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New CD Album Releases, 3-1-2011: Lucinda Williams, Beady Eye, Marianne Faithfull

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

sexy Lucinda WilliamsBeady Eye is Oasis minus Noel Gallagher. They have an album Different Gear, Still Speeding. The previews of this sound to me pretty much exactly like typical Oasis, ie utterly indistinguished stylistic throwbacks without a hook in sight. The crew came up with one good “Wonderwall” a decade and a bunch of albums or so ago. It’s long past time for these one-hit wonders to go to pumping gas or just living on the beach if they’re so rich.

Lucinda Williams has Blessed this week. I have to confess that I’ve generally liked the idea of Lucinda Williams a lot more than any of her actual records. Plus, I really like that slightly gin-soaked voice. She’s an expressive singer with a good instrument and just enough hint of hard living roughness to give it character.

Generally though, I just can’t remember much of any of her compositions. A great voice doesn’t do you much good if you don’t have something worthwhile to sing. I’ll say tentatively that this Blessed album is something of a step up for her song-wise. That is to say, I don’t know if this is a great record, but I’m at least hearing a few decent hooks. That’ll rate it more careful listening.
sexy mature Marianne Faithfull
Horses and High Heels counts as Marianne Faithfull‘s 23rd album. It was recorded last year in the French Quarter of New Orleans. You might not expect much for someone best known publicly as Mick Jagger’s hard living old girlfriend. Indeed, it would seem like a wonder that she’d still be alive let alone able to carry a tune. But since she proved herself artistically with the classic Broken English album in 1979, she’s become an even better singer. Two thirds of this new album are covers – but they’re obscure enough covers that as much of a pop music connisseur as me doesn’t recognize them. That probably makes them all new songs to you. Haven’t had a chance to hear this yet, but it sure sounds promising.

Hot songs
Dear God Lyrics
Avenged Sevenfold
Up N’ Down Lyrics
Britney Spears
I’m Dancing Lyrics
Lil’ Wayne
GOAT Lyrics
Eminem
Jam Lyrics
Kim Kardashian
I Hate Love Lyrics
Lil’ Wayne
Come With Me Lyrics
Flo Rida
Perfect Lyrics
Pink
The Big Fat Bass Lyrics
Britney Spears
Hear Me Now Lyrics
Hollywood Undead

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Beady Eye
Different Gear, Still Speeding [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD]
Big Brother
British Trad Rock, Britpop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Lykke Li
Wounded Rhymes Atlantic
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Swedish Pop/Rock

Buddy Miller’s The Majestic Silver Strings
The Majestic Silver Strings
New West
Americana, Country Gospel, Blues Gospel, Gospel, Progressive Country

Mike Watt
Hyphenated-Man
Original Recordings Group
American Underground, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock

Lucinda Williams
Blessed
Lost Highway
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock

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A&M
Album Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Acrylics
Lives and Treasure
Hot Sand Recordings
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Alexander
Alexander
Vagrant
Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Marsha Ambrosius
Late Nights & Early Mornings
RCA
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B

The Baseball Project
Vol. 2: High and Inside
Yep Roc
Alternative/Indie Rock, Jangle Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk-Pop

Chuck Berry
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Geffen

Big Head Blues Club
100 Years of Robert Johnson
Ryko
Blues-Rock

Bloodhound Gang
Icon: Show Us Your Hits
Geffen
Alternative/Indie Rock, Funk Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge, Punk Revival

James Brown
The Singles, Vol. 10: 1975-1979
Hip-O Select
Soul

Anna Calvi
Anna Calvi
Domino
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Citizen Fish
Goods
Alternative Tentacles

Harry Connick, Jr.
In Concert on Broadway
Columbia
Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz

Billy Ray Cyrus
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Mercury Nashville
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Dennis Russell Davies
Philip Glass: Kepler
Orange Mountain MusicContemporary Opera

Davila 666
Tan Bajo
In the Red Records
Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Rock Revival

Devotchka
100 Lovers
Epitaph
Indie Rock, European Folk, South/Eastern European Traditions, Alternative/Indie Rock, Gypsy, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dropkick Murphys
Going Out in Style
Dropkick Murphys
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Celtic Rock, Punk/New Wave

Tabea Zimmermann
Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Double Bass Quartets 2, 3 & 4; Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
NaxosRomantic and Modern Chamber Music

Dum Dum Girls
He Gets Me High
Sub Pop
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Noise Pop

Eisley
The Valley
Equal Vision
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mark Elder
Elgar: The Kingdom
Halle
Post-Romantic Choral Music

Melissa Etheridge
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Island

Marianne Faithfull
Horses and High Heels
Naïve Pop
Idol, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Forever the Sickest Kids
Forever the Sickest Kids
Universal Distribution
Emo-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop

David Foster & Friends
Hit Man Returns
Reprise
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary

Four Tops
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Motown
Pop-Soul, Motown, Soul, AM Pop, Uptown Soul, Early Pop/Rock, Early R&B

Peter Frampton
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A&M
Album Rock, Arena Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

The Gap Band
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Island
Funk, Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm

Fred Hersch
Alone at the Vanguard
Palmetto
Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Ari Hest
Sunset Over Hope Street
Downtown Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Buddy Holly
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Geffen

Philippe Jaroussky
Caldara in Vienna: Forgotten Castrato Arias
Virgin Classics
Baroque Vocal Music

K-Holes
K-Holes
Horizontal Action
Garage Punk, Garage Rock Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Kool & the Gang
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Island
Funk, Contemporary R&B

Left Lane Cruiser
Junkyard Speed Ball
Alive Records
Blues-Rock, Punk Blues, Garage Rock Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll

Aaron Lewis
Town Line
Stroudavarious Records

Lumerians
Transmalinnia
Knitting Factory Records
Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic, Alternative/Indie Rock

Loretta Lynn
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MCA Nashville
Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Progressive Country, Traditional Country

The Mavericks
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MCA Nashville
Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country, Americana, Progressive Country

Aaron Neville
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A&M
New Orleans R&B, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul, Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Country Soul

Dmitry Yablonsky
Sergey Lyapunov: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 1
Naxos
Modern Orchestral Music

Papercuts
Fading Parade
Sub Pop
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Paris Suit Yourself
My Main Shitstain
Big Dada
Indie Rock

Parliament
Icon Island

John Popper & the Duskray Troubadours
John Popper & the Duskray Troubadours
Savoy
Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Rainbow Arabia
Boys and Diamonds
Kompakt
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Rural Alberta Advantage
Departing
Saddle Creek Records
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Salt-N-Pepa
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Island
Pop-Rap, Urban, Golden Age

Ron Sexsmith
Long Player Late Bloomer
Ronboy Rhymes
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Stateless
Matilda
Ninja Tune
House, Downtempo, Club/Dance, Broken Beat

Those Dancing Days
Daydreams & Nightmares
Wichita
Indie Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tony! Toni! Toné!
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Universal Republic
Contemporary R&B, New Jack Swing

The Two Koreas
Science Island
Last Gang Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

New CD Album Releases, 2-22-2011: Adele, Johnny Cash

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

childhood photo of Johnny CashWay the most promising thing this week is Bootleg, Vol. 2: From Memphis to Hollywood, a two CD set from Johnny Cash. Here’s the nut of the record company product description:

Featuring previously unreleased and incredibly hard-to-find singles, demos and other rarities recorded from 1955 through the late 60s, Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood chronicles his exciting rise from local sensation to an artist of national importance, his songs reaching millions through best-selling albums and hit movies. The 57-track collection is a boon for collectors with 16 never issued recordings, plus 11 singles and 11 outtakes released digitally for the first time in the U.S.

Also, Adele has her second album out this week, 21. Her first record was really good and a big hit, but can she overcome the sophomore jinx? At the moment it is the #1 seller at Amazon. Looks good for her here starting out, at least.

Top Songs
2 Is Better Lyrics
Far East Movement
WTF Lyrics
Wiz Khalifa
Cabin Fever Lyrics
Wiz Khalifa
All My Life Lyrics
Wynter Gordon
Casualty Of Love Lyrics
Jessie J
Is This Love Lyrics
Jordin Sparks
In The Air Lyrics
Chipmunk
Just Now Lyrics
Pitty
I-I-I Wanna Go-o-o Lyrics
Britney Spears
4 Real Lyrics
Avril Lavigne

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Adele
21
XL
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Johnny Cash
Bootleg, Vol. 2: From Memphis to Hollywood
Legacy
Country Gospel, Country-Pop, Traditional Country, Country-Folk

The Cave Singers
No Witch
Jagjaguwar
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Brad Mehldau
Live in Marciac
Nonesuch
Avant-Garde Jazz, Progressive Jazz, Third Stream, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Joan Armatrading
Live At the Royal Albert Hall
Hypertension
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Bag Raiders
Bag Raiders
Modular Recordings
Alternative Dance, Left-Field House, Club/Dance, House

Banjo or Freakout
Banjo or Freakout
Rare Book Room
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Julianna Barwick
The Magic Place
Asthmatic Kitty
Experimental Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Ambient

Bayside
Killing Time
Wind-Up
Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk Revival

Jeff Beck
Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Honouring Les Paul)
Atlantic
Rock & Roll

Blues Magoos
Electric Comic Book
Mercury
Garage Rock, Psychedelic

Blues Magoos
Psychedelic Lollipop
Repertoire
Garage Rock, Psychedelic

Blues Magoos
Psychedelic Lollipop
Virtual Label
Garage Rock, Psychedelic

The Caribbean
Discontinued Perfume
Hometapes
Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Dream Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Celtic Thunder
Heritage
Decca
Contemporary Celtic, Celtic New Age, Traditional Celtic, Celtic Pop, Celtic

Chain & the Gang
Music’s Not for Everyone
K.
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Charlatans
Who We Touch Tour: Brixton Academy
Concert
Live Alternative/Indie Rock, Britpop

Francis Colpron
La Geniale: Sinfonias & Concertos
ATMA Classique
Baroque Chamber and Orchestral Music

The Crystals
Da Doo Ron Ron: The Very Best of the Crystals
Sony BMG
Brill Building Pop, Girl Groups, Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Early R&B

Cult of Youth
Cult of Youth
Sacred Bones
Indie Folk, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Danielson
The Best of Gloucester County
Sounds Familyre
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

DevilDriver
Beast
Roadrunner Records
Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal

Earth
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
Southern Lord Records
Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental, Heavy Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock

Eat Sugar
¡Levantense!
Mush Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Live At Nassau Coliseum ’78
Shout! Factory
Art Rock, Prog-Rock, Album Rock

Holger Falk
Francis Poulenc: Mélodies sur des Poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire
MDG
Modern Vocal Music

Flying Burrito Brothers
Authorized Bootleg/Fillmore East, New York, N.Y. – Late Show, November 7 1970
Hip-O Select
Country-Rock

G. Love
Fixin’ to Die
Brushfire
Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Alt-Country, Contemporary Country

Helene Grimaud
Resonances
Deutsche Grammophon
Classical to Modern Piano Music

Hermitage String Trio
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat major, KV 563; Preludes and Fugues
Chandos
Classical Chamber Music

Alina Ibragimova
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2
Wigmore Hall
Music for Violin and Orchestra

King Creosote
Thrawn
Domino
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Darlene Love
Sound of Love: The Very Best of Darlene Love
Legacy
Brill Building Pop, Girl Groups, Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Early R&B

The Low Anthem
Smart Flesh
Nonesuch
Indie Folk, Neo-Traditional Folk, Americana, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Luyas
Too Beautiful to Work
Dead Oceans Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Malachai
Return to the Ugly Side
Domino
Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mississippi Fred Mcdowell
Downhome Blues 1959
JSP Records
Regional Blues, Country Blues, Blues Revival

Original Soundtrack
No Strings Attached
Lakeshore Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Urban, Soundtracks

Puro Instinct
Headbangers in Ecstacy
Mexican Summer
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Ronettes
Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes
Sony Music Distribution
Brill Building Pop, Girl Groups, Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Early R&B

Roxette
Charm School
EMI

Gil Scott-Heron/Jamie xx
We’re New Here
XL Recordings
Poetry, Spoken Word, Dubstep, Left-Field Hip-Hop, Jazz-House, Experimental Ambient, Experimental Dub, Dark Ambient, Garage, Electro, Trip-Hop, House

Matthew Shipp
Art of the Improviser
Thirsty Ear Recordings
Avant-Garde Jazz, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Modern Composition

Six Organs of Admittance
Asleep on the Floodplain
Drag City
Indie Rock, Experimental, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Slug Guts
Howlin’ Gang
Sacred Bones
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector 1961-1966
Phil Spector Records
Brill Building Pop, Girl Groups, Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Early R&B, Baroque Pop

Colin Stetson
New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges
Constellation
Free Improvisation, Saxophone Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Avant-Garde Jazz

Toro y Moi
Underneath the Pine
Carpark Records
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

John Waite
Rough & Tumble
Frontiers

Johnny Winter
Live Bootleg Series, Vol. 7
Friday Music
Slide Guitar Blues, Modern Electric Texas Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Album Rock, Boogie Rock, Arena Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock

New CD Album Releases, 2-15-2011: Drive By Truckers, PJ Harvey, Justin Bieber Re-mixes!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

New album by the Drive By Truckers this week, Go-Go Boots. Haven’t heard it, but you might want to give a listen to new music from the creators of “Daddy Needs a Drink.”

