Well well well, looks like yesterday was a great day for album leaks. Let’s see what we’ve got:
First off, we have The Streets‘ new album, Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living. I’m almost done listening to it all the way through and so far I’m wildly impressed. I really didn’t like “When You Wasn’t Famous” (I actually think it’s the weakest song on the album), but luckily the rest of the songs are much better…flows really well. Here’s my favorite so far:
[MP3] The Streets – War Of The Sexes
Secondly, we have Final Fantasy‘s new album He Poos Clouds. I’ve listened to it a few times from start to finish, and I didn’t really like it at first… aside from being 6 songs shorter than his debut, it’s also a little less accessible; not necessarily a bad thing (it’s growing on me), but not really what I expected. Here’s my favorite song so far:
[MP3] Final Fantasy – Arctic Circle
Thirdly, speaking of arctic, Arctic Monkeys have come out of nowhere to release a new EP, the spectacularly named Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? EP. It includes one track from their debut, a reworked, mastered version of the “Cigarette Smoker” demo, and 3 new tracks. Here’s one of those new ones:
[MP3] Arctic Monkeys – Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Finally, The Mountain Goats have released an Austrailia tour-only EP called Babylon Springs. It includes 4 new songs as well as a Trembling Blue Stars cover. Here’s one of the new songs:
[MP3] The Mountain Goats – Alibi
That’s all for now, but Nathaniel’s got some good stuff for you later on, I promise.