Music: Today's Top 5* CD Releases and a Word from Critics
At this point, waiting for a release date, putting on your hat and coat, runing to the record store and plunking down cash bills for a plastic-wrapped compact disc is so retro, it's almost a novelty, like a horse-and-buggy ride through Central Park. Remember, kids, back in Grandpa's day, we couldn't just google the band's name and "Rapidshare" to find variable bit-rate mp3s in a password-protected RAR file three months before the release date, I tell you what. Awww, Grandpa!
*According to me.
1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Dig, Lazarus, Dig! (Anti-)
"Triumph" UK Observer Music Monthly, 5/5
"Gold" Entertainment Weekly, A-
Mountain Battles (4AD)
"Raw" Rolling Stone, 3.5/5
"Lively" Radar Online
3. Tapes 'n' Tapes
Walk It Off (XL)
"Swarming" Rolling Stone, 3/5
After the jump: Old trees, and old Russian guys.