Other than that, there’s a new PJ Harvey album. If you want to scare your children, make them look at any picture of PJ Harvey. But if you want to seriously punish them, make them listen to one of her screeching, tuneless albums. If you come across any of the many critic types who have ever praised any of her records, you can probably take it that they’re trend chasing idiots what wouldn’t know a real song if it bit them on their ass.

We do have a little something-something for you homosexual pedophiles out there: Justin Bieber has a remix album! I have trouble imagining who else it is would buy this kids’ records. I guess I’m missing something, but I really have trouble imagining even a 12 year old girl actually spending money on Justin Bieber. But then maybe a lot of that is young girls making Daddy spend the money. Then again, I shouldn’t be so mean to poor Justin. He’s dreamy.

This Week’s Faves
Love Faces Lyrics
Trey Songz
Ready To Start Lyrics
Arcade Fire
When I Come Back Lyrics
50 Cent
All My Life Lyrics
Wynter Gordon
Grenade Lyrics
Lil’ Wayne
Forget You Lyrics
Cee Lo Green
Come Back You Bad Person Lyrics
Kahi
Rescue Me Lyrics
You Me At Six
Who Says Lyrics
Selena Gomez
Rock With You Lyrics
Bobby V

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Grizzly Bear
Blue Valentine
Lakeshore Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Indie Rock, Soundtracks

Bright Eyes
The People’s Key
Saddle Creek Records
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Drive-By Truckers
Go-Go Boots
PIAS
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Country-Rock

PJ Harvey
Let England Shake
Vagrant
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

AgesandAges
Alright You Restless
Knitting Factory Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country

Arbouretum
The Gathering
Thrill Jockey
Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock, Space Rock, Heavy Metal

Asobi Seksu
Fluorescence
Polyvinyl
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Shoegaze

The Babies
The Babies
Shrimper
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Pop, Noise Pop

Beans
End It All
Anticon
Left-Field Hip-Hop, Underground Rap, Alternative Rap

Justin Bieber
Never Say Never: The Remixes
Island
Pop, Teen Pop, Dance-Pop

Brown Recluse
Evening Tapestry
Slumberland
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Hayes Carll
KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)
Lost Highway
Americana, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Roots Rock

Chixdiggit!
Safeways Here We Come
Fat Wreck Chords
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Indie Rock

Dennis Coffey
Absolutely the Best of Dennis Coffey
Varese Sarabande
R&B Instrumental, Funk, Detroit Rock

Cowboy Junkies
Nomad Series: Demons, Vol. 2
Razor & Tie
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Alternative Pop/Rock

Iestyn Davies
Handel: Nine German Arias
Wigmore Hall Live
Baroque Vocal Music

Jackie DeShannon
Come and Get Me: The Complete Liberty and Imperial Singles, Vol. 2
Ace
Brill Building Pop, AM Pop, Early Pop/Rock, Sunshine Pop, Folk-Rock, Folk-Pop

The Dears
Degeneration Street
Dangerbird Records
Post-Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dom
Sun Bronzed Greek Gods
Astralwerks
Indie Rock, Instrumental Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fats Domino
Rare Dominos 1 & 2
Beat Goes On
Rock & Roll

Dream Diary
You Are the Beat
Kanine Records
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

East River Pipe
We Live in Rented Rooms
Merge
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative Pop/Rock

Elephant Man
Dance & Sweep… Adventures of the Energy God
VP
Dancehall

A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Cervantine
L.M. Dupli-Cation
Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tim Hecker
Ravedeath, 1972
Kranky
Experimental Ambient

Pietari Inkinen
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Naxos
Modern Orchestral Music

Rick Rizzo/Tara Key
Double Star
Thrill Jockey
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Shawn Lee & the Ping Pong Orchestra
World of Funk
Ubiquity Recordings
Experimental Rock, Clubjazz, Funky Breaks, Electronica, Exotica, Jazz-Funk

Lifeguards
Waving at the Astronauts
Ernest Jenning
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Teena Marie
Icon
Universal Motown
Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm, Disco

Mogwai
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Sub Pop
Experimental Rock, Space Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Music
Singles & EPs: 2001-2005
Virgin Catalogue
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Occult Detective Club
Crimes
Alive Records
Punk/New Wave, Punk Revival, American Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock

Off!
First Four EPs
Vice Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Hardcore Punk

Emil Rovner
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Cello Works
Divox
Modern Chamber Music

Christoph Spering
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Elias
MDG
Romantic Choral Music

Tabea Zimmermann
Brahms, Clarke, Vieuxtemps; Sonatas for Viola & Piano
Myrios Classics
Romantic and Modern Chamber Music

Ben Ottewell
Shapes & Shadows
ATO
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk

Refrigerator
Dangerous
Shrimper
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative Pop/Rock

Rev Theory
Justice
Geffen
Post-Grunge, Hard Rock

Smokey Robinson
Solo Albums, Vol. 4: Love Breeze/Where There’s Smoke… Hip-O Select
Smooth Soul, Quiet Storm, Pop-Soul, Soul

Runner Runner
Runner Runner
Capitol
Emo-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

La Sera
La Sera
Hardly Art
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Noise Pop

A Skylit Drive
Identity on Fire
Fearless Records
Screamo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore

Sonic Youth
Simon Werner a Disparu
Syr
Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Film Music, Soundtracks, Alternative Pop/Rock

Eddie Spaghetti
Sundowner
Bloodshot
Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Country-Rock

The Streets
Computers and Blues
Warner Bros UK
British Rap, Garage Rap/Grime, Garage, Club/Dance

Telekinesis
12 Desperate Straight Lines
Morr Music
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Twilight Singers
Dynamite Steps
Sub Pop
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Disney Jazz, Vol. 1: Everybody Wants To Be a Cat
Walt Disney
Contemporary Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop, Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop

Alex Winston
Sister Wife
Heavy Roc
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop

Young Galaxy
Shapeshifting
Paper Bag Records
Indie Pop, Dream Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Yuck
Yuck
Fat Possum
Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Shoegaze, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Zoey Van Goey
Propeller Versus Wings
Chemikal Underground
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

New CD Album Releases, 2-8-2011: Yanni, Miles Davis

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Sometimes on sleepless nights, I lay awake wondering what has happened to international superstar Yanni. What has he been doing since his last album of original material over seven years ago, way back in 2003. This week our prayers are answered with the release of Truth of Touch. At this rate, he’s publishing two songs per year. You can’t hurry genius.

Miles comes up with more interesting records 20 years dead than nearly anyone livine. Miles Davis Bitches Brew Live comes from two concerts. The first three cuts were from the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival, some nine months before the release of the studio album. The other six recordings are from the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, four months after the album came out.
Miles Davis

Chart stoppers
This Guy’s In Love With You Pare Lyrics
Parokya Ni Edgar
Lucifer Lyrics
Shinee
Reflections Lyrics
Bliss N Eso
Taylor Gang Lyrics
Wiz Khalifa
Telephone Lyrics
Lady GaGa
Club Banger Nation Lyrics
Nicole Scherzinger
Monster Lyrics
Britney Spears
Bad Kids Lyrics
Lady GaGa
Till The World Ends Lyrics
Britney Spears
Common Denominator Lyrics
Justin Bieber

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Tao Of The Dead [Limited Edition]
Richter Scale
Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Nicole Atkins
Mondo Amore
Razor & Tie Music
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock

Cut Copy
Zonoscope
Modular Records
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Club/Dance

Miles Davis
Bitches Brew Live
Sony Legacy
Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Trumpet Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Akron/Family
S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
Dead Oceans Records
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Hoyt Axton
Snowblind Friend/Free Sailin’
Raven
Country-Pop, Country-Folk, Traditional Country

Jack Bruce & the Cuicoland Express
Live at the Milkyway
EMI Music Distribution

Tony Christie
Now’s the Time
Acid Jazz Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock

Francis Colpron
La Geniale: Sinfonias & Concertos
ATMA Classique
Baroque Orchestral Music

Jeremy Denk
Jeremy Denk Plays Bach
Azica RecordsBaroque Piano Music

Simone Dinnerstein
Bach: A Strange Beauty
Sony Classical
Baroque Orchestral Music

Kurt Elling
The Gate
Decca
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz Vocals, Post-Bop

Esben and the Witch
Violet Cries
Matador Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Holger Falk
Francis Poulenc: Mélodies sur des Poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire
MDG
Modern Vocal Music

Thea Gilmore
Murphy’s Heart
Fullfill
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Hawk Nelson
Crazy Love
Tooth & Nail
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative CCM, Punk-Pop, Contemporary Christian, CCM

Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Chasing Someday
Dualtone Music
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Southern Rock

Howlin’ Wolf
Live and Cookin’ at Alice’s Revisited
Raven
Electric Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Chicago Blues

Joan as Police Woman
The Deep Field
PIAS
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Amy MacDonald
Love Love: UK & European Tour 2010
Concert Live Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Jessica Lea Mayfield
Tell Me
Nonesuch
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Shannon McNally
Western Ballad
Sacred Sumac Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock

Mr. Big
What If…
Ais
Pop-Metal, Heavy Metal

Michael Murphey
Michael Murphey/Lone Wolf/Peaks Valleys Honky-Tonks & Alleys
Raven

Tammuz Piano Quartet
George Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
CPO
Modern Chamber Music

Over the Rhine
The Long Surrender
Great Speckled Dog
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Silk Flowers
Ltd.Form
PPM Records
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Frank Sinatra
Best of Vegas
Concord
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards, Swing, Vocal Pop, Show Tunes

Thin Lizzy
Jailbreak
Mercury
Album Rock, British Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll

Teddy Thompson
Bella
Verve Forecast Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Original Soundtrack
Gnomeo and Juliet
Buena Vista
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Rock & Roll, Film Music, Soundtracks

Various Artists
The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Vol. 1
Americana, Outlaw Country, Progressive Country

The Wailin’ Jennys
Bright Morning Stars
True North Records
Neo-Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Country-Folk, Sea Shanties

Yanni
Truth of Touch
Yanni Wake Entertainment
Contemporary Instrumental, Progressive Electronic, Adult Alternative, Keyboard/Synthesizer/New Age, Adult Contemporary, Neo-Classical

New CD Album Releases, 2-1-2011: White Stripes Nation Mourns, Bob Marley, David Lowery

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

White StripesSad news this week: The White Stripes have officially disbanded. White Stripes Nation is in mourning. But perhaps it is creative destruction, as Jack White prepares that seven nation army for a coup against the toddering Obama regime. Insiders suspect that Jack White will soon be swept into office with powers that will make martial law look like anarchy! I strongly recommend reviewing the 2007 masterpiece Icky Thump.

Other than that, the most likely thing would be Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 [Deluxe Edition]. I don’t know that it has any special musical value, but this was Bob Marley’s widely bootlegged last show. Thus it has some historical interest.

chart toppers
Up To You Lyrics
Chris Brown
Best Love Song Lyrics
T PAIN
Hang You Up Lyrics
Yellowcard
I’m the Best Lyrics
Nicki Minaj
Electroman Lyrics
Benny Benassi
No Other Lyrics
Super Junior
Wizard Lyrics
Kid Cudi
Just Can’t Get Enough Lyrics
Black Eyed Peas
Baby I Like It Lyrics
Kevin Cossom
Fool For You Lyrics
Melanie Fiona

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
The Go! Team
Rolling Blackouts
Memphis Industries
Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

David Lowery
The Palace Guards
429 Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bob Marley & the Wailers
Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 [Deluxe Edition]
Island
Roots Reggae

Arthur’s Landing
Arthur’s Landing
Strut
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Marc Coppey
Schubert: Arpeggione; Sonatina; Trio No. 1, Op. 99
AeonRomantic Chamber Music

Cowboy Mouth
Mardi Gras
Valley Entertainment
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Demdike Stare
Tryptych
Modern Love
Dark Ambient, Experimental, Experimental Electronic, Experimental Techno

Dirtbombs
Party Store
In the Red Records
Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Faust
Something Dirty
Bureau B
Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Experimental, Alternative/Indie Rock, Kraut Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Aretha Franklin
Great American Songbook
Legacy
American Popular Song, Traditional Pop, Soul

Hatchback
Zeus and Apollo
Lo
Downtempo

Hot Club of Cowtown
What Makes Bob Holler
Proper Records
Retro Swing, Western Swing Revival

I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani
Mendelssohn: Piano Sextet; String Octet
CPO
Romantic Chamber Music

the JaneDear girls
the JaneDear girls
Reprise
Contemporary Country

The Joy Formidable
The Big Roar
Canvasback
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Alexis Kossenko
Vivaldi: Concerti per il flauto traversier
Alpha Productions
Baroque Chamber Music

MEN
Talk About Body
Iamsound
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Lorin Maazel
Bruckner: 10 Symphonien
BR Klassik
Post-Romantic Orchestral Music

Ricky Martin
Musica + Alma + Sexo
Sony

Matisyahu
Live At Stubb’s, Vol. 2
MRI Associated Labels
Contemporary Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Jewish Music, Dancehall

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Go Down Under
Fat Wreck Chords Punk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Comedy Rock, Punk Revival, Punk/New Wave

George Michael
Faith [2CD/DVD]
Columbia
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Urban, Dance-Pop, Dance-Rock

North Mississippi Allstars
Keys to the Kingdom
Songs of the South Records Retro-Rock, Americana, Southern Rock, Boogie Rock, American Trad Rock, Roots Rock, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll

Vox Altera Ensemble
Gavin Bryars: Madrigals, Vol. 1
GB Records
Contemporary Choral Music

Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under
Liberation

The Rippingtons/Russ Freeman
Cote D’Azur
Peak Records
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Contemporary Jazz

Robert Scott
Ends Run Together
Flying Nun (New Zealand)
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Seefeel
Seefeel
Warp
Experimental Rock, Experimental Techno, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Techno

Rod Stewart
The Best Of… The Great American Songbook
RCA
Traditional Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, American Popular Song

Various Artists
Pop Ambient 2011
Kompakt
Ambient Techno, Ambient

New CD Album Releases, 1-25-2011: Wanda Jackson, Iron and Wine, Gang of Four

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Wanda JacksonAlright, now we’ve got something in the new year worth putting your ears to. At the age of 73, Wanda Jackson is back in more than full effect with The Party Ain’t Over on Jack White’s Third Man Records. She sure don’t sound like some old woman. Indeed, she sounds like a very seasoned young girl. It’s kind of a hard affect to explain. It’s freaky how totally this girl can sell Amy Winehouse’s “You Know That I’m No Good.”

