Archive for May, 2011

New CD Album Releases, 5-31-2011: Eddie Vedder, Jordan Knight, Death Cab for Cutie

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam has a new album Ukulele Songs. It’s just that – Eddie Vedder and a ukelele. I suppose it’s mildly interesting as a novelty, but I’m not hearing much in the way of SONGS in this, but for a couple of covers. Vedder’s hero Pete Townshend did a song or two with ukelele, so what the hell. I’m all in favor of ukeleles and pretty much any unusual instrumental cover, but Vedder’s using JUST the ukelele. On one hand, he does have a strong voice which is emphasized in this, but it makes for very thin arrangement. I might care more about that if it involved more memorable songs.

Also, there’s a new record from Jordan Knight. He’s notable as the lead singer for New Kids On The Block, which in fairness have been about the longest last boy band ever or something. The samples I’m hearing here sound like utterly contrived modern commercial radio fodder, except that they absolutely lack any hooks. Maybe this would do you some nostalgic good if you’re a girl who use to get funny feelings down there when you were 10 years old and listening to NKOTB. Otherwise, I completely don’t see the point.

Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Death Cab for Cutie
Codes and Keys
Atlantic
Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jordan Knight
Unfinished
eOne Music
Urban, Dance-Pop

My Morning Jacket
Circuital
ATO
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Robert Pollard
Lord of the Birdcage
Guided by Voices
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Eddie Vedder
Ukulele Songs
Republic

Alcest
Le Secret
Black Metal, Heavy Metal

Jane Archibald
Haydn: Arias
ATMA Classique
Classical Vocal Music

BT
These Re-Imagined Machines
Nettwerk
Progressive Trance, Trance, House

Black Stone Cherry
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Roadrunner
Post-Grunge, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Southern Rock

The Black Swans
Don’t Blame the Stars
Misra
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Blasters
Live 1986
S’more
Roots Rock, Rock & Roll

Wayne Brady
Radio Wayne
Walt Disney
Childen’s Pop, Sing-Alongs, Children’s Rock

The Undergods (Canibus & Keith Murray)
Undergods: In Gods We Trust – Crush Microphones To Dust
RBC
Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Nick Cannon
Mr. Showbiz
Ingrooves
Comedy

Chino
Chino…the Autobiography of Daniel McGregor
VP
Contemporary Reggae, Dancehall

Duo d’Accord
Ritual Obessions
Genuin
Arrangements for Piano Duo and Percussion

Eliane Elias
Light My Fire
Concord
Brazilian Traditions, Brazilian Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

Frank Fairfield
Out on the Open West
Tompkins Square
Neo-Traditional Folk, Acoustic Blues

Flogging Molly
Speed Of Darkness
Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Marvin Gaye
What’s Going On
Motown
Motown, Soul, Psychedelic Soul, Smooth Soul, Pop-Soul, AM Pop

Larry Goldings
In My Room
Varese Fontana
Piano Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Tom Harrell
The Time of the Sun
Highnote
Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Kids on a Crime Spree
We Love You So Bad
Slumberland
Noise Pop, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Kool G Rap
Riches, Royalty & Respect
Fatbeats
Underground Rap, Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Emmanuel Krivine
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies
Naïve
19th Century Orchestral Music

Madlib
Medicine Show, Vol. 9: NittyVille
Left-Field Hip-Hop

Mando Diao
Give Me Fire!
Militia
Swedish Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dave Matthews Band
Live at Wrigley Field
RCA
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Jam Bands, American Trad Rock

Melvins
Sugar Daddy Live
Ipecac
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock, Grunge, Alternative Pop/Rock

Chrissy Murderbot
Women’s Studies
Planet Mu
Techno Bass, Bass Music, Chicago House, Club/Dance, Techno, House

My Dying Bride
Evinta
Peaceville/Snapper
Neo-Classical, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Anna Netrebko
Stabat Mater: A Tribute to Pergolesi
Deutsche Grammophon
Baroque Vocal Music

