New CD Album Releases, 6-21-2011: Weird Al Yankovic, OK Go

Weird Al Yankovic has his first new album in about five years, Alpocalypse. I’m all in favor of Weird Al, but I don’t really know how much you really need to own a CD for repeated listening. Plus, in this case he is not parodying anything good enough to be even vaguely worth or really even capable of parody. How much do we need a Miley Cyrus parody? He’s doing TWO Lady Gaga songs. There’s just nothing there musically to parody.

Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Bon Iver
Bon Iver
Jagjaguwar
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jill Scott
The Light of the Sun
Warner Bros.
Adult Contemporary R&B, Smooth Soul, Urban, Soul

Simple Plan
Get Your Heart On!
Atlantic
Punk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

“Weird Al” Yankovic
Alpocalypse
Volcano
Song Parody, Comedy Rock, Novelty, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Comedy

Dave Alvin
Eleven Eleven
Yep Roc
Alt-Country, Americana, Alternative Country-Rock

Attack! Attack!
The Latest Fashion
Rock Ridge Music
Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock

August Burns Red
Leveler
Tooth & Nail
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Sorry Bamba
Volume One 1970 – 1979
Thrill Jockey

Matthew Shipp/Beans/William Parker/HPrizm
Knives from Heaven
Thirsty Ear Recordings
Avant-Garde Jazz, Underground Rap

FM Belfast
Don’t Want to Sleep
Morr Music
Dance-Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

Maze
Greatest Hits: 35 Years of Soul
Capitol
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm

The Black Dahlia Murder
Ritual
Sony Music
Heavy Metal, Death Metal

Bodies of Water
Twist Again
Secretly Canadian
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Michael Bolton
Gems: The Duets Collection
Sony Legacy
Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Burning Hearts
Into the Wilderness
Shelflife
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Butcher The Bar
For Each a Future Tethered
Morr Music
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Centro-Matic
Candidate Waltz
Undertow Music Collective
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cliffie Swan
Memories Come True
Drag City
Indie Rock, Indie Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bobby Conn
Rise Up!
Fire Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Dayton Family
Charges of Indictment
Psychopathic Records
Midwest Rap, Underground Rap

Father’s Children
Who’s Gonna Save the World
Numero
Psychedelic Soul, Funk, Soul

Liam Finn
Fomo
Yep Roc
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Gomez
Whatever’s on Your Mind
ATO
Alternative Pop/Rock, British Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Grieves
Together/Apart
Rhymesayers Entertainment
Alternative Rap

I Set My Friends on Fire
Astral Rejection
Epitaph
Alternative Metal, Screamo, Experimental Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock

Iceage
New Brigade
What’s Your Rupture?
Indie Rock, Hardcore Punk, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

In Flames
Sounds Of A Playground Fading
CMA
Scandinavian Metal, Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal

Jagged Edge
The Remedy
Slip ‘N’ Slide
Contemporary R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B

The Japanese Popstars
Controlling Your Allegiance
Astralwerks
Club/Dance, Neo-Electro, House

John Paul Keith
The Man That Time Forgot
Fat Possum
Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Alt-Country

LMFAO
Sorry for Party Rocking
Interscope
Pop, Club/Dance, Dance-Pop, Party Rap, Comedy Rap

Jim Lauderdale
Reason and Rhyme
Sugarhill
Contemporary Bluegrass, Progressive Country, Americana, Alt-Country, Contemporary Country

Madeline
Black Velvet
Happy Happy Birthday
Indie Folk, Alternative Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Justin Moore
Outlaws Like Me
Valory Contemporary Country

Nucular Aminals
Nucular Aminals
K.
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

OK Go
180/365
Paracadute
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Pitbull
Planet Pit
RCA
Latin Rap, Pop-Rap

Skysaw
Great Civilizations
Dangerbird Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

Symphony X
Iconoclast
Nuclear Blast
Neo-Classical Metal, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal

Peter Tosh
Equal Rights [Legacy Edition]
Sony Music
Political Reggae, Roots Reggae

Peter Tosh
Legalize It [Legacy Edition]
Sony Music
Political Reggae, Roots Reggae

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Fat Possum
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop

Original Game Soundtrack
L.A. Noire//Remixed
Verve
Soundtracks

The Verve Pipe
A Family Album
Lmno Pop
Childen’s Pop

Viva Voce
The Future Will Destroy You
Vanguard
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Voivod
Warriors of Ice
Sonic Unyon
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Punk Metal

White Hills
H-P1
Thrill Jockey
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Gerald Wilson Orchestra
Legacy
Mack Avenue
Post-Bop, Progressive Jazz, Third Stream

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