_________________New Releases 10.4.2011
Carolyn Wonderland _ Peace Meal
Authentic blues via Austin.
David Crowder Band _ Oh For Joy
Bizarre Christmas/electronic album.
Dessa _ Castor, The Twin
MN spoken-word artist follows up the critically lauded A Badly Broken Code with more electro/spoken word.
DJ Shadow _ Less You Know The BetterShadow suffers from ADD on his latest, skipping frequently between hip-hop, hard-rock, and trip-hop elements.
Feist _ Metals
Indie-queen Leslie Feist’s latest effort is less focused and cheery than her previous two albums.
George Benson _ Guitar Man
American guitar legend plays smooth Jazz.
Hank Williams Sr _ The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams
Godfather of country music’s never realized tracks done by Dylan, Jack White, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams, Nora Jones, etc..
Indigo Girls _ Beauty Queen Sister
Stripped down adult rock.
Jack’s Mannequin _ People & Things
Emo-darling’s latest is the final of a three-part series. Piano-based power-pop.
La Dispute _ Wildlife
Concept album from MI post-hardcore act.
LIGHTS _ Siberia
Canadian electropop star’s standard tracks benefit from creative production. RIYL Owl City.
Mayday Parade _ Mayday Parade
Smooth emopunk from Tallahassee rock with sincerity but may lack dignity.
Mayer Hawthorne _ How Do You Do
Bookish LA producer's white-boy R&B/soul sounds more like the real thing than ever before.
Merle Haggard _ Working In Tennessee
American legend charms with his upbeat blend of outlaw country and honky tonk.
MGMT _ LateNightTales
Motely crew of artists offer up takes of MGMT tracks.
MISFITS _ Devils Rain
Highly anticipated record from goth-punk royalty is their first in over a decade.
MUTEMATH _ Odd Soul
NOLA prog-rockers have found their sweet spot. See “Tell Your Heart Heads Up,” “All Or Nothing,”
New Found Glory _ Radiosurgery
The most nasal emo-punk rockers of all are still making new music for 13-year-olds.
Nicola Roberts _ Cinerella’s Eyes
Cutting edge electropop from Girls Aloud singer.
Patrick O’Hearn _ Transitions
Haunting new-age on the 12th effort from West Coast fixture.
Radical Face _ The Family Tree: The Roots
Poorly named effort of forgettable indie folk from 24-year-old FLA native Ben Cooper
Style P _ Master of Ceremonies
The LOX rapper does what's expected on his latest; big beats, a-list guest spots, and gritty wordplay.
**Sarah Jaffe _ The Way Sound Leaves A Room
Pleasant, inventive art-folk from Denton TX beauty. RIYL early Feist.
The Sheepdogs _ Learn & Burn
Rollingstone Cover contest winners make up for the lame picture with great rock tunes.
Tony Bennett _ Duets II
Showtune legend features the biggest names in music on his latest set of wry Jazz.
Transit _ Listen & Forgive
Boston emo-act play hooky, nasal rock’n’roll.
Wayne Static _ Pighammer
Static X leader branches out on his own with more industrial/metal.
**We Were Promised Jetpacks _ In the Pit of the Stomach
Scottish indie-rockers play with a harder edge and increased focus on their sophomore effort.
Zola Jesus _ Conatus
Eclectic, cool electropop from Russian-American singer/songwriter.
Zucchero _ Chocabeck
Italian rock legend plays pretty acoustic and ballads on his latest.
As much as I like the David Crowder Band, I've got to agree that this Christmas album is a bit bizarre.Love the new Jack's Mannequin cd though. Lyrically strong writing
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