Saturday, March 01, 2008

March New Album Releases

March looks like a slow month for new releases, with the most exciting ones coming at the beginning (Duffy) and end (R.E.M.) of the month.

March 3/4

Duffy - Rockferry. She's sitting pretty on top of the UK singles chart right now with her first hit, "Mercy." Rockferry, the Welsh singer's debut--a throwback to '60s girlgroup pop--promises unleash Duffy as the next Amy Winehouse, albeit with a cleaner mouth.

Erykah Badu – New AmErykah

March 10/11

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – Searching For The Hows And Whys
Young Knives – Super Abundance

March 17/18

BWO – Fabricator, Halcyon Days, and Prototype. This Swedish pop act appear to be getting a simultaneous release of all three of their albums in the UK this month, propelled no doubt by the current popularity of their 2005 single "Sunshine in the Rain."

We Are Scientists – Brain Thrust Mastery
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
Teenagers – Reality Check
Taio Cruz – Departure

March 24/25

The B-52s - Funplex. The B-52s, best known for their 1989-90 hits "Love Shack" and "Roam," return for their first album in 16 years.

Supergrass - Diamond Hoo-Ha. The band's sixth album, which I heard will be more upbeat than their mellow 2005 release, Road to Rouen.

Panic At The Disco – Pretty. Odd
Counting Crows - Saturday Nights And Sunday Mornings
Guillemots - Red

March 31

R.E.M. - Accelerate. Will this finally be the one to restore the band's luster? First single "Supernatural Superserious" points to "yes," but the band hasn't had a major hit album now in over 10 years. This is R.E.M.'s 14th studio album.

Moby - Last Night. Moby promises this will be a more upbeat, dance-oriented affair.

Yael Naim - Yael Naim

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