Not often I buy an album unheard, but I was quite taken with this band's first effort - The Weirding - back in 2009. When listening to that the other day I visited the Last.FM Album page and saw shouts for this new offering, but could find no where to stream it. (Curse you Last.Fm and your vague third party offerings). However, looking at a few trusted sites and recommendations, I downloaded and listened today.
It might take a few listens, but on first impression, it's not too bad. I find some of the tracks repetitive and lacking in development.
Dr John - Locked Down
The good Doctor goes back to his roots in the company of Dan Auerbach. It's an absolute joy and a hoot - and he's bringing the show to London - must get a ticket.
Al Di Meola - Casino
It might have been called Elegant Gypsy part II, but it's still a fine piece of work.
Planet X - Quantum
Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day
Roy Harper - HQ