52°F
weather icon Light Rain

New tunes from Floor, Old 97’s and Brody Dalle

Three recommended new CDs out today:

Floor, “Oblation”: Before there was Torche, there was Floor, a band posited on many of the same principles: guitars as thick as the Earth’s crust leavened by buoyant pop melodies. With “Oblation,” Floor is back with their first album in a dozen years. It’s worth the wait. And weight.

Old 97’s, “Most Messed Up”: Are they alt-country’s best band? Maybe. Are they its most self-aware? Definitely. This is underscored by “Most Messed Up,” another great record from Old 97’s, who continue to call their shots on songs like “Let’s Get Drunk & Get It On” and “This is the Ballad.”

Brody Dalle, “Diploid Love”: On her second solo record, the former Distillers frontwoman warns you not to mess with her and then demonstrates why: if she’s not attempting to knock heads off shoulders with the curled-lip snarl of “Underworld” she’s treating hearts like punching bags on piano dirge “I Don’t Need Your Love.”

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow on Twitter @JasonBracelin.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
A night with Aerosmith from rock’s top perch

The Kats! Bureau at this writing is in close proximity to Aerosmith, not just spiritually but in fact. I’m seated in a group so close to the band you can actually catch the distinctive scent of Steven Tyler. Not sure what it is, sort of a citrus-berry-macho-musk fragrance. I call it Sweet Emotion.

5 gifts for music lovers

Whether the music fan on your list has a stocking made of studded leather or one covered in sequins and fringe, here’s an assortment of gifts you can cram into it.

Former Las Vegas headliner Celine Dion deals with loss on new album

Former Las Vegas Strip headline Celine Dion has released her first English-language album since the passing of her husband, Rene Angélil, and brother, Daniel, only two days apart in 2016.