She lays claim to being the first female rock and roll singer and the queen of rockabilly from her original time going back to the 1950s. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

She of course benefits from the full Jack White treatment. Like with Loretta Lynn, he sees something really vital in this old gal and knows how to bring it out. Look up her performance of “Shakin’ All Over” with a White-led band on Letterman, which will likely knock you right down to your socks. Dig that quick guitar solo that Jack rips out.

She’s doing covers, but there’s covers and then there’s covers. Some of this is the power and nuance of her voice. A lot of it here comes from Jack White’s skills as an orchestrator. It’s not just fancy Jack White guitar playing, but all the little things. Dig the simple trombone on this version of “Busted.” Kind of makes you curious what Jack White could do for himself making an album with this band, unrestricted by the self-imposed two-man-band stricture of the White Stripes.

new billboard hits
Inevitably Lyrics
Beyonce Knowles
Drippin’ Lyrics
Keri Hilson
Su Woo Lyrics
Game
Closer to the Edge Lyrics
30 Seconds to Mars
Can A Drummer Get Some Lyrics
Travis Barker
21st Century Girl Lyrics
Willow Smith
Hit The Lights Lyrics
Jay Sean
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved Lyrics
Script
Scheisse Lyrics
Lady GaGa
Roll Up Lyrics
Wiz Khalifa

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Cold War Kids
Mine Is Yours
Downtown Records
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Deerhoof
Deerhoof vs. Evil
Polyvinyl
Noise-Rock, Noise Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Destroyer
Kaputt
Merge
Synth Pop, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Iron and Wine
Kiss Each Other Clean
Warner Bros.
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Folk, Indie Rock

Wanda Jackson
The Party Ain’t Over
Third Man Records
Country Gospel, Rockabilly, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

LCD Soundsystem
London Sessions
Virgin
Alternative Dance, Indie Electronic, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

Marin Alsop
Michael Daugherty: Route 66
Naxos
Contemporary Orchestral Music

Apex Manor
The Year of Magical Drinking
Merge
Power Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ben + Vesper
HONORS
Sounds Familyre
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Charles Bradley
No Time For Dreaming
Daptone
Contemporary R&B, Soul-Blues, Adult Contemporary R&B

Alexander Briger
Walton, Shostakovich: Cello Concertos
Signum Classics
Modern Music for Cello and Orchestra

Chikita Violenta
Tre3s
Arts & Crafts
Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cloud Nothings
Cloud Nothings
Carpark Records
Noise-Rock, Lo-Fi, Noise Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bing Crosby/Rosemary Clooney
Bing & Rosie: The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions
Collectors’ Choice Music
Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Swing, American Popular Song

Bing Crosby
Bing Sings the Sinatra Songbook
Collectors’ Choice Music
Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song

Bing Crosby
A Southern Memoir
Collectors’ Choice Music
Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop, American Popular Song

Death
Spiritual Mental Physical
Drag City
Detroit Rock, Proto-Punk

Delicate Steve
Wondervisions
Smallboypants
Experimental Rock, Post-Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Matthew Friedberger
Napoleonette
Thrill Jockey
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Vinicius Cantuaria & Bill Frisell
Lagrimas Mexicanas
eOne
Alternative Latin, Sonidero, Cuban Traditions, Brazilian Traditions, Afro-Brazilian, Mexican Traditions, Danzon, Afro-Colombian, Mambo, Samba

Fujiya & Miyagi
Ventriloquizzing
Yep Roc
Alternative Dance, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic

Gang of Four
Content
Yep Roc
Post-Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Karina Gauvin
Fete galante
Atma Classique
Modern and Contemporary Vocal Music

The Get Up Kids
There Are Rules
Quality Hill Records
Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Hardcore Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock

I Was a King
Old Friends
Sounds Familyre
Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Lia Ices
Grown Unknown
Jagjaguwar
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Amos Lee
Mission Bell
Blue Note
Neo-Soul, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Soul, Adult Contemporary

The Loves
Love You
Fortuna Pop
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Carolina Chocolate Drops/Luminescent Orchestrii
Carolina Chocolate Drops/Luminescent Orchestrii
Nonesuch
Romanian, Balkan, South/Eastern European Traditions, Progressive Folk, Gypsy, String Bands, Folk Jazz, New Acoustic, Old-Timey

Phil Manley
Life Coach
Thrill Jockey
Alternative/Indie Rock

Keiko Matsui
The Road…
Shanachie
Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Contemporary Instrumental, Neo-Classical

James Vincent McMorrow
Early in the Morning
Burning Rope Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Folk-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Monotonix
Not Yet
Drag City
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Motorhead
The World Is Yours
Udr
British Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

My Disco
Little Joy
Temporary Residence
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Joe Nichols
Greatest Hits
Universal Music
New Traditionalist, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan

Pantagruel
Nymphidia
Carpe Diem
Baroque Vocal and Chamber Music

Parley of Instruments
Musical London c. 1700: From Purcell to Handel
Chandos
Baroque Vocal and Chamber Music

The Radio Dept.
Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010
Labrador
Noise Pop, Dream Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Corinne Bailey Rae
The Love EP
Capitol
Adult Contemporary R&B, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

The Rat Pack
The Very Best of the Rat Pack [Rhino 2010]
Sinatra Audio
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Cast Recordings, Swing, Show Tunes, American Popular Song

Say Hi
Um, Uh Oh
Barsuk
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Rock

Sic Alps
Napa Asylum
Drag City
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sonny Smith
100 Records, Vol. 2: I Miss the Jams
Turn Up
Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Thank You
Golden Worry
Thrill Jockey
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sidi Toure & Friends
Sahel Folk
Thrill Jockey
Malian Music, West African, African Traditions, African Folk

The Vagrants
I Can’t Make a Friend 1965-1968
Light in the Attic Records
Garage Rock, Psychedelic

John Vanderslice/the Magik Magik Orchestra
White Wilderness
Dead Oceans Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Chamber Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Various Artists
Grammy 2011 Nominees
Jive
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary R&B, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Wisin & Yandel
Los Vaqueros: El Regreso
Universal Music Latino
Reggaeton, Latin Dance, Pop-Rap, Pop

Witches
A Haunted Person’s Guide to the Witches
Alive Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Rock Revival, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

Willie Wright
Telling the Truth
Numero
Soul, Singer/Songwriter, Progressive Folk, Folk Jazz

Young Prisms
Friends for Now
Kanine Records
Noise Pop, Shoegaze, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

New CD Album Releases, 1-18-2011: James Blunt, Gregg Allman, Pearl Jam

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

James BluntJames Blunt is the big fish of this week’s new releases, with his third album Some Kind of Trouble. I really WANT to like James Blunt, but there’s just nothing to this album. It’s moderately well crafted pop songwriting, but not especially catchy. I’ve made myself listen to the damned thing at least four times, and I couldn’t tell you a single song title. He’s just got nothing to say.

Back To Bedlam rocked my little world. “No Bravery” still haunts me. I didn’t even get tired of “You’re Beautiful.” But he’s looking like one of those cats who makes a great debut, and shoots their whole wad doing it. But let me just say that this was a great achievement if the guy never writes another decent song.

Then there’s Phish, which have several new live albums this week. So, listen to several more meandering live versions of their bland, mediocre and utterly unmemorable songs – or poke your eardrums out with a sharp stick. Decisions, decisions. Who actually spends money on this crap?

fresh new music
Lean On Me Lyrics
Bill Withers
Born To Be Somebody Lyrics
Justin Bieber
Science And Faith Lyrics
Script
Welcome To The Family Lyrics
Avenged Sevenfold
Save Me Lyrics
Nicki Minaj
Take Your Clothes Off Lyrics
Timbaland
Take Me Away Lyrics
Keyshia Cole
Beautiful People Lyrics
Chris Brown
The Ballad Of Mona Lisa Lyrics
Panic! At the Disco
On The Floor Lyrics
Jennifer Lopez

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Gregg Allman
Low Country Blues
Rounder Records
Blues-Rock, Southern Rock, Modern Electric Blues

The Decemberists
The King Is Dead
Rough Trade
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Jayhawks
Hollywood Town Hall
Universal Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alt-Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Pearl Jam
Live on Ten Legs
Ten Club
Hard Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

White Lies
Ritual
Geffen/Fiction
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Afro-Soultet
Afrodesia
Ubiquity
Soul Jazz, World Fusion, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Soul

James Blunt
Some Kind of Trouble
Atlantic
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Singer/Songwriter

Braids
Native Speaker
Kanine Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Mariah Carey
The Essential Mariah Carey
Sony Music
Dance-Pop, Adult Contemporary, Club/Dance, Urban

Benjy Davis Project
Sincerely
Rock Ridge Music
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Disappears
Guider
Kranky Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Steven Drozd
The Heart is a Drum Machine
Twinkle Cash
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

Ducktails
Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics
Woodsist Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Electric Wizard
Black Masses
Rise Above Records
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Alternative Metal, Sludge Metal, Heavy Metal

Farewell to Freeway
Filthy Habits
Victory Records
Alternative Metal, Screamo, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fergus & Geronimo
Unlearn
Hardly Art Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Damon Fowler
Devil Got His Way
Blind Pig
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues

David Fray
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 25
Virgin Classics
Classical Music for Piano and Orchestra

The Jayhawks
Tomorrow the Green Grass [Legacy Edition]
Universal Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alt-Country

Kidz Bop Kids
Kidz Bop 19
Razor & Tie Music
Childen’s Pop, Teen Pop, Sing-Alongs, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Angelika Kirchschlager
Gustav Mahler: Lieder
Quinton
Post-Romantic Vocal Music

Leopold String Trio
Con Chitarrone
Challenge Classics
Renaissance and Baroque Chamber Music

Daniel Martin Moore
In the Cool of the Day
Sub Pop Contemporary Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel

Mount Eerie
Black Wooden
Latitudes
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative Pop/Rock

Musica Nova
In Memoriam: Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe Notre Dame
Aeon
Medieval Choral Music

Oh No Oh My
People Problems
Koenig
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mitsuko Uchida
Schumann: Fantasie; Davidsbündlertänze
Decca
Romantic Piano Music

Phish
Live Phish: 6/27/10 Merriweather Post Pavillion
Jemp Records
Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Phish
Live Phish: 07.03.2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
Jemp Records Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Phish
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Jemp Records
Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Robert Pollard
Space City Kicks
Guided by Voices
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ponderosa
Moonlight Revival
New West American
Trad Rock, Southern Rock, Roots Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Country, Jam Bands

Roomful of Blues
Hook, Line & Sinker
Alligator Records
Modern Electric Blues, Contemporary Blues

Smith Westerns
Dye It Blonde
Fat Possum
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi

Social Distortion
Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
Epitaph
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sofrito Specials
Sofrito (Tropical Discotheque)
Strut
Cuban Traditions, African Traditions, Caribbean Traditions, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, Club/Dance, Afro-Colombian

Tennis
Cape Dory
Fat Possum
Indie Pop, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Times of Grace
HYMNOFABROKENMAN
Roadrunner Records
Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Warpaint
Exquisite Corpse [6Tracks]
Manimal Vinyl
Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

White Fence
White Fence Is Growing Faith
Woodsist
Neo-Psychedelia, Lo-Fi, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Robag Wruhme
Wuppdeckmishmampflow
Kompakt Germany
Experimental Techno, Club/Dance, Techno

New CD Album Releases, 1-11-2011: Edie Brickell

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Still pretty slow in the new albums this second week of the year. The only thing that really looks like it would be vaguely interesting is a new Edie Brickell record, which might would be worth a spin. Other than that, could I interest you in a Fockers soundtrack?

