Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards is the thirteenth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on October 5, 2010 through Epic Records. Recording for Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards took place in June–August 2010 and the title was announced on August 20. A podcast of each track was put up on Satriani's official Facebook profile and YouTube channel leading up to the album's release, with "Light Years Away" being released as a free MP3 single download on September 7, 2010 in exchange for the customer advertising it in a Facebook post or Twitter tweet. Two bonus tracks, "Heartbeats" and "Longing", were made available through Best Buy and Napster.
On their 2012 debut Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes never hid that they were creatures of the New South – a band with old-fashioned blues, soul, gospel, and country in their blood but raised on modern rock. On their 2015 follow-up, Sound & Color, they free themselves from the vestiges of the past, let loose, and push themselves further in either direction. This could've resulted in a disjointed record pulling itself in two opposing directions, but the mess of Sound & Color is invigorating, likely because the album uses its title as a creed. Where Boys & Girls sometimes seemed a shade austere – the band took pains to color within the lines, almost as if to convey their good taste – Sound & Color bursts with oversaturated hues so vivid they seem almost tangible.
Rare and exclusive versions of 18 classic David Bowie songs. This one is for Joe Strummer, Mickey Finn, Maurice Gibb & Penny Valentine. Given away free with Uncut Magazine #3, 2003. So whaddya know? Turns out I do have some Culture Club in my house. More surprisingly, it's a good song. Madame George's "Starman" is just one example of what turns out to be a better album than I remembered it to be. Sure, there are too many different styles trying to fight it out for one album, but taken piecemeal, it's a good listen. There are some duds, no doubt: Midge Ure's contribution is a tad too Marilyn Manson-1985 for me, and nobody should ever, by law, be allowed to cover "Heroes", something Blondie should have had the humility to know.