Apr 27th 2010 By Nicholas Nadel
Required listening from the week in music
What if Courtney Love
made a Hole
record, and no one else in Hole showed up? It might sound a lot like a Courtney Love solo album, which is pretty much what "Nobody's Daughter
" is: all Courtney, all the time, trading off Hole's good name. OK, it's actually not terrible. In fact, at times, it transports you back to the days of Crystal Pepsi
and actual music videos on MTV. Has Love (who wants to be known as Courtney Michelle now
) finally become the girl with the most cake? If, by cake, you mean "batsh**-crazy baggage,"
Also in stores:
-- Comedian Brian Posehn
("The Sarah Silverman Program
") riffs on heavy metal, his violent attraction to Kate Beckinsale
and, uh, wangs and bodily functions in the appropriately titled stand-up album "Fart & Weiner Jokes
-- Punk, ska, gypsy and klezmer music collide on Gogol Bordello
's "Trans-Continental Hustle
," the perfect soundtrack to the weird European movie that's always going through our head.