Archive for May, 2010

New CD Album Releases, 5-25-2010: Hank Williams III, Stone Temple Pilots, Karen Elson

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

New CD Album Releases, 5-25-2010: Hank Williams III, Stone Temple Pilots, Karen Elson
Karen ElsonKaren Elson has previously been working her career undercover as a hot British supermodel type. But her role in The Revolution became apparent when she married our El Presidente for Life Jack White of the White Stripes. Her revolutionary strategems are further revealed on this debut album, The Ghost Who Walks. I haven’t yet gotten past the samples, but they sound intriguing. As a measure of his romantic devotion, Jack has taken time off from conspiring to overthrow the failed Obama regime to play drums and help produce this groovy, smoky rootsy thang.

I’m all in favor of the name Hank Williams, but I was highly unimpressed with the one album I’ve ever actually listened to of Hank III. Nonetheless, it was a big favorite of my father’s, so I will note that he has a new one this week, Rebel Within. I’m just not going to be a likely market for “Gettin’ Drunk and Fallin’ Down.” It’s a family tradition, I get it. Kid really needs a personality of his own – and some memorable songs.

New Hits
Alive Lyrics
Grind Lyrics
Asher Roth
Everybody Hurts Lyrics
Lee DeWyze
Beautiful Monster Lyrics
I Need You Tonight Lyrics
Professor Green
Up In The Mountain Lyrics
Crystal Bowersox
Courage Lyrics
Shutterbug Lyrics
Big Boi
Got Your Back Lyrics
Missing You Lyrics

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

Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles
Universal Distribution

Karen Elson
The Ghost Who Walks
Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bettye Lavette
Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
Northern Soul, Urban, Soul

Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Grunge, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

All Time Low
Straight to DVD
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ellen Allien
BPitch Control
Experimental Techno, Techno, Minimal Techno, Club/Dance

The Alps
Le Voyage
Type Recordings
Experimental Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Greg Ashley
Requiem Mass & Other Experiments
Birdman Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Chet Atkins
Teensville/Chet Atkins in Hollywood
Finger-Picked Guitar, Country Boogie, Instrumental Country, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Country-Pop, Traditional Country

Maya Beiser
Contemporary Music for Cello

Andy Bell
Dance-Pop, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

The Black Dog
Music for Real Airports
IDM, Experimental Techno, Ambient Techno, Techno, Ambient

Black Tusk
Taste the Sin
Relapse Records
Sludge Metal, Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Heavy Metal

The Boo Radleys
Giant Steps
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Britpop, Shoegaze, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Boo Radleys
Wake Up! [Bonus Tracks]
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Britpop, Shoegaze, Alternative Pop/Rock

Roy Brooks / Roy Brooks & the Artistic Truth
Ethnic Expressions
Modern Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Progressive Jazz, Free Jazz, Progressive Big Band, Modern Creative, Modal Music

Cam’ron/The U.N.
Heat in Here, Vol. 1
Diplomatic Man
Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Camerata Vocale Freiburg
Waldesnacht, du wunderkuhle: Secular Choral Works by Brahms
Ars Musici
Romantic Choral Music

Ray Charles
The Atlantic Singles A & B Sides
Wagram Records
Urban Blues, Piano Blues, Early R&B, Soul, Big Band, Soul Jazz

Cheap Trick
The Music of Cheap Trick
Punk/New Wave, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop, New Wave, Hard Rock, Album Rock, Arena Rock

Go!: Common Classics
Midwest Rap, Alternative Rap

David Cross
Bigger and Blackerer
Sub Pop Records
Standup Comedy, Comedy

Burton Cummings
Above the Ground
New Door Records
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock

Heavy Artillery
Progressive Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal

At Night We Live
Vagrant Records
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock

First Aid Kit
The Big Black & the Blue
Wichita Recordings
Indie Folk, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Aretha Franklin
The Music of Aretha Franklin
Urban, Soul, Quiet Storm, Gospel

Black Tar Prophecies, Vol. 4
Important Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Harry Gregson-Williams
Shrek Forever After
Varese Sarabande
Soundtracks, Movie Themes, Original Score

Soft Return
Lo Recordings
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock

Hideyo Harada
Schumann: Fantasia; Kreisleriana; Arabeske
Romantic Piano Music

Micah P. Hinson
Micah P. Hinson and the Pioneer Saboteurs
Full Time Hobby
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana

Michael Hurley
Hi Fi Snock Uptown
Mississippi Records
Folk Revival, Traditional Folk, Country-Folk, Old-Timey

Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Pushkin Romances
Romantic and Post-Romantic Russian Vocal Music

Leela James
My Soul
Neo-Soul, Adult Contemporary R&B

Jeremy Jay
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Damien Jurado
Saint Bartlett
Secretly Canadian
Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Smokin’ Joe Kubek/Bnois King
Have Blues, Will Travel
Alligator Records
Regional Blues, Modern Electric Texas Blues, Electric Texas Blues, Blues-Rock