Jennifer Pike
Jennifer Pike Plays Franck, Debussy & Ravel
Chandos
Modern Chamber Music

Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz
Epic
Album Rock, Neo-Classical Metal, British Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Ozzy Osbourne
Diary of a Madman
Epic
Album Rock, Neo-Classical Metal, British Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Frankie Paul
Most Wanted
Greensleeves
Dancehall

Ray Price
Songs of Inspiration
Varese Sarabande
Gospel, Country Gospel

Reatards
Teenage Hate/Fuck Elvis Here’s the Reatards
Goner
Punk Revival, Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Seapony
Go With Me
Hardly Art
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

JD Souther
A Natural History
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Jazz-Rock, Soft Rock

Alex Turner
Submarine
Domino
Alternative/Indie Rock, Soundtracks, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tommy Tutone
A Long Time Ago
Yellow

The Vaccines
What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?
Sony Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Red Hot + Rio 2

Vast Aire
OX 2010: A Street Odyssey
Fatbeats
Underground Rap, East Coast Rap

Billy Vera
The Billy Vera Story
S’more
Blue-Eyed Soul, Soul

New CD Album Releases, 5-24-2011: Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

I don’t know what’s wrong with people. Sales of music have fallen in half over the last dozen years or so – and the most popular thing that they actually do spend music money on is a tired, homely and utterly talentless whore like Lady Gaga. I can’t even be bothered to make fun of her. She has a new album this week.

Then there’s a new Brad Paisley album. I think he’s supposed to be a “country” singer. I know I’ve heard a few of his songs, but damned if I can remember any of them. Don’t know why anyone would need to fool with stuff like this when they’re still making Hank Williams and Tom T Hall albums.

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

Art Brut
Brilliant! Tragic!
Cooking Vinyl
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Lady Gaga
Born This Way
Interscope
Pop, Dance-Pop, Urban

Thurston Moore
Demolished Thoughts
Matador
American Underground, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Brad Paisley
This Is Country Music
Arista
Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country

Aerosmith
Tough Love: Best of the Ballads
Geffen
Album Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop-Metal

Against Me!
Total Clarity
Fat Wreck Chords
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Alternative Pop/Rock

Joseph Arthur
The Graduation Ceremony
Lonely Astronaut
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ash Black Bufflo
Andasol
Knitting Factory
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Instrumental Rock

Frankie Ballard
Frankie Ballard
Warner Bros.
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

David Bazan
Strange Negotiations
Barsuk
Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Giovanni Bellucci
Liszt: Paraphrases d’Opéras de Bellini et Verdi
Lontano
19th Century Piano Music

Boris
Attention Please
Sargent
House Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Boris
Heavy Rocks
Sargent
House Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Brooklyn Rider
Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass
Orange Mountain Music
Contemporary Chamber Music

Kate Bush
Director’s Cut
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Carter’s Chord
Wild Together
Show Dog Nashville

Rosanne Cash
The Essential Rosanne Cash
Sony Legacy

Darwin Deez
Darwin Deez
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

EAR PWR
EAR PWR
Carpark
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Julia Fischer
Poème
Decca
Modern Music for Violin and Orchestra

Foster the People
Torches
Sony
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Friendly Fires
Pala
XL
Indie Electronic, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Glee
Glee: The Music, Vol. 6
Sony
Soundtracks, TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings, TV Music

Human Eye
They Came from the Sky
Neo-Psychedelia, Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jadakiss
I Love You (A Dedication To My Fans): The Mixtape
Def Jam

Jonas Kaufmann
Verismo Arias
Decca
19th Century Vocal Music

King Creosote/Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine
Domino
Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock

Stephen Marley
Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life
Republic
Contemporary Reggae

Jimbo Mathus/The Tri-State Coaltion
Confederate Buddha
Memphis Int’l

The Men
Leave Home
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Noise-Rock

Neal Morse
Testimony Two
Metal Blade
Prog-Rock, CCM, Contemporary Christian

Motopony
Motopony
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Motorpsycho
Roadwork, Vol. 4: Intrepid Skronk
Rune Grammaphon NW
Hard Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock

