In our Moving
Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records
graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases
flying out of his store each week.
Don't forget to attend Mike Ramirez's 30th Birthday Party tonight at Monterey Club!
After Devo and the Cure beat back the years last week, Ozzy Osbourne provided further proof that age can hurt a person's ability to speak clearly, but doesn't have to affect album sales.
See the rest of the top 5 after the jump, which features at least one more guy who tips the strange-o-meter, and always seems to combine unlikely adjectives (Modest, Ugly) and nouns (Mouse, Casanova).
Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for June 22-28:
1. Ozzy Osbourne - Scream (Epic) "The Prince of Darkness
takes the number one spot, crushing the indies to a bloody pulp. Well,
not quite. But Mr. Osbourne still can draw an audience to purchase his
mystifing metal in droves."
2. HEALTH - Disco2
(Lovepump United) "HEALTH's second remix disc features new heavyweights
such as Crystal Castles, Tobacco, Nite Jewel, and more."
3. Ratatat - LP4 (XL)
4. Various Artists - 180° South
Soundtrack (Brushfire) "Features Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock's
Ugly Casanova side project, the Shins' James Mercer, Love as Laughter,
Mason Jennings, and Jack Johnson."
5. The Cure - Disintegration (Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
Which albums will we be talking about next week?
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"Veteran rockers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers release Mojo (Reprise) next week." The Scissor Sisters are back with Night Work (Universal) if anyone's interested. Wolf Parade's Expo 86 (Sub Pop), Animal Collective's ODDSAC DVD (Swiss Dots), Alejandro Escovedo's Street Songs of Love (Factory), Diddy's Last Train to Paris (Bad Boy), Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
(Def Jam), Trent Reznor's new project How To Destroy Angels'
self-titled EP (Null Corporation) are coming up in the next 2 weeks so
keep your ears clean."