L.A. Guns
Shrinking Violet: Deluxe Reissue
Perris Records
Pop-Metal, Hair Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Marina & the Diamonds
The Family Jewels
Warner Bros
UK Pop, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Master Musicians of Bukkake
Totem 2
Important Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

George McCrae
The Singles 1974-1976
Glam Soul, Disco, Funk

Katie Melua
The House
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Modern English
Darla Records
Alternative Pop/Rock

Angelic Swells
Noise Pop, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Howard Shelley
Dohnanyi: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Post-Romantic Music for Piano and Orchestra

Original Soundtrack
True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 2
Regional Blues, Alternative/Indie Rock, Swamp Blues, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Rock, New Orleans R&B, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country, Country-Rock, Soundtracks

Peter Wolf Crier
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

John Prine
In Person & On Stage
Oh Boy
Progressive Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Mush Records

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Wages
Side One Dummy
Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Blues, Alt-Country

Rated R [Remixed]
Def Jam
Pop, Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop

The Music of Run DMC
Golden Age, East Coast Rap

Ty Segall
Goner Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Soul Jazz

Subject to Shift
Ghostly International
Electronica, Ambient Techno, Techno

Roadrunner Records
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Alvin Stardust
I Love Rock N’ Roll: Greatest Hits & More
UK Glitter, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll

DM Stith
Heavy Ghost Appendices
Asthmatic Kitty Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Experimental Ambient, Downtempo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Electro-Acoustic, Ambient

Maniac Meat
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock

Truth & Salvage Co.
Truth & Salvage Co.
Americana, Roots Rock

Twin Sister
Color Your Life
Infinite Best
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash’s Songs for Beginners
Grassroots Records
Indie Folk, Acid Folk, American Underground, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Various Artists
Eccentric Breaks and Beats
Turntablism, Alternative Rap

Original Soundtrack
Sex and the City 2
Watertower Music

Widespread Panic
Dirty Side Down
Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Rock & Roll

Hank Williams III
Rebel Within
Alt-Country, Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Heavy Metal

Will Young
Leave Right Now
Jive Records
Pop Idol, Dance-Pop, Adult Contemporary

Groovy New Mohammed Cartoons and a Response to Ann Althouse

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

So we’ve got this little clash of civilizations going between the West and the Muslim world. Well, more precisely we have a clash going between civilization and barbarism.

At the moment, the most salient front of conflict is the Mohammed cartoon issue. Some Muslims seem to think that THEY get to decide what kind of cartoons Americans get draw – on pain of intimidation and death. Putting it mildly, this is obviously utterly unacceptable. However, it is having the practical effect right now, already. An American university press publishing a book on the Danish Mohammed cartoon controversy dare not include the actual cartoons. Comedy Central is grotesquely and stupidly censoring South Park. But then, you can’t entirely blame them. People could get killed.

But of course there’s going to be pushback from the public. The most obviously direct and mildest, utterly non-coercive form is that a goodly number of individuals are just constitutionally going to insist on publishing various kinds of Mohammed caricatures. There was recently a great deal of grief over having a “Draw a Picture of Mohammed Day.” The usual death threats and what not, however will not dissuade everyone.

Mohammed the child molester

Mohammed the child molester

For my part, I commissioned this pair of original drawings to depict the relationship between the prophet Mohammed and his six year old wife Aysha. I wrote A LITTLE ARTICLE to go with them, and of course commercial button, magnet and keychain versions of the groovy caricatures.

However, in the interest of being fair and balanced like Fox News, some nice Americans like Ann Althouse don’t think the likes of me ought not be doing the likes of that.

I have endless contempt for the threats/warnings against various cartoonists who draw Muhammad (or a man in a bear suit who might be Muhammad, but is actually Santa Claus). But depictions of Muhammad offend millions of Muslims who are no part of the violent threats. In pushing back some people, you also hurt a lot of people who aren’t doing anything (other than protecting their own interests by declining to pressure the extremists who are hurting the reputation of their religion).

I don’t like the in-your-face message that we don’t care about what other people hold sacred. Back in the days of the “Piss Christ” controversy, I wouldn’t have supported an “Everybody Dunk a Crucifix in a Jar of Urine Day” to protest censorship. Dunking a crucifix in a jar of urine is something I have a perfect right to do, but it would gratuitously hurt many Christian bystanders to the controversy. I think opposing violence (and censorship) can be done in much better ways…

People need to learn to deal with getting mad when they hear or see speech that enrages them, even when it is intended to enrage them. But how are we outsiders to the artwork supposed to contribute to the process of their learning how to deal with free expression? I don’t think it is by gratuitously piling on outrageous expression, because it doesn’t show enough respect and care for the people who are trying to tolerate the expression that outrages them.

Dear Miss Althouse – I appreciate your genteel nature, but this is absolutely not a moment where Miss Manners should have top say. Sonsabitches are threatening us with death for sitting in our homes in America making cartoons they don’t approve of. If their cousins and neighbors just get their FEELINGS hurt, then they should count themselves fortunate in the context.

