Monday, October 18, 2010

Free Album Streaming: New CDs from Kings of Leon, Liz Phair, Shakira, Bryan Ferry, Buddy Guy, More

This is a great week for free streaming of new and upcoming albums, with CDs by a number of veteran heavy hitters including Kings of Leon, Liz Phair, Shakira, Badly Drawn Boy, Bryan Ferry, Buddy Guy, and Rod Stewart, as well as a couple of remastered reissues from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. A few lesser-known favorite bands of mine are also featured, including California's Gram Rabbit and Girl in a Coma.

Dates that albums are available for streaming are given, when known.

NPR First Listen:
"Olympia" by Bryan Ferry (until Oct. 26)
"Acoustic Sessions" by The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl) (until Oct. 26)

KCRW Album Preview:
"Miracles and Metaphors" by Gram Rabbit (until Nov. 6)
"Light and Gold" by Eric Whitacre (until Nov. 9)
"Some Place Simple" by Martina Topley Bird (until Nov. 9)

AOL Music and Listening Party:
"Come Around" by Kings of Leon
"Funstyle" by Liz Phair
"Adventures in Coverland" by Girl in a Coma
"It's What I'm Thinking" by Badly Drawn Boy
"Living Proof" by Buddy Guy
"Fly Me to the Moon: The Great American Songbook Volume V" by Rod Stewart
"Sale el Sol" by Shakira

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