The Replacements – Let It Be (Twin Tone 1984, Rhino 2008)
The Replacements were a scruffy band of malcontents out of
The Kills – Midnight Boom (Domino, 2008)
This band plays nasty, attitude filled rock and roll. Comprised of Alison "VV" Mosshart on vocals and
The Kills at Foxy Tunes Planet.
The Rolling Stones – Shine a Light Soundtrack (Interscope, 2008)
The soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s concert film of the group’s 2006 tour is surprisingly spry and active, filled with some genuinely memorable moments. While it can’t quite match the band’s late sixties heyday, the performances found here mostly of their most famous material are quite respectable. Keith Richards in particular sounds great spitting out riffs with the energy of a teenage punk rocker and playing some delicate slide guitar on the slide and country numbers. Jagger’s vocals are deep and powerful and Charlie Watts’ drumming is as subtle and jazzy as ever. Guest appearances by Buddy Guy on the Muddy Waters chestnut “Champagne and Reefer” and Jack White on “Lovin’ Cup” are interesting, but the real highlights come from the core bands longevity and the fact that their music is still relevant after all these years. “Faraway Eyes” combines country music and gospel with deep respect and subtlety while the rockers like “All Down the Line” and “Start Me Up” are potent. It’s a solid record, and certainly worth checking out.
Interesting article from the Times Online.
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