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Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, Poetry on Record, Thank You For Smoking Soundtrack

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There’s danged little that looks like anything in new music this week. Perhaps the Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs Under the Covers, Vol. 1 album might be worth a listen. Some of their selections of late ’60s era pop songs to cover are interesting. I’m not sure what these two could do with it, but I’m pleased to see a Fairport Convention cover.

There are, however, a couple of interesting compilations of older material. The highbrow pick is definitely the Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work 1888-2006 which features readings across 4 CDs by, among others, Walt Whitman and William Butler Yeats.

Less intellectually high fiber perhaps, but the soundtrack album to Thank You for Smoking looks fun. The smoking themed songs include everlovin’ Ramblin Jack preaching on “Cigarettes and Whiskey” and Jerry Reed issuing his classic call for “Another Puff.”

Here’s the complete list of this week’s major new album releases, courtesy AMG:

AFX Chosen Lords Rephlex
IDM, Experimental Techno, Acid Techno

Drive-By Truckers A Blessing and a Curse New West
Alternative Country-Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock

The Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea Fat Possum
Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock

Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs Under the Covers, Vol. 1 Shout! Factory
Pop Underground, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop, Power Pop

Adrian Belew Side Three Sanctuary
Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Chuck Berry The Definitive Collection Geffen/Chess
Rock & Roll, R&B

Tom Brosseau Empty Houses Are Lonely Fat Cat
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock

Oleg Caetani Alexandre Tansman: Symphonies, Vol. 1 [Hybrid SACD] Chandos
Modern Orchestral Music

The Church Uninvited, Like the Clouds Cooking Vinyl
Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock

Cities Cities Yep Roc
Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

DAT Politics Wow Twist Chicks on Speed
IDM, Glitch, Experimental Techno

Da Backwudz Wood Work Rowdy/Major-Way
Dirty South, Southern Rap

Demolition Doll Rods There Is a Difference Swami
Garage Punk, Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock

Bob Dorough Small Day Tomorrow Candid
Vocal Jazz, Vocalese, Post-Bop, Ballads

The Dresden Dolls Yes, Virginia… Roadrunner
Cabaret, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk Revival

Elefant The Black Magic Show Kemado/Hollywood
Indie Rock

Erasure Union Street Mute
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Dance

Alun Francis Ernst Toch: Complete Symphonies CPO
Modern Orchestral Music

Ian Gillan Gillan’s Inn [DualDisc] Immergent
Hard Rock

Marion Harris Look for the Silver Lining Living Era
Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Classic Female Blues, Nostalgia

Buddy Holly The Definitive Collection Geffen/Decca
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll

Mat Kearney Nothing Left to Lose Aware/Columbia
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Killing Joke Hosannas from the Basement of Hell Cooking Vinyl
Alternative Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock

Su Yeon Lee Heifetz Transcriptions Naxos
Violin Showpieces

Jerry Lee Lewis The Definitive Collection Hip-O
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

DJ Muggs/GZA the Genius Grandmasters: Instrumentals Angeles

NOFX Wolves in Wolves’ Clothing Fat Wreck Chord
Skatepunk, Punk-Pop, Punk Revival

Orion String Quartet The Adventures of Hippocrates Koch
Contemporary Chamber Music

Tonus Peregrinus Adam de la Halle: Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion Naxos
Medieval Music Drama

Original Soundtrack American Dreamz Lakeshore S
Film Music, Pop/Rock

Original Soundtrack Thank You for Smoking Lakeshore S
Traditional Pop, Soundtracks, Western Swing, Nostalgia, Folk Revival, Original Score, Country Boogie, Honky Tonk, Vocal Pop

People Under the Stairs Stepfather Red Urban
Underground Rap, West Coast Rap, Hip-Hop

Dudley Perkins Expressions Stones Throw
Underground Rap, Neo-Soul

Daniel Powter Daniel Powter Warner Bros.
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

The Red Krayola Introduction Drag City
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental

Vernon Reid & Masque Other True Self Favoured Nations
Hard Rock, Instrumental Rock, Guitar Virtuoso

Sick of It All Death to Tyrants Abacus
Hardcore Punk, Skatepunk

Spank Rock YoYoYoYoYo Big Dada
Underground Rap, Party Rap, Dirty Rap, Neo-Electro

Stereophonics Live from Dakota Nettwerk
Alternative Pop/Rock, British Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Various Artists Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work 1888-2006 Shout! Factory

The Weavers Wasn’t That a Time? [Living Era] Living Era
Folk Revival, Political Folk, Traditional Folk, Folksongs

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