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April 27, 2010


New CD Album Releases, 4-27-2010: Drawn Together soundtrack, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Drawn TogetherThe only real new album that looks even vaguely interesting is The Age of Miracles by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Haven't heard any of this, but she's about something. I don't think of her as a big commercial powerhouse, but I note that this CD is as high as #2 at Amazon.

Other than that, the fun new thing is Drawn Together: The Uncensored Soundtrack CD. I don't know that it's great Art, but there were some fun and catchy songs in this evil tv series. Hearing it just as music, I'm particularly amused with the Disney princess ballad parody "Black Chick's Tongue." Imagine Ariel re-writing "Part of Your World" after a hot makeout session with the black chick from Josie & the Pussycats. Note that this release of the late series co-incides with the straight to DVD release of The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!

Listen to these songs
Feel The Adrenaline Lyrics
Alors On Danse Lyrics
Going My Way Lyrics
Craig David
Whipping My Hair Lyrics
Jennifer Lopez
The Club Is Alive Lyrics
I See Ya Lyrics
Lonely Lyrics
Taio Cruz
Addicted Lyrics
Danny Fernandes
Despicable Lyrics
Scream Lyrics
Get your own here.

Here's the complete list of this week's major new album releases:

Bullet For My Valentine
Jive Records
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Screamo, Punk Metal

Mary Chapin Carpenter
The Age of Miracles
Zoe Records
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk, Contemporary Country

Gogol Bordello
Trans-Continental Hustle
RED Distribution
Punk Revival, South/Eastern European Traditions, Gypsy, Ukranian, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Obscuro

Nobody's Daughter
Grunge, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
In 0 To Infinity
Important Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Alpha Rev
New Morning
Hollywood Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Avi Buffalo
Avi Buffalo
Sub Pop Records
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Gisele Ben-Dor
Revueltas: La Coronela
Modern Music for Orchestra

Big Audio Dynamite
This Is Big Audio Dynamite
Dance-Rock, College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Alternative Rap, Dirty South, Pop-Rap, Hardcore Rap

Jim Brickman
Never Alone
Contemporary Instrumental, Solo Instrumental, Adult Contemporary

Eric Clapton
Rarities Edition: 461 Ocean Boulevard
Album Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Blues-Rock

Miranda Cosgrove
Sparks Fly
Sony Music
Teen Pop

Cuarteto LatinoAmericano
Encores: Salazar, Saenz, Golijov, Gutierrez
Modern & Contemporary Music for String Quartet

Daddy Yankee
El Cartel

I Put Away My Idols/Kingdom In the Street
Ace Records
Rock & Roll, Contemporary Christian, Christian Rock, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel, CCM

Velvet & Steel
Rock & Roll, Contemporary Christian, CCM

Drowning Pool
Drowning Pool [2010]
Eleven Seven
Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge

Melissa Etheridge
Fearless Love
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Freddy Fender
Greatest Hits
Fuel 2000

The Flatliners
Fat Wreck Chords
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Punk/New Wave, Ska-Punk, Hardcore Punk

Peter Frampton
Thank You Mr. Churchill
Universal Music Enterprises

Frog Eyes
Paul's Tomb: A Triumph
Dead Oceans Records
Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Marvin Gaye
I Want You [Rarities Edition]
Smooth Soul, Motown, Soul, Funk, Quiet Storm, Disco

Paul Hardcastle
Time Machine: Early Recordings 1981-1983
Cherry Pop

Philippe Herreweghe
Stavinsky: Monumentum; Mass; Symphonie de Psaumes
Tone ClassicsModern Music for Chorus & Orchestra

Hot Club Of Detroit
It's About That Time
Mack Avenue
Continental Jazz, South/Eastern European Traditions, Gypsy, Standards

Howling Wind
Into the Cryosphere
Profound Lore
Heavy Metal, Black Metal

Barefoot Wanderer
BPitch Control
Downtempo, Club/Dance

Juan MacLean
Left-Field House, Club/Dance, House

Katrina & the Waves
Katrina & the Waves [Bonus Tracks]
Capitol/EMI Records
Punk/New Wave, New Wave

Katrina & the Waves
Katrina & the Waves 2 [Bonus Tracks]
Attic Records
Punk/New Wave, Contemporary Pop/Rock, New Wave

Carole King
The Essential Carole King
Brill Building Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop

Lali Puna
Our Inventions
Morr Music
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop

The Lodger
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Party Heard Around the World
Time/Life Music
Contemporary Country

Lynyrd Skynyrd
One More from the Road [Rarities Edition]
MCA Records
Album Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Boogie Rock, Arena Rock, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll

Jesse Malin & the St. Marks Social
Jesse Malin & the St. Marks Social
Side One Dummy
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Meat Loaf
Rarities Edition: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell
MCA Records
Album Rock, Arena Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Pop-Metal, Heavy Metal

Jo Dee Messina
Unmistakable: Love
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Mr. Mister
Broken Wings

Mono/The Wordless Music Orchestra
Holy Ground: NYC Live
Temporary Residence
Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Naked, Stoned, & Stabbed
Royal Potato Family Records
Avant-Prog, Prog-Rock, Improvisation, Acid Folk, British Psychedelia, British Folk-Rock, Acid Rock, Euro-Rock, British Folk, Experimental, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

The Mynabirds
What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood
Saddle Creek Records
Indie Folk, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Anna Netrebko
In the Still of Night [Prestige Edition]
Deutsche Grammophon
Romantic & Post-Romantic Songs for Voice & Piano

Leif Segerstam
Rautavaara: Before The Icons A Tapestry of Life
Contemporary Music for Orchestra

Original Soundtrack
Why Did I Get Married Too?
Soundtracks, Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm, Soul, Reggae-Pop

Anders Osborne
American Patchwork
Alligator Records
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Guitar Virtuoso, New Orleans Blues

The Pack A.D.
We Kill Computers
Mint Records Inc.
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk Blues, Blues-Rock

Brian Posehn
Fart and Wiener Jokes
Relapse Records
Standup Comedy, Comedy

Kimberley Rew
Bible of Bop [Bonus Tracks]

Saint Etienne
Beggars Banquet
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Indie Electronic

Saint Etienne
Tiger Bay [UK]
Warner Bros.
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Electronica, Britpop

Small Black
Small Black
Indie Electronic, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Something Corporate
Played in Space: The Best of Something Corporate
Emo-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk-Pop

Ear Drums and Black Holes
Planet Mu Records
Dubstep, Club/Dance, Garage

Sugar & Gold
Get Wet!
Antenna Farm Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Pop/Rock

Livingston Taylor
Last Alaska Moon
Contemporary Folk, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock

Ten Years After
Ten Years After
Regional Blues, British Blues, Blues-Rock, Hard Rock

Jacky Terrasson
Concord Jazz
Straight-Ahead Jazz, Piano Jazz, Modern Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Post-Bop

Prins Thomas
The Greatest Tits, Vol. 1
Full Pupp

Two Door Cinema Club
Tourist History
Glass Note
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock

Special Kind of Fool
British Rap

Unnatural Helpers
Cracked Love & Other Drugs
Hardly Art
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mark Van Hoen
Where Is the Truth
City Centre Offices
Ambient, Experimental Ambient, Downbeat

Various Artists
Punk Goes Classic Rock
Fearless Records
Post-Hardcore, Screamo, Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock

The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico [Rarities Edition]
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Proto-Punk, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fats Waller
Performance: Radio Recordings from 1931 to 1943
Varese Sarabande
Jive, Early Jazz, Stride, Swing, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Downbeat, Indie Electronic, IDM

Muddy Waters
Hoochie Coochie Man [Collectables]
Collectables Records

Emily Jane White
Victorian America
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Wounded Lion
Wounded Lion
In the Red Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Rock Revival, Punk Revival, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock


posted by Al at 4/27/2010 02:33:00 PM

April 20, 2010


New CD Album Releases, 4-20-2010: Merle Haggard, AC/DC, Willie Nelson
old Willie NelsonThe main likely couple of worthwhile new albums this week are from the old hands of country. Over his long career, Willie Nelson has substantially personally broadened and re-defined Country Music. These are mostly fairly straight ahead acoustic arrangements of country, folk and blues standards. I don't know when he's written a particularly memorable new song recently, but as a singer he has definitely aged like vintage wine. Glad to hear him singing stuff like "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down."

I Am What I Am is Merle Haggard's 875th album. Haven't heard anything from it, so can't say anything about it one way or another.

AC/DC don't seem to want to put out a proper greatest hits album, but seem to like throwing out hashed up re-packaging of their oldies for cheesy movie soundtracks, in this case Iron Man 2 [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD].

Fresh news
Crazy Town Lyrics
Jason Aldean
Addicted Lyrics
Danny Fernandes
How Low Lyrics
All The Lovers Lyrics
Kylie Minogue
Saviour Lyrics
Rise Against
Brain Washed Lyrics
Shayne Ward
Till The Day I Die Lyrics
Young Jeezy
Aphrodite Lyrics
Kylie Minogue
Wild One Lyrics
Rock City
Spaceship Lyrics
Get your own here.

Here's the complete list of this week's major new album releases:

Iron Man 2 [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD]
Aussie Rock, Album Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Film Music, Soundtracks

Willie Nelson
Country Music

The Apples in Stereo
Travellers in Space and Time
Yep Roc
Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Roky Erickson
True Love Cast Out All Evil
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Glee Cast
Glee: The Music, the Power of Madonna
Sony Music Entertainment
TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings, Soundtracks

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
I Am What I Am
Bakersfield Sound, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Shelby Lynne
Tears, Lies and Alibis
Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Alt-Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country

Kate Nash
My Best Friend Is You
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Sweet Apple
Love & Desperation
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Hard Rock

No Guts. No Glory.
Aussie Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Ecailles de Lune
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Dream Pop, Post-Rock, Black Metal, Heavy Metal

Original Broadway Cast
American Idiot [Original Broadway Cast]
Warner Bros./Reprise/Maverick
Cast Recordings, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop

The Words You Don't Swallow
Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop

Magnetic North
Forecast Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Baby Dee
A Book of Songs for Anne Marie
Drag City
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Singer/Songwriter

David Ball
Sparkle City
Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk, Progressive Country

David Benoit
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Contemporary Jazz, Acid Jazz

Blunt Mechanic
World Record
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

V.V. Brown
Travelling Like the Light
Pop, Neo-Soul, Dance-Pop

Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Alternative Dance

Circa Survive
Blue Sky Noise
Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk Revival, Post-Hardcore

Patsy Cline
Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-1963
Hip-O Select

Cypress Hill
Rise Up [Clean]
Latin Rap, West Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap

John Denver
Live at Cedar Rapids 12/10/87
Collectors' Choice

City of Daughters
Merge Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Streethawk: A Seduction
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Chamber Pop

Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Chamber Pop

Devin the Dude
Suite #420
Southern Rap

Ella Fitzgerald
Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances

Nnenna Freelon
Vocal Jazz, Standards

John Zorn/Fred Frith
Late Works

Stan Getz
Standards: Great Songs Great Performances
Verve West
Coast Jazz, Bossa Nova, Cool

Flower of Disease
Man's Ruin
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Heavy Metal

Gotan Project
Tango 3.0
Jazz-House, Worldbeat, Electronica

Grateful Dead
Crimson, White & Indigo: Philadelphia, July 7, 1989
Grateful Dead/Rhino Jam Bands, Album Rock

Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders
Red Light Fever
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Billie Holiday

Horse Feathers
Thistled Spring
Kill Rock Stars
Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock

Hot Tuna
Live at New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA 09/69
Collectors' Choice
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll

Ian Hunter
Live in London


posted by Al at 4/20/2010 02:45:00 PM

April 17, 2010


Pulp Fiction Photo Gallery Study Guide
Just put up a big old honkin' photo gallery/study guide for Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. As often, doing the captures and editing for a new photo gallery brought out a lot of little details and questions.

PULP FICTION IMAGES, PAGE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
Jules Winnfield bears witness to a miracle, an act of God
Samuel L Jackson as Jules Winnfield

posted by Al at 4/17/2010 01:49:00 PM

April 13, 2010


New CD Album Releases, 4-13-2010: Tom Lehrer, Jeff Beck, Natalie Merchant
Not much big and new this week, but let's just take a minute to dig on the genius of The Tom Lehrer Collection. This collection features 26 cuts, largely recorded in the 1960s. This has pretty much all the obvious cuts. By his count, for being such a well known name over many years, he only published 37 songs.

Best of all, this comes with a bonus DVD including live 1967 performances in Oslo of, among other classics, "The Masochism Tango" and my personal springtime anthem "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park." Sweet.

"If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend, or perhaps to strike a loved one, it will all have been worth the while." - Tom Lehrer

Emotion & Commotion is the first new album from Jeff Beck in seven years. I wouldn't think of Beck as a big time commercial artist, but I note that he is as high as #4 currently at Amazon.

The #1 seller at Amazon at the moment is Leave Your Sleep from Natalie Merchant. This two CD set is based on musical adaptations of 19th and 20th century British and American poetry. What I'm hearing sounds pretty listenable, though I'm not sure how memorable any of it will prove to be. It has just a little bit of Renaissance fair flavor to it, but not to a stilted degree.

Soon 2 Be Hits
The Fabric Of Our Lives Lyrics
Leona Lewis
Airplanes Lyrics
It Must Be Me Lyrics
Ride Lyrics
My Chick Bad Lyrics
There You Are Lyrics
Stay Lyrics
Skye Sweetnam
Gold Guns Girls Lyrics
Breakup Song Lyrics
On Me Tonight Lyrics
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Here's the complete list of this week's major new CD album releases:

Jeff Beck
Emotion & Commotion
Album Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Jazz-Rock, Hard Rock, Instrumental Rock, Blues-Rock

Jason Castro
Jason Castro
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Coheed and Cambria
Year of the Black Rainbow
Sony Music
Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Punk-Pop

Sony Music
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia

Natalie Merchant
Leave Your Sleep
Nonesuch Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk

Tony Allen
Secret Agent
World Circuit
Afro-Beat, West African, Nigerian, African Traditions, Funk

Bossa Super Nova
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bobby and Blumm
A Little Big
Sound Of A Handshake
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Ambient Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock

Harlan T. Bobo
Goner Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock

Frankie Welfare Boy Age 5
Divot Records
Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Laura Bell Bundy
Achin' and Shakin'
Nashville Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Cancer Bats
Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
Good Fight
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal

The Nels Cline Singers
Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument

The Contrast
God of Malfunction
Wicked Cool

Crossover: Millennium Edition
Beer City Records

Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Lila Downs y la Misteriosa
Lila Downs y la Misteriosa en Paris: Live a FIP
World Village
South American Traditions, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Cumbia, Latin Folk

Cesaria Evora
Radio Mindelo: Early Recordings
Western European Traditions, African Traditions, West African, Morna, Fado, Cape Verdean

Rise...The Very Best of Family
Art Rock, British Psychedelia, Psychedelic, Prog-Rock, Blues-Rock

Liza Ferschtman
Works for violin solo by J. S. Bach & Ysaye
Challenge Classics
Baroque & Post-Romantic Violin Music

Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin
Jane Birkin/Serge Gainbourg: Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus
Universal Distribution
Baroque Pop, French Pop, Cabaret, French Rock, French, Western European Traditions

Gucci Mane
The Burrrprint 2 HD
Dirty South, Gangsta Rap

Matthew Hawtin
Once Again, Again
Plus Records
Ambient Techno, Techno

Clutchy Hopkins
The Storyteller
Funky Breaks, Electronica, Ambient Dub, Dub, Downtempo, Ambient Breakbeat, Club/Dance

Margarita Hohenrieder
Margarita Hohenrieder Plays Schumann & Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Solo Musica
Romantic Chamber Music

The Incredible String Band
The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
British Folk-Rock, British Folk, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

The Incredible String Band
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Hannibal British
Folk-Rock, British Folk, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

The Incredible String Band
The Incredible String Band
Sepia Tone
British Folk-Rock, British Folk, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

The Incredible String Band
Wee Tam & the Big Huge
Collectors' Choice Music
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Johann Johannsson
And in the Endless Pause There Came the Sound of Bees
Sound Art, Experimental Electronic, Indie Electronic

Jonas Kaufmann
Jonas Kaufmann Sings Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven & Wagner
Classical & Romantic Opera Arias

Kaki King
Guitar Virtuoso, New Acoustic, Alternative Folk, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Progressive Folk, Indie Rock

Legendary Shack Shakers
Colonel Knowledge Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Psychobilly, Punk Blues, Alternative Country-Rock

Tom Lehrer
The Tom Lehrer Collection
Shout! Factory

Little Claw
Spit and Squalor Swallow the Snow
Ecstatic Yod
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Virgin Records
Punk/New Wave, Ska Revival, New Wave, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Soul, Soul

matt pond PA
The Dark Leaves
MRI Associated Labels
Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Natalie Merchant
Selections From Leave Your Sleep
Nonesuch Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk

Raul Midon
Decca Records
Neo-Soul, Soul

Stanton Moore
Groove Alchemy
Telarc Jazz
Jazz-Rock, New Orleans R&B, Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Murs/9th Wonder
SMC Records
Underground Rap

The Ocean
Metal Blade
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal

Bryn Terfel
Bad Boys
Deutsche Grammophon
Classical, Romantic, Post-Romantic, Modern & Contemporary Opera Arias

Yuja Wang
Transformation: Stravinsky, Scarlatti, Brahms
Deutsche Grammophon
Baroque, Romantic & Modern Piano Music

Original Soundtrack
The Hot Spot
APO (Analogue Production Orig Soundtracks

Christian Prommer
Drumlesson Zwei
Clubjazz, Club/Dance, Electro-Acoustic

Animal Feelings
Asthmatic Kitty Records
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Revolting Cocks
Got Cock?
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Carrie Rodriguez
Love and Circumstance
Ninth Street Opus
Americana, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock

City of Straw
Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Iggy & the Stooges
Raw Power
Sony Music Distribution
Detroit Rock, Album Rock, Proto-Punk, Hard Rock, Glam Rock

Same Thoughts Different Day
Alternative Tentacles

The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt
Dead Oceans Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Prins Thomas
Prins Thomas
Full Pupp
Experimental Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative Dance

Steve Vai
Where the Other Wild Things Are: Live in Minneapolis
Favored Nations Records

Woe of Tyrants
Metal Blade
Death Metal, Heavy Metal


posted by Al at 4/13/2010 03:25:00 PM

April 06, 2010


New CD Album Releases, 4-6-2010: Bobby McFerrin, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Slash
There's some bigger names, but way the most likely sounding new thing that you might need to hear this week is Vocabularies from Bobby McFerrin. This is an artist who has never gotten the respect he deserves even for his hit, the now 20+ year old "Don't Worry, Be Happy." That was a beautiful and memorable song, and he has been consistently interesting and listenable.

Saul Hudson aka SlashThis new album is his first in some eight years, and obviously meticulously constructed. The record company verbiage suggests that he used 50+ singers recorded by ones and small groups to get some 1400 total vocal tracks. I don't know about all that, but it surely sounds like something I need to hear more of.

Sharon Jones has never been a big name, but she's a real honest to G-d soul singer, a rarity today. Plus, she made the best song of 2004. That should rate some interest.

Slash has an eponymous solo album this week. Dig the co-creator of "Welcome to the Jungle" and other GnR classics, but Saul doesn't have anything jumping out of the previews that sounds like a real song.

Hot tracks
My Bitches Lyrics
The Fabric Of Our Lives Lyrics
Leona Lewis
Don't Let Me Fall Lyrics
Still Lyrics
Tim McGraw
Don't Let Go Lyrics
Elena Josele
On Me Tonight Lyrics
Commander Lyrics
Kelly Rowland
Your Decision Lyrics
Alice In Chains
When I Think About Your Love Lyrics
Ryan Leslie
Beauty In The World Lyrics
Macy Gray
Get your blog's here.

Here's the complete list of this week's major new CD album releases:

young David BowieDavid Bowie
David Bowie
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Britpop

Dr. Dog
Shame, Shame
Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jakob Dylan
Woman + Country
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
I Learned the Hard Way
Daptone Records
Deep Funk Revival, Funk, Soul

Album Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Peter Wolf
Midnight Souvenirs
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Retro-Soul, American Trad Rock, Americana, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Soul

5 Browns
The 5 Browns in Hollywood
Film Music Arranged for Pianos

Melissa Auf der Maur
Out of Our Minds
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Awesome Color
Massa Hypnos
Ecstatic Peace!
Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Noise-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mr. Sad Clown
429 Records
Heartland Rock, Roots Rock

Solomon Burke
Nothing's Impossible
E1 Entertainment
Deep Soul, Southern Soul, Country Soul, Soul

John Butler Trio
April Uprising

Kimberly Caldwell
Without Regret
Pop Idol

Max Emanuel Cencic
Handel: Opera Arias
Virgin Classics
Baroque Opera Arias

Ray Charles photoRay Charles
Genius + Soul=Jazz
Big Band, Soul Jazz

Codeine Velvet Club
Codeine Velvet Club
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Rita Coolidge
The Lady's Not for Sale/Fall into Spring/It's Only Love
Soft Rock, Country-Rock

Julian Cope
Peggy Suicide [Deluxe Edition]
Alternative/Indie Rock, Chamber Pop, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock, Dream Pop, Space Rock, Indie Rock, Britpop, Lo-Fi, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Rock & Roll

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
When You're Strange: A Film About the Doors

David Byrne/Fatboy Slim
Here Lies Love
Nonesuch Records

Fleetwood Mac
Perfect In Every Way
Varese Sarabande
British Blues, Blues-Rock

Perfume and Piss
Hellcat Records
Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk, Punk Metal, Heavy Metal, British Punk, Anarchist Punk

Vivian Green
Koch Records
Adult Contemporary R&B

Vice Music
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Noise-Rock, Experimental Electro

Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jeff Healey
Last Call
Stony Plain

High Places
High Places Vs. Mankind
Thrill Jockey Records
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Propellor Time
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Contact, Love, Want, Have
Dubstep, Club/Dance

Luther Ingram
Absolutely the Best of Luther Ingram: If Loving You is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right
Varese Sarabande
Soul, Smooth Soul, Southern Soul, Country Soul

No Mas
Luaka Bop
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock

XL Recordings Ltd.
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Angelique Kidjo
Razor & Tie Music
African Traditions, Afro-Pop, Worldbeat, Afro-Beat, World Fusion

The Sticky & Sweet Tour
Warner Bros.

