New CD Album Releases, 6-7-2011: The Book of Mormon soundtrack is AWESOME!!!

This week marks the release of the very likely best album of the year (give or take Paul Simon), the soundtrack to Trey Parker and Matt Stones Broadway smash hit The Book of Mormon. It won 9 Tony awards, including Best Musical. This is SO worth spending your money on. With due respect to their previous work, this is many times more musically ambitious than anything they’ve done before. Nearly every single song is a new Broadway classic. READ MY EXTENDED REVIEW Parker and Stone RULE!!!

Here’s the complee list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Arctic Monkeys
Suck It and See
Domino
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Adelitas Way
Home School Valedictorian
Virgin
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

All Time Low
Dirty Work
Geffen
Emo-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jill Andrews
Mirror
Thirty Tigers
Indie Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock

Leif Ove Andsnes
Schumann: Complete Works for Piano Trio
EMI Classics
19th Century Piano Music

The Appleseed Cast
Middle States
Graveface Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Black Moth Super Rainbow
Dandelion Gum [Deluxe Reissue]
Graveface Records
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Nels Cline/Tim Berne/Jim Black
The Veil
Cryptogramophone Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Modern Creative, Jazz Instrument

Original Broadway Cast
The Book of Mormon
Ghostlight
Show Tunes, Cast Recordings

Carolina Chocolate Drops
Heritage
DixieFrog
Regional Blues, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Piedmont Blues, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditional Folk, String Bands, Country Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues

Various Artists
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue: Live!
Alligator Records
Soul-Blues, Contemporary Blues, Blues-Rock

Chick Corea
The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord
Concord
Modern Jazz, Fusion

Chick Corea/Stanley Clarke/Lenny White
Forever
Concord Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Piano Jazz, Modern Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Modern Creative

Andrea Corr
Lifelines
A.C. Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Crash Ensemble
Gra Agus Bas
Nonesuch
Contemporary Vocal Music

Cults
Cults
In the Name of
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sparky D
This Is Sparky D’s World
M.I.L. Multimedia

Depeche Mode
Remixes 2: 81-11 [1-CD]
Warner Bros.
Alternative Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock, Synth Pop

Chris Difford
Cashmere If You Can
Sony Music Distribution

Joe Ely
Satisfied at Last
Rackem Records
Americana, Outlaw Country, Country-Rock, Progressive Country

Nelson Freire
Liszt: Harmonies du Soir
Decca
19th Century Chamber Music

Givers
In Light
Glass Note
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Michael Grimm
I’ve Got Dreams
Free Roll Records
Blue-Eyed Soul, Soul

Herman D√ľne
Strange Moosic
City Slang
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Philippe Herreweghe
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C “The Great”
PentaTone Classics
19th Century Orchestral Music

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Finding the Keys: The Best of Jools Holland
Rhino

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Bride of the Noisemakers
429 Records
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Soft Rock

Hospital Ships
Lonely Twin
Graveface Records
Indie Pop, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Iron Maiden
From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990-2010
Universal
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, British Metal, Heavy Metal

Joe Jackson Trio
Live Music: Europe 2010
Razor & Tie
Contemporary Pop/Rock

Garland Jeffreys
The King of In Between
Rock & Roll

George Jones
Great Country Hits of the ’60s
WEA

Journey
Eclipse
Nomota
Album Rock, Arena Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Mark Kosower
Ginastera: Cello Concertos
Naxos
Modern Music for Cello and Orchestra

The Ladybug Transistor
Clutching Stems
Merge
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche
Mona
Indie Pop, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Suede
Dog Man Star
Nude/Columbia
Neo-Glam, Alternative/Indie Rock, Britpop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Branford Marsalis/Joey Calderazzo
Songs of Mirth and Melancholy
Marsalis Music
Modern Jazz, Modern Creative

Dean Martin
Cool Then, Cool Now
Hip-O

Peter Murphy
Ninth
Nettwerk
Goth Rock, Dance-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dustin O’Halloran
Vorleben
Fat Cat Records
Piano/New Age, Solo Instrumental, Neo-Classical

Brian Olive
Two of Everything
Alive Records
Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Oneida
Absolute II
Jagjaguwar
Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Randy Travis
Anniversary Celebration
New Traditionalist, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Traditional Country, Country Gospel, Gospel

The Postelles
The Postelles
Astralwerks
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Power Pop

The Rhythmagic Orchestra
The Rhythmagic Orchestra
Tru Thoughts

The Rosebuds
Loud Planes Fly Low
Merge
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Diane Schuur
The Gathering
Vanguard
Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Pop

Seasick Steve
You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
PIAS
Neo-Traditional Folk, Folk-Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Neo-Traditional, Country Blues

Frank Sinatra
Ring-a-Ding Ding!
Reprise
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop

Craig Taborn
Avenging Angel
ECM
Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Improvisation, Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Free

Tech N9ne
All 6′s and 7′s
Strange Music
Hardcore Rap, Underground Rap, Alternative Rap, Gangsta Rap

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Revelator
Sony Legacy
Modern Blues, Retro-Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, American Trad Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Roots Rock, Blues-Rock

Frank Turner
England Keep My Bones
Epitaph
Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tom Vek
Leisure Seizure
Downtown
Indie Electronic, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Wooden Birds
Two Matchsticks
Barsuk Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Folk

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