Albums of the Week

November 18, 2008 | Comments (0) | by Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan

Albums of the Week is a recurring feature at Pomp Culture where we will select three albums for our readers to check out. To listen to any of the Albums of the Week just click on the links provided in the sidebar. Live streams of each album can be played in iTunes, Winamp, or Windows Media Player. There is also a link to purchase music by the artists on Amazon, which I strongly encourage if you find something you like.

Something Old - "Exile on Main Street" by The Rolling Stones
Released: 1972
Label: Atlantic
Genre: Rock

I could drone on about how awesome this album is, but pretty much every rock critic out there has already taken care of that. "Exile" is the Stones at their country and blues apex. This is one of those albums that can be listened the whole way through without wanting to skip a single track. If you've never familiarized yourself with this classic, then it's high time that you did.

Tracks to stay tuned in for: All of them.

Something New - "Write a Letter" by A Night in the Box
Released: 2008
Label: Afternoon
Genre: Indie Rock

Take some old-fashioned blues and folk music, mix in some banjo and fiddle, and throw on some sick slide guitar and you my friends get "A Night in the Box". This Minneapolis band is one of the coolest groups I've come across in a while. Their latest release, "Write a Letter" manages to mix classic old school blues and folk music into their own blend of indie rock. Seriously though, check out the track "Let Me Know" for some killer slide guitar.

Tracks to stay tuned in for: Let Me Know, Rich Man's Table, West Texas

Something Different - "Butter 08" by Butter 08
Released: 1996
Label: Grand Royal
Genre: Indie Rock

I dug deep in my collection to dust this one off. Butter 08 was a indie rock side project/supergroup involving the chicks from Cibo Matto, and Judah Bauer and Russell Simins from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion along with a couple other guys. The result was this album, mixing in punk, funk, and even some quirky lounge music. A fun soundtrack for some hipster party you probably weren't cool enough to be invited to.

Tracks to stay tuned in for: 9MM, How Do I Relax?, Butterfucker

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