This situation is NOTHING like the stupid Piss Christ nonsense. For starters, no one was putting out a fatwa on the “artist” involved. The only real public controversy was that some Christians understandably did not appreciate their tax money being used to sponsor this in any way. Also, the Piss Christ was not in any way an artistic statement. It was merely desecration of an icon. Any moron could go #1 or #2 even on any religious icon, to up the ante on such a thing. Nice Christians writing disapproving letters to the editor would not suggest the need for being smacked back at.

How are we outsiders supposed to contribute to the process of their learning how to deal with free expression? It would seem to start with giving them some free expression to learn to tolerate. This expression from civilization to these barbarians is NOT gratuitous – nor would most of this qualify as “outrageous” under any reasonable standard. Desecrating a crucifix with human waste to smack at people who aren’t doing anything to you is gratuitous outrage. Writing articles and making cartoons criticizing the prophet Mohammed’s questionable behavior and teachings from their holy book – and the violent modern fruits of that – is NOT gratuitous outrage.

Plus, there’s all this stuff about how Mohammed cartoons “hurt” innocent people. Leapin’ Allah Playing Leapfrog With Alysha, but grow up. You think you just get to claim that your itty feelings are hurt over absolutely any thing you arbitrarily decide you don’t like? Well yeah, you do – but you HAVE to understand and totally accept that this does not in the least imply that I have some duty to not do anything just because you decide that it will hurt your feelings. I’ve got more important things to worry about.

I was real interested in one particular statement in Miss Althouse’s piece, “In pushing back some people, you also hurt a lot of people who aren’t doing anything (other than protecting their own interests by declining to pressure the extremists who are hurting the reputation of their religion).”

Ah, now that right there is the nub of a lot of the problem. Perhaps those people need to be persuaded to change their calculations about what exactly would constitute “protecting their own interests.” Muslims need to start worrying themselves a little bit more that not provoking or hurting US is more important to their interest (never mind their proper moral obligation) than appeasing their radical brethren – or positively helping them by knowing inaction.

They need to deal with this stuff in house, if they’re mostly all so innocent as is claimed. If they don’t, and one or two of these idiots manage to actually set off their car bombs or such, there will inevitably be some awful payback far worse than a handful of cartoons. US fumbling Americans can’t know your culture and your people well enough to deal with this other than somewhat ham handedly. It’s not our culture.

Unlike when the Japanese were so wickedly and unnecessarily interred during World War II, we really DO have a Fifth Column today within the Muslim community. You simply cannot plausibly deny it.

Considering the stakes, hurting people’s arbitrarily defined little feelings is somewhere near the bottom of my list of concerns. If some Mohammed cartoons start to give the Muslim community in the US and abroad the idea that the temperature is dropping, then that is good information that they need to be getting.

Cartoons and criticism, including mockery and derision toward their religion is but the least of what will descend on the Muslim community when a couple of these attacks actually succeed.

It is important that the Muslim community get this in fact still mostly fairly respectful and high minded criticism and take from it the chilly temperature. Not to be flippant or belligerent, but Muslims need to get that they’re really pushing their luck. Withholding this criticism now would be exactly the wrong message, and unfair to them to just not give them a clue until something really bad happens and they say “Why didn’t you warn us?”

A couple of successful jihadist attacks in the US, and the Muslim community will have a lot worse to worry about than some totally harmless cartoons. This is regardless of what any blogger says, and won’t necessarily even be significantly motivated by anger or vengeance. However nice we may wish to be, at some point self-preservation is going to put us in the position of truly and not just by words hurting however many of their people is necessary to stop this sedition and violence. It’s important and only fair that we communicate some boundaries and warnings – starting with some gentle cartoons.

child molester

Mohammed cartoon

Danish Muhammed Cartoon by Kurt Westergaard

Rush County Players present The Sound of Music

Monday, May 24th, 2010

On the lovely spring evening of May 22, 2010, I had the pleasure of seeing the Rush County Players of Rushville, Indiana present a live production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. I’m not saying they’d make you forget Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, but they were pretty good.

I don’t know that a major review is called for, but I do want to send out a little attabouy to a couple of these people. Janet Foster made an especially lovely Maria, and she sang quite well, as did Bruce Jordan as Captain Von Trapp.

But the very bestest singing of this Saturday night was definitely Dana Flynn as the Mother Abbess singing “Climb Every Mountain.” She made me all tingly in my seat over a song that I’d not previously regarded as a big favorite.

Also, I got to give a little shout out to a Steve Harmon in the role of Max Detweiller. He was probably one of the better people here, acting wise. But what really killed me was that, at least from a distance on stage, he looked and sounded a lot like Tom Braidwood as Melvin Frohike, the oldest of the X-Files “lone gunmen.”

This was the first time I’d seen this on stage. I went home and stayed up half the night watching the movie again, most especially noting differences between the 1959 stage play versus the 1965 movie release. There were some things changed around, including a couple of new songs, notably Maria’s “I Have Confidence” number.

