The Gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. Thompson’s life as a rebel—from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances.
The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days is the second album for n5MD label by downtempo electronica act Winterlight. Mainstay Tim Ingham is certainly a child of the eighties post-punk and new wave. Influenced by the likes of New Order, Cocteau Twins, Felt and other sensitive, melodic indie that ruled the ‘Alternative’ Chart back in the day, this latest release sees Ingham honing his craft. Augmented by daughter Isabel (bass) The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days offers a perfect tonic for these ‘dark days’ of January and February.
Aroma Sounds present a 3-CD Oldies compilation: CD1 - Party Hits, CD2 - Weet Hits, CD3 - Pop Hits. Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley and many others.
Those Were the Days is an ambitious four-disc, 63-track box set that divides Cream's career into two halves. The first two discs feature every studio track the group ever released, plus a handful of unreleased cuts, alternate takes, and rarities. The other two discs are devoted to live material, which is segued together in an attempt to recreate the "ideal" Cream concert. It's a remarkably comprehensive collection, complete with an extensive booklet and remastered sound, yet it doesn't reveal any new insights about Cream, nor does it offer any invaluable rarities. Therefore, it's only for die-hard collectors or listeners wanting to acquire the entire Cream catalog at once; casual fans will be satisfied with individual albums or greatest-hits collections.
As 2006 nears its end, no one can argue that the world of country music isn't, at this moment, the most adventurous in the mainstream pop music industry and that Nash Vegas is taking more chances on its acts as the rest of the biz relies more on narrowing things into smaller and smaller niches that can easily be hyped and digested. Sure, as always, artist's images and many recordings are calculated to score big as in any pop industry. The difference is in approach. The country-listening audience/demographic has widened considerably; therefore, there is a need – as well as an opportunity – for experimentation to see what sticks. This is the most exciting the music's been since Willie and Waylon hit the charts in the '70s, or perhaps to be a bit more fair, when Garth Brooks turned them upside down in the early '90s…
Known for their rise during the era of baggy and madchester U.K. band The Charlatans will return a new album in May, the follow up to 2015's Modern Nature. The album features guest appearnaces from Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, Stephen Morris and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop.