Rob Zombie “Hellbilly Deluxe II”
Perfect music for: Taking down a pack of werewolves from your ’65 Charger
You know what to expect from Rob Zombie. It’s a pretty simple equation. Weird sound effects under a stellarly clear hi-fi guitar, the occasional solo, Rob saying the ‘M-F’ word a whole bunch. And if the two singles released insofar are any indication of what the whole album will be, there is almost zero deviation from the formula. The single ‘Sick Bubblegum’, a chugging frustration journey through Mr. Zombie’s mind based mostly around the ‘F’ word could easily be renamed ‘My Name is Rob Zombie and I Want to Have Sex’. Though admittedly a little less catchy of a name, it’s the truth. Not a bad song, though. Perfect for kicking ass to. Drops February 2.
Other Albums to Check Out:
Hot Chip “One Left Stand” – Follow up to Hot Chip’s 2008 techno-classic “One Pure Thought”, among the decades hookiest albums. “One Left Stand” promises more of the same with the addition of more fuzzy guitar and hypnotically quick keyboard beats. Drops Feb 9.
The Game “RED Album” – Simply put phat beats and a marmalade slow flow – expect a few sweet spins about how The Game thinks he’s the man (‘Krazy’, one of the aforementioned slow flows with a spiny guitar back track). Definitely worth picking up for those of you who like to nod along with uberconfident rap. Drops Feb 16.
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim “Here Lies Love” – David Byrne of The Talking Heads, and Fatboy Slim are, sad to say, old men. It’s been eleven years since Fatboy Slim’s seminal album ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’ and 18 years since the break up of The Talking Heads. They both have their own distinguishable sound, but should mesh well with eachother. For me, this is the most intriguing album of the year until the new Gorillaz album drops March 3. Give’ Here Lies Love’ a listen. Drops Feb 23.