New CD Album Releases, 3-8-2011: REM, Avril Lavigne, Neil Diamond Re-issue

Collapse into Now is by best count REM‘s 5347th album of same-old, same-old. What I’m hearing sounds like every other REM record ever, except that some of the early ones had memorable hooks. Don’t think they’ve conjured up anything that would fit that description in 15 years or more. But hey, there are still people who buy new Dylan albums for whatever reason, and then talk themselves into believing that they’re actually good. Whatever works for you.

Also, Avril Lavigne has Goodbye Lullaby. Poor thing is going through her first divorce from the Sum 41 guy. I’m sure that the album contains some very meaningful meditations on being a divorced pop star.
Avril Lavigne

Sizzling tracks
Gone And Never Coming Back Lyrics
Melanie Fiona
She’s So Up Lyrics
The Knux
Lay It Down Lyrics
Thanks To You Lyrics
Tyler Collins
Yeah Right Lyrics
Britney Spears
Yeah Right Lyrics
Dionne Bromfield
She’s So Up Lyrics
Britney Spears
Sunday Lyrics
Britney Spears
Muevete Muevete Lyrics
Kat Deluna
Marry Your Daughter Lyrics
Brian McKnight

Free song list for your blog here.

Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Buffalo Tom
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Neil Diamond
Bang Years: 1966-1968
Sony Music Entertainment
AM Pop

Avril Lavigne
Goodbye Lullaby
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Teen Pop

Collapse into Now
Warner Bros.
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Kurt Vile
Smoke Ring for My Halo
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ellen Allien
Dust Remixes
BPitch Control
Electronica, Club/Dance

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Best of Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
S’More Records
Americana, Roots Rock, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Western Swing Revival, Alt-Country

Les Breastfeeders
Dans la Gueule des Jours
Blow the Fuse
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Exene Cervenka
The Excitement of Maybe
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk, Roots Rock

Bruce Cockburn
Small Source of Comfort
True North Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Progressive Folk, Singer/Songwriter

The Curious Mystery
We Creeling
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley’s Beach Party
Checker Records
Rock & Roll, Early R&B

Build a Rocket Boys!

Sara Evans
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Lupe Fiasco
Midwest Rap, Alternative Rap, Political Rap

Preaching to the Perverted
MVD Visual
Garage Rock Revival, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock

Glee: The Music, Vol. 5
Sony Music Entertainment
Soundtracks, TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings

Deep Politics
Temporary Residence
Experimental Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dobie Gray
Drift Away/Loving Arms
Pop-Soul, Country Soul, AM Pop

Jonny Greenwood
Norwegian Wood [Original Soundtrack]
Nonesuch Kraut Rock, Experimental, Art Rock

Ann-Margret & Al Hirt
Bear Family Records
Vocal Pop, Standards, Jazz-Pop

Sierra Hull
Contemporary Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Americana, Country-Folk

Vijay Iyer / Tirtha
Tirtha Act Music + Vision
Progressive Jazz, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Structured Improvisation, Indian Subcontinent Traditions, Avant-Garde Jazz, Indian Classical, Carnatic, Modern Creative

Etta James
Who’s Blue: Rare Chess Recordings of the 60s & 70s
Kent UK

Jib Kidder
Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Hypnotized Minds
Asthmatic Kitty
Indie Electronic, IDM, Alternative/Indie Rock

Billy Joel
Live at Shea Stadium
Sony Music Distribution
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Alexis Jordan
Alexis Jordan
Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop, Pop

Andy Kim
Happen Again
Angel Air

Al Kooper
Easy Does It / New York City (You’re a Woman) / A Possible Projection of the Future
Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Singer/Songwriter, Retro-Soul, American Trad Rock

Lil Jon/the East Side Boyz
Crunkest Hits
TVT Records
Dirty South, Party Rap, Southern Rap

Dug Dug’s
Los Dug Dug’s

Billy Love
Gee…I Wish: The Sun Years, Plus
Bear Family Records
Early R&B

The Megaphonic Thrift
Decay Decoy
Sonic Unyon
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Here Comes a City
Arts & Crafts
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock

Joey Negro
The Soul of Disco, Vol. 3
Z Records
Post-Disco, Disco, Club/Dance

Jim Norton
Observational Humor, Standup Comedy, Shock Jock, Comedy

Ocean Colour Scene
Moseley Shoals [Deluxe Edition]
Alternative/Indie Rock, British Trad Rock, Britpop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Parts & Labor
Constant Future
Noise Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Noise-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Charlie Phillips
Bear Family Records

Elvis Presley
Elvis Is Back!
Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll

Phil Ranelin
Wide Hive Records

Glenn Reeves
Johnny on the Spot: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Bear Family Records

The Raiders
Country Wine
Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Hard Rock

Charlie Rich
It Ain’t Gonna Be That Way: The Complete Smash Sessions

Ringo Deathstarr
Colour Trip
Sonic Unyon
Noise Pop, Shoegaze, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Rival Schools
Photo Finish Records
Post-Hardcore, Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Eartha Kitt & Shorty Rogers
The Velvet Lounge
Bear Family Records
Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz

Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water [40th Anniversary Edition] [CD/DVD]
Sony Music Distribution
AM Pop, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Folk-Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock

Jimmy Spellman
Bear Family Records

Ted Taylor
Keep What You Get
Kent Soul

Most Wanted
Caribbean Traditions, Calypso, Dancehall, Ragga

Daniel Tosh
Happy Thoughts
Comedy Central Records
Standup Comedy, Observational Humor, Comedy

Allen Toussaint
Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky: The Hit Songs & Productions 1957-1978
Snapper UK
New Orleans R&B

Various Artists
The Ace Story, Vol. 3
Rock & Roll, Early R&B, New Orleans R&B

Various Artists
Before the Fall: 24 Original Songs
Ace UK
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Manhattan Soul: Scepter, Wand & Musicor
Kent UK
Soul, Pop-Soul, AM Pop, Brill Building Pop

Various Artists
Odd Couples: What Were They Thinking?
Bear Family Records

Various Artists
That’ll Flat Git It, Vol. 27: From the Vault of Sage and Sand Records
Bear Family Records

Wye Oak
Civilian City Slang
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock


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