Published Oct 10, 2012October is a busy month for new releases, and with that, our readers are quick to share their opinions. Some discovered something new, as well as loved or hated what they heard. Here is some of what they had to say.
Ladyhawk's new album, No Can Do, garnered a wealth of positive reviews. Commenter Macy said, "They keep getting better and better each record. Preordered it, aggressively hoping they come to SF/Oakland," while reader Dave Gatiss added, "Gotta say, front to back, this is a bloody great album. Awesome job done." There were also simple exclamations like "This is awesome!" and "Holy crap. This is great."
In other new releases, METZ's album stream of their new self-titled release gained some mixed feelings. While the majority of what was said was positive, commenter Jimmy claimed it to be "Over-rated! clap cal clap clap clap Over-rated!" Matthew Scott wrote in reply, "If you don't like it don't listen and quit your bitchin. There is a world of music out there g ind something you like and quit pissing on someone elses parade."
Meanwhile, Vancouver metal band Black Wizard shared the lead single "H.U.G.H." from their forthcoming album. Sean Palmerston claimed that "Vancouver has the best batch of new metal bands in Canada right now, listen to me now and believe me next year when the whole world knows." CreativeNige added in some humour with the question, "Are the two dudes in the middle of that photo supposed to look like Jay and Silent Bob, or was that by accident?"
And finally, when announcing the reissue of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, we poked some fun at Smashing Pumpkins' last album, leading to a bit of debate. Christopher James Moore wrote, "I Like the new pumpkins album. Music critics have always cut down the pumpkins," while Burnt Toast said, "How did they let fans down with new music when most of their fans and critics like the new album? The link that was provided even directed to a GOOD review of it by Exclaim! Sounds like the writer of this article has a bit of sand in his vagina (and ears) that needs to be cleaned out." But as Hater pointed out, "If the Pumpkins are so great and adored, why are they being forced to sell tickets for their current tour on Groupon for half price? And cancelling some shows as well."
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