New CD Album Releases, 6-28-2011: Christopher Titus, Beyonce, Dolly Parton, Billy Ray Cyrus

Christopher Titus
The likeliest new album this week is a straight stand-up comedy album from Christopher Titus, Neverlution. I usually wouldn’t think of actually buying a straight album of talking. There are a very few here and there worth a listen, but I can’t think of many not made by Richard Pryor that are worth hearing repeatedly. But Christopher Titus is brilliant, and created one of the all time greatest situation comedies. When Chris Titus talks, he’s actually substantially got something to say.

I loves me some Dolly Parton, and she looks really good for 65 years – but this album ain’t sounding like much from what I’ve heard. Saw her performance of “Together You and I” on the Ellen Degeneres show, and this might have been the absolute suckingest song I’ve ever heard her sing.

Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Beyoncé
4
RCA
Contemporary R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B, Pop, Dance-Pop

Big Sean
Finally Famous
Def Jam
Midwest Rap, Hardcore Rap

Selena Gomez & The Scene
When the Sun Goes Down
Hollywood
Pop, Teen Pop

Dolly Parton
Better Day
Sony Music
Country-Folk, Traditional Country, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Anti-G
Kentje’sz Beatsz
Planet Mu
Microhouse, Reggaeton, House, Club/Dance, Dubstep, Experimental Techno

Apollo’s Fire
Come to the River
Avie
Early American Vocal and Choral Music

Sonny Burns
A Real Cool Cat
Bear Family Records

Com Truise
Galactic Melt
Ghostly International
Indie Electronic

David Cook
This Loud Morning
RCA
Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge

Curren$Y
Weekend at Burnie’s
Warner Bros.
Southern Rap, Hardcore Rap

Billy Ray Cyrus
I’m American
Walt Disney
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Keith Emerson Band/Marc Bonilla
Moscow
Varèse Sarabande
Prog-Rock, Art Rock

Luis Fonsi
Tierra Firme
Universal Music
Latino Latin Pop

Clive Gregson
Bittersweet
Universal Contemporary
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Contemporary Folk

Handsome Furs
Sound Kapital
Sub Pop
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Jolie Holland & the Grand Chandeliers
Pint of Blood
Anti
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Eilen Jewell
Queen of the Minor Key
Signature Sounds
Country-Folk, Roots Rock, Traditional Country

Alicia Keys
Songs in A Minor [Deluxe Edition]
J Records
Neo-Soul, Soul, Contemporary R&B, Urban

Limp Bizkit
Gold Cobra
Interscope
Rap-Metal, Post-Grunge, Heavy Metal, Rap-Rock, Alternative Metal, Funk Metal

Buddy Guy
Buddy & The Juniors
MCA
Regional Blues, Chicago Blues, Acoustic Chicago Blues

Andrea Marcon
Mozart: Overtures
Deutsche Grammophon
Classical Orchestral Music

Teena Marie
First Class Love: Rare Tee
Hip-O Select
Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm, Soul

Teena Marie
Irons in the Fire [Expanded Edition]
Universal Special Products
Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm, Disco

Teena Marie
Lady T [Expanded Edition]
Motown
Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm, Disco

John Maus
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Upset the Rhythm
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Gianandrea Noseda
Nino Rota: Symphony No. 3; Divertimento Concertante; Concerto Soirée
Chandos
Modern Orchestral Music

Quatuor Caliente
Astor Piazzolla, Gustavo Beytelmann: Encuentro
Aeon
Contemporary Chamber Music

Anthony di Sanza
On the Nature of…
Equilibrium
Contemporary Music for Percussion

Queensryche
Dedicated to Chaos
Roadrunner Records
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Prog-Rock, Hard Rock, Album Rock, Arena Rock

Shabazz Palaces
Black Up
Sub Pop
Left-Field Hip-Hop, Alternative Rap

Swimsuit
Swimsuit
Speakertree
Noise Pop, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday
Warner Bros.
Alternative/Indie Rock, Screamo, Punk-Pop, Emo-Pop

Christopher Titus
Neverlution!
Comedy Central Records
Standup Comedy, Observational Humor, Comedy

Various Artists
Rave on Buddy Holly
Hear Music
Tribute Albums, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Gillian Welch
The Harrow & the Harvest
Acony
Americana, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Close Harmony, Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, Traditional Country

Ben Williams
State of Art
Concord Jazz
Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jazz-Rap, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk

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