October 9, 2009
New Albums: Michael Bublé and Tokio Hotel
Michael Bublé – Crazy Love
Michael Bublé usually sings covers of famous jazz songs—a lot of ballads. For this album he takes a different approach. The album does contain a lot of covers, but they aren’t jazz songs. He takes classic songs from famous artists such as Bob Seger, Don Henley, and Van Morrison and makes them his own for Crazy Love.
Bublé is especially great to listen to if you’re feeling down in the dumps or are just generally somber. His voice is melodic and soothing, and it’s always a bonus that he sounds as flawless on record as he does on stage. Personally, I really like what Bublé does with all his albums. It’s always fun to see what an artist can do with a classic song, and Bublé always executes the task perfectly.
Crazy Love is Bublé’s fourth studio album. All three of his prior records (Michael Bublé, It’s Time, and Call Me Irresponsible) have done enormously well, both in the U.S. and worldwide, selling millions of copies. The first single off of Crazy Love, “Haven’t Met You Yet” is slowly climbing the charts and holds strong at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album is available now!
Tokio Hotel – Humanoid
I don’t have a lot of experience listening to Tokio Hotel, but the band seems to be extremely popular. And, as it happens, they’ve come out with a new album this week! It is their fourth studio album, right behind their major-success, 2007’s Scream.
Tokio Hotel has a large cult following in the U.S. so listeners will be happy to know that there are twelve new tracks on Humanoid. The first single, “Automatic,” hasn’t quite hit the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. yet, but it is widely popular in Europe. It’s a good pick for the first single; it’s less screaming and more actual music.
The album, Humanoid, sounds to me like a mixture of techno, alternative, and emo punk-rock music. Maybe I’m basing some of this on the band’s overall look, but they are definitely more techno than metal; I don’t think there can be any argument with that. But also listening to them I’m a little surprised that they’re not more popular in the United States by now. They sound like they would be a perfect fit to any of the Twilight soundtracks. They should get their agent on that; it’d make them overnight superstars here.
The record dropped on Tuesday so check it out!
Posted by Shaane at 11:02 am