THIS WEEK’S NEW ALBUM RELEASES
3 1/2 STARS
It’s hard to understand if Ratt is back together right now. They might be, kind of. Maybe they’ll even have new material in the near future. For now, though, this solo effort from founding member and frontman, Pearcy, will do. And it ain’t bad.
Jack Russell’s Great White
He Saw It Comin
Another hair band with multiple versions, here. All of this stuff can be difficult to keep track of. Two things are certain: Great White has been around for forty years and this record should works just fine.
Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Big rock anthems are the best way to garner attention, and this Canadian act does it very well on their latest record. With only eight tracks to showcase, it was important to break things up. And they did just that with tracks like “I’m Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner).
A Girl A Bottle A Boat
1 1/2 Stars
If you remember meeting Virginia, it’s probably best to just go back to that memory. Train has joined the Goo Goo Dolls on the assembly line of manufacturing music. It’s sad. But it happens a lot these days. Some might like. More power to you.
Bell Biv Devoe
3 1/2 STARS
Sometimes sixteen years between records is a good thing. It is here. While the production and sound quality are questionable, the tracks are solid. The music works. Makes you want to jump in your time machine and head back to 1990.