Mush and urban sounds rule the stand this week
New Face of LoveVarious/EMIThe New Face of series, pop, rock, dance, chill out and the rest, comes to the music stand this week along with the Best Ever— blues, new age and lounge parallel, taking off from their earlier series featuring Enya, Karunesh and more. This cover, an ode to love a.k.a New Face of Love has mush all through featuring singles from Robbie Williams and Michael Learns to Rock that promise to tickle that sentimental nerve and also has power packed renditions from Norah Jones and Jamelia to bring that pep back into your mood.
Weekend in the CityBloc Party/WarnerThe follow-up to their smash debut, Silent Alarm, is every bit as bright, powerful, and catchy, with the addition of more muscle, attitude, depth and a bit of polish, courtesy their producer, Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol). Inspired by lead singer Kele Okereke's interest in what he calls `the living noise of a metropolis', this record captures nuances of daily life in a metropolis. From the quiet desolation of commuting, to the going out on a Friday night and then the long ride home early in the morning, these are songs about the vivid moments that make up diverse parts of the every day living. Single in the city? This one is for you.
Over TimeHieroglyphics/UniversalTheir live acts are touted as high-octane and the result is a cult culture that they generate post gigs. The Oakland based underground hip hop collective return with a rich lyrical content and funky beats medley for the cover that hits music stores this week. One promising album after their Full Circle from 2003, say critics. Lend an ear.SYEDA FARIDA