Ritual - White Lies
fills every second of
The Drums – The Drums
Heir apparents to
eighties indie empire start
out pleasingly strong.
No Boys Allowed – Keri Hilson
She only wants men.
I think that was the main
takeaway at least.
Aha Shake Heartbreak – Kings Of Leon
Before they cut their
hair and shaved their beards, the songs
were much, much better?
Youth & Young Manhood – Kings Of Leon
Does this make them the
music version of Samson?
Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
tion by stimulated e-
mission of photons.
Burlesque – Soundtrack
era sings most of the songs
but Cher chips two in.
Tarot Card Rock – Barnaby Weir
people’s futures through the rock
and roll medium.
I can scarcely believe the rate at which new graphic novels are arriving. All of the newest ones are listed beneath this sentence.
Patsy Walker, Hellcat. Like Catwoman, but with a yellow costume and more social responsibility.
X-Statix: Volume 1. They use static electricity to stamp out crime.
X-Statix: Volume 2. See above.
X-Statix: Volume 3, Dead Girl. See above and add a dead girl to the mix.
X-Statix: Volume 4, vs The Avengers. See above and add a duel with The Avengers.
Batman: Hong Kong. Batman goes manga!
Sword of the atom. A very tiny man rides a frog and battles snakes. With a sword.
Essential Dazzler: Volume 1. The first (and most?) essential collection of dazzling adventures.
Essential Dazzler: Volume 2. More of the same, really.
Essential X-Factor: Volume 1. Are these guys friends with the X-Men, or am I mistaken?
Essential X-Factor: Volume 2. Yet another companion piece to an above entry.
Nova: Knowhere. Nova looks pretty sweet. Like half Magneto, half Iron Man.
Nova: Secret Invasion. Nova must thwart secret invaders.
Nova: Annihilation Conquest. Nova must thwart a nasty sounding plan.
Nova: Nova Corps. Nova recruits some other dudes into a sort of army to help out.
Nova: War of Kings. Nova has to resolve a dispute between bickering monarchs.
Captain Britain: Vampire State. He has a Union Jack on his chest.
Captain Britain: Hell comes to Birmingham. I guess they are in a relegation battle.
Captain Britain: Secret Invasion. He should probably ask Nova for advice.
Star Wars: The Old Republic, Volume One. It’s based on a video game.
Formerly known as the Justice League. They must be going through a difficult phase. Like Prince.
X-Factor: Time and a half. Superheroes work on holidays too.
Aztek: The ultimate man. Ultimate man? Does he bring breakfast in bed every morning? Hey-oh!
There are seventeen new YA graphic novels. Seventeen. Titles and brief descriptions to follow.
X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain, mutated heroes 1940s style.
Spiderman Noir: Eyes without a face, mutated hero 1940s style.
Fall of the Hulks: Prelude, the Hulks begin to fall.
Hulk vs X-Force, heroes square off in Marvel-ous battle. See what I did there?
Four Eyes: Volume One, it’s a dragon with four eyes, not a heroic kid with glasses. A shame.
Daredevil: The Devil’s hand, this is a radically different chapter in our hero’s book.
Siege: Dark Avengers, The Avengers are under siege. When are they not?
Clive Barker’s the thief of always, a haunted holiday house that sucks in children. Scary.
Captain America: Two Americas, imagine if there were two Americas? Six Jonas brothers!
The brave and the bold: Milestone, sounds like a daytime soap. But it’s not.
JSA: Strange adventures, the gang goes on unusual jaunts.
Black Panther: Power, Black Panther is a girl now and she kicks butt.
DC Universe: Origins, how the DC heroes came to be, basically.
Deadpool: Suicide Kings, punching, slicing, shooting, etc.
Superman/Batman: Big noise, when these two get together, cover your ears I guess.
Buffy the vampire slayer: Retreat, Buffy was ahead of it’s time with the vampires and werewolves.
As I was writing this post another twenty-three YA graphic novels arrived, making the title of this post almost immediately redundant. Keep your eyes on this blog and the nifty folder attached to the shelf in Central for all the new stuff.
Get ‘Em Girls – Jessica Mauboy
What is “‘em”? And why
should girls “get” it? Answers are
on track number one.
Glee: The Music, Volume Four
Three of these songs are
Britney Spears covers. Rejoice,
fake Britney lovers!
Glee: The Music, Volume Five
Similar to the
above entry, but with Biebs
instead of the Brits.
The Sing-Off: The Best Of Season Two
I think this is like
American Idol, but
The Preview - Chiddy Bang
Two dudes making rap
but with “alt” samples preview
Who You Are – Jessie. J
Spikily lipped Brit
does the Lady Gaga thing,
only with black hair
The Lady Killer – Cee Lo Green
Despite swearing at
them, it is still possible
to make ladies swoon.
Goodby Lullaby – Avril Lavigne
Still in and out of
love, but with sk8er men, no
longer sk8er bois.
Never Say Never: The Remixes – Justin Bieber
Biebs re-upped. Biebs re-loaded.
