now, just months later they announce a new album, «End Times». Here is the first single, «Little Bird», which Mark Oliver Everett, aka E., recorded playing all the instruments in his Los Angeles basement studio. The new album, «End Times», comes out Jan. 19, 2010.

There’s also a confirmed tracklisting for the album, which consists of fourteen tracks of varying length, we believe:

Eels - End Times

1. The Beginning
2. Gone Man
3. In My Younger Days
4. Mansions of Los Feliz
5. A Line in the Dirt
6. End Times
7. Apple Trees
8. Paradise Blues
9. Nowadays
10. Unhinged
11. High and Lonesome
12. I Need a Mother
13. Little Bird
14. On My Feet

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The 100 best pop albums of the Noughties

UK Times Online just listed the 100 best pop albums of this century (but remember, we’ve still got one year with hopefully loads of good tunes coming up).

Here’s the top 10:

1. Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
2. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (2006)
3. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
4. Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
5. Britney Spears – Blackout (2007)
6. The Strokes – Is This It? (2001)
7. Richard Hawley – Coles Corner (2005)
8. The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)
9. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand (2007)
10. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (2008)

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Upcoming CD Releases in November 2009

New releases for this month (November 2009) include:

Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions

November 3: Weezer – Raditude
November 6: Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
November 10: Tori Amos – Midwinter Graces
November 17: Fall Out Boy – Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits
November 24: Tom Waits – Glitter And Doom [Live]

All dates are for U.S. releases unless otherwise noted.

Them Crooked Vultures’ Self-Titled Album Out November 17th

The burning question that’s lingered since Them Crooked Vultures made their live debut August 9th at Chicago’s Metro has finally been answered: Rock’s newest supergroup announced today that they’ll released their self-produced and self-titled album on November 17th, a week and three months after the band of Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones first appeared onstage together.

After debuting in Chicago, the Vultures went a tour of European venues and festivals before returning to the states for a run of dates that concluded October 15th at New York’s Roseland Ballroom (read our review of the show here). The 13 songs that featured in the band’s live performances will appear in all their studio glory on Them Crooked Vultures, including opening track «No One Loves Me & Neither Do I». The band is rumored to be releasing their official first single «New Fang» to radio October 26th, Blabbermouth reports.

The Vultures will embark on a brief tour of Germany in early December, then continue on to the U.K. for seven shows in eight nights. From there, they flock Down Under for six shows in Australia and New Zealand. Them Crooked Vultures promise to announce more dates following the album’s release.

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Editors: Brand new single “Papillon”

UK indie rock band Editors will be releasing their third full-length studio album «In This Light And On This Evening» on October 12th and the band is currently streaming first single, «Papillon», on their website.

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Upcoming CD Releases in September 2009

New releases for this month (September 2009) include:

Porcupine Tree - The Incident

September 8: Danko Jones – Never Too Loud
September 8: Rodrigo Y Gabriela – 11:11
September 11: Porcupine Tree – The Incident
September 14: Muse – The Resistance
September 20: Pearl Jam – Backspaer
September 29: Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue

All dates are for U.S. releases unless otherwise noted.

New Radiohead Song “These Are My Twisted Words” Leaks

Radiohead has just released their latest song «These Are My Twisted Words» on the band’s official site, just days after it was leaked on the Internet. The band posted a statement on their site saying that they have been working on the song for some time and will be performing it at this summer’s concerts.

You can download the new song here (it is free of charge):
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Listen to The Fixer, the Pearl Jam single from Backspacer

Pearl Jam has debuted the new single from their upcoming studio album, Backspacer. Give it a listen at

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