NKOTBSB
NKOTBSB
Sony Legacy

Opium Quartet
Back to Melody
Accord
Contemporary Chamber Music

Original Soundtrack
Kung Fu Panda 2
Varese Sarabande
Original Score, Film Music, Soundtracks

People Like Us
Welcome Abroad
Illegal Art
Club/Dance, Experimental, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Brendan Perry
Ark
The End
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Goth Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Prodigy
World’s on Fire
Electronica, Funky Breaks, Big Beat, Rave, Club/Dance, Techno

Buck Owens/Susan Raye
The Very Best of Buck Owens & Susan Raye
Varese Fontana
Bakersfield Sound, Country-Pop, Traditional Country

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Dirty Radio
Partisan

She Wants Revenge
Valleyheart
Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

John Platania/Kendel Carson/Chip Taylor
Rock & Roll Joe: A Tribute To The Unsung Heroes Of Rock N’ Roll
Train Wreck
Americana, Alternative Folk, Country-Folk, Alternative Country-Rock

Amon Tobin
ISAM
Ninja Tune
Experimental Techno, Electronica, Techno

Vieux Farka Touré
The Secret
Six Degrees
Desert Blues, African Folk, Ethnic Fusion, Malian Music, African Traditions, West African, World Fusion, Guitar Virtuoso

Original Soundtrack
Hangover, Pt. 2
Hard Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Funk, Soul, Pop-Rap, Club/Dance, Soundtracks

Various Artists
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
Lakeshore
Soundtracks

Various Artists
Kitsuné Maison Compilation 11: The Indie-Dance Issue
Kitsune
Alternative Dance, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance

White Denim
D
Downtown
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Hank Williams
Icon
Mercury Nashville
Close Harmony, Honky Tonk, Early Pop/Rock, Traditional Country, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

New CD Album Releases, 5-17-2011: Levon Helm, Pirates of the Caribbean, Moby

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Levon HelmThere’s a live album from Levon Helm recorded at the Ryman with a lot of groovy guests. This might be worth hearing. It gets pretty thin after that.

Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Bachelorette
Bachelorette
Drag City
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi
Rome
Capitol
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Elected
Bury Me in My Rings
Vagrant
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Moby
Destroyed
Mute
Downtempo, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Ambient, Ambient Techno

NRBQ
Keep This Love Goin’
Clang
Bar Band, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Amor de Días
Street of the Love of Days
Merge
Indie Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Patti Austin
Sound Advice
Shanachie
Urban, Soul, Adult Contemporary

Austra
Feel It Break
Domino
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bahamas
Pink Strat
Republic
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Matraca Berg
The Dreaming Fields
Dualtone Music Group
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Contemporary Folk

James Carter
Caribbean Rhapsody
Emarcy
Saxophone Jazz, Orchestral Jazz, Progressive Jazz, Modern Creative

Cat’s Eyes
Cat’s Eyes
Downtown
Dream Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
The Boatman’s Call
Mute US
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Nick Cave/The Bad Seeds
Let Love In (+DVD)
Mute US
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads
Mute US
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
No More Shall We Part
Mute US
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Colourmusic
My…Is Pink
Memphis Industries
Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Damon & Naomi
False Beats and True Hearts
20/20/20
Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Lee Dorsey
Soul Mine: The Greatest Hits & More 1960-1978
Snapper UK
New Orleans R&B, Early R&B, Soul

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
#Rock?et > Sci?ence?
E One
Bluegrass, Modern Creative, Progressive Bluegrass

Rory Gallagher
Notes from San Francisco
Eagle
Blues-Rock, Regional Blues

Glasvegas
Euphoric Heartbreak
Sony
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Go-Go’s
Beauty and the Beat [30th Anniversary Edition]
Capitol
Punk/New Wave, Contemporary Pop/Rock, New Wave

Gold-Bears
Are You Falling in Love?
Slumberland
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock

Michael Grimm
Michael Grimm
Epic
Blue-Eyed Soul, Modern Electric Blues, Soul

Ben Harper
Give Till It’s Gone
Virgin American
Trad Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Levon Helm
Ramble at the Ryman
Vanguard
Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll

Herman’s Hermits
Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter/Hold On!
Abko
British Invasion, Soundtracks, AM Pop

Killer Mike
PL3DGE
SMC

Hugh Laurie
Let Them Talk
Warner Bros
Blues-Rock

Let’s Wrestle
Nursing Home
Merge
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Meters
Here Comes the Meter Man: The Complete Josie Recordings, 1968-1970
Snapper
New Orleans R&B, Funk, Soul

Miracle Fortress
Was I The Wave?
Secret City
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

New Boyz
Too Cool to Care
Asylum
Pop-Rap, Party Rap, Contemporary R&B

Nodzzz
Innings
Woodsist
Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
Gorilla Rose
In The Red
Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Parachute
The Way It Was
Island/Mercury
Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Planningtorock
W
DFA
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Electronica, Club/Dance

Iggy Pop
Roadkill Rising Bootleg Collection 1977-2009
Shout! Factory
Proto-Punk, Detroit Rock, Hard Rock, Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age [Special Edition]
Rekords Reckord
Stoner Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Rentals
Resilience: A Benefit Album for the Relief Effort in Japan
Ernest Jenning
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Seether
Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray
Wind-up
Post-Grunge, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Sick Puppies
Tri-Polar
Virgin
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Hard Rock

Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic
Heart’s Reflections
Cuneiform
Trumpet Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Modern Free, Modern Creative

Son Lux
We Are Rising
Anticon
Indie Electronic, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Supremes
Let Yourself Go: The ’70s Albums, Vol. 2: 1974-1977 – The Final Sessions
Hip-O Select
Soul, Disco

Tinie Tempah
Disc-Overy
Capitol

Mia Doi Todd
Cosmic Ocean Ship
City Zen
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Chad VanGaalen
Diaper Island
Sub Pop
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Long Gone: Utah Remembers Bruce “Utah” Phillips
Waterbug
Political Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Traditional Folk, Protest Songs

Original Soundtrack
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Walt Disney
Teen Pop, Pop, TV Soundtracks, Soundtracks

Original Soundtrack
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Walt Disney
Original Score, Soundtracks

The Waterboys
In a Special Place
EMI
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Hank Williams III
Hillbilly Joker
Sidewalk
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, New Traditionalist, Contemporary Country, Americana, Progressive Country

Ron Paul is a damned fool, example Bin Laden

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

On May 10, 2011, Rep Ron Paul told radio talk show host Simon Conway that as president he would not have ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan as President Obama did.

I would not vote for Ron Paul for dogcatcher, cause the man’s a fool. In the theory, I agree with most of the political principles that Ron Paul nominally espouses, but surely not in anything to do with foreign policy.

One of the basic problems with Ron Paul is simply that he’s a pure ideologue. He gets some idea of a principle in his mind, and will follow it all the way over the cliff with absolutely no regard to actual reality. We all tend to shoehorn the world to make it fit our mental paradigms, and the more ideologically committed we are the worse we do it.

Here, Ron Paul is so adamant to apply his ideas of international law and whatnot that de facto he would have let Bin Laden go. Why, he would have gone to the Pakis and had them arrest him and we could have had a trial. “What’s wrong with that?” Paul asked. “Why can’t we work with the government?”

Seriously, there are people who think this guy should be President of the United States with no better judgment than that. Alright then, congressman, let me answer your question briefly. We couldn’t work with the Pakistan government because they were obviously hiding this guy for some years. If we told the Paki government that we knew where he was, they would have tipped him and moved him somewhere else.

Also, what kind of ideological supposedly “libertarian” nonsense makes you think that Bin Laden had a trial coming to him? He openly declared war on the US and proceeded to mastermind and cheerlead the massacres of thousands of our people. What incorrect philosophical or ethical principle makes you think that such a person should expect anything other than to be hunted down and shot in the head?

And exactly what kind of trial was he supposed to get, and from whom? Does the honorable congressman really think that Bin Laden should have been brought to New York and gone to court? Really? How could that have possibly actually, really worked?

Jumpin’ Jebus on a pogo stick, Ron Paul has less sense than Barack Obama. Even the worst cheesy anti-American Marxist college professor we could find to make POTUS has more sense than this guy.

I so wish Ron Paul would just go away. There are plenty of people to make good libertarian and Tea Party arguments. This guy just gives all us rightwing libertarian nutjobs a bad name.

New CD Album Releases, 5-10-2011: Peter Case, The Cars, Randy Newman

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Peter CaseIt’s always good to have a new Peter Case album. This week Brother Peter has The Case Files on Alive Records. Haven’t heard enough to make any big judgment, though “Let’s Turn This Think Around” and “Kokomo Prayer Vigil” are sounding good. Note that Amazon is giving away the last song, “Round Trip Stranger Blues.”

The Cars are back with Ric Ocasek. Move Like This sounds exactly like the Cars, except without all those pesky hooks like the old days.

The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol 2 features Randy Newman doing basic stripped down piano and voice arrangements of his old songs, mostly not his better known songs even among his fan base. The original records were mostly pretty good, certainly not over produced. But then it’s good to just hear slightly different arrangements and performances of “My Life Is Good” and “Kingfish” among others, and it could draw you in to some lesser known classics.

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Far Away Lyrics
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Pretty Girls Lyrics
Iyaz
I Do It Lyrics
Big Sean
Shy Ronnie 2 Lyrics
The Lonely Island
Open Your Eyes Lyrics
Pusha T
Explode Lyrics
Patrick Stump
Love Suicide Lyrics
Tinie Tempah
Rock Me Lyrics
Melanie C
Bounce Lyrics
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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
The Cars
Move Like This
Hear Music
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop

The Lonely Island
Turtleneck & Chain
Universal Republic
Music Comedy, Comedy

Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison
Mercury
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop, Adult Contemporary

Randy Newman
The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol 2
Nonesuch
Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Urge Overkill
Rock & Roll Submarine
UO Records
Hard Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll

Africa Hitech
93 Million Miles
Warp
Garage, Dubstep

Johan Agebjörn and Friends
Casablanca Nights
Paper Bag Records
Alternative Dance, Club/Dance

Antietam
Tenth Life
Carrot Top
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Antlers
Burst Apart
Frenchkiss Records
Indie Rock, Chamber Pop, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Anvil
Juggernaut of Justice
The End
Speed Metal, Heavy Metal

Susana Baca
Afrodiaspora
Luaka Bop
Afro-Peruvian, Latin Folk, Worldbeat, Peruvian, South American Traditions

Eric Bibb
Troubadour Live
Telarc Blues
Modern Electric Blues, Contemporary Blues, Folk-Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues

Greg Brown
Freak Flag
Yep Roc
Contemporary Folk

Le Butcherettes
Sin Sin Sin
Rodriguez Lopez
Punk-Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Laura Cantrell
Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music
Spit & Polish
Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Alternative Country-Rock, Contemporary Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Americana, Honky Tonk

Peter Case
The Case Files
Alive Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk, Blues-Rock

City Center
Redeemer
K Records
Ambient Pop, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists & Night Raider
Invada
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock

EMA
Past Life Martyred Saints
Souterrain Transmissions
Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Felice Brothers
Celebration, Florida
Fat Possum
Americana, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Gang Gang Dance
Eye Contact
4AD
Downtempo, Experimental Dub, Experimental Rock, Electronica, Ambient Dub, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Gardens
Gardens
Alive Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk

GusGus
Arabian Horse
Kompakt Germany
Alternative/Indie Rock, Electronica, Alternative Dance

Hate Eternal
Phoenix Amongst the Ashes
Metal Blade
Heavy Metal, Death Metal

Warren Haynes
Man in Motion
Stax
Southern Soul

Helado Negro
Canta Lechuza
Asthmatic Kitty
Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

