#MusicMonday at CL, Vol. VI: Sweet Apple, Metallica, Belle & Sebastian, For Squirrels, Hank III and more!

Ever wonder what the Creative Loafing music team listens to on Mondays to get us through the day? Here’s this week’s selections.

Evan Four Tet, There Is Love In You (2010)

I reviewed this one for CL a few months back, and I recently popped it in my CD player again for a re-listen. It holds up. There Is Love In You basically incorporates the best of jazz and electronic music, even if it can get a bit repetitive at times. Lovely. Click here to check out my review.

Mike – Man/Miracle, The Shape of Things (2010)

Steve –  Sweet Apple, Love & Desperation (2010)

This sounds just like Eddie Money fronting Cheap Trick with a few, choice J. Mascis guitar solos thrown in.  It’s the sunniest thing Mascis has ever been involved in and it rocks like fake '70s rock oughta.

BradMetallica, ...And Justice For All (1988)

I listen to this Metallica albumat least once a weak, and feel "off" if I don't. Yes, there is no audible proof of Jason Newsted's presence but this is, for me, prime Metallica ... if that is even capable of existing.

Gabe Peter Frampton, Thank You Mr Churchill (2010)

Guitar whiz and 1970's phenom Peter Frampton is back with his strongest collection of new material in years. Frampton's guitar playing and songwriting skills have never been sharper. Frampton enthusiastically revisits his hard rock roots and puts a contemporary spin on them with this new album. Highly recommended for the long lost legion of fans Frampton mesmerized with his charisma at the height of  "Frampton Comes Alive" mania as well as newer converts. Think Steve Winwood fronting Soundgarden.