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.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are up to a dozen studio albums now, so it's not a bad time to branch out from the Americana-pop-festival-rock thing. There have always been hints of the blues prior to this, but Mojo pushes right up to that standard. Curiosity likely brought out some of these buyers.
Further down this week's picks, Wolf Parade still hasn't quite regained the mojo of its revelatory first album for its third, Expo 86 (maybe time to get Isaac Brock back behind the boards?), but it's not bad. More picks below.
Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for June 29-July 5:
1. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Mojo (Reprise) "Veteran rocker Tom Petty leads the pack with Mojo, his first studio album since the Mudcrutch revival last year."
2. Health - Disco2 (Lovepump United)
3. Wolf Parade - Expo 86 (Sub Pop)
4. Various Artists/Ugly Casanova - 180° South Soundtrack (Brushfire)
5. The National - High Violet (4AD)
Which albums will we be talking about next week?
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"This week will be the unveiling of Trent Reznor's new project, How To
Destroy Angels' self-titled EP (Null Corporation). This is a
collaborative effort with his wife Mariqueen Maandig and longtime
NIN-associate Atticus Ross. Big Boi's new LP, Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam) is sure to be a party rocker as well. Coming soon: Dangermouse & Sparklehorse's Dark Night of the Soul (EMI), Sun Kil Moon's Admiral Fell Promises (Caldo Verde), M.I.A.'s /\/\/\Y/\ (N.E.E.T./Interscope), Mystery Jets' Serotonin (Rough Trade), Best Coast's Crazy for You (Mexican Summer), God Help The Girl's Baby You're Blind 7-inch (Rough Trade), and Current 93's Haunted Waves, Moving Graves (Coptic Cat).