Music in 2008, Part 2: Alternative & Rock

Lenny Kravitz - It’s Time For A Revolution

In the alternative genre we have quite a long list of music releases this year. Just to name a few: Lenny Kravitz, Moby, Peter Gabriel, Portishead and Goldfrapp. To find out what these guys have coming and who else is releasing something of interest you’ll have to look after the jump.

Sia - Some People Have Real Problems

Our first release of this year is already available since January 8th. It is Sia’s new album “Some People Have Real Problems” with the delightful single “Buttons”. Sia is not so popular here, yet, but if you watched the show Six Feet Under you might remember her song “Breathe Me” from the final scene of the last episode. It literally takes your breath away.

Jack Johnson - Sleeping Through The Static

For all of you who like to take it easy you might be familiar with Jack Johnson. His new album “Sleep Through The Static” comes out in Febuary and will surely become the soundtrack for a lot of surfer dudes and backpackers.

If you think that it is time for a revolution than I know someone who might agree with you. Lenny Kravitz’s new album “It’s Time For A Revolution” comes out in Febuary and seems to be a step back from pop towards some good old fashion rock music. Very promising!

Lenny Kravitz - It’s Time For A Revolution

As we already mentioned last year there is a new Goldfrapp album by the name “Seventh Tree” on its way and it’s out on February 25th. The Disco-Glam-Rock is no more, now it’s time to go back to the routes of their debut album Felt Mountain. Very pleasing, especially the outstanding first single “A&E” which is by far the best song I’ve heard in a while.

In March we have some big names for you: Moby brings out a new record by the name “Last Night”, followed by R.E.M. with their new album “Accelerate”.

Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

In April we can expect the third studio album from Portishead, followed by a new record from the Basement Jaxx that will be released sometime in spring. Later this year we will here the new album of Peter Gabriel called “I/O” and the long awaited “Weather Underground” by Massive Attack.

Of course we’ll also be on the look out for interesting new acts, so stay tuned to this feed.

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