Looking forward to…
I Get Lonely Too Lyrics
Jeremih
Mr. Right Now Lyrics
Pitbull
El Lay Lyrics
Snoop Dogg
The Transporter Lyrics
Rick Ross
The Best Thing About Me Lyrics
Ricky Martin
Nightmare Lyrics
GD & TOP
Cold As Ice Lyrics
B.O.B.
Limit To Your Love Lyrics
James Blake
I’m The King Lyrics
Game
Animal Lyrics
Lady GaGa

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s new CD album releases:
British Sea Power
Valhalla Dancehall
Rough Trade
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cake
Showroom of Compassion
Upbeat Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tapes ‘n Tapes
Outside
Ibid
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Wire
Red Barked Tree
Pink Flag
Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band
Ethiopiques, Vol. 26 (1972-1974)
Buda African Traditions, East African, Worldbeat, World Fusion

The Beets
Stay Home
Captured Tracks
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Birds of Avalon
Birds of Avalon
Bladen County
Garage Rock Revival, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock

Edie Brickell
Edie Brickell
Racecarlotta
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Broken Records
Let Me Come Home
4AD
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cage The Elephant
Thank You Happy Birthday
Red Ink Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Freezepop
Imaginary Friends
Archenemy
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop

T-Model Ford and GravelRoad
Taledragger
Alive
Regional Blues, Modern Delta Blues, Electric Delta Blues, Juke Joint Blues, Contemporary Blues, Urban Blues, Blues-Rock, Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Delta Blues

Hammock
Longest Year
Hammock Music
Dream Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Thomas Hampson
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Deutsche Grammophon
Modern Vocal Music

Lang Lang
Gran Turismo 5: The Official Soundtrack
Sony Classical
Game Soundtrack

Louis C.K.
Hilarious
Comedy Central
Standup Comedy, Comedy, Observational Humor

Minks
By The Hedge
Captured Tracks
Shoegaze, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

N.E.R.D.
The Best of N.E.R.D.
Virgin Catalogue
Rap-Rock, Alternative Rap, Alternative Pop/Rock

Original Soundtrack
Little Fockers
Varese Sarabande
Soundtracks

Original Television Soundtrack
Season 4: Music From The Showtime Series: Californication
Arrival/Scion Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Southern Rock, Soundtracks

Shackleton
Fabric 55
Fabric
Club/Dance

Steel Magnolia
Steel Magnolia
Big Machine
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Surf City
Kudos
Fire
Noise Pop, New Zealand Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Abigail Washburn
City of Refuge
Foreign Children
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Contemporary Folk, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Bluegrass

The White Wires
WWII
Dirtnap
Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

New CD Album Releases, 1-4-2010: Not a damned thing worth bothering with

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I’m seeing not a single thing in the new releases for this first week of 2011.

Latest songs
Enemy Lyrics
Cascada
Teach You To Fly Lyrics
Wiz Khalifa
Edge Of Glory Lyrics
Lady GaGa
It Hurts Lyrics
Lady GaGa
I’m On You Lyrics
Timati
This Dream Is Too Good Lyrics
Justin Bieber
My Body Lyrics
Young The Giant
Who Are You Lyrics
Nas
I Am The Champion Lyrics
B.O.B.
Hurt You Again Lyrics
Frankmusik

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Original Soundtrack
The Illusionist
Milan
Stage & Screen

Various Artists
Circus Days: Pop Psych Obscurities 1966-1972
Past & Present
Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Now Dance Arabia 2010
EMI Arabia
International

Various Artists
The Internalization of Mässy
Electronic

Eliot Grasso
Up Against the Flatirons
Pop/Rock

Ella Fitzgerald
TWELVENIGHTSINHOLLYWOODVOL12
Verve
Vocal

Ella Fitzgerald
Icon: Love Songs
Verve
Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald
Twelve Nights in Hollywood, Vols. 3-4
Verve
Vocal

Emma
A Me Piace Cosi’
Universal Italy
International

Emma
Special Edition
Universal Italy
International

Emmett Gill
Mountain Groves/Ace and Deuce
International

Fabio Concato
Fabio Concato, Vol. 2
Universal Italy
International

Fabri Fibra
Fabri Fibra
Universal Italy
International

Fabri Fibra
Controcultura
Universal Italy
International

Falling Sun
Void
Rhombus
Pop/Rock

Flied Egg
Good Bye
Pop/Rock

Four Quarters
Pocket Full of Change
Crystal Ball
Pop/Rock

Foxx
The Revolt of Emily Young
Pop/Rock

Francesco Renga
Un Giorno Bellissimo
Universal Italy
International

Frank Sinatra
Thirty Six All Time Greatest
Timeless
Easy Listening

Gary Hoey
Get a Grip
Ais
Pop/Rock

Generationals
Trust
Park the Van
Pop/Rock

George W. Carroll
Life Is Good
Rhombus
Jazz

Gift of Gab
4th Dimension Rocketships Going Up
Quannum Projects
Rap

Green
To Help Somebody
Pop/Rock

Hikaru Utada
Single Collection, Vol. 2
EMI
Pop/Rock

Imogen Heap
Icon
Hip-O
Pop/Rock

Jake Shimabukuro
Peace, Love, Ukulele
Mailboat
International

Jerry Clower
Icon
MCA
Comedy/Spoken

Jethro Tull
36 All-Time Greatest Hits
Timeless
Pop/Rock

Jim Croce
All Time Classics
Timeless
Pop/Rock

Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor
6131
Pop/Rock

Juliette
No Parano
Polydor Import
International

Kein Hass Da
Hirntrafo: Bad Brains Transformation
Groove Attack
Pop/Rock

La Locomotora Negra
‘Round Christmas
Fresh Sound
Jazz

Lateef & the Chief
Maroons: Ambush
Quannum Projects
Rap

Le Chile
Out of the West
International

Lee Ann Womack
Icon
MCA
Country

Louisiana Red
Sweet Blood Call
Fat Possum
Blues

Luis Bonilla
Twilight
Planet Arts
Jazz

Mae West
Wild Christmas/Fabulous Mae
Easy Listening

Marko Ciciliani
Jeanne of the Dark
Ahornfelder
Electronic

Marracash
Fino a Qui Tutto Bene
Universal Italy
International

Mel Torme
Broadway Right Now
Flare
Stage & Screen

Melchior Alias
Melchior Alias…
Pop/Rock

Milva
Non Conosco: Nessun Patirzio!
Universal Italy
Pop/Rock

Ministri
Fuori
Universal Italy
International

Nat King Cole
Thirty Six All Time Greatest
Timeless
Easy Listening

Nina Zilli
Sempre Lontano [Bonus DVD]
Universal Italy
R&B

Patsy Touhey
Piping of Patsy
Touhey
International

Redondo Beat
Meet Redondo Beat
Dionysus
Pop/Rock

Reverend John Wilkins
You Can’t Hurry God
Big Legal Mess
Blues

Rohff
La Cuenta
EMI France
International

Schiller
Breathless
Electronic

Sean Potts
Number, Vol. 6
International

Seventh Heaven
Seventh Heaven
Rhombus
Jazz

Sheryl Crow
Icon 2
A&M
Pop/Rock

Sheryl Crow
Icon
A&M
Pop/Rock

Sir Jonathan Burton
In the Zone: Southern Soul Style, Vol. 1
Aviara Music
Blues

Solid Gold Revue
Love’s Traffic: Solid Gold Revue
Pop/Rock

Speed, Glue & Shinki
Eve
Phoenix
Pop/Rock

Steve Lambert
May
Planet Arts
Jazz

Sud Sound System
Ultimamente
Universal Italy
International

Summerhill
Summerhill
Pop/Rock

Tammi Terrell
Icon: Love Songs
Motown
Pop/Rock

Terell Stafford
Bridging the Gap
Planet Arts
Jazz

The Lost Children of Babylon
Zeitgeist: Spirit of the Age
Rap

The S.O.S. Band
Icon
R&B

The Windupdeads
Army of Invisible Men
Pop/Rock

Tommy Kearney
Master Pipers, Vol. 2
International

Tyler Ramsey
A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea
Fat Possum
Pop/Rock

Umberto Balsamo
Universal Music Collection
Universal Italy
International

Valerie Smith
Here’s a Little Song
Bell Buckle
Country

Vanessa Carlton
Icon
A&M
Pop/Rock

Vanilla Sky
Fragile
Universal Italy
International

Willie Mitchell
It’s Dance Time
Fat Possum
R&B

Wilson Pickett
Thirty Six All Time Greatest Timeless
Pop/Rock

Wolves and the Radio
Wolves and the Radio
Anchorless
Pop/Rock

Zucchero
Chocabeck
Universal Italy
International

New CD Album Releases, 12-28-2010: Macy Gray RULES the Year in Music

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Macy GrayIt’s the last week of 2010 and good riddance, musically speaking. There just wasn’t a lot of really worthwhile new music out this year. There was exactly ONE album that kicked my ass this year. That would be Macy Gray as The Sellout. That was a thing of beauty. If you don’t have it, you should just go ahead and spend the money. You NEED “There Is Beauty in the World” in your life.

Also, you really need the long at last banjo album from Steve Martin, The Crow: New Songs for Five String Banjo. Now there’s someone what can play their instrument – and it has two of the best songs of the year, “Late for School” and “Daddy Played the Banjo.”

Beyond that, I’ll give some props out for Ben Folds Lonely Avenue. A lot of that is for “Levi Johnston’s Blues,” but there’s definitely some points for “Picture Window” and a couple of others.

See you next year.

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Sedated Lyrics
Lady GaGa
Dance Tonight Lyrics
Kat Deluna
Twerk A Little Lyrics
Ciara
All About Him Lyrics
Auburn
Memories Lyrics
Britney Spears
Firestarter Lyrics
Cassie
Bigger Than Us Lyrics
White Lies
Parents Just Don’t Understand Lyrics
Willow Smith
Black Man’s Dream Lyrics
Rick Ross
Oh Mirror Lyrics
Britney Spears

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Here’s the list of last week of the year straggling CD album releases:

Andrew Gold
All This & Heaven Too
Ais
Pop/Rock

Dianne Reeves
New Morning
EMI
Vocal

Flame
Captured
Religious

Formel 1 Die Grossten Hits Amiga International

International Hello
International Hello
Holy Mountain
Electronic

Jude Cole
Jude Cole
Ais
Pop/Rock

Michael Omartian
White Horse
Universal Japan
Religious

Motorhead
World Is Yours [Limited Edition]
EMI
Pop/Rock

Paul Williams
Phantom of the Paradise
Universal Japan
Pop/Rock

Paul Williams
Life Goes On
Universal Japan
Pop/Rock

Pavlov’s Dog
Echo & Boo
Disk Union Japan
Pop/Rock

Roch Voisine
Confidences
Jive International

Roger Nichols
Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends
Universal Japan
Pop/Rock

Ronin
Ronin
Universal Japan
Pop/Rock

Rupert Holmes
Pursuit of Happiness
Universal Japan
Pop/Rock

Rupert Holmes
Partners in Crime
Universal Japan
Pop/Rock

Steve Forde
Wild Ride Rowdy Livin Right
ABC OZ
Pop/Rock

New CD Album Releases, 12-21-2010: Ghostface Killah, Jamie Foxx

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Hey kids, it’s Christmas and there’s nothing new this week worth taking time away from my eggnog to talk about. Hope Santa’s good to you.

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Little Drummer Boy Lyrics
Jimmy Fallon
Like Tonight Lyrics
Bruno Mars
Black Man’s Dream Lyrics
Rick Ross
Lovesick Lyrics
Emily Osment
No Labels Lyrics
Akon
Dance Tonight Lyrics
Kat Deluna
Gold Lyrics
Bruno Mars
Shine Lyrics
Ricky Martin
Rockstar Lyrics
Willow Smith
Oh Mirror Lyrics
Britney Spears

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Avant
The Letter Verve Forecast
Contemporary R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B, Soul

Keyshia Cole
Calling All Hearts
Geffen
Contemporary R&B

Jamie Foxx
Best Night of My Life
J-Records
Urban, Contemporary R&B

Ghostface Killah
Apollo Kids
Def Jam
Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Keri Hilson
No Boys Allowed
Interscope

Brand Nubian
Enter the Dubstep, Vol. 2
Ihiphop Distribution
Dubstep, Alternative Rap, East Coast Rap, Garage

Carter Burwell
True Grit [Original Soundtrack]
Nonesuch
Soundtracks

Gallicantus
Dialogues of Sorrow
Signum Classics
Renaissance Chamber Music

Henry Jackman
Gulliver’s Travels [2010 Soundtrack]
Varese Sarabande
Soundtracks

David Banner & 9th Wonder
Death of a Pop Star
E One Entertainment
Southern Rap, Alternative Rap

Voces8
Bach Motets
Signum Classics
Baroque Choral Music Arranged for Vocal Ensemble

West Edge String Quartet
Christmas Around the World
Centaur
Holiday Arrangements for String Quartet

Simone Young
Brahms: Sinfonie Nr. 1
Oehms Classics
Romantic Orchestral Music

Original Soundtrack
The Tourist [Varese Soundtrack]
Varese Sarabande
Soundtrack

New CD Album Releases, 12-14-2010: Michael Jackson, R Kelly

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

beautiful young Michael JacksonIt’s a week before Christmas and grisly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to seal your doom! That’s right boys and girls, Michael Jackson has come back from the dead with a new album called Michael. If I’m understanding correctly, the record company has a deal to put out as many as 10 posthumous albums of new material.

