Album Releases

It’s officially spring, LAMB readers, and what better way to enjoy the new season than with some new music? This Tuesday marks the release of several highly anticipated new albums (I’m looking at you, The Strokes), and we also have a slew of live albums being released today, so read on to see what has us intrigued at LA Music Blog and be sure to let us know what you’ll be picking up in the comments.

Soundgarden – Live On I-5
Chris Cornell’s is one of my favorite voices in rock, and while I’ve never had a chance to hear it live, this new album recorded during a 1996 tour offers me the opportunity to at least pretend I’m catching Soundgarden in concert. According to the band’s website, their goal for 2011 is to make a new record, so we may not have to wait long for a studio release…and maybe a tour to follow?

Green Day – Awesome as F**k (live album)
This fourth live release from Green Day is comprised of tracks recorded during the group’s “21st Century Breakdown World Tour” in 2009 and 2010. It also includes a DVD or Blu-ray of a concert recorded at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, so if you can’t make it out to Broadway to catch American Idiot, here’s your chance to see Billy Jo on stage.

Adam Lambert – Glam Nation Live
Still my favorite contestant to ever grace the American Idol stage, Lambert won many a heart in that live setting, so I’m certain he’ll be able to bring the goods on this, his first concert CD/DVD release.

The Strokes – Angles

Jennifer Hudson – I Remember Me

Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R.

Agnostic Front – My Life My Way

CunninLynguists – Oneirology

William Fitzsimmons – Gold in the Shadow

Laura Jansen – Bells

Yellowcard – When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes