Archive for October, 2010

New CD Album Releases, 10-26-2010: Bryan Ferry, Taylor Swift, Apple Re-issues

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

By the way of new albums this week, it turns out that Bryan Ferry’s not dead – though he’s always looked fairly cadaverous to me. In any case, he has an actual new album this week. He’s managed to conjure up nine new songs and one cover for Olympia, his first album in 15ish years.

The main point of interest this week would have to be a bunch of Apple Records re-issues. They have a couple of label compilations, which I don’t think they’ve ever had. Plus they have a bunch of bonus packed re-issues of Billy Preston and Mary Hopkins records.

This Week’s Faves
Sleazy Lyrics
Kesha
Saturday Night Lyrics
Jessica Mauboy
My Mind Lyrics
Ne-Yo
Blazing Lyrics
Nicki Minaj
Grow A Pear Lyrics
Kesha
Rumblin’ Lyrics
Kesha
Shake Up Christmas Lyrics
Train
Love Like This Lyrics
Jay Sean
Bright Lights Bigger City Lyrics
Cee-Lo
Moment For Life Lyrics
Nicki Minaj

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Bryan Ferry
Olympia
EMI Music Distribution
Contemporary Pop/Rock

Buddy Guy
Living Proof
Silvertone Records
Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Regional Blues, Chicago Blues

Taylor Swift
Speak Now
Big Machine
Pop, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Various Artists
Apple Records Box Set [Bonus Tracks]
EMI

Various Artists
Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records
EMI

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Ravel: The Piano Concertos; Miroirs
Deutsche Grammophon
Modern Music for Piano and Orchestra

Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Space Age Blues
Provogue
Album Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues-Rock, Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues

Apparat
DJ-Kicks
!K7
Experimental Techno, Club/Dance, Dubstep, Techno

Badfinger
Ass [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Parlophone
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Album Rock, AM Pop

Badfinger
Magic Christian Music
Capitol
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Album Rock

Badfinger
No Dice
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop

Badfinger
Straight Up [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop

Andrew Bird
Useless Creatures
Fat Possum
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Pierre Boulez
Song of the Night
Deutsche Grammophon
Modern Orchestral Music

Broken Records
Let Me Come Home
4AD
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Michael Bublé
Hollywood: The Deluxe EP
Reprise
Adult Contemporary, Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop

Ali Campbell
Great British Songs
Jacaranda
Contemporary Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Adult Contemporary

Ray Charles
Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
Concord
Early R&B, Soul, Urban Blues, Progressive Country

Joe Cocker
Hard Knocks
Sony Music

John Wesley Coleman
Bad Lady Goes to Jail
Goner Records
Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Willie Colón con Héctor Lavoe y Yomo Toro
Asalto Navideño, Vols. 1-2
Fania/Umgd
Holidays, Christmas

Comic Wow
Library Catalog Music Series, Vol. 10: Music For Mysteries Of Mind And Time Asthmatic Kitty
Space Age Pop, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Concretes
WYWH
Something in Construction
Indie Pop, Swedish Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cowboy Junkies
Renmin Park: The Nomad Series, Vol. 1
Latent
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country

Crowded House
The Very Very Best of Crowded House
EMI Music Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, College Rock, New Zealand Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Derailers
Live! From Texas
Varèse Sarabande
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Country-Rock, Bakersfield Sound

Joe Diffie
Bluegrass Album: Homecoming
Rounder
Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country

Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Ian Dury And The Blockheads
Edsel

Earth
Bureaucratic Desire For Extra Capsular Extraction
Southern Lord Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Grunge, Alternative Pop/Rock, Noise-Rock, Doom Metal, Post-Rock, Heavy Metal, Instrumental Rock

Easy Star All-Stars
Dubber Side of the Moon
Easy Star Records
Experimental Dub, Dub, Ambient Dub

Elizabeth & The Catapult
The Other Side of Zero
Verve Forecast
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Fania All Stars
Ponte Duro: The Fania All Stars Story
New York
Salsa, Salsa, Latin Jazz, World Fusion, Puerto Rican Traditions, Cuban Traditions, Tropical, Latin Pop

Johnny Flynn
Been Listening
Transgressive Records
Indie Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fourplay
Let’s Touch the Sky
Heads Up International
Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop

Nelly Furtado
Mi Plan Remixes
Universal Music
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Latin Pop, Pop

The Guess Who
The Essential Guess Who
RCA
Album Rock, Boogie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, AM Pop

Friedrich Gulda
Friedrich Gulda Plays Beethoven
Orfeo D’Or
Classical Piano Music

The Gurus
Closing Circles
Rainbow Quartz
Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock

Robyn Hitchcock
Moss Elixir/Mossy Liquor
Wounded Bird Records
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Mary Hopkin
Earth Song, Ocean Song [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Apple
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Traditional Pop

Mary Hopkin
Post Card [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Apple
AM Pop, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Traditional Pop

Dwight Howard
Shoot for the Stars
Razor & Tie Music
Childen’s Pop

Julio Iglesias
The Essential Julio Iglesias
Sony Music Distribution

Jefferson Airplane
Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66: Late Show — Signe’s Farewell
Collectors’ Choice Music
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock

Jefferson Airplane
Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66: Early & Late Shows – Grace’s Debut
Collectors’ Choice Music
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock

Jefferson Airplane
Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66: We Have Ignition
Collectors’ Choice Music
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock

Jefferson Airplane
Return to the Matrix: 02/01/68
Collectors’ Choice Music
Psychedelic, Hard Rock, Folk-Rock

Darryl Jenifer
In Search of Black Judas
ROIR
Dub, Experimental

Jethro Tull
Stand Up [Bonus Tracks]
Chrysalis Records
Art Rock, Album Rock, Prog-Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock

Jackie Lomax
Is This What You Want? [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Toshiba EMI

Lyrics Born
As U Were
Decon
Underground Rap, Alternative Rap

Magnetic Man
Magnetic Man
Columbia
Club/Dance, Dubstep

Ismael Miranda
Greatest Hits
Fania
Salsa, Tropical

Modern Jazz Quartet
Under the Jasmin Tree/Space
Capitol
Jazz Instrument

Monster Magnet
Mastermind
Napalm Records
Stoner Metal, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Barbara Morgenstern
Fan No. 2
Monika Enterprise
Indie Electronic

My Dying Bride
Envita
Peaceville Records
Heavy Metal

Juice Newton
Duets: Friends & Memories
Fuel

The Octopus Project
Hexadecagon
Peek-a-Boo
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Rock

William Orbit
Pieces in a Modern Style 2
Universal Distribution
Ambient, Classical Crossover, Ambient Techno, Trance

Rachel Podger
Bach: Violin Concertos
Channel Classics
Baroque Music for Violin and Orchestra

Chic
The Chic Organization Boxset, Vol. 1: Savoir Faire
Warner France
Contemporary R&B, Club/Dance, Disco, Post-Disco, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Fleur de Paris
EMI Classics
Arrangements for Cello Ensemble

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Jackass 3D
Epitaph
Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Punk, Soundtracks

Gilles Peterson
Worldwide:A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show
BBE
Club/Dance, Contemporary R&B, Left-Field Hip-Hop, House

Prefab Sprout
Let’s Change the World with Music
Ministry of Sound
College Rock, Sophisti-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk/New Wave, Synth Pop

Billy Preston
Encouraging Words
Capitol
Soul, Pop-Soul, Funk

Billy Preston
That’s the Way God Planned It
Apple
Soul, Funk, Pop-Soul

Joe Satriani
The Essential Joe Satriani
Legacy
Instrumental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Senses Fail
The Fire
Vagrant
Post-Hardcore, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Sesame Street
Sesame Street: Old School, Vol. 2
Entertainment One
Music Sing-Alongs, Educational, Children’s Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Frank Sinatra
The Essential Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years [2-CD]
Sony Music
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards, Swing, Vocal Pop, Big Band

Small Black
New Chain
Jagjaguwar
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Barbra Streisand
The Ultimate Collection
Sony Music Distribution

New CD Album Releases, 10-19-2010: Elton John-Leon Russell, Shakira, Bob Dylan

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Bob Dylan photoPersonally, I overlook the big majority of re-issues and rarities collections. I’ve mostly ignored eight previous collections of Bob Dylan’s official Bootleg series. However, Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 might be worth spending money on. These include 47 solo Bob Dylan song demos recorded for his publishers. A reasonably well versed 30 year Dylan listener such as myself doesn’t recognize half these titles. There were apparently 15 of these songs that he’s never put out previously in any form. Now, the best of the songs are among his best know, “Masters of War” and such. But the lesser work of Dylan as he’s taking off as a composer are sounding pretty groovy. You might need to hear this.

Also, I’m interested in The Union between Elton John and Leon Russell. At one point early on, Russell was actually supporting Elton, bringing him as an opening act. Elton was waxing nostalgic for Leon on the Elvis Costello talk show last year, and now here’s a groovy new collaboration. The bits that I’ve heard sound more interesting than anything I’ve heard from Elton in 20 years or so.

Music moment
My Mind Lyrics
Ne-Yo
Islands Lyrics
Shakira
Blame Game Lyrics
Kanye West
Heart Vacancy Lyrics
The Wanted
Angels Lyrics
Diddy
Cunx Tuesday Lyrics
Kesha
Fuerte Lyrics
Nelly Furtado
Dumb Love Lyrics
Sean Kingston
Love The Way You Lie Lyrics
Rihanna
We’re Not The Same Lyrics
The Ting Tings

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Bob Dylan
The Original Mono Recordings
Sony Music Distribution
Album Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Political Folk, Country-Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop

Bob Dylan
Witmark Demos: 1962-1964
Sony Music
Political Folk

Elton John/Leon Russell
The Union
Decca
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Shakira
Sale el Sol
Sony Music
Latin Pop, Dance-Pop, Club/Dance, Urban, Adult Contemporary

Sugarland
The Incredible Machine
Mercury Nashville
Country-Folk, Country-Rock, Pop, New Wave, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

The Beatles
1962-1966
Capitol
Early Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Merseybeat, Psychedelic, British Invasion, Rock & Roll

The Beatles
1967-1970
Capitol
Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Psychedelic, Rock & Roll, British Psychedelia, Album Rock, Hard Rock

Blue Water White Death
Blue Water White Death
Graveface
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Prog-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Joe Bonamassa
Live fom the Royal Albert Hall
J&R Adventures American Trad Rock, Blues-Rock

Terry Callier
Hidden Conversations
Mr. Bongo
Adult Contemporary R&B, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Jazz, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Cambridge Singers
John Rutter: A Song in Season
Collegium Records
Contemporary Choral Music

The Church
The Blurred Crusade
Arista
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Church
Deep in the Shallows: The Classic Singles Collection
EMI Music Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock

The Church
Of Skins and Heart
Arista
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

Le Concorde
House
Le Grand Magistery
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dag Nasty
Dag with Shawn
Dischord Records
Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk

The Chris Duarte Group
Infinite Energy
Blues Bureau
International Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Contemporary Blues, Regional Blues, Modern Electric Texas Blues

Bob Dylan
The Best of the Original Mono Recordings
Legacy
Album Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Political Folk, Country-Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop

The Extra Lens
Undercard
Merge
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Full Force
Full Force
Columbia
Contemporary R&B, Pop-Rap

Jan Garbarek
Officium Novum
ECM
Modern and Contemporary Vocal and Choral Music

Various Artists
Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show
Sony
Soundtracks, TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings

Mike Gordon
Moss
Rounder
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Jam Bands

Vittorio Grigolo
The Italian Tenor
Sony Classical
Italian Opera Arias

Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana Forever
Walt Disney
Teen Pop, Pop, TV Soundtracks, TV Music, Soundtracks

Raviv Shankar/George Harrison
Collaborations
Rhino
Indian Classical, Indian Subcontinent Traditions

Zach Hill
Face Tat
Sargent House
Noise-Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Houses
All Night
Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock

Thelma Houston
Breakwater Cat/Never Gonnna Be Another One
Funky Town Grooves
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm

Ima Robot
Another Man’s Treasure
Werewolf Heart
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Electronic

Jed and Lucia
Superhuman Heart
Ubiquity Recordings
Indie Electronic, Indie Folk, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Kings of Leon
Come Around Sundown
RCA
Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Dave Koz
Hello Tomorrow
Concord
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Jazz, Saxophone Jazz, Jazz Instrument

k.d. lang and the Reclines
Truly Western Experience [25th Anniversary Edition]
WEA International
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Robert McDuffie
Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 2 “The American Four Seasons”
Orange Mountain Music
Contemporary Orchestral Music

