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March Release Round-Up

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New leaves might have been sprouting from the trees, but in the music world March was the month rock's veterans come back to show us how it's done: grizzled rockers Bruce Springsteen and Paul Weller as well as younger idols Jack White, Damon Albarn (Rocket Juice & the Moon) and Noel Gallagher returned with new material. In the case of UK artists Gallagher, Albarn and Weller, some experimentation could be found in their new material and unusual collaborations, but over the pond, it was all about returning to what you do best. Indie stalwarts The Wedding Present were also back, also doing exactly the same thing they've always done which is, of course, exactly what their fans want from them.

More solid returns came from newer acts such as Lights, The Shins and White Hills. Meanwhile, freaky fun was to be had from the debut album by Denmark's Pinkunoizu and the long-awaited return of The Mars Volta.

So, this was not so much a month of rebirth as astutely realised consolidation mixed with some free-spirited experimentation. Which is no bad thing at all.

Here's what Soundblab had to say about March's key releases:

Paul Weller- Sonik Kicks

Rocket Juice & the Moon - Rocket Juice & the Moon

The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet

White Hills - Flying on This Rock

Pinkunoizu - Free Time

The Wedding Present - Valentina

Jack White - 'Love Interruption'

Noel Gallagher's 'High Flying Birds/Amorphous Androgynous - Shoot a Hole into the Sun'

The Shins - Port of Morrow

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Lights - Siberia

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The White Hills album is most excellent and theirs a new Labirinto EP to occupy my time too!

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