Tuesday, October 4, 2011

_________________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 Better
Shadow 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.


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.


1 comment:

KTB said...

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