Five Cool Ones: Five Cool Records Released This Week (May 17, 2019)

It definitely is a slow week when a new Dionne Warwick album and an instrumental covers record from Jimmy Webb are worthy of note, but fear not. We did manage to come up with five pretty cool albums that were released this week.

Crazy Lixx – Forever Wild

This one comes right from the belly of the Sunset Strip circa 1982. There is not a lot of nuance on this album, but is that such a bad thing.

Alex Lahey – The Best of Luck Club

The second album from this Australian songstress. Here, she matches her catchy hooks with solid songwriting.

The South Austin Moonlighters – Feels Like Home

These guys cover all of the Roots Rock bases. Americana, Blues, Country, you name it this band has it covered. Whether it is the Leon Helm inspired vibe of the title track or the Eagles-Like harmonies on “Carry Me On” this is a grower of a listen.

Jimmy Vaughan – Please Come Home

Jimmie Vaughan plays Texas Blues better than pretty much anyone in the game. Here, he handles less than obvious Jump-Blues covers with the aplomb of the savvy veteran that he is. “Midnight Hour” is worth the price of admission alone.

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

If you are not familiar with the phenomenon that is Lizzo it is time to right that wrong. Unashamed of her body image or her sexuality her debut record is earthy, vibrant, and brilliant.

Video of the Day: Crazy Lixx – Wild Child

This Swedish Hair Metal Rock Band, yes they do exist in 2019, carries the Rock and Roll torch with pride. One of the last standing bands of the New Wave of Swedish Sleaze, these guys don’t take themselves too seriously and that is half the fun. With a band name this cool, they have to be Rock and Roll. And, they most definitely are.