Laura Marling
I Speak Because I Can
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock

Bobby McFerrin
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Acappella, Modern Composition

Mi Ami
Steal Your Face
Thrill Jockey
Alternative/Indie Rock, Noise-Rock, Indie Rock, Glitter, Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk

Monster Movie
Everyone Is a Ghost
Graveface Records
Ambient Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop

Murder by Death
Good Morning, Magpie
Vagrant Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Junior Murvin
Police & Thieves [Deluxe Version]
Political Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub

Nice Nice
Extra Wow
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

Gianandrea Noseda
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; The Rock
Post-Romantic Orchestral Music

Maurizio Pollini
Deutsche Grammophon
Romantic Piano Music

Klaus Tennstedt
Richard Strauss: Tone Poems
EMI Classics
Post-Romantic Orchestral Music

Patrick Park
Come What Will
Badman Recording Co.
Americana, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Sally Seltmann
Heart That's Pounding
Arts & Crafts
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Martin Sexton
Kitchen Table Records
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

The Slits
Cut [Deluxe Edition]
Koch Records

And Then We Saw Land
Thrill Jockey
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic


posted by Al at 4/06/2010 03:17:00 PM

April 05, 2010


Hamid Karzai versus the Taliban, or joining them?
The US backed weak and seemingly hopelessly corrupt Afghanistan government of Hamid Karzai looks less and less useful to anyone by the day. Indeed, Karzai is so desperate at this point that over the weekend in closed meetings with legislators, he was threatening to absolutely JOIN the Taliban that we (and theoretically he) has been fighting for years, in reaction to pressure from the US and the Obama administration.

As a rightwing nutjob, my first instinctive reaction is to blame Obama for this. President Obama is surely the worst amateur hour in foreign and military policy that we've had since at least Jimmy Carter. Perhaps his heavy handed public and undiplomatic gestures have screwed the pooch with a foreign leader who is obviously in a very difficult situation trying to hold on to authority that he barely ever had over the territory. I mean, Obama and his crew say unbelievably stupid things to and about foreign leaders and policy on a near daily basis. It's just been a few days since Obama himself was publicly suggesting that the British should somehow and for no obvious reason open some kind of negotiations over the Falkland Islands stuff from a quarter century ago. WTF?

Then again, maybe this is not at all fair to Obama. Perhaps this guy is just hopelessly weak and corrupt, and it was just foolishness of the Bush administration to back him in power and hold him there when he doesn't seem like he's ever done us much good. Someway, the US certainly does need to hold whatever government in Afghanistan - especially one that is there in significant part because of our backing - more accountable for helping fighting the jihadists. The Karzai government surely hasn't been a hell of a lot of help. I mean what kind of partner does Obama have to work with here?

This brings me to my second instinctive reaction to this, which is to put these comments entirely on the speaker - and take them at more or less face value. If Karzai makes repeated noises of even talking like he's sympathetic to the Taliban, at this point that is pretty much totally unacceptable. If ol' Al were commander in chief, it wouldn't take very much crap like this to get Karzai and a bunch of his crew killed by big US bombs. What to think?

Perhaps it's just as well that I'm not commander in chief.

posted by Al at 4/05/2010 12:33:00 PM

March 30, 2010


New CD Album Releases, 3-30-2010: Erykah Badu, Alan Jackson, Usher, Joan Armatrading
There are a lot of big names with new albums this week, but Erykah Badu is the one making the ink. She has a new album New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh. She actually had a hit with "On and On" once, but it's been a little slow sense. Or at least I for one can't remember any other song she's done, and I know I've heard a couple of her albums.

That being the case brings us to the desperate need for publicity that became the famous "Window Seat" nude video shoot at Daley Plaza in Dallas. Sad to see ol' girl reduced to working the pole, but what're you going to do? A gal's got to earn a living. Of course, I'm just kidding. I realize that this was not just desperate whoring but a Serious Political Statement that simply required her to take off all her clothes in public for the camera.
Alan Jackson is a handsome man
On the hopefully more artistically substantive level, This Charming Life is something like the 20th album from Joan Armatrading. I mostly think of Armatrading as being an acoustic folky singer-songwriter, but what I'm hearing from this album sounds surprisingly musically aggressive. It surely merits a good listen.

Freight Train is the 18th album from Alan Jackson. I like the guy and all, but for the life of me I don't see why people (or women) are so enamored of him, as most of his records pretty much sound near exactly the same.

I would otherwise have little interest in the cheap and cheesy r&b drama of Usher, except that he was characterized and parodied so lovingly well in The Boondocks episode "Tom and Sarah and Usher" that just getting to type his silly name gives me pleasure. The Boondocks are just that good. Actually had me listening to frickin' R Kelly at one point.

Oh yeah, his new album is called Raymond v Raymond. It is his seventh album. Dig this record company spiel: "Raymond v Raymond takes you on a journey through the dichotomy of man." That promo shtick is more interesting than anything in the previews of the actual album.

Chart climbers this week
American Honey Lyrics
Lady Antebellum
Valleys Of Neptune Lyrics
Jimi Hendrix
Drop The World Lyrics
Lil' Wayne
Fly Away Lyrics
Will I Am
Make It Hot Lyrics
Sterling Simms
Secrets Lyrics
Electronic Music Lyrics
Sean Kingston
Hurting Lyrics
Karl Wolf
Neighbors Know My Name Lyrics
Trey Songz
Shakin' Hands Lyrics
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Here's the complete list of this week's major new CD album releases:

Erykah Badu
New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh
Universal Motown
Adult Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B

Black Francis
Essential Music & Marketing
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Dum Dum Girls
I Will Be
Sub Pop Records
Noise Pop, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Medicine County
Transdreamer Records
Punk Blues, Alternative/Indie Rock

Alan Jackson
Freight Train
Sony Music Distribution

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Dirty Shirt Rock 'n' Roll: The First Ten Years
Shout! Factory
Garage Punk, Blues-Rock, Electric Blues, Rock & Roll

Raymond v Raymond
Contemporary R&B, Pop

.38 Special
Authorized Bootleg: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York 1/29/85
Album Rock, Southern Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Arena Rock, Hard Rock

Geri Allen
Flying Toward the Sound
Motema Music
Piano Jazz, Modern Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Modern Creative

Sweet Sister
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Joan Armatrading
This Charming Life
Savoy Jazz
Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Mulatu Astatke
Steps Ahead

Barenaked Ladies
All in Good Time
Raisin' Records
Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Black Tambourine
Black Tambourine
Noise Pop, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Carmen Bradford
Duke Ellington: Queenie Pie
Longhorn Music
Modern Opera

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Good Son [CD/DVD]
Mute Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Henry's Dream [CD/DVD]
Mute Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey [CD/DVD]
Mute Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock

Donnacha Costello
Before We Say Goodbye
Poker Flat Recordings
Minimal Techno, Ambient Techno, Club/Dance

Say Goodbye To Useless
Mush Records
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Left-Field Hip-Hop, Ambient, Experimental Ambient

Thomas Dybdahl
Thomas Dybdahl
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock

Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift
Heavy On the Grind
West Coast Rap, G-Funk, Gangsta Rap

Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift
Heavy On the Grind
West Coast Rap, G-Funk, Gangsta Rap

Walk The Nile
Rune Grammofon
Art Rock, Jazz-Rock, Progressive Jazz, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Evelyn Evelyn
Evelyn Evelyn
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Thomas Fehlmann
Gute Luft
Ambient Techno, Techno, Experimental Techno

Gabriel Prokofiev: Piano Book No. 1
Contemporary Piano Music

The Go Find
Everybody Knows It's Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight
Morr Music
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Amy Grant
Somewhere Down the Road
Sparrow Records
Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Contemporary Christian, CCM

The Grascals
The Famous Lefty Flynn's
Contemporary Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass

Unarmed: Best of 25th Anniversary
Steamhammer UK
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal

Jackson 5
J Is for Jackson 5
Contemporary R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Disco, Funk

Unfun [Bonus Tracks]
Shredder Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

King's Singers
Pachelbel: Vespers
Signum UK
Baroque Vocal Music

The Living Sisters
Love to Live
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Cell Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Emo-Pop

Letta Mbulu
Beat Goes Public
World Fusion

Edwin McCain
The Best of Edwin McCain
Time/Life Music
Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Amy MacDonald
A Curious Thing
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Christophe Rousset
Christophe Rousset Performs Froberger
Baroque Keyboard Music

Elizabeth Wallfisch
Pierre Rode: 24 Caprices en forme d'etudes
Romantic Music for Violin

Method Man/Ghostface Killah/Raekwon
Wu Massacre
Def Jam
Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Christian Scott
Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
Concord Jazz
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop

Slow Club
Yeah So
Indie Pop, Twee Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Angus & Julia Stone
Down the Way
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Turin Brakes
Cooking Vinyl Records
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
2010 [Dial]
Club/Dance, Techno, Minimal Techno, Experimental Techno

Various Artists
Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 12
Walt Disney
Childen's Pop, Teen Pop, Dance-Pop

Various Artists
Stax Number Ones
Soul, Smooth Soul, Memphis Soul, Southern Soul, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Early R&B, Funk

Gretchen Wilson
I Got Your Country Right Here
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Wooden Shjips
Wooden Shjips, Vol. 2
Sick Thirst
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock


posted by Al at 3/30/2010 03:12:00 PM

March 23, 2010


New CD Album Releases, 2-23-2010: Mose Allison, Chuck Berry, Snoop Dogg, Hall & Oates
Chuck BerryThe most interesting proposition this week is Chuck Berry Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings (1969-1974). These four CDs include 71 recordings made back home at Chess after several years at Mercury. His first record back was the classic "Tulane" and this includes his only full fledged #1 single, "My Ding-a-Ling."

Mose Allison - author of such classics as "The Summertime Blues" - is back this week with The Way of the World - his first album in 12 years. What I've heard sounds pretty groovy.

More Malice is a supplemental soundtrack follow up to Snoop Dogg's movie Malice N Wonderland. It contains five new songs, besides various remixes and whatnot.

Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Dogg

Music Hits
Night Like This Lyrics
Jamie Foxx
Rockin' With The Best Lyrics
Bobby Valentino
Backseat Lyrics
Have It Your Way Lyrics
Ryan Leslie
Today Lyrics
Test Drive Lyrics
Keith Sweat
I Can't Wait Lyrics
Mary J Blige
I Hope You're Happy Lyrics
Miley Cyrus
Back To The Future Lyrics
Dru Hill
Maniac Lyrics
Get your own here.