Here We Go Magic
The January EP
Secretly Canadian
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jessica 6
See the Light
Peacefrog Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jesu
Ascension
Caldo Verde Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock

Joan of Arc
Life Like
Polyvinyl
Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Math Rock, Experimental Rock, Emo

Booker T. Jones
The Road from Memphis
Epitaph
Instrumental Rock, Soul, Instrumental Pop

Korn
The Essential Korn
Legacy
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge, Rap-Metal

Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters
The Ordeal of Civility
Knitting Factory Records
Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Man Man
Life Fantastic
Epitaph
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math
Columbia
Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Teena Marie
Playlist: The Very Best of Teena Marie
Playlist
Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm, Adult Contemporary R&B

Mountains
Air Museum
Thrill Jockey
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Okkervil River
I Am Very Far
Jagjaguwar
Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Other Lives
Tamer Animals
Tbo
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Christina Perri
Lovestrong. [Deluxe Edition]
Atlantic
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Pixie Carnation
The New World Record
Tapete
Indie Rock, Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Plastikman
Arkives: 1993-2010
Minus
Minimal Techno, Detroit Techno, Acid Techno, Techno, Ambient Techno

Psychedelic Horseshit
Laced
Fat Cat Records
Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative Pop/Rock

Raphael Saadiq
Stone Rollin’
Columbia
Neo-Soul

Sam Roberts Band
Collider
Zoe Vision
American Trad Rock

The Sea and Cake
The Moonlight Butterfly
Thrill Jockey
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sloan
The Double Cross
Yep Roc
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Staple Singers
Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
Stax
Soul, Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Country Soul, Gospel

Matthew Sweet
Playlist: The Very Best of Matthew Sweet
Playlist
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Johnnie Taylor
Taylored in Silk
Stax
Soul-Blues, Soul, Retro-Soul, Black Gospel, Gospel, Deep Soul, Southern Soul, Disco

The The
Playlist: The Very Best of The The
Playlist
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Chris Thile/Michael Daves
Sleep with One Eye Open
Nonesuch
Traditional Bluegrass, Contemporary Bluegrass, Bluegrass

This Will Destroy You
Tunnel Blanket
Suicide Squeeze
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tyler, the Creator
Goblin
XL
Underground Rap, Alternative Rap, Hardcore Rap

Various Artists
Nigeria 70: Sweet Times (Afro Funk, Highlife and Juju from 1970s Lagos)
Strut
Nigerian, African Traditions, West African

Dionne Warwick
Playlist: The Very Best of Dionne Warwick
Playlist
Adult Contemporary, Smooth Soul, Pop-Soul, Soft Rock, Soul

Wild Beasts
Smother
Domino
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Young Legionnaire
Crisis Works
Wichita
Post-Hardcore, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Zombi
Escape Velocity
Relapse Records

New CD Album Releases, 5-3-2011: Beastie Boys, Stevie Nicks

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Your best bet for putting a little fresh spice in your life this week is Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. It is the eighth album from the Beastie Boys. What I’ve heard sounds a lot better than that awful tuneless 5 Burroughs album.

In Your Dreams is Stevie Nicks first album in ten years. She co-wrote most of the songs with producer Dave Stewart. Instead of the horse on the cover, she probably should have gone all the way with the fantasy element and made it a unicorn.

Looking forward to…
Pretty Girls Lyrics
Iyaz
Winning Lyrics
Charlie Sheen
So Forgetful Lyrics
Lloyd Banks
Mama Nem Lyrics
Tech N9ne
Bounce Lyrics
Lmfao
Roll Around Lyrics
Rock City
Love Love Lyrics
Take That
Open Your Eyes Lyrics
Pusha T
Cat Daddy Lyrics
The Rej3ctz
Hoes And Ladies Lyrics
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Get your blog’s here.

Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Architecture in Helsinki
Moment Bends
Downtown
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Twee Pop

Beastie Boys
Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2
Capitol
East Coast Rap, Underground Rap

Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues
Sub Pop
Indie Folk, Indie Rock, Americana, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Stevie Nicks
In Your Dreams
Reprise
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock

Karrin Allyson
‘Round Midnight
Concord
Modern Jazz Vocals, Vocal Jazz, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Standards, American Popular Song, Torch Songs

Brandi Carlile
Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony
Sony
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Cat’s Eyes
Cat’s Eyes
Downtown
Dream Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Det Vackra Livet
Det Vackra Livet
Labrador Sweden
Swedish Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Indie Pop

Colt Ford
Every Chance I Get
Average Joe’s
Contemporary Country, Rap-Rock, Comedy Rock, Country-Pop, Country-Rock, Pop-Rap

Eliza Gilkyson
Roses at the End of Time
Red House
Contemporary Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, British Folk

Mick Harvey
Sketches from the Book of the Dead
Mute US Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Wanda Jackson
Let’s Have a Party! The Very Best of Wanda Jackson
Varese Fontana
Country Gospel, Rockabilly, Traditional Country, Gospel, Honky Tonk

Garland Jeffreys
Ghost Writer/One-Eyed Jack/American Boy & Girl
Raven
Rock & Roll, Singer/Songwriter

The Jolly Boys
Great Expectation
Jamaican, Pan-Global, Caribbean Traditions, Mento

Yundi Li
Yundi: Live in Beijing
EMI Classics
Romantic Piano Music

Long Duo
Concertos for Two Pianos
Dorian Sono Luminus
Modern Music for Two Pianos

Barry Manilow
Duets
Arista

Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Tell My Sister
Nonesuch
Contemporary Folk

Morrissey
The Very Best of Morrissey
EMI
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock

Thomas Oliemans
Schubert: Schwanengesang
EtCetera Records
Romantic Vocal Music

Vasily Petrenko
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 ‘The First of May’
Naxos
Modern Orchestral Music

Original Soundtrack
Thor
Walt Disney
Original Score, Film Music, Soundtracks

Wiener Akademie Orchester
Franz Liszt: Dante Symphony; Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine
NCA
Romantic Orchestral Music

Donny & Marie
Donny and Marie
Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock

James Pants
James Pants
Stones Throw
Electro, Dance-Pop

Poison
Double Dose (Ultimate Hits)
Capitol
Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Pop-Metal, Heavy Metal

Kelly Price
Kelly
Malaco
Adult Contemporary R&B

Gruff Rhys
Hotel Shampoo [Bonus Tracks]
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Charlie Rich
A Rich Anthology 1960-1978
Raven
Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Country-Pop, Progressive Country, Country Soul, Soul, Rockabilly, Traditional Country

Sade
The Ultimate Collection
Epic
Adult Contemporary R&B, Sophisti-Pop, Quiet Storm

Shinedown
Somewhere in the Stratosphere
Atlantic
Post-Grunge, Nü Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Sixx: A.M.
This Is Gonna Hurt
Eleven Seven Music
Hair Metal, Heavy Metal

Doug Stanhope
Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere
Roadrunner
Standup Comedy, Comedy, Observational Humor

Various Artists
Now That’s What I Call the 80′s Hits
Capitol
Punk/New Wave, Contemporary Pop/Rock, New Wave, Synth Pop, Dance-Pop

Various Artists
Now That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 38
Capitol
Pop, Club/Dance, Dance-Pop, Contemporary R&B, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Loudon Wainwright III
40 Odd Years
Shout! Factory
Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Hank Williams
Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…Plus!
Time Life
Traditional Country, Hymns, Spirituals, Honky Tonk, Poetry, Cowboy, Gospel, Spoken Word

Rob Zombie
Icon, Vol. 2
Geffen
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock

Rob Zombie
Icon
Geffen
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock

Atlas Shrugged Part 1 Movie Review

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

REVIEW NOTES ON THE MOVIE ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1

Ol’ Al Barger for one says that the Atlas Shrugged Part 1 movie of Ayn Rand‘s classic novel is quite good – a lot better than the Gary Cooper movie of The Fountainhead, for starters.
Ayn Rand US postage stamp