I’m really excited for the new Michael Jackson album that was announced today. “By Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson.” YES. It’s going to be released December 14.

Next week, a new song, titled ‘Breaking News’ is going to premiere on MichaelJackson.com. This has me even more excited because the song’s name reminds me of one of my MJ favourites: Tabloid Junkie from HIStory. It’s all about celebrity paranoia (best subject) and he sings: “They say he’s homosexual.” I always have to giggle on that line.

As I am a total fan, I LOVE the album cover. It has a little Dangerous cover feeling, welches ich auch liebe! In case you were wondering about the origins of the MICHAEL album cover:

The attached image of the album cover of MICHAEL was created by painter Kadir Nelson in 2009. In the oil painting, Kadir – who is known for story telling through his art – takes us on a journey through some key moments and important people in Michael Jackson’s life.

Earlier: My pictures of the Michael Jackson Auction Catalogue, July 2009

Hole – Love – Opposite

Two albums have just gotten a release date and I can’t wait to listen more rock and acoustic indie sounds? Seriously.

1) Hole – Nobody’s Daughter – April 17
Ok, this one had release dates before and in the meantime Courtney Love turned it into a Hole record. The album was produced by Linda Perry, Billy Corgan, and Michael Beinhorn, who helmed Hole’s previous album, 1998’s Celebrity Skin (source). Last week, Hole performed the new song Samantha on a late night UK TV show.

2) Tracey Thorn – Love and Its Opposite – May 18
Although produced by Ewan Pearson, judging from the album opener, this sounds more like an acoustic affair. You can download, Oh, the Divorces!, of the former Everything But The Girl leadsinger from pitchfork. I’m so into the album cover. And I know a few people who might get a tingeling sensation downstairs, when they hear, that Love And Its Opposite features a collaboration with Jens Lekman.

Love And Its Opposite

Tweet Me, Mariah

I’ve been on twitter for a little while. And now it’s perfect: Mariah tweets!
What’s even more exciting is that Mimi is recording a new album. I guess it is to early to say but how about a release date before Christmas, latest next spring?

“Just so you don’t think I’m lazy,I did work all nite and its 4am..but I’m “still layin up in bed it’s 3:27″ name THAT tune if u can! Hint B” #

“I am sittin here writing lyrics in the bed waiting for my husband to get home!!!!!(Watching Slumdog- again) and painting my nails..”500hrs” #

“goodmornting! Yep. I was up til like 8am yesterday listening to the new songs w/raerae and Shawn etc and now I gotta sleep all day(cont)
So I can sing tonite again. But I love what I’m doin so yay! Have a great day. No bleakness! Loveyamuch, “your girl” track 10 EOM album: ) “#

“Hey! Just finished 2 songs. Now I get to eat a bleak morsel of “food” and get some sleep! I enjoyed ya’ll profusely today/night. God Bless!” #