Here's the complete list of this week's major new CD album releases:

Mose Allison
The Way of the World
Hard Bop, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Blues, Piano Blues

Chuck Berry
Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings (1969-1974)
Hip-O Select
Rock & Roll, Early R&B

The Bird and the Bee
Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates
Blue Note
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Bonnie "Prince" Billy & the Cairo Gang
The Wonder Show of the World
Drag City
Indie Folk, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alt-Country

She & Him
Volume Two
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Snoop Dogg
More Malice [CD/DVD]
West Coast Rap, Contemporary R&B, Gangsta Rap

The 13th Floor Elevators
7th Heaven: Music of the Spheres: The Complete Singles Collection
Garage Rock, Psychedelic

Absolute Ensemble
Absolute Zawinul
Modern Composition

Archie Bronson Outfit
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

IDM, Experimental Techno, Techno, Ambient Techno, Electronica, Electro-Techno, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Club/Dance, Glitch

Bettie Serveert
Pharmacy of Love
Second Motion
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Justin Bieber
My World 2.0
Pop, Teen Pop, Dance-Pop, Contemporary R&B

Joe Bonamassa
Black Rock
Premier Artists
American Trad Rock, Blues-Rock

Black Sands
Ninja Tune
Downbeat, Ambient Breakbeat

The Courteeners
UME Imports

Dead Meadow
Three Kings
Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal

Jimmy Donley
The Shape You Left Me In
Bear Family

Drink Up Buttercup
Born and Thrown on a Hook
Yep Roc
Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Angele Dubeau
Arvo Part: Portrait
Contemporary Chamber Music

Jimmy Edwards
Love Bug Crawl
Bear Family
Rockabilly, Early Pop/Rock

Jack Elliott
At Lansdowne Studios, London
Bear Family
Folk Revival, Traditional Folk, Folksongs

Head First
Electronica, Club/Dance

Dave Holland
Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative

Songs About Fucking Steve Albini
Experimental Techno, IDM, Techno

Live Recordings, TV-Clips and Roadmovie [DVD]
Kill Rock Stars
Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Punk

Let's Wrestle
In the Court of the Wrestling
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Smiley Lewis
Bear Family
Early R&B, New Orleans R&B, Jump Blues, Electric Blues, Rock & Roll

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Interchange: Concertos by Rodrigo and Assad
Modern and Contemporary Music for Guitar Quartet and Orchestra

Love Is All
Two Thousand and Ten Injuries
Indie Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Noise Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mindy McCready
I'm Still Here
Linus Entertainment
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Still Standing
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B

Original Soundtrack
Alternative/Indie Rock, Soundtracks, New Wave

Original Soundtrack
Hot Tub Time Machine
Carl Perkins playing guitar
Original Soundtrack
The Runaways

Carl Perkins
Whole Lotta Shakin'/On Top
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll

Pet Shop Boys
Pandemonium Live [CD/DVD]
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Club/Dance, Dance-Pop

Elvis Presley magnetElvis Presley
On Stage
AM Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll

Plug Research
Downtempo, Contemporary R&B

Radar Bros.
The Illustrated Garden
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Paul Revere & the Raiders
The Complete Columbia Singles
Collectors' Choice
Frat Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Garage Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Early Pop/Rock, Bubblegum, Psychedelic

Jamie Saft
A Bag of Shells
Modern Creative, Soundtracks

School Gyrls
School Gyrls
Teen Pop, Dance-Pop

Sting in the Tail
Album Rock, Pop-Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Arena Rock

We Built a Fire
Morr Music
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Serena Maneesh
S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative Pop/Rock, Noise Pop, Noise-Rock

The Unthanks
Here's the Tender Coming
Rough Trade
British Folk, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Various Artists
Giacinto Scelsi: Tre Canti Popolari; Due Componimenti Impetuosi
Sub Rosa
Contemporary Piano and Vocal Music

Various Artists
Now, Vol. 33 [2010] [Bonus Tracks]
Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Country, Dance-Pop, Pop Idol, Contemporary R&B

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith MoonCaetano Veloso
Zii E Zie
Brazilian Traditions, Brazilian Pop, MPB

The Weakerthans
Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Who
Greatest Hits Live [Geffen]
Album Rock, British Invasion, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll

Robin Williams
Weapons of Self Destruction
Robin Williams as Mork from Ork


posted by Al at 3/23/2010 02:57:00 PM

March 17, 2010


Coffee Party BS

"Mr President, I smell a big fat commie rat." -General Buck Turgidson

I don't necessarily so much mind an avowed socialist or communist. If they pretty much say what they're really for, then you've got some basis of discussion of your differences or of an honest public debate.

Then there is lying, dishonest crap like this Coffee Party coming up out of the Facebook swamps. See, they're not left or right or center:
Coffee Party USA's blogRead more
FAQ: Is the Coffee Party USA liberal, centrist, progressive or conservative?
Tue, 2010-03-16 10:15 — Coffee Party USA
Coffee Party USA is not liberal, centrist, progressive, or conservative.
In fact, we question the validity of these labels because they create the
illusion of division among the American people, and obscure the real problem in
our politics today: the disproportionate and corrupting influence of corporate
and other special interest in our government.

That's just meaningless boilerplate. The meat will be the list of who is an evil special interest and who is "we the people."

The group nominally has basically no ideological tenants, but in fact is pretty obviously a cheesy little leftist progressive move to try to backhandedly discredit the broad and more or less by default right wing backlash to the Obama Democrats huge socialist power grabs. This has been most manifest in the "tea party" groups, which have a diverse range of attendees, but are united in opposition to the recent expanses in government power and spending.

The whole point of the coffee parties is that they are civil and friendly, unlike those crazy unhinged angry white males at the tea parties. But this is ultimately obviously just a trick to intimidate any real opposition or to charm them into thinking that it is inappropriate to raise hell. "Shh now - co-operate" as Yen Lo said to Raymond Shaw's victim as he strangled him.

It's just rude and un-American to raise hell. Just sit still and be quiet as the progressives rape the constitutional processes to get their way in taking over a huge portion of the American economy against the wishes of the American people and clearly without sufficient votes to legitimately pass it. Better to let the fascist eggheads ruin the country than to have some idiots decide that you're mean and uncivil.