Look, the dude couldn’t come up with a decent album his last 15 or so years of having the significant creative advantage of being alive. On the other hand, being dead might have been an improvement over the last couple of albums. This first album would appear to be mostly made up of scraps that didn’t make the Invincible album. That’s starting out at the bottom of the barrel – and you’re going to get NINE MORE albums out of this?

Music Leaks
Christmas In Harlem Lyrics
Kanye West
Yep That’s Me Lyrics
Jamie Foxx
6 foot 7 foot Lyrics
Lil’ Wayne
I Do Lyrics
Colbie Caillat
Not A Love Song Lyrics
Wonderland
I Just Had Sex Lyrics
The Lonely Island
No Labels Lyrics
Akon
Stretch Lyrics
Mario
Tightrope Lyrics
Janelle Monae
Look At Me Now Lyrics
Chris Brown

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
III/IV
Paxamerican
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Diddy/Dirty Money
Last Train to Paris
Interscope
Pop, Club/Dance, Contemporary R&B

Michael Jackson
Michael
Epic
Pop, Contemporary R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop

R. Kelly
Love Letter
Jive
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B

Idil Biret
Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 8 “Pathetique” & 29 “Hammerklavier”
IBA
Classical Piano Music

Crystal Bowersox
Farmer’s Daughter
Jive
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Greyson Chance
Waiting Outside the Lines
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Teen Pop

Popa Chubby
The Essential Popa Chubby
Blind Pig
Contemporary Blues, Modern Electric Blues

Ciara
Basic Instinct
LaFace
Contemporary R&B, Pop

The Damned Things
Ironiclast
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Hawthorne String Quartet
David L. Post: String Quartets Nos. 2-4
NaxosContemporary Chamber Music

Mandelring Quartet
Janacek: Complete String Quartets
Audite
Modern Chamber Music

Midnight Juggernauts
The Crystal Axis
Siberia
Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

Arvo Part
Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa [Special Edition with Book] [Deluxe]
ECM
Contemporary Chamber Music

Phish
Live at the Legendary Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Jemp Records
Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

Shrag
Life! Death! Prizes!
Where It’s At Is Where You Ar Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tank
Now or Never
Contemporary R&B

Various Artists
Mahler: The People’s Edition
Deutsche Grammophon
Modern Orchestral Music

Volbeat
Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
Scandinavian Metal, Pop-Metal, Punk/New Wave, Arena Rock, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Punk

New CD Album Releases, 12-7-2010: Born Again Floozies Christmas

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Nothing worthwhile happening in the new albums, but we’ve got two exceptionally good original Christmas songs from the ever lovin’ Born Again Floozies available for download from iTunes or Amazon. “Blissed Out Christmas” makes a beautiful and melodic contemplative Christmas consideration. I’d call it a melancholy bliss. Very nice stuff.

Then there’s “Who Put the Ho In the ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’?” This account of a rowdy office Christmas party may be the party anthem of the whole year, never mind Christmas. I note that this is labeled “explicit” lyrics, but not very. About the worst of the horrible language would be the opening set up: “At work we got a mile long bitch list, but don’t the staff like to party at Christmas.” I would however, be interested in more details about that “lipstick party trick.” Yes, for just 89 cents you too can have a very floozy Christmas. I’d highly recommend it.

Coming music hits
I Do Lyrics
Colbie Caillat
Eyes Wide Shut Lyrics
JLS
Rumour Has It Lyrics
Adele
6 foot 7 foot Lyrics
Lil’ Wayne
Up Against The Wall Lyrics
Tino Coury
Magnetic Lyrics
Audio
Waiting Outside The Lines Lyrics
Greyson Chance
Yep That’s Me Lyrics
Jamie Foxx
Can’t Make This Over Lyrics
Pixie Lott
Party Dance Lyrics
Pitbull

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Natasha Bedingfield
Strip Me
Phonogenic
Dance-Pop, Adult Contemporary

Daft Punk
Tron: Legacy
Walt Disney
Electronica, House, Soundtracks, Club/Dance, Progressive House, Left-Field House

Deadmau5
4 x 4 = 12
Ultra Records
Techno, Club/Dance, House

Duffy
Endlessly
Mercury
Neo-Soul, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop, Soul

Feist
Look at What the Light Did Now
Interscope
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Plain White T’s
Wonders of the Younger
Universal Music
Punk-Pop, Emo-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival

Allerton & Alton
Black, White and Bluegrass
Bear Family
Close Harmony, String Bands, Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass

Anika
Anika
Invada
Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

David Arnold
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Sony Classical
Film Music, Original Score, Soundtracks

Jan Krzysztof Broja
Chopin: Chamber Music
Fryderyk Chopin InstRomantic Chamber Music

Imogen Cooper
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 22
Avie
Classical Music for Piano and Orchestra

Eluvium
The Motion Makes Me Last
Temporary Residence
Experimental Ambient, Alternative/Indie Rock

Flyleaf
Remember to Live
Octone/A&M
Emo, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Kevin Fowler
Best Of…So Far
Kevin Fowler Records
Contemporary Country, Honky Tonk

Daria Gloukhova
Mozart, Hummel, Mendelssohn
Centaur Records
Classical and Romantic Piano Music

Goodees
Condition Red: Complete Goodees
Ace
UK Girl Groups, Brill Building Pop

Hedley
The Show Must Go
Universal Music Canada
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Richard Hickox
Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Virgin Classics
Modern Opera

Hinder
The All American Nightmare
Universal Republic
Post-Grunge, Hard Rock

Eric Johnson
Up Close
Vortexan Music

Freddie King
Texas Flyer 1974 – 1976
Bear Family

Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra
Hooked Up Classics
Ubiquity Recordings
Big Beat, Electronica, Neo-Soul, Funky Breaks, Club/Dance, Soul

Robert Lehmann
Manuel Ponce: Chamber Music for Strings
Centaur Records
Modern Chamber Music

Ella Mae Morse
Rocks
Bear Family
Traditional Pop, Jump Blues, Big Band

Mumford & Sons
Sigh No More [Deluxe]
Indie Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, British Folk, Americana, Alternative Pop/Rock

The New Mastersounds
Masterology
Sundazed
Acid Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
I’m Here: Soundtrack To The Short Film By Spike Jonze
Chocolate Industries
Soundtracks

Pascal Pinon
Pascal Pinon
Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Remo Four
Smile!, Peter Gunn….and More
Bear Family
Merseybeat, British Invasion

Billy Riley
The Mojo Albums, Plus
Bear Family
Rockabilly Revival, Rock & Roll

Sufjan Stevens
All Delighted People EP
Asthmatic Kitty
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Chamber Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

T.I.
No Mercy
Atlantic
Southern Rap, Gangsta Rap

Shugo Tokumaru
Port Entropy
Souterrain Transmissions
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hitparade 1960
Bear Family

Various Artists
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hitparade 1959
Bear Family
Country Boogie, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Various Artists
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hitparade 1958
Bear Family
Country Boogie, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Various Artists
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hitparade 1957
Bear Family
Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Various Artists
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hitparade 1956
Bear Family
Country Boogie, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Paul Weller
Find The Torch Burn The Plans: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Island
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages
Ace
Rock & Roll

Charlie Wilson
Just Charlie
Jive
Contemporary R&B, Urban

New CD Album Releases, 11-30-2010: Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, Dinah Washington

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Dinah WashingtonThe Black Eyed Peas are one of the biggest bunches of nothing ever massively sold to the “music” buying public. They are pretty near to utterly devoid of any kind of musical talent. On the other hand, apparently some 11 million people spent money on their last pile of nothing. Oh yes, they are definitely Enemies of the People.

I guess you can’t hold it entirely against them for making crappy records when millions of people are anxious to hand them piles of money. But I will 100% hold it against the record buying public. If you’ve ever spent money on a damned Black Eyed Peas record, you are probably pretty much an idiot who wouldn’t know an actual SONG if it came up and bit your buttocks. Not to put too fine a point on it, but what’s wrong with you window lickers? Do they let you vote? No wonder the country’s so messed up.

Their new pile of nothingness is called The Beginning. Presumably, that would be the beginning of nausea. Their nearest approach here to an “idea” is an utterly unimaginative dance remix of the crappy Jennifer Warnes “Time of My Life” song. I mean, this is the lead single – their best shot. If you can imagine, it somehow goes downhill from there.

By the way, if there’s anybody out there in internet web land interested in actual MUSIC, there’s a very promising sounding Dinah Washington box set, The Fabulous Miss D! The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles 1943-1953. That’d be 107 chronologically arranged songs on four CDs. This was before albums, and before 45s. 102 of these were Mercury label 78s, and this represents the bulk of her short career.

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Hot Mess Lyrics
Chromeo
Your Song Lyrics
Ellie Goulding
Latin Girl Lyrics
Justin Bieber
Peppermint Winter Lyrics
Owl City
Show Me How You Burlesque Lyrics
Christina Aguilera
Loved Lyrics
Edei
Speakers Going Hammer Lyrics
Soulja Boy
Castle Walls Lyrics
T.I.
Wet Lyrics
Snoop Dogg
Be Original Lyrics
Savannah

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
The Black Eyed Peas
The Beginning
Interscope
Pop, Pop-Rap, Dance-Pop

Flo Rida
Only One Flo, Pt. 1
Atlantic
Pop-Rap, Southern Rap

Ronald Isley
Mr. I
Def Jam
Adult Contemporary R&B

Tim McGraw
Number One Hits
Curb
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Adult Contemporary

Soulja Boy
DeAndre Way
Interscope
Pop-Rap, Hardcore Rap

Aeroplane
We Can’t Fly
Wall of Sound
Alternative Dance, Club/Dance

Artificial Peace
Complete Session Nov. ‘81
Dischord Records
Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk

Niksa Bareza
Mozart: Gran Partita
Avi-music
Classical Chamber Music

Eric Benét
Lost in Time
Reprise
Contemporary R&B, Urban, Neo-Soul, Smooth Soul, Retro-Soul, Soul

Benvenue Fortepiano Trio
Schumann: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 3
Avie
Romantic Chamber Music

Beyoncé
I Am…World Tour
Music World
Contemporary R&B, Pop

The Black Eyed Peas
The Beginning/The Best of the E-N-D
Interscope
Pop, Pop-Rap, Dance-Pop

Bone Thugs N Harmony
Rise of the Bone (Greatest Hits)
101 Distribution
Hardcore Rap, Gangsta Rap, Pop-Rap, Urban, Midwest Rap, G-Funk

Chrisette Michele
Let Freedom Reign
Def Jam
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B

Cheryl Cole
Messy Little Raindrops
Polydor
Pop, Dance-Pop

El DeBarge
Second Chance
Geffen
Adult Contemporary R&B

Arturo Delmoni
A String Quartet Christmas
Listen Records
Christmas Music Arranged for String Quartet

Fefe Dobson
Joy
Universal
Distribution Pop

Glee
Glee: The Music, Vol. 4
Columbia
Soundtracks, TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings

David Guetta
One More Love
Virgin
House, Progressive House, Club/Dance

Heaven 17
Penthouse and Pavement
Caroline Distribution
Punk/New Wave, New Wave, Synth Pop, New Romantic, Dance-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

JLS
Outta This World
Epic
Pop, Pop Idol, Teen Pop, Contemporary R&B

King’s Singers
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Signum UK
Baroque Choral Music Arranged for Vocal Ensemble and Big Band

Lambchop
Lambchop Boxset [CD/2 DVD]
City Slang
Chamber Pop, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bette Midler
Memories of You
Warner Bros.
Adult Contemporary

Mitchel Musso
Brainstorm
William Morris
Teen Pop, Dance-Pop

Simon Rattle
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Standard Edition]
EMI Classics
Romantic Orchestral Music

Original Soundtrack
Black Swan
Sony
Classical Soundtracks

Graham Parker
Carp Fishing on Valium: The Songs
Upyours

Simian Mobile Disco
Delicacies
Delicacies
Alternative Dance, Club/Dance

Jazmine Sullivan
Love Me Back
J Records Contemporary R&B

Original TV Soundtrack
The Sing Off: Harmonies for the Holidays
Epic
Acappella, Holidays

Dinah Washington
The Fabulous Miss D! The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles 1943-1953
Verve
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards, Jump Blues, Early R&B

Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3
Northern Aggression
Yep Roc
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Psychedelic, Alternative Pop/Rock

New CD Album Releases, 11-23-2010: Kanye West, My Chemical Romance, The Beatles

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Kanye WestKanye West has My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. This sounds like more of the same, which is to say there might be one or two worthwhile songs amidst all the usual incredibly cheesy self-aggrandizement. The big lead song power displays the natural drama that does work very much in the favor of his best songs. I’m not sure if this is one of them, but I will give him some credit for sampling King Crimson.