Mt. Desolation
Mt. Desolation
Island UK
Alternative Country-Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Tokyo String Quartet
Beethoven: The ‘Late’ String Quartets
Harmonia Mundi
Classical Chamber Music

Our Broken Garden
Golden Sea
Bella Union
Post-Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Steven Page
Page One
Zoe
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Liz Phair
Funstyle
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Elvis Presley
The Complete Elvis Presley Masters
RCA
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Early Pop/Rock, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, AM Pop

Radio Citizen
Hope and Despair
Ubiquity Recordings
Clubjazz, Continental Jazz, Sound Sculpture, Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Dub, Club/Dance, Modern Composition, Electro-Acoustic

The Soft Boys
A Can of Bees
Rykodisc
College Rock, British Punk, Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Post-Punk, New Wave, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight [Yep Roc 2CD]
Rykodisc
College Rock, British Punk, Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Jangle Pop, Post-Punk, New Wave, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sorrows
Bad Times Good Times
Bomp!
Power Pop

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Acme [2010 Expanded Edition]
Matador
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Orange
Matador
Punk Blues, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock

Squarepusher
Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator
Warp
Indie Electronic, Experimental Techno, Experimental Electro, Techno

Rod Stewart
Fly Me to the Moon: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 5
RCA
Traditional Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, American Popular Song

Third Day
Move
Essential
Christian Rock, Contemporary Christian, CCM, Gospel, Alternative CCM

Various Artists
Sound Of Club Secousse, Vol. 1
Crammed Discs US
Alternative Dance, Club/Dance

Various Artists
The Rounder Records Story
Rounder
Neo-Traditional Folk, Traditional Cajun, Americana, Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Zydeco, Cajun, Traditional Bluegrass, Modern Electric Blues

Iggy Pop & James Williamson
Kill City [2010 Remix]
Bomp
Detroit Rock, Proto-Punk, Hard Rock, Album Rock

Various Artists
Video Games Live: Level 2
Shout! Factory
Soundtracks

The Volebeats
The Volebeats
Rainbow Quartz
Alt-Country, Roots Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ben Weaver
Mirepoix and Smoke
Bloodshot
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk

For a cop, Bradley Spurlock ain’t half bad

Monday, October 18th, 2010

For starters, I have mixed feelings at best about cops in general. Plus, I hate a danged no-good Democrat as much as the next right wing nutjob. Still for all that, I have to say that Democrat Bradley Spurlock would make an excellent sheriff for Franklin County, Indiana in the 2010 election.

Cop attitudes have a lot to do with why I am skeptical about cops. Too many go into law enforcement in significant part because they crave authority and getting to boss people around. Too many cops are real life Eric Cartman’s from South Park demanding that you “RESPECT MY AUTHORITA!”

From his many years as Laurel cop though, Brad Spurlock has earned pretty much the opposite reputation. He’s empathetic and doesn’t seem to be overly impressed with his own authority. Not to put him on too high a pedestal, but he’s about as close as I’ve seen in the real world to Sheriff Andy Taylor – not that anyone could quite live up to that fictional ideal. For one thing, Brad Spurlock isn’t nearly as pretty as young Andy Griffith. But who is?

But he does seem Sheriff Taylor like in his easy going manner and basic values. He’s there to protect and serve and offer guidance to the young where he can, not to get off on bossing people around unnecessarily. He’s a seasoned, sensible and humble peacekeeper.

Even to a skeptic like me, that sounds like a good and trustworthy sheriff.

New CD Album Releases, 10-12-2010: Suzanne Vega, Brian Setzer, Lil Wayne

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

There’s one new album of at least some modest interest, Suzanne Vega’s Close-Up, Vol. 2: People and Places. She is re-thinking some of her old songs in a series of albums, apparently intending to make them quieter or more intimate. Mostly that seems redundant to the original recordings. It’s not like “Luka” was bombastic to start with. The most interesting thing is probably “Tom’s Diner.” She’s recorded it with a new and different dance groove. That basic tune just lends itself to being twisted all kinds of different ways.

Also, Lil Wayne has a classic new album. You know that it’s good cause it’s from the streets. Not just from the streets, but recorded while he was in prison. Now, that’s authentic and meaningful!

Hot songs
She Owns The Night Lyrics
Far East Movement
Rain Drops Lyrics
Cheryl Cole
Turn Around Lyrics
Flo Rida
Drink To That Lyrics
Rihanna
Bill Gates Lyrics
Lil’ Wayne
Like A G6 Lyrics
50 Cent
Messy Little Raindrops Lyrics
Cheryl Cole
Better To Lie Lyrics
Cheryl Cole
Yeah Yeah Lyrics
Cheryl Cole
Scream Loud Lyrics
Lady GaGa

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Antony and the Johnsons
Swanlights
Secretly Canadian
Southern Rap, Hardcore Rap, Dirty South

Lil Wayne
I Am Not a Human Being
Universal Motown
Southern Rap, Hardcore Rap, Dirty South

Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz
Rough Trade
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Trace Adkins
Definitive Greatest Hits: Til the Last Shot’s Fired
LCT
Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist

All That Remains
For We Are Many
Razor & Tie Music
Alternative Metal, Power Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal

Ash
A-Z, Vol. 2
Atomic Heart
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Badly Drawn Boy
It’s What I’m Thinking, Pt. 1: Photographing Snowflakes
One Last Fruit
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Band Perry
The Band Perry
Republic Nashville
Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country

Syd Barrett
Barrett
Capitol
British Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic

Big Time Rush
BTR
Sony Music
Contemporary R&B, Pop, Teen Pop, Dance-Pop

The Black Heart Procession
Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit
Temporary Residence
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

British Sea Power
Zeus
Rough Trade
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

James Brown
The Complete James Brown Christmas
Hip-O Select
Soul, Christmas, Holidays

Brute Force
I, Brute Force: Confections of Love
Bar/None
Music Comedy, Novelty, Brill Building Pop

Canadian Tenors
The Perfect Gift
Decca Classical
Crossover, Opera

Nels Cline
Dirty Baby
Cryptogramophone
Avant-Garde Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Structured Improvisation, Conceptual Art, Modern Composition

Cloud Nothings
Turning On
Wichita
Noise-Rock, Lo-Fi, Noise Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Dead C
Patience
Ba Da Bing Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Doric String Quartet
Korngold: The String Quartets
Chandos
Modern Chamber Music

Duran Duran
Notorious [2-CD/DVD]
Capitol
Dance-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

The Foreign Exchange
Authenticity
HBD
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B

The Fresh & Onlys
Play It Strange
In the Red Records
Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

John Eliot Gardiner
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Soli Dei Gloria
Romantic Orchestral Music

Girls at Dawn
Call the Doctor
Norton

Gold Panda
Lucky Shiner
Spunk Records
Club/Dance

Great Lakes
Ways of Escape
Orange Twin Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Hail of Bullets
On Divine Winds
Metal Blade
Death Metal, Heavy Metal

Beth Hart
My California
Mascot Records

Roy Head & the Traits
Live It Up!
Norton

Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Crazy for Christmas
Surfdog Records
Western Swing Revival, Country-Rock, Progressive Country, Christmas, Rock & Roll

Hot Panda
How Come I’m Dead?
Mint Records
Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

How to Dress Well
Love Remains
Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi

Idlewild
Post Electric Blues
Cooking Vinyl Records
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Indigo Girls
Holly Happy Days
Vanguard
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Holidays

Level 42
Lessons in Love
Spectrum
Dance-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Jazz-Funk

Shelby Lynne
Merry Christmas
Everso Records
Christmas, Holidays, Contemporary Country

MUTEMATH
Armistice Live
Warner Bros.
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Post-Rock

Imelda May
Mayhem
Decca
Alternative/Indie Rock, Rockabilly Revival, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Katharine McPhee
Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You
Verve Forecast
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop Idol, Holidays, Pop

Anne Akiko Meyers
Seasons … Dreams
eOne Music
Classical Favorites for Violin

Cheyenne Marie Mize
Before Lately
sonaBLAST! Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk

The Moondoggies
Tidelands
Hardly Art Records
American Trad Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Whitey Morgan & the 78′s
Whitey Morgan and the 78s
Bloodshot
Outlaw Country, Honky Tonk, New Traditionalist

Shawn Mullins
Light You Up
Vanguard
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Americana

Riccardo Muti
Verdi: Messa da Requiem
CSO Resound
Romantic Choral Music

Silje Nes
Opticks
Fatcat
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Old 97′s
The Grand Theatre, Vol. 1
New West
Americana, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country

Lara St. John
Mozart
Ancalagon
Classical Music for Violin and Orchestra

Benoît Pioulard
Lasted
Kranky Indie
Electronic, Electronica, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Joshua Radin
The Rock and the Tide
Mom & Pop Music
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Chip Taylor/Carrie Rodriguez
New Bye & Bye
Train Wreck Records

Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt/Heart Like a Wheel
Raven

Darius Rucker
Charleston, SC 1966
Liberty
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Country

The Salteens
Grey Eyes
Boompa
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Secret Sisters
Secret Sisters
Universal Republic
Neo-Traditional Folk, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Country-Folk, Contemporary Country

The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Christmas Comes Alive!
Surfdog Records
Retro-Rock, Retro Swing, Alternative/Indie Rock, Rockabilly Revival, Christmas, Holidays, Rock & Roll

Shrag
Life! Death! Prizes!
Where It’s At Is Where You Ar
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Simian Mobile Disco
Is Fixed
Defend Music
Alternative Dance, Club/Dance

Sister Hazel
Heartland Highway
Rock Ridge Music
Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Kelley Stoltz
To Dreamers
Sub Pop
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Suuns
Zeroes QC
Secretly Canadian
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tandoori Knights
Curry Up
Norton

Yann Tiersen
Dust Lane
Epitaph
French Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Trapt
No Apologies
Eleven Seven
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Nü Metal, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Now That’s What I Call Christmas, Vol. 4
Capitol
Christmas

Various Artists
Now: That’s What I Call Club Hits, Vol. 2
Capitol
Pop, Club/Dance, Dance-Pop

Suzanne Vega
Close-Up, Vol. 2: People and Places
Razor & Tie
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Dar Williams
Many Great Companions
Razor & Tie Music
Alternative Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Folk, Protest Songs

Paul Williams
Just an Old Fashioned Love Song/Here Comes Inspiration
Raven Records
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, AM Pop

Robbie Williams
In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010
Virgin
Dance-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Britpop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop, Pop

Kendl Winter
Apple Core
K Records

New CD Album Releases, 10-5-2010: Toby Keith, John Lennon, Stiff Records

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

There’s a new Stiff Records two disc compilation Born Stiff. It looks like a pretty groovy set with Madness, Lene Lovich, Jona Lewie, Tenpole Tudor, Tracey Ullman and Kirsty MacColl plus influential classics from Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Motorhead and The Damned.

There are a bunch of re-mastered John Lennon solo albums. I question how much this means anything. The big thing is the Double Fantasy Stripped Down album. This is entirely a ripoff. First off, the album was just perfect as it was. It does not at all need stripping down. Second, I can’t tell where there’s much significant stripping being done. I’d be hard pressed to tell the difference.

Something for the ears
Far From Me Lyrics
Lady GaGa
Better To Lie Lyrics
Cheryl Cole
Turn Around Lyrics
Flo Rida
Scratch Lyrics
The Beach Girl5
Waiting Lyrics
Cheryl Cole
Drink To That Lyrics
Rihanna
Like A G6 Lyrics
50 Cent
The Only Hope For Me is You Lyrics
My Chemical Romance
Someone Save Me Tonight Lyrics
Lady GaGa
She Owns The Night Lyrics
Far East Movement

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD Album releases:
The Avett Brothers
Live, Vol. 3
Sony Records International
Alternative Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country

The Corin Tucker Band
1,000 Years
Kill Rock Stars
Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Guster
Easy Wonderful
Republic
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fran Healy
Wreckorder
Rykodisc
Alternative Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Toby Keith
Bullets in the Gun
Show Dog Nashville
Contemporary Country

John Lennon/Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy Stripped Down
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

John Lennon
Signature Box
EMI Music Distribution
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll

Pimp C
The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones
Rap-A-Lot
Southern Rap, Hardcore Rap

Allo Darlin’
Allo Darlin’
Fortuna Pop
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Twee Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Pascal Amoyel
Chopin: Les 21 Nocturnes
CalliopeRomantic Piano Music

David Archuleta
The Other Side of Down
Jive
Pop, Teen Pop, Adult Contemporary

Louis Armstrong
Hello, Louis! The Hit Years (1963-1969)
Hip-O Select
Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Swing, New Orleans Jazz