But let me stop momentarily in the midst of my uncivil (but very satisfying) ranting to give fairness to Obama and the Democrats. I have called the Obama plans "commie" and "pinko." That's really not quite right. Basically communists want the people ie the government ie them to own the means of production. Mostly, the Obama plan is for heavily regulated and subsidized private firms to act as the middlemen in imsplementing their schemes. Properly, that should be called "fascism" rather than "communism." It's just hyperbole when I call Obama a communist. "Fascist" would be rather more precise.

Then there are the usual collaborators. All the big time pinko journalistic outlets like the New York times and such like to go along with the pretense that these coffee parties really are non-partisan groups devoted really just to good government.

Then there are seemingly endless useful idiots who talk themselves into thinking that these Coffee Party groups really are just devoted to civility. Worse perhaps than the obviously consciously dishonest people who came up with this dumb "movement" are these ignorant dupes.

I'm particularly amused to see the official front page of the Coffee Party website touting the participation of a former Ron Paul volunteer. Speaking of idiots. But also the Paul-bots were some of the most hostile, accusatory and outright uncivil participants in the 2008 campaigns. The only ones worse were maybe some of the Obama brownshirts, especially in Chicago. The Paul-bots were not just absolutely physically beating people up. Or send a naked Rahm Emanuel after you.

Anyhow, here's the basic point: If you can't stand the sight of elbows being thrown and a few jaws being punched, stay the hell out of politics. Basically, we go for a lot of fussin' and cussin' instead of a bunch of shooting and killing to sort out our big issues. That's pretty genteel when you think about it.

And also if you're going to be a pinko/fascist front group, be honest about it. It will increase your credibility.

posted by Al at 3/17/2010 04:17:00 PM

March 16, 2010


New CD Album Releases, 3-16-2010: The White Stripes, Graham Parker
We interrupt your usual weekly album update column with this urgent communique from Generalissimo Alberto Barger of the White Stripes Nation Revolutionary Council:

Patriots and comrades, we have another communique from our Dear Leader and El Presidente for Life Jack White. He and Queen Meg spent a good part of 2007 campaigning for victory up North in Canada, playing largely in far flung small towns who had never been exposed to the teachings of Jesus or the White Stripes Nation.

These have now been released as an album communique Under Great White Northern Lights so that all the troops of Jack White and the Seven Nation Army can be heard by all who have ears to listen. The Celtic sounds of Icky Thump have been spread through to other songs in these arrangements, notably the "Little Ghosts."

While these performances make for a very good CD, you would most likely be wanting to order the DVD of these groovy concerts so that you can look and see and properly feel the groundswell of support for the upcoming revolution in which the failed fascism of the Obama regime is swept aside in favor a true leader of the people.

Viva la revolucion!!!

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Body Ya Lyrics
Need You Now Lyrics
Lady Antebellum
Try To Follow Me Lyrics
Don Quixote Lyrics
Impossible Lyrics
Shawn Desman
Sponsor Lyrics
Teairra Mari
Can't Stop Loving You Lyrics
Ryan Leslie
Last Night Home Lyrics
The Way You Are Lyrics
Shayne Ward
Say Aah Lyrics
Trey Songz
Get your blog's here.

Here's the complete list of this week's major new CD album releases:

Drive-By Truckers
The Big To-Do
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Southern Rock

Brad Mehldau
Highway Rider
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Orchestral Jazz, Modern Creative

The Whigs
In the Dark
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock

The White StripesThe White Stripes
Under Great White Northern Lights
The White Stripes
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

From Hell... With Love
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock, Emo, Punk Revival, Goth Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ernest Ansermet
Bizet: Suites; Symphony in C; Turina: Danzas Fantasticas
Romantic & Modern Orchestral Music

The Bellamy Brothers
Greatest Hits Volume 3 Deluxe Edition
Country-Pop, Urban Cowboy, Country-Rock

Lou Bond
Lou Bond
Light in the Attic
Memphis Soul, Singer/Songwriter, Soul, Smooth Soul

Popa Chubby
The Fight Is On
Blind Pig
Contemporary Blues, Modern Electric Blues

Machine Conspiracy
Techno, Club/Dance, Ambient Techno, Experimental Dub

Dropkick Murphys
Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA
Dropkick Murphy
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Celtic Rock

Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Rush to Relax
Garage Rock Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald
The Best of Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, American Popular Song

Survival Story
Universal Republic
Alternative Rap

Gamma Ray
To the Metal!
Ear Music
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Anna Gourari
Chopin: The Mazurka Diary
Berlin Classics
Romantic Piano Music

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Sub Pop
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Daniel Hope
Air: A Baroque Journey
Deutsche Grammophon
Baroque Chamber Music

Peter Karp/Sue Foley
He Said She Said
Blind Pig
Blues-Rock, Modern Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Modern Electric Blues

Manfredo Kraemer
Buxtehude: Sonatas, Op. 1
Harmonia Mundi
Baroque Chamber Music

Reni Lane
Motown Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock

Neon Trees
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Gil Rose
Ken Ueno: Talus
Contemporary Orchestral Music

Ralph Towner/Paolo Fresu
Chamber Jazz, Modern Creative, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Graham Parker
Imaginary Television
Album Rock

Jonas Reinhardt
Powers of Audition

The Runaways
The Mercury Albums Anthology
Hip-O Select
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

The Secret History
The World That Never Was
Le Grand Magistery
Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Standard Fare
The Noyelle Beat
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock

Streetlight Manifesto
99 Songs of Revolution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Ska, Skatepunk

The Unwinding Hours
The Unwinding Hours
Chemikal Underground
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock

Various Artists
Afro Rock, Vol. 1
Jack White playing guitar
Various Artists
Bayou Boogie: Toe Tappin' Tunes Inspired by The Princess And The Frog
Walt Disney

Kirk Whalum
The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter III
Rendezvous Entertainment
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel

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Holy Smoke
Universal Motown
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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