The Beatles have a four disc set combining the 1962-66 and the 1967-70 sets. But the big news is that they have finally released the catalogue digitally via the Apple iTunes service. Early indications are that they sold some 450,000 full length albums and two million additional individual tracks in their first week, notably making the Abbey Road recording of “Here Comes the Sun” the #6 seller of everything this week on iTunes.

Music update
Sweet Serendipity Lyrics
Lee DeWyze
Welcome To The World Lyrics
T.I.
Take Care Lyrics
Drake
Like You Like Lyrics
Aggro Santos
Moment 4 Life Lyrics
Nicki Minaj
Something’s Got a Hold on Me Lyrics
Christina Aguilera
Speakers Going Hammer Lyrics
Soulja Boy
Coming Home Lyrics
Diddy-Dirty Money
Get Myself Together Lyrics
Robyn
Poppin Bottles Lyrics
T.I.

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Jay-Z
The Hits Collection, Vol. 1
Def Jam
Pop-Rap, Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Ke$ha
Cannibal
RCA
Pop, Dance-Pop, Party Rap

My Chemical Romance
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Reprise
Punk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ne-Yo
Libra Scale
Def Jam
Urban, Contemporary R&B

Robyn
Body Talk
Cherrytree/Interscope
Pop, Euro-Pop, Club/Dance, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Dance-Pop

Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Def Jam
Pop, Midwest Rap, Pop-Rap

Lloyd Banks
H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger For More)
G-unit Records
Hardcore Rap, Gangsta Rap

The Beatles
1962-1970
Parlophone
Contemporary Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, British Psychedelia, Folk-Rock, Merseybeat, Psychedelic

Clayton Doley’s Organ Donors
Tension!
Sundazed
R&B Instrumental, Neo-Soul, Deep Soul, Pop-Soul, Soul Jazz, Soul

Perry Como
The Complete Christmas Collection
Universal Music Canada
Holidays

Dane Cook
I Did My Best: Greatest Hits
Comedy Central Records
Standup Comedy, Observational Humor, Comedy

Christopher Cross
Christmas Time Is Here
Ear

Curren$y
Pilot Talk II
DD172
Southern Rap, Hardcore Rap

The Doors
Live in Vancouver 1970
Rhino Album Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Proto-Punk

The Dovells
For Your Hully Gully Party/You Can’t Sit Down
Universal Music Canada
Frat Rock, Rock & Roll, Doo Wop

Kevin Eubanks
Zen Food
Mack Avenue
Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Crossover Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Eux Autres
Broken Bow Where It’s At Is Where You Ar
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fred Frith
Eye to Ear III
Tzadik Records
Film Music, Soundtracks, Experimental, Modern Composition

Girls
Broken Dreams Club
True Panther Sounds
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Groove Armada
Lights
Cooking Vinyl Records

Alan Jackson
34 Number Ones
Sony Music Distribution
Neo-Traditionalist Country, New Traditionalist, Contemporary Country

Jonsi
Go Live
Parlophone
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ronan Keating
Duet
Universal Distribution

Fela Kuti
27 CD Box: Complete Collection Megaforce

Metallica
Live at Grimey’s
WBR
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Nicki Minaj
Pink Friday
Universal/Cash Money
Contemporary R&B, Pop-Rap, Pop, Urban

Morly Grey
The Only Truth
Speed Label
Prog-Rock, Psychedelic, Garage Rock

The National
High Violet [Expanded Edition]
4AD
Sadcore, Chamber Pop, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Orange Juice
…Coals to Newcastle
Domino
Punk/New Wave, Post-Punk, New Wave, Sophisti-Pop

Original Soundtrack
127 Hours: Music from the Motion Picture
Interscope
Alternative/Indie Rock, Original Score, Soundtracks, Film Music

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
Tychozorente
Rodriguez Lopez
Neo-Psychedelia, Prog-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

Dee Dee Sharp
It’s Mashed Potato Time/Do the Bird Universal Music Canada
Soul

Jessica Simpson
Happy Christmas
Primary Wave
Christmas, Adult Contemporary, Holidays

The Smashing Pumpkins
Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. II: The Solstice Bare
Rocket Science
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Regina Spektor
Live in London
Warner Bros.
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sting
Live in Berlin
Decca
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

The Surfers
Sing Hit Movie Songs From the Exotic Islands
Warner Bros.
Soundtracks

Take That
Progress
Universal Import
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Britpop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop

Trembling Blue Stars
Fast Trains & Telegraph Wires/Cicely Tonight, Vol. 1
Elefant Records
Indie Pop, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Cameo Parkway Holiday Hits
Universal Music Canada
Holidays

Various Artists
Next Stop… Soweto, Vols. 1-3
Strut
Mbaqanga, South African Folk, African Traditions, Southern African, Township Jazz

New CD Album Releases 11-16-2010: Bruce Springsteen, Kid Rock, Keith Urban

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

young Bruce SpringsteenThe big thing this week has to be The Promise from Bruce Springsteen. This is a 21 song two CD set of songs from the early sessions after Born to Run that eventually became Darkness on the Edge of Town. It contains maybe three otherwise released songs, including a version of “Because the Night” that frankly sounds pale compared the hit Patti Smyth hit.

I have to think that I’m missing something, but this stuff pretty much sounds like nothing to me. I keep thinking that this is stuff he made between his two best albums, right when he’s at prime heat. Yet for all that, there’s nothing new I’m hearing here that’s memorable. Hey, maybe there’s a reason he didn’t put this out for 35 years.

Keith Urban’s new Get Closer consists of a mere eight songs. This may sound like too few, but it’s probably a public safety concern. If someone had to listen to more than eight of these songs together, officials fear that it might make some sensitive individuals suicidal. The guy should certainly be beaten for putting out such bland MOR crap and calling it “country” music. This album is #4 currently at Amazon. Who’s buying this crap? And with this many records, why can’t he buy a couple of decent songs? Also, why can’t he afford a shave or at least a clean pair of jeans and at least a nice clean plain white t-shirt? This guy could use a little visit to Camp Mimi.

Kid Rock has a new album called Born Free. Apparently Kid Rock is becoming more mature and reflective with age. I’m to understand that he thinks he’s Bob Seger now, particularly of the reflective ballad type. Hmm, let’s see. Do I listen to an album of Kid Rock writing meditative ballads reflecting his growing maturity, or blow my brains out with a shotgun? Tough decision.

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Take Care Lyrics
Drake
Take Over Control Lyrics
Afrokjack
Playing God Lyrics
Paramore
Cheat Sheets Lyrics
Mario
Poppin Bottles Lyrics
T.I.
Like You Like Lyrics
Aggro Santos
Pass Me By Lyrics
Keri Hilson
Boots Lyrics
The Killers
Kush Lyrics
Dr. Dre
Happy Christmas Lyrics
Jessica Simpson

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD releases.
Josh Groban
Illuminations
Reprise
Classical Crossover, Classical Pop, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Euro-Pop

Jimi Hendrix
West Coast Seattle Boy: the Jimi Hendrix Anthology
Sony Legacy
Album Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Soul, Acid Rock, Soul

Kid Rock
Born Free
Atlantic
American Trad Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

P!nk
Greatest Hits…So Far!!!
LaFace
Teen Pop, Dance-Pop, Urban, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop, Club/Dance, Contemporary R&B

Rihanna
Loud [Clean]
Def Jam
Pop, Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop

Bruce Springsteen
The Promise
Sony Music
Heartland Rock, Album Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Keith Urban
Get Closer
Liberty
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Bryan Adams
Bare Bones
Decca
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Album Rock

Bee Gees
Mythology: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Rhino
Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Baroque Pop, Soft Rock, Disco, Adult Contemporary

Dave Brubeck
The Definitive Dave Brubeck on Fantasy, Concord Jazz and Telarc
Fantasy
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Dave Brubeck
Legacy of a Legend
Legacy
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument

Cassidy
C.A.S.H.
E1
East Coast Rap, Pop-Rap

The Church
Heyday
Arista
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Church
Seance
Arista
Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock

Concerto Köln
Bach: The Orchestral Suites Berlin Classics
Baroque Orchestral Music

A Day to Remember
What Separates Me from You
Victory Records
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal

Lee DeWyze
Live It Up
RCA
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Pop Idol

Alexandre Desplat
Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1 [Original Score] Original Score, Film Music, Soundtracks

Faun Fables
Light of a Vaster Dark
Drag City
Neo-Traditional Folk, Indie Rock, Folk-Rock, Acid Folk, American Underground, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Nelly Furtado
The Best of Nelly Furtado
Geffen
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Le Futur Pompiste
Le Futur Pompiste
Shelflife
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Glee Cast
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album
Sony
Soundtracks, TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings, Holidays, TV Music

Jimi Hendrix
BBC Sessions [Deluxe Edition] [2CD/1DVD]
Sony Music
Album Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Soul, Acid Rock, Soul

Jimi Hendrix
Blues [CD/DVD]
Sony Music
Album Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Soul, Acid Rock, Soul

Freddie Jackson
For You
eOne
Adult Contemporary R&B

Jesu
Heart Ache/Dethroned
Hydra Head
Alternative Metal, Post-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal

Billy Joel
The Hits
Sony Music
Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Album Rock

Norah Jones
…Featuring Norah Jones
Blue Note
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Jazz Vocals, Vocal Jazz, Torch Songs

Simone Kermes
Colori d’Amore
Sony Classical
Baroque Vocal Music

Kisses
The Heart of the Nightlife
This Is Music
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock

Annie Lennox
A Christmas Cornucopia
Decca
Holidays, Carols, Christmas

Loreena McKennitt
The Wind That Shakes the Barley Quinlan Road Celtic
New Age, Contemporary Celtic, Celtic Fusion, Adult Alternative, Celtic

Navarra Quartet
Peteris Vasks: String Quartets Nos. 1-3
Challenge Classics
Contemporary Chamber Music

Nelly
5.0 Motown
Pop-Rap, Midwest Rap

Murray Perahia
Brahms: Handel Variations
Sony Classical
Romantic Piano Music

Alan Menken / Glenn Slater
Tangled [Original Score] Walt Disney
Teen Pop, Original Score, Soundtracks

Triphonia
Mia Yrmana Fremosa
Challenge Classics
Medieval Vocal Music

Original Television Soundtrack
30 Rock [Special Collector's Edition] Relativity
Soundtracks

Pink Martini
Joy to the World
Heinz Records
Lounge, Holidays

Rascal Flatts
Nothing Like This
Big Machine
Contemporary Country

The Russian Futurists
The Weight’s on the Wheels
Upper Class
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic

The Sights
Most of What Follows Is True
Alive Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Detroit Rock, Hard Rock

The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon
Captured Tracks
Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi

Stereolab
Not Music
Duophonic UHF
Indie Pop, Ambient Pop, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Twin Shadow
Forget
Terrible Records
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance

New CD Album Releases, 11-9-2010: Jonathan Richman, Reba McEntire, Quincy Jones, Charlie Louvin, Susan Boyle, Cee-Lo Green, James Blunt

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Jonathan Richman and Tommy LarkinsGood old Jonathan Richman has put out something worth actually spending money on this week, O Moon, Queen of Night On Earth. His early work from the 70s was excellent, but he’s about as good or arguably better now. He’s more mature emotionally and considerably more subtle and sophisticated musically. Imagine if Buddy Holly had made it to 60, and still had his creative spark. That’d put you in the general range of this excellent work.

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I didn’t even think that Charlie Louvin was even still alive, but the Louvin brother has a new album this week, The Battles Rage On. Just from previews, this actually sounds like it would be worth listening to. God bless and preserve the Louvin Brothers.

Split second music update
Heartbreak Down Lyrics
Pink
She’s So Fly Lyrics
Nelly
Hey Baby Lyrics
Pitbull
Monster Lyrics
Michael Jackson
Hollywood Tonight Lyrics
Michael Jackson
Marry Me Lyrics
Train
Hold My Hand Lyrics
Michael Jackson
Pray Lyrics
Justin Bieber
What The Hell Lyrics
Avril Lavigne
Where I’m At Lyrics
Lloyd Banks

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Susan Boyle
The Gift
Syco Music
Vocal Pop, Pop Idol, Holidays

Loretta Lynn & Friends
Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn
Sony Music Distribution

Cee-Lo Green
The Lady Killer
Elektra
Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B

Kid Cudi
Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
Motown
Left-Field Hip-Hop, Underground Rap, Alternative Rap

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedos [Deluxe Edition] MCA
Heartland Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll

Cassandra Wilson
Silver Pony
Blue Note
Standards, Contemporary Jazz, Contemporary Jazz Vocals, Vocal Jazz

Alter Bridge
AB III
Roadrunner Records
Post-Grunge, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Aron Quartett
Paris-Vienne-Moscou
Preiser RecordsModern and Contemporary Chamber Music

Artemis Quartett
Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18/1 & Op. 127
Virgin Classics
Romantic Chamber Music

The Big Pink
Tapes
!K7 Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

James Blunt
Some Kind of Trouble
Atlantic

Bon Jovi
Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection
Island Pop-Metal, Hair Metal, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Album Rock, Heavy Metal

Kitty Brazelton
Ecclesiastes: A Modern Oratorio
InnovaContemporary Choral Music

Brokencyde
Will Never Die
Breaksilence Records Pop-Rap, Screamo, Alternative/Indie Rock

Joe Budden
Mood Muzik, Vol. 4: A Turn for the Worst
Entertainment on Disc East Coast Rap

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Love Is a Stream
Type
Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Experimental Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cheryl Cole
Messy Little Raindrops
Polydor UK Pop, Dance-Pop

The Concretes
WYWH
Friendly Fire
Indie Pop, Swedish Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cradle of Filth
Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
Peaceville Records
Goth Metal, Speed Metal, Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Heavy Metal

Bing Crosby
The Crosby Christmas Sessions
Universal Music Canada
Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song, Holidays, Vocal Pop

Dio
Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
Niji
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Electric Wizard
Black Masses
Rise Above Records
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Alternative Metal, Sludge Metal, Heavy Metal

Film School
Fission
Hi-Speed Soul
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Floacist
Floetic Soul
Shanachie
Adult Contemporary R&B, Poetry

The Good Ones
Kigali Y’ Izahabu
Dead Oceans Records
African Traditions, East African, Central African, African Folk

The Greenhornes
****
Warner Bros.
Garage Punk, Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic, Alternative Pop/Rock

Gregory & the Hawk
Leche
Fat Cat Records
Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Martin Haselbock
Humperdinck: Hänsel & Gretel
New Classical Adventure
Post-Romantic Opera

Hawthorne Heights
Midwesterners: The Hits
Victory Records
Screamo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Grunge, Punk Revival, Alternative Pop/Rock

Hellogoodbye
Would It Kill You?
Rocket Science Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Emo-Pop

Helloween
7 Sinners Columbia Dragnet Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Speed Metal

I Blame Coco
The Constant
Universal Music
Dance-Pop, Pop

The Jam
Sound Affects
Universal International
British Punk, Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Mod Revival, New Wave

Jamiroquai
Rock Dust Light Star
Mercury
Dance-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Urban, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop, Soul

Jatoma
Jatoma
Kompakt Germany
Experimental Techno, Club/Dance, Techno

Quincy Jones
Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
Interscope
Adult Contemporary R&B, Retro-Soul, Contemporary R&B, Jazz-Rap, Urban, Funk, Soul

The Kinks
Live in London 1973 & 1977
Immortal

Damian Lazarus
Fabric54
PIAS
Left-Field House, Club/Dance, Techno

Suede
The Best Of Suede
Universal UK Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Charlie Louvin
The Battles Rage On
True North Records Traditional Country, Bluegrass, Contemporary Bluegrass, Country-Folk

Taj Mahal
Music Keeps Me Together/Satisfied ‘N Tickled Too
Beat Goes On
Contemporary Blues

Maserati
Pyramid of the Sun
Temporary Residence Post-Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dave Matthews Band
Live in New York City
RCA
Jam Bands, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock

Reba McEntire
All The Women I Am
Valory
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory
Far Side
ECM
Free Improvisation, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Saxophone Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Modern Creative

Michala Petri
East Meets West: Chinese Recorder Concertos
OUR Recordings
Contemporary Music for Recorder and Orchestra

The Parting Gifts
Strychnine Dandelions
In the Red Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Poison
Nothing But a Good Time [Box Set] Enigma
Pop-Metal, Hair Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Elvis Presley
Viva Elvis: The Album
Legacy
Pop, Rock & Roll

Queensrÿche
Empire [Bonus Disc] DCC Compact Classics
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Prog-Rock, Hard Rock, Album Rock

Jonathan Richman
O Moon, Queen of Night On Earth
Vapor Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Les Shelleys
Les Shelleys
Fat Cat Records
Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Blake Shelton
Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton
Reprise
Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Shonen Knife
Free Time
Good Charamel Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Twee Pop, Punk-Pop

Soft Circle
Shore Obsessed
PPM Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ronnie Spector
Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Ever
Bad Girl Sounds
Christmas, Holidays

Summer Camp
Young
Moshi Moshi Records
Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Tallest Man on Earth
Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird
Dead Oceans Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Shugo Tokumaru
Port Entropy
Souterrain Transmissions
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Tyvek
Nothing Fits
In the Red Records
Noise-Rock, Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

UB40
Signing Off
Virgin
Contemporary Reggae, Reggae-Pop

Underoath
Ø (Disambiguation)
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Christian, Screamo, Christian Metal, Punk Metal, Heavy Metal

Various Artists
Now, Vol. 36
Capitol
Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop, Emo-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary R&B, Contemporary Country, Pop-Rap

Various Artists
Now That’s What I Call the 1990s
Capitol
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge

Various Artists
Upside Down: The Story of Creation Records
Sony Music
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists
Impossible Oddities From Underground to Overground: The Story of Wau! Mr. Modo
Year Zero
Ambient House, Ambient Dub, Club/Dance

Lil’ Boosie / Lil’ Trill / Trill Fam / Webbie
All or Nothing
Trill Entertainment
Southern Rap, Gangsta Rap

Weekend
Sports
Slumberland
Noise Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Gary Wilson
Electric Endicott
Western Vinyl Records
Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Phil Wilson
God Bless Jim Kennedy
Slumberland
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen
…For the Ghosts Within
Domino
Conceptual Art, Avant-Garde Jazz, Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Urban Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Vocal Jazz, Standards, Alternative Pop/Rock, Chamber Jazz

New CD Album Releases, 11-2-2010: Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Elvis CostelloThe big enchilada this week is National Ransom from Elvis Costello. It features the presence of T-Bone Burnett and most of the same players from the Sugarcane record. I’m sorry, but this is just utter mediocrity. You can hear where he’s put in the effort in the compositions and the arrangements, but to little avail. There’s very little of interest. I’ve basically forced myself to listen to this a half dozen times, and there’s just really not a memorable composition in the batch. I am THE original EC fan, and if he can’t sell me on the record, that should tell you something.

If you’re new to Elvis Costello, start at the beginning for the first few albums, with My Aim Is True. If you’re a part time Elvis fan looking for something in more recent end, he made an album worthy of his name ie excellent as recently as The Delivery Man in 2004.

Music for the soul
Boing Lyrics
Chris Brown
Stars Lyrics
Nelly Furtado
Hollywood Tonight Lyrics
Michael Jackson
F*ck Wit You No More Lyrics
Trey Songz
Save Yourself Lyrics
My Chemical Romance
No Hands Lyrics
Wacka Flocka Flame
Monster Lyrics
Michael Jackson
There’s A Place For Us Lyrics
Carrie Underwood
Heartbreak Down Lyrics
Pink
Looking For Trouble Lyrics
Kanye West

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Elvis Costello
National Ransom
Hear Music
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Country-Folk

Neil Diamond
Dreams
Sony Music
Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop

Good Charlotte
Cardiology
Capitol
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk Revival

Paul McCartney & Wings
Band on the Run [CD/DVD]
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AM Pop

N.E.R.D.
Nothing
Interscope
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Contemporary R&B, Rap-Rock

Brad Paisley
Hits Alive Arista
Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country

Elliott Smith
An Introduction to Elliott Smith
Kill Rock Stars
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Sadcore, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative Pop/Rock

Weezer
Death to False Metal
Geffen
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Marc Albrecht
Korngold: Symphony in F sharp, Op. 40; Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11
PentaTone Classics
Modern Orchestral Music

Jason Aldean
My Kinda Party
Broken Bow
Contemporary Country

Sunshine Anderson
The Sun Shines Again
Verve Forecast
Adult Contemporary R&B

The Autumn Defense
Once Around
Yep Roc
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Barn Owl
Ancestral Star
Thrill Jockey
Doom Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bleu
Four
Lojinx
Power Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Measha Brueggergosman
Night and Dreams Deutsche Grammophon
Classical, Romantic and Modern Vocal Music

Mariah Carey
Merry Christmas II You
Island
Adult Contemporary, Urban, Christmas, Dance-Pop, Holidays

Bobby Charles
After a While Crocodile: The 50′s Anthology
High Note
Early Pop/Rock

Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs and Englishmen [Rarities Edition]
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Blues-Rock

Roscoe Dash
Ready Set Go!
Interscope
Southern Rap

Dead or Alive
That’s the Way I Like It: The Best of Dead or Alive
Sony Music
Hi-NRG, Dance-Pop, Dance-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Club/Dance

Dresden Staatskapelle
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Profil
Post-Romantic Orchestral Music

Brian Eno with Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams
Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Warp
Experimental Ambient, Experimental, Ambient, Experimental Electronic

The Fall
The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall
Beggars Banquet
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock

Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On [Rarities Edition]
Pazzazz
Smooth Soul, Motown, Soul, Quiet Storm

James Gilchrist
Schubert: Schwanengesang; Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte
Orchid Classics
Romantic Vocal Music

The High Dials
Anthems for Doomed Youth
Rainbow Quartz International
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Joe
Home Is the Essence of Christmas
Kedar
Adult Contemporary R&B, Christmas, Holidays

Angelika Kirchschlager
Angelika Kirchschlager Sings Joseph Marx
CPO
Modern Vocal Music

Lazer Sword
Lazer Sword
Innovative Leisure
Dubstep, Neo-Electro, Garage, Club/Dance

Huey Lewis & The News
Soulsville
W.O.W. Records
Bar Band, Contemporary Pop/Rock

The Limiñanas
The Limiñanas
Trouble In Mind
Garage Rock Revival, French, French Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Matt & Kim
Sidewalks
FADER Label
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

John McLaughlin
The Promise
Polygram
Post-Bop, Fusion, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Electric Jazz, World Fusion

Mini Mansions
Mini Mansions
Dangerbird Records
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Minits
Follow Your Heart
Kent
Northern Soul, Memphis Soul, Deep Soul, Pop-Soul, Soul

The Neville Brothers
Authorized Bootleg: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Hip-O
Funk, New Orleans R&B, Adult Contemporary

The 1900s
Return of the Century
Parasol Records
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Original Soundtrack
Sound of Music [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [40th Anniversary Special Edition]
RCA Victor Film Music, Soundtracks, Musicals, Show Tunes

Original Soundtrack
For Colored Girls
Atlantic
Adult Contemporary R&B, Soundtracks, Neo-Soul

Pitbull
Armando
Sony Music Distribution
Latin Rap, Pop-Rap

Smokey Robinson
The Solo Albums, Vol. 2
Hip-O Select
Motown, Soul

Anthrax/Megadeth/Slayer/Metallica
The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
Warner Bros.
Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal

Surf City
Kudos
Fire
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Temper Trap
Conditions Remixed
Infectious
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Bjorn Torske
Kokning
Smalltown Supersound
Club/Dance

Train
Save Me, San Francisco [Golden Gate Edition] Columbia
Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Original Soundtrack
Welcome to the Rileys
Lakeshore Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Original Score, Soundtracks

Various Artists
Blow Your Head: Dubstep
Mad Decent
Dubstep, Garage, Club/Dance

Various Artists
Cest Chic: French Girl Singers of the 1960s
Ace UK
French Pop

Various Artists
The Golden Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Vol. 12
Ace UK
Early Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Brill Building Pop, Girl Groups, Doo Wop, Surf, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll

Various Artists
London American Label Year by Year 1959
Ace UK
Early Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Traditional Pop

Various Artists
Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 3
Fearless Records
Post-Hardcore, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Various Artists
Theme Time Radio Hour 3 with Bob Dylan
Ace UK
Rock & Roll

Weezer
Pinkerton
Geffen
Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Emo

New CD Album Releases, 10-26-2010: Bryan Ferry, Taylor Swift, Apple Re-issues

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

By the way of new albums this week, it turns out that Bryan Ferry’s not dead – though he’s always looked fairly cadaverous to me. In any case, he has an actual new album this week. He’s managed to conjure up nine new songs and one cover for Olympia, his first album in 15ish years.

The main point of interest this week would have to be a bunch of Apple Records re-issues. They have a couple of label compilations, which I don’t think they’ve ever had. Plus they have a bunch of bonus packed re-issues of Billy Preston and Mary Hopkins records.