Carl Barat
Carl Barat
Arcady
Indie Rock, Britpop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bay City Rollers
Rollermania
Salvo Contemporary
Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Power Pop

Bellamy Brothers
The Anthology, Vol. 2
Bellamy Brothers Records
Country-Pop, Contemporary Country, Urban Cowboy

Bring Me the Horizon
There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret
Epitaph
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock

Original Cast Recording
Annie – the Broadway Musical (30th Anniversary Production)
Time/Life Music
Cast Recordings

Cheap Time
Fantastic Explanations (And Similar Situations) In the Red Records
Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Clinic
Bubblegum
Domino New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Creepshow
They All Fall Down
Hellcat Records
Psychobilly, Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Crystal Fighters
Star of Love
Zirkulo
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Electronica

The Demon’s Claws
The Defrosting of… In the Red Records
Garage Punk, Garage Rock Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Pascal Devoyon
Saint-Saens & Ysaÿe: Rare Transcriptions for Violin and Piano
Hyperion
Modern Chamber Music

Faith Evans
Something About Faith
Entertainment One Music
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B

Finger Eleven
Life Turns Electric
Wind-Up
Post-Grunge, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Fistful of Mercy
As I Call You Down
Hot Records
Indie Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dan Fogelberg
The Music of Dan Fogelberg
Full Moon/Epic
Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Gonjasufi
The Caliph’s Tea Party
Warp
Left-Field Hip-Hop, Electronica

Daniel Harding
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Deutsche Grammophon
Modern Choral Music

Jars of Clay
The Shelter
RED Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative CCM, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Christian, CCM

Tim Kasher
The Game of Monogamy
Saddle Creek Records
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Petr Kotik
Morton Feldman: Turfan Fragments
Dog With a Bone
Modern Orchestral Music

John Lennon
Gimme Some Truth
EMI
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll

John Lennon
Imagine
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Capitol
Album Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll

John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Milk and Honey
Polydor
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

John Lennon
Mind Games
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

John Lennon
Power To the People: the Hits
EMI
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll

John Lennon
Rock ‘n’ Roll
Parlophone
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll

John Lennon/Yoko Ono
Some Time in New York City
Capitol
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

John Lennon
Walls and Bridges
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Raul Malo
Sinners & Saints
Fantasy
Retro-Rock, Mexican Traditions, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, American Trad Rock, Americana, Rockabilly Revival, Surf, Tex-Mex

Bruno Mars
Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Elektra
Pop

Ronnie Milsap
The Music of Ronnie Milsap
RCA
Urban Cowboy, Country-Pop, Contemporary Country

Elizabeth Mitchell
Sunny Day
Smithsonian Folkways Recordin
Children’s Folk

Seiji Ozawa
Anniversary
Decca
Retrospective

Jimi Jamison/Jim Peterik
Extra Moments
Melodicrock

Emily Osment
Fight or Flight
Wind Up Records
Teen Pop, Dance-Pop

Prince Rama
Shadow Temple
Paw Tracks
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Joe Satriani
Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards
Red Ink
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Fusion, Hard Rock, Instrumental Rock, Guitar Virtuoso

Huey ‘Piano’ Smith
Just Clownin’ (More of the Best)
The Great American Music Comp
Early R&B, New Orleans R&B

Mary Stallings
Dream
Highnote Records, Inc.

Marnie Stern
Marnie Stern
Kill Rock Stars
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Noise-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sun Araw
Off Duty/Boat Trip
Woodsist
Experimental Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock

33Miles
Today
Sony Music
Alternative CCM, Christian Rock, Contemporary Christian, CCM

Tricky
Mixed Race
Domino
Alternative/Indie Rock, Electronica, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Trip-Hop, Club/Dance

Various Artists
Bluegrass Number One Hits
Rounder
Contemporary Bluegrass, Contemporary Country

Various Artists
Born Stiff: The Stiff Records Collection
Salvo

Various Artists
Hey Beach Girls: Female Surf ‘N’ Drag
Ace
Surf, Rock & Roll, Hot Rod

Various Artists
How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan
Ace
UK Soul, Funk, Quiet Storm

Dustin Wong
Infinite Love
Thrill Jockey
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tom Ze
Estudando a Bossa Nordeste Plaza
Discmedi
Tin Pan Alley Pop