Future Is Now – Cornerstone Roots
Future is never
actually now. Now is
always the present.
Pefect Flaws – Black River Drive
Flaws are defined as
title is debunked.
EPIC - Various Artists
Iggy Pop, Pixies,
Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx,
Nick Cave, Korn, Tricky.
Strike – The Baseballs
pop songs covered by three dudes
with big pompadours
Beat The Devils Tattoo – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Dirty, dirty rock
and roll from garage rocking
Fearless – Jazmine Sullivan
purple tinged rhythm and blues,
slash hip hop, slash pop.
The Rocky Horror Glee Show
Exactly as it
says on the cover. No more
Tron Legacy – Daft Punk
Did you see Tron? This
is how it sounded. Minus
dialogue of course.
Teen Dream – Beach House
Everyone who went
to Laneways liked these guys quite
a lot. So they said.
Rocked 10 – Various Artists
The hottest new rock
songs of two thousand and ten
all on one CD.
More trailers! Because it is Tuesday!
Jane Eyre will be in cinemas on March 11, but perhaps you want to read the book first? Reserve it here.
Radiohead’s new album King Of Limbs is available for download here, but physical copies won’t be out until May, thus we don’t have it yet. If you are undecided whether to buy it or not, consider this video of first single Lotus Flower the trailer…
Batman; Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader? By Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert. It appears that Batman is dead! Robin reminisces about the time Batman punched a dinosaur in the face and how cool he was. The Joker has a Jokermobile and it’s all so conceptual. Good stuff from Mr. Coraline.
The Avengers; Red Zone by Olivier Coipel. It’s another pickle for the Avengers! This time Red Skull has infiltrated the American government (which must be particularly galling for Captain America) and he plans to release a biological weapon. Iron Man would probably be ok in his iron suit, but he helps out anyway because he’s just an unselfish and helpful kind of guy.
The Voronov Plot by Yves Sente and Andre Juiliard. Our lads Blake and Mortimer are charged with averting the threat of a biological weapon (yes, another biological weapon) and must also smoke from pipes the entire time (that’s what it looks like anyway). They’d better succeed, as world peace depends on it!
Final Crisis; Revelations by Greg Rucka, Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion. There’s a new god in town, an evil new god! Darkseid instructs his followers in a religion based on crime, which sounds fun for a little bit, until you realise how inconvenient it would be if eveyone just stole things all day long. Spectre, The Question and Batwoman to the rescue then.
Green Lantern; Rage of the Red Lanterns by Geoff Johns. Arriving in time to whet your appetite for the upcoming movie are a few new Green Lantern graphic novels, such as this one. This time the Green Lantern is in hot water with the Red Lanterns and must use every inch of his powers to save his hide.
The 53rd Grammy Awards were held earlier this week in Los Angeles. There were plenty of notable stories from the event, Lady Gaga dressed up as an egg for example. But the one that amused us the most was the reaction to Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs winning album of the year, it seems that a large chunk of music fans around the world didn’t even know who they were. And were outraged. Which was hilarious.
We here at Teen Blog clearly approved of the decision as it was the only album of the year nominee on our Librarian’s Choice page.
Clubbers Guide, Spring 2010
If you are aware
of Ministry of Sound you
know what to expect
Free Wired – Far East Movement
sound like something you would be
The Beginning (deluxe edition) – The Black Eyed Peas
The hologram man
includes some of the end with
There Is A Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret – Bring Me The Horizon
When Death Metal and
Emo collide, it seems that
long titles result
Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons
Neatly attired folk
singers nominated for
Grammy with this one
Science & Faith – The Script
Celtic soul trio
get their Maroon 5 on with
the soft rock numbers
Aotearoa Dubsteb Allstarz
Optimus Gryme has
collected New Zealand’s
Zorro. Volume 2, Clashing Blades by Matt Wagner. Our hero, el Zorro, is pursued by some over zealous military officers who hope to impress a girl by capturing him. The girl of course is in love with the ever rascally Zorro, who will of course escape because he is of course a bad, bad man. Action a-plenty. Adapted from the Isabel Allende novel.
Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk by Damon Lindelof, illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu. A closely matched fight if ever I saw one, worth a few dollars on pay-per-view for sure. Rather than ruin the ending (you’ll have to read it to find out), here are some interesting facts; the author is a co-creator of TV series Lost and Wolverine also finds time to fight a panda (really, a panda).
The List by Brian Michael Bendis. Fresh off their deathmatch from one paragraph ago, Wolverine and the Hulk are now fighting on the same side against the evil Norman Osborn. They are joined by Spiderman, The Punisher, Captain America, Daredevil and seemingly every other Marvel superhero in excistence. This Norman Osborn chap is quite the fearsome villain you see.
Superman; New Krypton volume 2. A long lost part of Krypton is miraculously restored on Earth along with its also long lost Kryptonian citizens. Sadly, humankind doesn’t get along so well with the newcomers and there’s all sorts of conflict. Superman gets torn between his old home and his new home which is emotionally draining. Poor old Superman.