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Upcoming Albums for '07, lookin like a Good Year for Music


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some killer new albums coming up in '07 here a look at some of the artists getting ready to release some new stuff, i dont know about you but i'm pretty excited for more than a few of these albums......


Alkaline Trio

Ambulance Ltd.

Apples In Stereo

Arcade Fire

Architecture In Helsinki

Art Brut

Bad Brains

Andrew Bird

Bloc Party

Blonde Redhead

The Breeders

Bright Eyes

British Sea Power


Built To Spill

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah


The Cure


Dinosaur Jr.


Do Make Say Think



Explosions In The Sky


Field Music

Final Fantasy

Neil Finn

The Go! Team

Jose Gonzalez

PJ Harvey



Norah Jones

Talib Kweli

LCD Soundsystem

Les Savy Fav

Ted Leo

Sondre Lerche


Magnetic Fields

Massive Attack

Maximo Park


Bob Mould

New Pornographers

Of Montreal

Grant-Lee Phillips


Polyphonic Spree

The Ponys


The Postal Service

Prefuse 73

Queens Of The Stone Age


Gruff Rhys

Rilo Kiley


Roxy Music (w/ Eno)

The Sea And Cake


The Shins

Son Volt




The Stooges

Tegan & Sara


Rufus Wainwright


Gillian Welch


Lucinda Williams

Wolf Parade

The Wrens

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The Stooges?

Really looking forward to the new Spiritualized / J. Spaceman recordings (the recent reviews of his string'ed performaces have been superb) as well as the new Magnetic Fields. And Do Make Say Think. And Arcade Fire. And Wolf Parade. And Tortoise. And Sea and Cake. And Prefuse. And Pinback. And Low. And Jim Bryson.

The new 2007 Julie Doiron album is quite good. And easy to 'find.'

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I'm excited to see The Sea & Cake is back in action. Every one of their albums is solid. ALso looking forward to DMST, Wilco, Gillian Welch and Arcade Fire. I hope Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's follow up comes through too.

They forgot Apostle of Hustle, Supergenerous, and the new Harry Manx / Kevin Breit!

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Is that what I'm listening to - the new Julie Doiron. I don't even know the title it was sent to me and I listen to it a lot but really don't know a thing about it. I know it's with Eric's Trip.

Title is Woke Myself Up.

Guide Rating - rating: 4 stars

The Bottom Line

Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron's first album in two years is an interesting take on the oft-attempted guitar/vocalist solo work (and not only because she shares many tracks with her old band Eric's Trip). The songs on Woke Myself Up are often introspective and at many points very affecting in this way -- but Doiron also isn't afraid to add quirkier sounds and surprising elements to her personally tinged tunes (like jangly choruses and dark, ephemeral verses, for instance). And all of it is to great effect. For fans of indie singer-songwriters who want a little more than just a singer who writes songs.


* "No More"

* "I Woke Myself Up"

* "Dark Horse"

* "Me And My Friend"


* "Don't Wannabe/Liked By You"


* Julie Doiron has been a performing musician in Canada since she was 18.

* According to her website, this is her 10th recorded release.

* She also plays in the band Shotgun & Jaybird.

* In 2000, Doiron received a Juno Award for her album Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars.

Guide Review - Album Review: Julie Doiron "Woke Myself Up"

In the title track, "I Woke Myself Up," Doiron sings what is essentially a duet with herself -- and it's quite charming. The interplay between the chorus lines "maybe this coffee is not such a good idea" and the chirpy back-and-forth between her low voice and her high gives the song a delightful energy often missing on solo albums.

The other songs with the backing band are the also among the album's strongest. Doiron's voice, which has a soft, wavering quality to it, feels more assured and more powerful with a kick drum underneath it. In addition, the low, grumbling bass that Rick White adds to many of the tracks -- like the second, "You Look So Alive" -- helps guide the otherwise wandering tunes.

The album's strongest track, "No More," manages to have the mood of a Portishead number with the energy of a less eccentric Björk track. Best of all, it manages to combine all Doiron's strongest musical qualities (her inventiveness and the spryness of her voice) with the albums most compelling melodies. "No More" takes this otherwise solid album and gives it a classic, classy push.

This is a substantial release and definitely worth checking out.

Also important to the recording of this album was a reunion of sorts with her musical family. Founding Eric's Trip bandmate Rick White produced and played on the entire album, and a handful of the songs contain the entire original Eric's Trip band nucleus that took the Canadian indie underground by storm 15 years ago. Working with an old friend and collaborator like White was key to this album's intensely vulnerable and emotionally raw tone. What's captured is timeless and universal, in the same way as Cat Power's Moon Pix, Leonard Cohen's Songs of Love And Hate, and Joni Mitchell's Blue.
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