The Friday Refrain: Your Weekly New Music Digest

So last week... yeah... I wrote one, it didn't autosave and I didn't do anything with it because I was flighty and when I clicked the publish button, it disappeared. ffoooff and it was gone. And it was clever. Probably the best thing I've ever written. Okay not the best thing I've ever written but it was pretty danged good. So I was disheartened and wouldn't go back to it. Plus roller coaster of life and all. I said I would come back with the Refrain and I have. But I wanted to catch up the last two weeks before Friday hit again with its cacophony of arrivals. Anyway. Let us not hold back on the music any longer. No! ONWARD! MUSIIIIIIIIICCC!!!!

September 22nd was crazy awesome everyone. Godspeed You Black Emperor released Luciferian Towers and metal awesomeness Cradle of Filth came back with Cryptoriana. Let's venture pop now with Fergie's Double Dutchess. There's the alt world with The Killers, Wonderful Wonderful, and Cut Copy, Haiku From Zero. Amadou & Mariam return withLa Confusion. Singer songwriter world has Hiss Golden Messenger's Hallelujah Anyhow, Leon Russell's On A Distant Shore and Josh Ritter's Gathering. Macklemore goes it alone with Gemini, ironically. Mastodon had an EP, Cold Dark Place (vinyl forthcoming). Matt Cameronof mostly Pearl Jam fame in this household released Cavedweller. and then we have Marc Almond, of which I will always always love "The City" serious personal favorite of a time and age, but he has something new called Shadows & Reflections. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins joined up for Everybody Knows while Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers return with The Long-Awaited Album. Tricky released Ununiform and finally Van Morrison released Roll With The Punches.

And then we had September 29th. Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends joined up to bring you New Worlds. Primus released The Desaturating Seven. J. Roddy Walston & the Business are back with Destroyers of the Soft Life. Then we've got some call backs - Michael Jackson'snew compilation, Scream, includes augmented reality while Lucinda Williams decided to rerecord her 92 album This Sweet Old Worldand rereleased it. Pop world - we've got Demi Lovato's long awaited Tell Me You Love Me, and Miley Cyrus is back withYounger Now. Jessica Lea Mayfield released Sorry is Gone and Shania Twain is back withNow, Belinda Carlisle will round out my odd female trifecta with Wilder Shores. A portion of CSNY returns this week with David Crosby releasing Sky Trails. And that's all I want to talk about. (some may be interested to know that Wolf Alice, Torres and Ibeyi all have albums out today as well.)

You probably think these will be the most genrefied and complete lists I've ever provided, well you'd be wrong. Here's my averagely aggregated but poorly genrefied list for Sept 22 and Sept 29.


And tomorrow I will be back with the newest of the new. The listiest of the list. And with that i bid you, happy listening!