New music Tuesday: Bon Jovi, The Killers, and (ugh) Dashboard Confessional
Another slow week before the holiday deluge
The holiday season is typically the biggest time of the year for big-ticket records, if such a thing still exists. But since the holidays are still a few weeks away, we’re stuck today with some pretty underwhelming offerings. That is, unless you’re a big Bon Jovi fan—the Jersey band drops The Circle/When We Were Beautiful today. Other big records coming out today include Tori Amos’ Midwinter Graces. The Killers’ Live At Royal Albert Hall, and Britney Spears’ The Singles Collection, which, if you have to buy a Britney Spears record, should be the only one you ever need.
Also coming out today is After The Ending for godawful emo tunesmith Dashboard Confessional, which A.V. Club writer Chris Martins saddles with a C- in his review, though he blames the typically overblown production by Butch Walker over Chris Carrabba’s overwrought lyrics. “Production like this could ruin the work of a thousand better artists,” Martins writes. Thanks goodness it only ruined Dashboard Confessional.