In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Costello? Now, toss in some smartly placed electronic wizardry (as well as sly nods to The Love Boat and the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal), and voila, Rings Around the World by Welsh quintet Super Furry Animals.
Mexican singer/songwriter Ely Guerra describes this, her third album, as a "color" disc, in contrast to her previous effort, which she dubbed "black and white." But if Lotofire is color, it's of the impressionistic kind, a wash of shades that blend into a haze.
Somehow, the Corrs remain a fairly obscure entity in U.S. pop culture, and radio has been a real wet noodle with its lack of savvy in elevating the star of this Irish family-style quartet, which maintains superstar status overseas.
Celine Dion's eighth English-language album, A New Day Has Come, marks the dawning of a new musical chapter for the 33-year-old chanteuse, who returns after a two-year industry sabbatical with a new baby and a new attitude.