This Week’s Faves
Sleazy Lyrics
Kesha
Saturday Night Lyrics
Jessica Mauboy
My Mind Lyrics
Ne-Yo
Blazing Lyrics
Nicki Minaj
Grow A Pear Lyrics
Kesha
Rumblin’ Lyrics
Kesha
Shake Up Christmas Lyrics
Train
Love Like This Lyrics
Jay Sean
Bright Lights Bigger City Lyrics
Cee-Lo
Moment For Life Lyrics
Nicki Minaj

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Bryan Ferry
Olympia
EMI Music Distribution
Contemporary Pop/Rock

Buddy Guy
Living Proof
Silvertone Records
Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Regional Blues, Chicago Blues

Taylor Swift
Speak Now
Big Machine
Pop, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Various Artists
Apple Records Box Set [Bonus Tracks]
EMI

Various Artists
Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records
EMI

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Ravel: The Piano Concertos; Miroirs
Deutsche Grammophon
Modern Music for Piano and Orchestra

Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Space Age Blues
Provogue
Album Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues-Rock, Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues

Apparat
DJ-Kicks
!K7
Experimental Techno, Club/Dance, Dubstep, Techno

Badfinger
Ass [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Parlophone
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Album Rock, AM Pop

Badfinger
Magic Christian Music
Capitol
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Album Rock

Badfinger
No Dice
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop

Badfinger
Straight Up [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Capitol
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop

Andrew Bird
Useless Creatures
Fat Possum
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Pierre Boulez
Song of the Night
Deutsche Grammophon
Modern Orchestral Music

Broken Records
Let Me Come Home
4AD
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Michael Bublé
Hollywood: The Deluxe EP
Reprise
Adult Contemporary, Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop

Ali Campbell
Great British Songs
Jacaranda
Contemporary Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Adult Contemporary

Ray Charles
Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
Concord
Early R&B, Soul, Urban Blues, Progressive Country

Joe Cocker
Hard Knocks
Sony Music

John Wesley Coleman
Bad Lady Goes to Jail
Goner Records
Garage Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Willie Colón con Héctor Lavoe y Yomo Toro
Asalto Navideño, Vols. 1-2
Fania/Umgd
Holidays, Christmas

Comic Wow
Library Catalog Music Series, Vol. 10: Music For Mysteries Of Mind And Time Asthmatic Kitty
Space Age Pop, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Concretes
WYWH
Something in Construction
Indie Pop, Swedish Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cowboy Junkies
Renmin Park: The Nomad Series, Vol. 1
Latent
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country

Crowded House
The Very Very Best of Crowded House
EMI Music Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, College Rock, New Zealand Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Derailers
Live! From Texas
Varèse Sarabande
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Country-Rock, Bakersfield Sound

Joe Diffie
Bluegrass Album: Homecoming
Rounder
Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country

Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Ian Dury And The Blockheads
Edsel

Earth
Bureaucratic Desire For Extra Capsular Extraction
Southern Lord Records
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Grunge, Alternative Pop/Rock, Noise-Rock, Doom Metal, Post-Rock, Heavy Metal, Instrumental Rock

Easy Star All-Stars
Dubber Side of the Moon
Easy Star Records
Experimental Dub, Dub, Ambient Dub

Elizabeth & The Catapult
The Other Side of Zero
Verve Forecast
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Fania All Stars
Ponte Duro: The Fania All Stars Story
New York
Salsa, Salsa, Latin Jazz, World Fusion, Puerto Rican Traditions, Cuban Traditions, Tropical, Latin Pop

Johnny Flynn
Been Listening
Transgressive Records
Indie Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Fourplay
Let’s Touch the Sky
Heads Up International
Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop

Nelly Furtado
Mi Plan Remixes
Universal Music
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Latin Pop, Pop

The Guess Who
The Essential Guess Who
RCA
Album Rock, Boogie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, AM Pop

Friedrich Gulda
Friedrich Gulda Plays Beethoven
Orfeo D’Or
Classical Piano Music

The Gurus
Closing Circles
Rainbow Quartz
Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock

Robyn Hitchcock
Moss Elixir/Mossy Liquor
Wounded Bird Records
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Mary Hopkin
Earth Song, Ocean Song [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Apple
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Traditional Pop

Mary Hopkin
Post Card [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Apple
AM Pop, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Traditional Pop

Dwight Howard
Shoot for the Stars
Razor & Tie Music
Childen’s Pop

Julio Iglesias
The Essential Julio Iglesias
Sony Music Distribution

Jefferson Airplane
Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66: Late Show — Signe’s Farewell
Collectors’ Choice Music
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock

Jefferson Airplane
Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66: Early & Late Shows – Grace’s Debut
Collectors’ Choice Music
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock

Jefferson Airplane
Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66: We Have Ignition
Collectors’ Choice Music
Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock

Jefferson Airplane
Return to the Matrix: 02/01/68
Collectors’ Choice Music
Psychedelic, Hard Rock, Folk-Rock

Darryl Jenifer
In Search of Black Judas
ROIR
Dub, Experimental

Jethro Tull
Stand Up [Bonus Tracks]
Chrysalis Records
Art Rock, Album Rock, Prog-Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock

Jackie Lomax
Is This What You Want? [2010 Bonus Tracks]
Toshiba EMI

Lyrics Born
As U Were
Decon
Underground Rap, Alternative Rap

Magnetic Man
Magnetic Man
Columbia
Club/Dance, Dubstep

Ismael Miranda
Greatest Hits
Fania
Salsa, Tropical

Modern Jazz Quartet
Under the Jasmin Tree/Space
Capitol
Jazz Instrument

Monster Magnet
Mastermind
Napalm Records
Stoner Metal, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Barbara Morgenstern
Fan No. 2
Monika Enterprise
Indie Electronic

My Dying Bride
Envita
Peaceville Records
Heavy Metal

Juice Newton
Duets: Friends & Memories
Fuel

The Octopus Project
Hexadecagon
Peek-a-Boo
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Rock

William Orbit
Pieces in a Modern Style 2
Universal Distribution
Ambient, Classical Crossover, Ambient Techno, Trance

Rachel Podger
Bach: Violin Concertos
Channel Classics
Baroque Music for Violin and Orchestra

Chic
The Chic Organization Boxset, Vol. 1: Savoir Faire
Warner France
Contemporary R&B, Club/Dance, Disco, Post-Disco, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Fleur de Paris
EMI Classics
Arrangements for Cello Ensemble

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Jackass 3D
Epitaph
Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Punk, Soundtracks

Gilles Peterson
Worldwide:A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show
BBE
Club/Dance, Contemporary R&B, Left-Field Hip-Hop, House

Prefab Sprout
Let’s Change the World with Music
Ministry of Sound
College Rock, Sophisti-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk/New Wave, Synth Pop

Billy Preston
Encouraging Words
Capitol
Soul, Pop-Soul, Funk

Billy Preston
That’s the Way God Planned It
Apple
Soul, Funk, Pop-Soul

Joe Satriani
The Essential Joe Satriani
Legacy
Instrumental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Senses Fail
The Fire
Vagrant
Post-Hardcore, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Sesame Street
Sesame Street: Old School, Vol. 2
Entertainment One
Music Sing-Alongs, Educational, Children’s Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Frank Sinatra
The Essential Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years [2-CD]
Sony Music
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards, Swing, Vocal Pop, Big Band

Small Black
New Chain
Jagjaguwar
Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Barbra Streisand
The Ultimate Collection
Sony Music Distribution

New CD Album Releases, 10-19-2010: Elton John-Leon Russell, Shakira, Bob Dylan

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Bob Dylan photoPersonally, I overlook the big majority of re-issues and rarities collections. I’ve mostly ignored eight previous collections of Bob Dylan’s official Bootleg series. However, Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 might be worth spending money on. These include 47 solo Bob Dylan song demos recorded for his publishers. A reasonably well versed 30 year Dylan listener such as myself doesn’t recognize half these titles. There were apparently 15 of these songs that he’s never put out previously in any form. Now, the best of the songs are among his best know, “Masters of War” and such. But the lesser work of Dylan as he’s taking off as a composer are sounding pretty groovy. You might need to hear this.

Also, I’m interested in The Union between Elton John and Leon Russell. At one point early on, Russell was actually supporting Elton, bringing him as an opening act. Elton was waxing nostalgic for Leon on the Elvis Costello talk show last year, and now here’s a groovy new collaboration. The bits that I’ve heard sound more interesting than anything I’ve heard from Elton in 20 years or so.

Music moment
My Mind Lyrics
Ne-Yo
Islands Lyrics
Shakira
Blame Game Lyrics
Kanye West
Heart Vacancy Lyrics
The Wanted
Angels Lyrics
Diddy
Cunx Tuesday Lyrics
Kesha
Fuerte Lyrics
Nelly Furtado
Dumb Love Lyrics
Sean Kingston
Love The Way You Lie Lyrics
Rihanna
We’re Not The Same Lyrics
The Ting Tings

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Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new CD album releases:
Bob Dylan
The Original Mono Recordings
Sony Music Distribution
Album Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Political Folk, Country-Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop

Bob Dylan
Witmark Demos: 1962-1964
Sony Music
Political Folk

Elton John/Leon Russell
The Union
Decca
Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Shakira
Sale el Sol
Sony Music
Latin Pop, Dance-Pop, Club/Dance, Urban, Adult Contemporary

Sugarland
The Incredible Machine
Mercury Nashville
Country-Folk, Country-Rock, Pop, New Wave, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

The Beatles
1962-1966
Capitol
Early Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Merseybeat, Psychedelic, British Invasion, Rock & Roll

The Beatles
1967-1970
Capitol
Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Psychedelic, Rock & Roll, British Psychedelia, Album Rock, Hard Rock

Blue Water White Death
Blue Water White Death
Graveface
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Prog-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Joe Bonamassa
Live fom the Royal Albert Hall
J&R Adventures American Trad Rock, Blues-Rock

Terry Callier
Hidden Conversations
Mr. Bongo
Adult Contemporary R&B, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Jazz, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Cambridge Singers
John Rutter: A Song in Season
Collegium Records
Contemporary Choral Music

The Church
The Blurred Crusade
Arista
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Church
Deep in the Shallows: The Classic Singles Collection
EMI Music Distribution
Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock

The Church
Of Skins and Heart
Arista
College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

Le Concorde
House
Le Grand Magistery
Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Dag Nasty
Dag with Shawn
Dischord Records
Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk

The Chris Duarte Group
Infinite Energy
Blues Bureau
International Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Contemporary Blues, Regional Blues, Modern Electric Texas Blues

Bob Dylan
The Best of the Original Mono Recordings
Legacy
Album Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Political Folk, Country-Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop

The Extra Lens
Undercard
Merge
Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Full Force
Full Force
Columbia
Contemporary R&B, Pop-Rap

Jan Garbarek
Officium Novum
ECM
Modern and Contemporary Vocal and Choral Music

Various Artists
Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show
Sony
Soundtracks, TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings

Mike Gordon
Moss
Rounder
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Jam Bands

Vittorio Grigolo
The Italian Tenor
Sony Classical
Italian Opera Arias

Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana Forever
Walt Disney
Teen Pop, Pop, TV Soundtracks, TV Music, Soundtracks

Raviv Shankar/George Harrison
Collaborations
Rhino
Indian Classical, Indian Subcontinent Traditions

Zach Hill
Face Tat
Sargent House
Noise-Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Houses
All Night
Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock

Thelma Houston
Breakwater Cat/Never Gonnna Be Another One
Funky Town Grooves
Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm

Ima Robot
Another Man’s Treasure
Werewolf Heart
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Electronic

Jed and Lucia
Superhuman Heart
Ubiquity Recordings
Indie Electronic, Indie Folk, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Kings of Leon
Come Around Sundown
RCA
Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Dave Koz
Hello Tomorrow
Concord
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Jazz, Saxophone Jazz, Jazz Instrument

k.d. lang and the Reclines
Truly Western Experience [25th Anniversary Edition]
WEA International
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Robert McDuffie
Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 2 “The American Four Seasons”
Orange Mountain Music
Contemporary Orchestral Music

Mt. Desolation
Mt. Desolation
Island UK
Alternative Country-Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Tokyo String Quartet
Beethoven: The ‘Late’ String Quartets
Harmonia Mundi
Classical Chamber Music

Our Broken Garden
Golden Sea
Bella Union
Post-Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Steven Page
Page One
Zoe
Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Liz Phair
Funstyle
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Elvis Presley
The Complete Elvis Presley Masters
RCA
Contemporary Pop/Rock, Early Pop/Rock, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, AM Pop

Radio Citizen
Hope and Despair
Ubiquity Recordings
Clubjazz, Continental Jazz, Sound Sculpture, Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Dub, Club/Dance, Modern Composition, Electro-Acoustic

The Soft Boys
A Can of Bees
Rykodisc
College Rock, British Punk, Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Post-Punk, New Wave, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight [Yep Roc 2CD]
Rykodisc
College Rock, British Punk, Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Jangle Pop, Post-Punk, New Wave, Alternative Pop/Rock

Sorrows
Bad Times Good Times
Bomp!
Power Pop

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Acme [2010 Expanded Edition]
Matador
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Orange
Matador
Punk Blues, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock

Squarepusher
Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator
Warp
Indie Electronic, Experimental Techno, Experimental Electro, Techno

Rod Stewart
Fly Me to the Moon: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 5
RCA
Traditional Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, American Popular Song

Third Day
Move
Essential
Christian Rock, Contemporary Christian, CCM, Gospel, Alternative CCM

Various Artists
Sound Of Club Secousse, Vol. 1
Crammed Discs US
Alternative Dance, Club/Dance

Various Artists
The Rounder Records Story
Rounder
Neo-Traditional Folk, Traditional Cajun, Americana, Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Zydeco, Cajun, Traditional Bluegrass, Modern Electric Blues

Iggy Pop & James Williamson
Kill City [2010 Remix]
Bomp
Detroit Rock, Proto-Punk, Hard Rock, Album Rock

Various Artists
Video Games Live: Level 2
Shout! Factory
Soundtracks

The Volebeats
The Volebeats
Rainbow Quartz
Alt-Country, Roots Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Ben Weaver
Mirepoix and Smoke
Bloodshot
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk