Here are some new YA CDs. Click on the title if you want to reserve them or check their availability. They’re free to borrow if you’re a young adult; if you’re an adult then they will cost $1 (plus another $2 if you reserved it). Sorry, adults.
» Rhombus – Rhombus. One of Wellington’s best-known groups. Check out their website.
» As Cruel As School Children – Gym Class Heroes. This came out in 2006, but it’s new to the library and that’s what counts. ‘Alternative hip-hop’. Their lead singer is Kate Perry’s boyfriend.
» Raw Materials EP – Hangman. An Auckland group; their Myspace page is here.
» Through The Looking Glass – Falsestart. An Auckland powerpop/gothic group. This is their second studio album.
» Everything is Borrowed – The Streets. British rap. Britrap?
» One of the Boys – Kate Perry. She released a fairly popular song recently that I somehow have never heard. I know, weird!
» Melodies, Moshpits & Mullets : 20 Years of Smokefreerockquest – Various. The Smokefreerockquest (that’s one long word) has seen many of NZ’s favourite bands start long and successful careers. This compilation includes Minuit, Steriogram, Fur Patrol, and many others.
» Free Yourself – Cornerstone Roots. A reggae group from the Waikato. This is their fourth album, released last year.
» Slime & Reason – Roots Manuva. More British rap, or ‘Britrap’ as no-one but me calls it.
» Face Off – Bow Wow and Omarion. This is a collaborative album that was released late last year in the US. Reviews were mixed.