Coming out January 11th, 2011, Sacramento, California alternative group Cake’s album titled ‘Showroom Of Compassion’ is set for release. The song from the album “Federal Funding” features a tongue in cheek rip on Government pork barrel policies. “Got To Move” has a tasty guitar sound I really like. “Sick Of You” has great guitars with a horn accent coming in later. “Easy To Crash” has more great guitars with a catchy keyboard sound. “Bound Away” with an alternative country sound is so different than the rest — making it the catchiest song of all. John McCreas’ urge to have a more piano sound is most obvious on the song “The Winter.” “Italian Guy” starts out classical flavored and slowy builds up to create quite another unusual sound for an alternative group. Lead vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist John McCrea, trumpet/keyboard player Vince DiFiore, lead guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson, and drummer Paulo Baldi have delivered a solid 4 star listening. Alternative music fans will find plenty to like about this recording, available for streaming on www.cakemusic.com.
Coming out on March 8th, 2011, is Avril Lavign’s ‘Goodbye Lullaby.’ The successful pop star Avril Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario and raised in Napanee, Ontario, Canada from age 5. This will be her 4th album studio album release. Song titles are “Push”, “4 Real”, “Black Star”, “What The Hell”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Smile”, “Everybody Hurts”, “Not Enough”,”I Love You”, “Stop Standing There”, “Goodbye”, “Remember Then”, and the hidden track “Alice.”
Coming out on March 15th, 2011, Green Day is releasing their album titled ‘Awesome As F#@%!’. It is a “live 2 CD set recorded during the “21st Century Breakdown” tour. No artwork is available or song titles at this time. I will update this information when it becomes available.
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