New CD Album Releases, 4-19-2011: Gorillaz, Brian Setzer

The Gorillaz new album The Fall comes with the technical distinction of being the first major album recorded entirely on an Apple iPad or some such. The full album is available for free listening on the official website. You can save yourself the bother, for I have done so for you and can tell you that there’s no songwriting here to speak of, and not even one lame hook that I could remember even while I was listening to it. Pretty much a total waste. There’s definitely no “Clint Eastwood” here.

Brian Setzer has an instrumental album this week, Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!. Mostly, he’s making like Chet Atkins here. He actually sounds pretty credible at it, as you might best tell from his rendition of “Blue Moon of Kentucky” which is available for free download from Amazon. I’ve thought of him mostly as a stylist, but this set shows him off doing some fancy picking worth listening to. From my only moderate knowledge of his catalog, I’d pick this as perhaps his best work outside the Stray Cats.

new tunes
Speak Up Lyrics
Wynter Gordon
Everybody Lyrics
Swizz Beatz
Anne Lyrics
Lil’ Wayne
Take It Down Low Lyrics
Akon
Perform This Way Lyrics
Weird Al Yankovic
I’m Alright Lyrics
Kat Deluna
Lose Control Lyrics
Keri Hilson
Whiskey Lyrics
Jana Kramer
For You Lyrics
RichGirl
Right There Lyrics
Nicole Scherzinger

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
DJ Quik
The Book of David
Mad Science
West Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap, Gangsta Rap

Eliza Doolittle
Eliza Doolittle
EMI
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Gorillaz
The Fall
Virgin
Alternative Rap, Underground Rap, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Belle Brigade
The Belle Brigade
Reprise
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Bertrand de Billy
Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Oehms Classics
Post-Romantic Orchestral Music

Mike Birbiglia
Sleepwalk with Me Live
Comedy Central
Standup Comedy, Observational Humor, Comedy

Sugarfoot
Sugar Kiss
Wounded Bird
Contemporary R&B, Funk

Ian Bostridge
Three Baroque Tenors
EMI Classics
Baroque Vocal Music

Kimberly Caldwell
Without Regret
Vanguard
Pop Idol, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Chevelle
Any Last Words
Epic
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Lovage
Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Traffic
Trip-Hop

Del the Funky Homosapien
Golden Era
The Council
Alternative Rap, Underground Rap

Dengue Fever
Cannibal Courtship
Fantasy
Indie Rock, Cambodian, Southeast Asian Traditions, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mark Fitz-Gerald
Ernesto Halffter: Carmen
Naxos
Modern Film Music

Vilde Frang
Bartók, Grieg, Strauss: Violin Sonatas
EMI Classics
Post-Romantic and Modern Chamber Music

John Eliot Gardiner
Bach: St. John Passion
Soli Deo Gloria
Baroque Choral Music

Glee Cast
Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers
Sony Music
TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings, Soundtracks, Acappella, TV Music

Woody Guthrie
The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
Rounder
Political Folk, Traditional Folk, Field Recordings, Protest Songs

The High Llamas
Talahomi Way
Drag City
Indie Pop, Chamber Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic

Chris Cacavas and Junkyard Love
Chris Cacavas & Junk Yard Love [Bonus Tracks]
Mute US
American Trad Rock, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll

The Kinks
Kinda Kinks [Deluxe Edition]
Umc
Contemporary Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll

The Kinks
Kink Kontroversy [Deluxe Edition]
Umc
Contemporary Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll

The Kinks
Kinks [Deluxe Edition]
Umc
Contemporary Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Rock & Roll

Lenka
Two
SMI EPC
Pop, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Duff McKagan’s Loaded
The Taking
Eagle Rock
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

The Steve Miller Band
Let Your Hair Down
Roadrunner
Blues-Rock, Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Harmonica Blues, Urban Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues

Les Nubians
Nü Revolution
Shanachie
French, Western European Traditions, African Traditions, Southern African, Adult Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, Afro-Pop, Soul

O’Death
Outside
Ernest Jenning
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Pantha du Prince
XI Version of Black Noise
Rough Trade
Techno, Experimental Techno

Plan B
The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Atlantic
Neo-Soul

Planet Patrol
Planet Patrol
Tommy Boy
Electro, Contemporary R&B

Tito Puente
Greatest Hits
Fania
Cuban Traditions, Cuban Jazz, Latin Big Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mambo, Latin Jazz, World Fusion, Latin Pop, Salsa, Brazilian Traditions

Queen
Greatest Hits II
Hollywood
Album Rock, Hard Rock, Dance-Rock, Glam Rock, Arena Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, British Metal, Heavy Metal, Art Rock

Brian Setzer
Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!
Surfdog
Instrumental Rock, Rockabilly Revival, Rock & Roll

Ralph Stanley
A Mother’s Prayer
Rebel
Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Bluegrass-Gospel, Contemporary Bluegrass

Symfonia
In Paradisum
Edel
Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Scandinavian Metal

tUnE-yArDs
W H O K I L L
4AD
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Unthanks
Last
Rough Trade
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, British Folk

Various Artists
First Impulse: The Creed Taylor Collection 50th Anniversary
Verve Cool, Bop, Hard Bop, Trombone Jazz, Soul Jazz

Daphne Willis
Because I Can
WMG
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Xray Eyeballs
Not Nothing
Kanine
Lo-Fi, Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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