I am listening to the new Portishead album 'Third'. Their first album in a decade. Deliberately harsh, jarring and disjointed. The Gibbons voice is a counterpoint in a sense. The first single 'Machine Gun' is quite something.
I tried Madonna's 'Hard Candy' at the listening booth at HMV. I don't think I will be getting it. '4 Minutes', the leading single, was not compelling. I think Timberlake and Timbaland were better with Duran Duran's new album 'Red Carpet Massacre'.
I also gave Mike Oldfield's new one, 'Music of the Spheres', a listen, I think I will stick to Holst's 'The Planets'. This had featured Lang Lang on the piano. I tried Sarah Brightman's new one 'Symphony', I am undecided.
I saw the new Autechre album at Borders. I wasn't interested in the new Moby album. 'Play' was so bad, pretentious and overhyped that I had no desire to listen to Moby since. There was the new Armin van Buuren album 'Imagine'. Heh. Maybe.