Tomorrow’s New Releases Revealed Today

noah | June 11, 2007 4:59 am
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Welcome to On The Shelf, where we look at a few of the releases hitting store shelves–both physical and virtual–on Tuesday. This week, we have new releases from Fabolous, Queens Of the Stone Age, Paramore, and Dizzee Rascal.

Fabolous, From Nothin’ To Somethin’The artist: Brooklyn rapper whose album has been pushed back five times, dating back to December ’06. The sound: You will know each song’s sound by its guest star–the roster includes Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Lloyd, and Jay-Z. The first in line: The very, very, very patient.

Queens Of The Stone Age, Era VulgarisThe artist: Throwback hard rockers and their bulby little pal. The sound: Chugging riffs, bitter words. The first in line: Beer-guzzling rock fans who are craving a new feel-good hit for this summer.

Paramore, Riot!The artist: Perhaps the grrrliest band on Fuse right now. (We know, that isn’t saying much.)The sound: Teenage kicks and hooks that stay up all night. The first in line: Older sisters who want the kids to know that being sassy can change their lives.

Dizzee Rascal, Maths And EnglishThe artist: British rapper who achieved blogstar notoriety in the old days … of 2003The sound: He’s brushing off his grime, with help from Lily Allen and the Arctic Monkeys.The first in line: UKrazy types with Net connections–it’s only available via digital outlets.

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