Each week we delve into the new music and movie releases to figure out what's great and what's ... not so great. We relay that info to you every week in Tuesday Taste. Here we go:
It's not quite as big a week of music releases as we've had lately, but you might want to check out new releases from Rhett Miller, Paul Weller, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and The Tallest Man on Earth. Even David Duchovny of The X-Files and Californication has an album coming out.
Here, though, are the ones I'm most interested in this week:
CROCODILES, Boys. The San Diego noise-rockers are back and sounding, well, a bit less noisy on their new effort. Pop hooks and fuzz are the rule, especially on new tune "Crybaby Demon." Here's a taste:
SNOOP DOGG, Bush. Snoop has ditched the reggae thing and gone back to basics with Pharrell Williams, the man behind some of his biggest hits, back in the producer's chair on Bush.
SURFER BLOOD, 1,000 Palms. The Florida band has a long, spotty history of highs (like opening a Pixies tour) and lows (a domestic violence accusation), but always managed to make some shiny guitar-pop. Their new one tries to recapture past glories:
MOVIES & TV
Relatively slim pickings on the home video front this week. The mainstream bomb of the week is Johnny Depp landmine Mortdecai, which you can now ignore on DVD as you did in theaters. Another flick that didn't score huge box office, but did garner Julianne Moore her first Oscar, is Still Alice, and it hits DVD this week. Here's a look: