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Looking Forward: Albums From Beck, U2, Ice Cube, and More

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Beck is back with Modern Guilt, a followup to 2006’s The Information. Modern Guilt features production from famed artist and producer Dangermouse, as well as contributions from Cat Power (Chan Marshall). You can pick it up on July 8th.

U2 fans have a new album to look forward to. Although the album is still untitled and there’s no certain release date, the band’s manager, Paul McGuinness, said in an interview with the BBC that they’re hoping for late October. Bono has said the album is a departure from the last two albums, and includes trance influences. Brian Eno, who’s been very busy this year producing for artists like Coldplay, is on board as a producer.

Night Ranger, best known for their 80’s hit “Sister Christian”, are releasing their 9th studio album, Hole in The Sun. You can get it on July 1st.

Courtney Love had been working on songs for her next solo album with the help of Linda Perry and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), but was recently reported to have scrapped them all in favor of new songs written with new Hole guitarist Micko Larkin. Unfortunately, this could push a release date back as far as next year.

After a five year hiatus, rapper Immortal Technique is back with The 3rd World, a massive 18-track undertaking. Look for it on the 24th.

Ska Punkers Less Than Jake are set to release their new album, GNV FLA on June 24th. The album’s title comes from an airport code for Gainesville, Florida, the band’s hometown. Despite the band’s best efforts, the album has already leaked on the internet.

And if you want some new releases today, you can go out and get the Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits Volume 2, and Ice Cube’s Raw Footage, which the rapper claims is more political than his last release.

That’s it for this week’s edition of Looking Forward.

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  • http://donaldgibson.blogspot.com/ Donald Gibson

    In the cases of their previous 2 releases, U2 have issued their albums around October/November, which does a couple things: (1) It makes the album among the holidays’ biggest sellers and (2) It puts the album in the position to dominate the Grammy Awards for at least 2 years. They know exactly what they’re doing, even when they say they don’t.

  • Jordan Richardson

    Bono has said the album is a departure from the last two albums, and includes trance influences.

    All kinds of sweet right there.

    Also really looking forward to the new Immortal Technique.

  • Cube Fan

    ya too bad cube’s album isn’t out yet. FAIL. Maybe right an accurate article for once

  • Cube Fan

    ya too bad cube’s album isn’t out yet. FAIL. Maybe right an accurate article for once

  • Angie Pardue

    No, not fail, sorry. At the time of this writing (check the date on the articles you’re reading) the album was scheduled for release, but the date was pushed back at the last minute. See wikipedia for confirmation.