Spring's Most Exciting Albums

Courtney Love is just one of many making a comeback
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2010 6:39 AM CST
Slash and Fergie perform onstage at the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala presented by The Recording Academy and Clive Davis on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly, Hills, California.   (AP Photo/Vince Bucci)
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(Newser) – Perhaps you don’t care about Justin Bieber’s upcoming second album, hot on the heels of his first, but you might be a bit more interested in the rest of Rolling Stone includes in its spring music preview. A sampling:

  • Meth, Ghost, and Rae: Wu-Massacre, March 30. Ghostface Killah and fellow Wu-Tang Clan-ers Method Man and Raekwon provide “the closest thing to a Wu album since 2007.”
  • Slash: Slash, April 6. Soloist gets help from Dave Grohl, Kid Rock, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie.
  • Hole: Nobody’s Daughter, April 27. Courtney Love takes time between Twitter rants to release her first LP in six years.

  • Court Yard Hounds: Court Yard Hounds, May 4. Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison return with an album Maguire says “isn't very country.”
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Stone Temple Pilots, May 25. First album since 2001 “collides riff rock and Beatles psychedelia with gospel-rocker ‘Maver’ and the Seventies-style ‘Huckleberry Crumble.’”
  • Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty, May. This solo effort, his first album since OutKast’s Idlewild in 2006, is “heavy on trunk-rattling funk beats and wriggling, spacey synth lines reminiscent of ATLiens.”
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