New CD Album Releases, 1-18-2011: James Blunt, Gregg Allman, Pearl Jam

James BluntJames Blunt is the big fish of this week’s new releases, with his third album Some Kind of Trouble. I really WANT to like James Blunt, but there’s just nothing to this album. It’s moderately well crafted pop songwriting, but not especially catchy. I’ve made myself listen to the damned thing at least four times, and I couldn’t tell you a single song title. He’s just got nothing to say.

Back To Bedlam rocked my little world. “No Bravery” still haunts me. I didn’t even get tired of “You’re Beautiful.” But he’s looking like one of those cats who makes a great debut, and shoots their whole wad doing it. But let me just say that this was a great achievement if the guy never writes another decent song.

Then there’s Phish, which have several new live albums this week. So, listen to several more meandering live versions of their bland, mediocre and utterly unmemorable songs – or poke your eardrums out with a sharp stick. Decisions, decisions. Who actually spends money on this crap?

fresh new music
Lean On Me Lyrics
Bill Withers
Born To Be Somebody Lyrics
Justin Bieber
Science And Faith Lyrics
Welcome To The Family Lyrics
Avenged Sevenfold
Save Me Lyrics
Nicki Minaj
Take Your Clothes Off Lyrics
Take Me Away Lyrics
Keyshia Cole
Beautiful People Lyrics
Chris Brown
The Ballad Of Mona Lisa Lyrics
Panic! At the Disco
On The Floor Lyrics
Jennifer Lopez

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Gregg Allman
Low Country Blues
Rounder Records
Blues-Rock, Southern Rock, Modern Electric Blues

The Decemberists
The King Is Dead
Rough Trade
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Jayhawks
Hollywood Town Hall
Universal Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alt-Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Pearl Jam
Live on Ten Legs
Ten Club
Hard Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

White Lies
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Soul Jazz, World Fusion, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Soul

James Blunt
Some Kind of Trouble
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Singer/Songwriter

Native Speaker
Kanine Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Mariah Carey
The Essential Mariah Carey
Sony Music
Dance-Pop, Adult Contemporary, Club/Dance, Urban

Benjy Davis Project
Rock Ridge Music
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Kranky Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Steven Drozd
The Heart is a Drum Machine
Twinkle Cash
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics
Woodsist Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Electric Wizard
Black Masses
Rise Above Records
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Alternative Metal, Sludge Metal, Heavy Metal

Farewell to Freeway
Filthy Habits
Victory Records
Alternative Metal, Screamo, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fergus & Geronimo
Hardly Art Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Damon Fowler
Devil Got His Way
Blind Pig
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues

David Fray
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 25
Virgin Classics
Classical Music for Piano and Orchestra

The Jayhawks
Tomorrow the Green Grass [Legacy Edition]
Universal Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alt-Country

Kidz Bop Kids
Kidz Bop 19
Razor & Tie Music
Childen’s Pop, Teen Pop, Sing-Alongs, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Angelika Kirchschlager
Gustav Mahler: Lieder
Post-Romantic Vocal Music

Leopold String Trio
Con Chitarrone
Challenge Classics
Renaissance and Baroque Chamber Music

Daniel Martin Moore
In the Cool of the Day
Sub Pop Contemporary Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel

Mount Eerie
Black Wooden
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative Pop/Rock

Musica Nova
In Memoriam: Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe Notre Dame
Medieval Choral Music

Oh No Oh My
People Problems
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mitsuko Uchida
Schumann: Fantasie; Davidsbündlertänze
Romantic Piano Music

Live Phish: 6/27/10 Merriweather Post Pavillion
Jemp Records
Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Live Phish: 07.03.2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
Jemp Records Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Live Phish Downloads: 07.04.10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park, Alpharetta,
Jemp Records
Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Robert Pollard
Space City Kicks
Guided by Voices
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Moonlight Revival
New West American
Trad Rock, Southern Rock, Roots Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Country, Jam Bands

Roomful of Blues
Hook, Line & Sinker
Alligator Records
Modern Electric Blues, Contemporary Blues

Smith Westerns
Dye It Blonde
Fat Possum
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi

Social Distortion
Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sofrito Specials
Sofrito (Tropical Discotheque)
Cuban Traditions, African Traditions, Caribbean Traditions, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, Club/Dance, Afro-Colombian

Cape Dory
Fat Possum
Indie Pop, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Times of Grace
Roadrunner Records
Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Exquisite Corpse [6Tracks]
Manimal Vinyl
Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

White Fence
White Fence Is Growing Faith
Neo-Psychedelia, Lo-Fi, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Robag Wruhme
Kompakt Germany
Experimental Techno, Club/Dance, Techno


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