But the big meaningful difference was in the Elsa Schraeder character. In the movie, she was simply a romantic rival to Maria’s interest in the captain, and frankly not that interesting. He preferred Maria – which was right, given the little bitch move of confiding to Max that she intended to ship the chillen off to boarding school. Captain Von Trapp didn’t hear this however, and it’s kind of generic and easy set up bitch behavior.

But in the play, she had a much more interesting point. Captain Von Trapp backed away from her for a specific reason. She’s a rich widow with a stake and something to lose, so she indicated her intent to try to get along with the Nazis. THAT was the deal breaker.

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New CD Album Releases, 5-18-2010: Lena Horne, Bo Bice, MacGruber Soundtrack

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

New CD Album Releases, 5-18-2010: Lena Horne, Bo Bice, MacGruber Soundtrack
Lena HorneWay the most interesting thing this week is Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles. These would date to 1947-48. It would appear that many of these recordings have never been released on CD, including at least a couple of rarities from foreign releases. The bits I’ve heard sound highly listenable, recorded around the height of her popularity. If you don’t have any Lena Horne records, this might be a good starter.
“NO TWO WAYS” 1943 LENA HORNE PHOTOS 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
DIGA DIGA DO 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

American Idol Bo Bice is back with a third album whose title speaks to the level of imagination showed in his music, 3. From the record company blurb, “Bo Bice recently finished his third album, entitled ’3,’ and finally had the opportunity to make the record he always wanted to make. Bo put his heart and soul into his new album, a mixture of Southern Rock, Country and Americana highlighting his unmistakable, earthy and powerful voice.” Actually, I for one find his voice imminently mistakable. Having just suffered through listening to previews of this album, I have just dubbed a new album genre in his honor, Generic Commercial Country.

New tunes
You Need Lyrics
Chris Brown
This Is What Love Is Lyrics
Somebody To Love Lyrics
Justin Bieber
Hallelujah Lyrics
Lee DeWyze
Midnight Hours Lyrics
Reflection Eternal
She Got Me Lyrics
Bruno Mars
U Can Look But U Can’t Touch Lyrics
Katy Perry
You Should Be Dead Lyrics
50 Cent
Takign His Girl Lyrics
Ester Dean
Ghost Lyrics
Fefe Dobson

Get your blog’s here.

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

Band of Horses
Infinite Arms
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Black Keys
Nonesuch Records
Punk Blues, Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Blues-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Indie Electronic, Indie Rock, Club/Dance

Janelle Monae
The ArchAndroid
Bad Boy Entertainment
Indie Rock, Neo-Soul, Dance-Rock, Contemporary R&B

Nas/Damian Marley
Distant Relatives [Explicit]
Universal Republic
Contemporary Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Mick Jagger licking Ronnie Woods lips on Saturday Night Live, 1978The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main St. [Deluxe Edition]
Album Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock

The 13th Floor Elevators
Headstone: The Contact Sessions
UK Garage Rock, Psychedelic

Mindi Abair
In Hi-Fi Stereo
Telarc Distribution
Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Instrumental Pop, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Crossover Jazz

David Bazan
Live at Electrical Audio
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Bo Bice
Saguaro Road Records
Generic Commercial Country, Pop Idol, Post-Grunge, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Southern Rock, Adult Contemporary, Hard Rock

Regina Carter
Reverse Thread
E1 Entertainment
Classical Crossover, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Chamber Jazz

Club 8
The People’s Record
Swedish Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Afro-Pop, African Traditions, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bing Crosby
Bing on Broadway
Collectors’ Choice Music
Tin Pan Alley Pop, Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song, Standards

Bing Crosby
On the Sentimental Side [Collectors' Choice]
Collectors’ Choice Music
Traditional Pop, Standards, American Popular Song

Bing Crosby
Return to Paradise Islands
Collectors’ Choice Music
Traditional Pop, Standards, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Swing, Hawaiian, Oceanic Traditions

Bing Crosby
Seasons: The Closing Chapter
Collectors’ Choice Music
Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song, Swing

Bing Crosby
El Senor Bing
Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song, Swing

Bing Crosby
So Rare: Treasures from the Crosby Archive
Collectors’ Choice Music
Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Swing

The Depreciation Guild
Spirit Youth
Kanine Records
Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Chiptunes

Duran Duran
Duran Duran [2-CD/DVD]
Capitol Records
Dance-Rock, New Romantic, New Wave, Synth Pop

Duran Duran
Seven and the Ragged Tiger [2-CD/DVD]
Capitol Records
Dance-Rock, New Romantic, New Wave, Synth Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Nuclear Blast Records
Speed Metal, Heavy Metal

Mary Gauthier
The Foundling
Razor & Tie Music
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Glee Cast
Glee: The Music, Vol. 3 – Showstoppers
Sony Music Entertainment
Soundtracks, TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings

Great Lake Swimmers
The Legion Sessions
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Indie Rock, Sadcore

Ultra Records
Alternative Dance, Left-Field House, Club/Dance, Progressive House

Stand Together
Blind Pig Records
Harmonica Blues, Blues-Rock

Richard Harris
The Prophet
AM Pop, Baroque Pop, Vocal Pop, Spoken Word

Harvey Milk
A Small Turn of Human Kindness
Hydra Head Records
Heavy Metal

Daniel Higgs
Say God: Songs And Poems Of Daniel Higgs
Thrill Jockey Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Lena Horne
Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles
Hip-O Select
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Cast Recordings, Swing, Show Tunes

The Hundred in the Hands
This Desert
Warp Records
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Indie Rock

Voyage to India [Special Edition]
Adult Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul

Rick James
Fire It Up [Bonus Tracks]
Gordy Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm

Rick James
Garden of Love [Bonus Tracks]
Urban, Funk, Quiet Storm

The Jayhawks
The Jayhawks (aka The Bunkhouse Record)
Universal MCA
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Americana

Scott Johnson
Tzadik Records
Contemporary Electronic Music

Hector Lavoe
El Cantante: The Originals
Universal Music
Latino Latin Jazz, Latin Soul, New York Salsa, Salsa, World Fusion

Jamie Lidell
Neo-Soul, Techno, Club/Dance, Soul

Marching Band
Pop Cycle
UL Swedish
Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

A.J. McLean
Have It All
Avex Trax Japan
Teen Pop

Wide Awake
Rock Ridge
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Wait for Me Remixes!
Mute Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Ambient Techno, Techno

Scott Morgan
Scott Morgan
Alive Records
Detroit Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic

John Nemeth
Name the Day!
Blind Pig Records
Harmonica Blues, Electric Blues

Debi Nova
Luna Nueva
Dance-Pop, Pop, Latin Pop

In Bone-Colored Light
Contemporary Chamber Music

Original Soundtrack

Poison Control Center
Sad Sour Future
Afternoon Records
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Thrill Jockey Records
Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

False Flag
Drag City
Improvisation, Experimental, Instrumental Rock

Otis Redding
Live On the Sunset Strip
Deep Soul, Southern Soul, Soul, Memphis Soul

Reflection Eternal
Revolutions Per Minute
Warner Bros.
Underground Rap, East Coast Rap

The Sadies
Darker Circles
Yep Roc
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Guilty Simpson
OJ Simpson
Stones Throw
Left-Field Hip-Hop, Midwest Rap

Agent Orange
Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Controversial Negro: Live in Tucson
Phantom Import Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Now I Got Worry
Punk Blues, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Noise Pop, Post-Grunge

Solex vs Cristina Martinez & Jon Spencer
Amsterdam Throwdown King Street Showdown!
Bronzerat Records
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic

The Supremes
Meet the Supremes [Expanded Edition]
Uptown Soul, Motown, Soul, Pop-Soul, Girl Groups

Tracey Thorn
Love and Its Opposite
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Dance

Grover Washington, Jr.
Grover Live
Quiet Storm, Crossover Jazz, Soul Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

Reggie Watts
Why Shit So Crazy? [CD/DVD]
Comedy Central Records

Andre Williams
That’s All I Need

New CD Album Releases, 5-11-2010: Meatloaf, Hoodoo Gurus, Capitol Steps, Crash Test Dummies

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

New CD Album Releases, 5-11-2010: Meatloaf, Hoodoo Gurus, Capitol Steps, Crash Test Dummies
Marvin Lee Aday aka Meatloaf has a new album this week, Hang Cool Teddy Bear. It is Jim Steinman-less, but it’s still going to be a big Meatloaf drama fest, including songwriting help from Jon Bon Jovi among others.
Meatloaf aka Marvin Aday
I’ve never listened to the Hoodoo Gurus, though I’ve seen the name for years. Haven’t started, but I’ll give them at least a little name check for naming an album Purity of Essence.

The Capitol Steps have an album this week called Liberal Shop of Horrors. They’re not going to make you forget Tom Lehrer, but they are at least a little amusing. Don’t know how many times you’d really want to listen to this.

Some New Songs
Neutron Star Collision Lyrics
I Can’t Get Enough Lyrics
Ghost Lyrics
Fefe Dobson
Radio Lyrics
Joey Fatone
Gettin’ Over Lyrics
David Guetta
Black Cloud Lyrics
Keri Hilson
Touch Lyrics
Natasha Bedingfield
What If Lyrics
Colbie Caillat
The Other Side Lyrics
Bruno Mars
Believe Lyrics
Travis Garland

Free song list for your blog here.

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

Grey Oceans
Sub Pop Records
Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Dream Pop, Post-Rock, Trip-Hop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Crash Test Dummies
Oooh La-La!
MRI Associated Labels
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Dead Weather
Sea of Cowards
Warner Bros. Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Rock Revival

Night Train
Interscope Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Meat Loaf
Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Arena Rock, Prog-Rock

High Violet
Sadcore, Chamber Pop, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Where Did the Night Fall
Surrender All Entertainment,
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

We Are The Fallen
Tear The World Down
Universal Republic
Post-Grunge, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Goth Metal

Acid Washed
Acid Washed
Record Makers
Alternative Dance, Left-Field House, Club/Dance, House

The Amazing
Wait for a Light to Come
Subliminal Sounds
Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Dream Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ars Antiqua Austria
The The Mystery of Signor Mouthon: 10 Concerti a 5
Challenge Classics
Baroque Chamber Music

As I Lay Dying
The Powerless Rise
Metal Blade
Speed Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal

Rick Astley
Free/Body & Soul
Adult Contemporary, Dance-Pop

Razor & Tie Music
Punk Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal

Beneath the Sky
In Loving Memory
Victory Records
Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Death Metal

Marco Benevento
Between the Needles and Nightfall
Royal Potato Family Records
Avant-Garde Jazz, Noise Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Modern Free, Instrumental Rock

Brain Drill
Quantum Catastrophe
Metal Blade
Death Metal, Heavy Metal

Gavin Bryars
Gavin Bryars: Live at Punkt
GB Records
Contemporary Vocal and Chamber Music

Capitol Steps
Liberal Shop of Horrors
Capitol Steps
Political Comedy, Comedy, Satire, Song Parody, Music Comedy, Sketch Comedy

Mr. Green, Vol. 1
Interscope Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Three Lane Blacktop
Two Lane Blacktop Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Elizabeth Cook
Thirty One Tigers
Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country

Cool Million
Back For More

Cool Million
The Tom Moulton Session

Celine Dion
Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert
Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock

Thomas Dybdahl
Waiting for That One Clear Moment
Universal Distribution
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock

Walter Egan
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock

First Class
Beach Baby: The Best of First Class
Fuel 2000
AM Pop, Bubblegum, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Club/Dance, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance

Gloriae Dei Cantores
Mandorla: Choral Masterworks of Frank Martin, Edvard Grieg & Howard Hanson
Gloriae Dei Cantores
Post-Romantic and Modern Choral Music

Gov’t Mule
Life Before Insanity/Dose
Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll

Buddy Guy
Broken Hearted Blues
Blues Boulevard
Regional Blues, Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Chicago Blues

Barbara Hendricks
Schubert: Die schone Mullerin
Arte Verum
Romantic Vocal Music

Hoodoo Gurus
Purity of Essence
Sony Australia
Aussie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Human Beinz
Human Beinz in Japan
Sunbeam Records
Garage Rock, Psychedelic, Rock & Roll

Jana Iliev
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt
Post-Romantic Music for the Stage

Indian Jewelry
We Are Free Records
Indie Electronic, Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jose James/Jef Neve
For All We Know
Modern Jazz Vocals, Contemporary Jazz Vocals, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Continental Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Standards

No Singles
Indie Rock, Noise-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

John 5
The Art of Malice
Rocket Science
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Instrumental Rock

Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Jonathan Singleton & the Grove
Jonathan Singleton & the Grove
Universal South Records
Americana, Roots Rock

Judas Priest
British Steel: 30th Anniversary [CD/DVD]
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Album Rock, British Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Jennifer Knapp
Letting Go
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Kris Kristofferson
Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-1972
Light in the Attic
Outlaw Country

Lady Gaga
The Remix
Universal Music
Pop, Dance-Pop, Club/Dance, Urban

Jim Lauderdale
Patchwork River
Thirty Tigers
Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Country, Americana, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Progressive Country

Lost In the Trees
All Alone In an Empty House
Folk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Male Bonding
Nothing Hurts
Sub Pop Records
Noise Pop, Noise-Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fabric 52
Fabric Records

Pantha du Prince
Diamond Daze
Dial Minimal
Techno, Experimental Techno, Microhouse, Club/Dance

Here’s to Taking It Easy
Dead Oceans Records
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Virgin UK
Neo-Glam, Alternative/Indie Rock, Britpop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk-Pop, Punk Revival

Portugal. The Man
American Ghetto
Equal Vision
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sage Francis
Alternative Rap

Arturo Sandoval
A Time for Love
Concord Jazz
Orchestral Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Standards, Crossover Jazz

Sing It Loud
Everything Collide
Epitaph Records
Emo-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Plead the Fifth
Alternative Metal, Rap-Metal, Heavy Metal

Otis Taylor
Clovis People, Vol. 3
Telarc Distribution
Contemporary Blues, Electric Country Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Acoustic Blues

Thee Oh Sees
Warm Slime
In the Red Records
Garage Punk, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Trembling Bells
Abandoned Love
Honest Jon’s
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Neo-Psychedelia

Pains of Love
Luv N’ Haight
Adult Contemporary R&B, Post-Disco, Uptown Soul, Funk, Soul

Still Loving You
Luv N’ Haight
Adult Contemporary R&B, Post-Disco, Uptown Soul, Funk, Soul

Various Artists
Spectral Sound
Club/Dance, Techno, Left-Field House

Various Artists
Horizon Line/Ghostly by Night
Ghostly International
Experimental Techno, Techno, Indie Electronic, Ambient Techno, Club/Dance

Various Artists
Kitsune Maison, Vol. 9
Alternative Dance, Club/Dance, Left-Field House, Alternative/Indie Rock

At Echo Lake
Alternative Folk, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock

New CD Album Releases, 5-4-2010: Court Yard Hounds, Flaming Lips

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

New CD Album Releases, 5-4-2010: Court Yard Hounds, Flaming Lips
Dixie Chicks photoNatalie Maines shows no interest in making another Dixie Chicks album, so the sisters have a side album out this week as Court Yard Hounds. Maines is probably still protesting George Bush, not realizing that he’s no longer president. She’s a little slow on the uptake and she’s STILL no returning my calls.

It’s not like Maines is some kind of musical talent, so the loss is not by much. The sisters sound like bland oatmeal, sort of watered down slightly countryfied Fleetwood Mac and cheese. And oatmeal Mac and cheese is neither delicious nor particularly nutritious. Oh how I hate the Dixie Chicks.
Flaming Lips

But I have to say that I’m really more annoyed at the moment with the Flaming Lips. The Dixie Chicks were nothing to start with artistically, but the Flaming Lips are just wasting perfectly good hard drive space with this grouped up buddy re-make of Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. Some tour buddies also cited this overrated Floyd album as a big deal, so heck let’s just get together and slop out a cover.

But they didn’t really have anything significantly new to add to it, maybe a little bit of the crappy dissonant noise they sometimes favor. The fancy production of the Pink Floyd classic was really more of the big deal than the actual songs. And they largely lose that benefit here.

And I still want my money back for that ignorant Embryonic album from last year. That the band that created “Patrick and Spongebob Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy” and the Yoshimi album make crap like these last two albums pretty much says they aren’t trying.

Hot tracks
Who Owns My Heart Lyrics
Miley Cyrus
Could Be A Million Things Lyrics
Jamie Foxx
Gettin’ Over Lyrics
David Guetta
E.T. Lyrics
Katy Perry
Believe Lyrics
Travis Garland
Love Is Your Color Lyrics
Leona Lewis
Paparazzi Lyrics
Greyson Chance
July Lyrics
One In A Million Lyrics
The Dream
Your Love Is My Drug Lyrics

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

Broken Social Scene
Forgiveness Rock Record
Arts & Crafts
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Court Yard Hounds
Court Yard Hounds
Sony Music Entertainment
Contemporary Country

Diamond Eyes
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

The Fall
Your Future Our Clutter
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Flaming Lips/Stardeath and White Dwarfs
The Dark Side of the Moon
Warner Bros. Records
Noise Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Hold Steady
Heaven Is Whenever
Vagrant Records
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Minus the Bear
Dangerbird Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The New Pornographers
Indie Rock, Power Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Nikki Yanofsky
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Vocal Jazz, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop, Contemporary Jazz Vocals

8Ball & MJG
Ten Toes Down
E1 Music
Dirty South, Southern Rap, Hardcore Rap

Alabama 3
Revolver Soul
Alternative/Indie Rock, Electronica, Alternative Pop/Rock, Trip-Hop

Air Supply
Mumbo Jumbo
Odds On Records
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

The Association
Collectors’ Choice Music
AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Baroque Pop

The Wicked Symphony
Nuclear Blast Records
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal

Willie Colon/Ruben Blades
New York Salsa, Salsa, Latin Jazz, World Fusion, Tropical

Michael Bolton
One World One Love
Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Bone Thungs-N-Harmony
Uni5: The World’s Enemy
Midwest Rap, Hardcore Rap

Booka Shade
Get Physical Music
Club/Dance, House, Left-Field House

Toni Braxton
Adult Contemporary R&B, Adult Contemporary

Kingdom Come
The Journey
Voiceprint Records
Art Rock, British Psychedelia, Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Glam Rock

Zac Brown Band
Pass the Jar: Live from the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta
Southern Ground
Contemporary Country

Robert Cray
Authorized Bootleg: Austin, Texas 5/25/87
Contemporary Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues

Justin Currie
The Great War
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

E1 Distribution
Underground Rap

Delitiae Musicae
Gesualdo: Madrigals, Book 1
Renaissance Vocal Music

Lee Dorsey
The New Lee Dorsey
Get Back Records
New Orleans R&B, Early R&B, Soul

Flying Lotus
Left-Field Hip-Hop, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Techno, Techno, Club/Dance

Free Energy
Stuck on Nothing
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Future Islands
In Evening Air
Thrill Jockey Records

Greg Ginn & the Taylor Texas Corrugator
Legends of Williamson County
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Jazz-Rock, Instrumental Rock

The Oracle
Universal Republic
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge, Industrial Metal

The Golden Filter
Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

Rudy Grayzell
Let’s Get Wild [Bear Family]
Bear Family
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Retro-Rock, Roots Rock, Early Pop/Rock

Steve Hackett
Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth
EMI Music Distribution

Heavy Metal Kids
Hit the Right Button
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Album Rock

Johnny Horton
The Ballads of Johnny Horton
Bear Family
Honky Tonk, Traditional Country, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Country Boogie, Country-Pop, Rockabilly

Steve Howe
Homebrew 4
Herald Records
Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Jack Earls & the Jimbos
Slow Down: The Sun Years, Plus
Bear Family
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll

When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
Mighty Loud
Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Hair Metal, Heavy Metal

Philippe Jaroussky
Stabat Mater & Motets to the Virgin Mary
Virgin Classics
Baroque Music for Voice & Continuo

Daniel Johnston
Story of an Artist
Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Alicia Keys
Platinum Collection: Tour Edition
Sony Music Distribution
Contemporary R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, Soul, Pop, Urban

Kidz Bop Kids
Kidz Bop Dance Party!
Razor & Tie Music
Childen’s Pop, Teen Pop, Sing-Alongs, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Joachim Kjelsaas Kwetzinsky
Polyphonic Dialogues
Modern & Contemporary Music for Piano

Greg Laswell
Take a Bow
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Lazer Crystal
Thrill Jockey Records
Post-Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Felicity Lott
Call Me Flott
Champs Hill Records
Art Songs for Voice & Piano

New Young Pony Club
The Optimist
Play It Again Sam US
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Dance-Rock, Alternative Dance

Simon O’Neill
Wagner: Father and Son
Virgin Classics
Romantic Opera Arias

Billy Ocean
Very Best of Billy Ocean
Sony Music Distribution
Quiet Storm, Adult Contemporary, Urban, Dance-Pop

Donny Osmond
The Entertainer
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary

Our Last Night
We Will All Evolve
Epitaph Records
Heavy Metal, Screamo, Alternative/Indie Rock

Buck Owens
Open Up Your Heart: The Buck Owens & the Buckaroos Recordings 1965-1968
Bear Family
Bakersfield Sound, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Dolly Parton
Letter to Heaven: Songs of Faith and Inspiration
Country-Folk, Country-Pop, Progressive Country, Traditional Country

Mike Patton
Mondo Cane
Traditional Pop, Film Music, Soundtracks, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Running High
Ninja Tune
Dancehall, Illbient, Club/Dance

Josh Ritter
So Runs the World Away
Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Folk, Alternative Country-Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Mitch Ryder
Detroit Ain’t Dead Yet
Detroit Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Album Rock

Doug Sahm
He’s About a Groover: An Essential Collection
Fuel 2000
Mexican Traditions, Americana, Roots Rock, Tex-Mex, Country-Rock, Progressive Country, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll

The Shining Breeze: The Slowdive Anthology
Cherry Red
Dream Pop, Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Carl Smith
Hey Joe! Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Bear Family
Western Swing Revival, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Joe South
A Look Inside/ So the Seeds Are Growing
Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop

Bridget St. John
BBC Radio 1968-1976
Hux Records (UK)
British Folk-Rock, Folk-Rock

Stereo Total
Baby Ouh!
Kill Rock Stars
Indie Pop, International Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Barbra Streisand and Quartet
One Night Only: At the Village Vanguard
Sony Music Entertainment
Standards, American Popular Song, Vocal Pop, Show Tunes

Devil’s Music
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Temptations
Still Here
Hip-O Records
Adult Contemporary R&B

The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
I Love You. I Love You. I Love You and I’m in Love with You. Have an Awesome Day! Have
Luaka Bop
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
I Shall Not Be Moved
The Great American Music Comp
Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Harmonica Blues, Acoustic Blues

Joe Tex
Singles A’s & B’s, Vol. 1: 1960-1964
Southern Soul, Soul

429 Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge

Slip ‘N’ Slide
Dirty South, Southern Rap, Hardcore Rap

Various Artists
12″ Reggae Discomix Showcase, Vol. 5
VP Records
Roots Reggae, Reggae-Pop, DJ/Toasting, Dancehall

Various Artists
12″ Reggae Discomix Showcase, Vol.4
VP Records
Roots Reggae, Reggae-Pop, DJ/Toasting, Dancehall

Various Artists
Auteur Labels: Independent Project
LTM / Boutique NL
American Underground, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Post-Punk, College Rock

Various Artists
Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour: The Best of the Third Series
Chrome Dreams
Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Early Jazz, Doo Wop, Rockabilly, Skiffle, Rock & Roll, Early R&B

Various Artists
Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth

Various Artists
Smoke That Cigarette: Pleasure to Burn
Bear Family
Early Country, Americana, Country Boogie, Bluegrass, Country-Folk, Vocal Pop, Traditional Folk, Traditional Bluegrass

Various Artists
The Sound of Tiki
Bear Family
Exotica, Mood Music

Barry White
I’ve Got So Much to Give
Smooth Soul, Urban, Disco, Soul

Johnny Winter
The Progressive Blues Experiment
Razor & Tie Music
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Slide Guitar Blues, Electric Texas Blues, Blues-Rock, Album Rock

Don Woody
You’re Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Bear Family

Chely Wright
Lifted Off the Ground
Americana, Country-Folk, Country-Pop

The Ballad of Purple St. James
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Singles 1984-2004
Warner Bros.
Punk/New Wave, Synth Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock