The most interesting new music this week comes from Calexico, with their album Garden Ruin. That should be worth a listen.
Toby Keith has a new album White Trash with Money. As modern commercial country music goes, he's probably toward the least bad.
The Beatles The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 is basically some dumb crap to separate people from their money. Short version, the American record company butchered the Beatles early albums, slicing and dicing to make more albums than the Beatles really made. When they first issued the Beatles on CD in 1987, they fixed that foolishness, putting out the albums to correspond to the records the Beatles actually made.
This collection unfixes that mess. It is a CD release of several of the middle period butchered American releases. If you've got the proper CDs, then you don't need this. If you don't, then you should buy the right CDs, rather than this mess. Unless you have some peculiar jones for some mediocre George Martin orchestrations from Help!, there's not much good reason for this.
Here's the complete list of this week's major new album releases, courtesy AMG:
The Beatles The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 Capitol
Pop/Rock, Merseybeat, British Invasion, Rock & Roll, Pop
Built to Spill You in Reverse Warner Bros.
Eagles of Death Metal Death by Sexy Downtown
Hard Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk
Toby Keith White Trash with Money Show Dog Nashville/Universal
New Traditionalist, Contemporary Country
Tom Ze Estudando o Pagode Luaka Bop
Brazilian Pop, MPB
Basement Boys Basement Boys Presents Mudfoot Jones Savoy Jazz
Jeff Bates Leave the Light On RCA Country
Contemporary Country, Country-Pop, Neo-Traditionalist Country
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise What About That: New Year's Eve In Bloomington Kufala
Contemporary Blues, Soul-Blues
Bratz Genie Magic Hip-O
Teen Pop, TV Soundtracks, Television Music, Pop/Rock
Buckcherry 15 Eleven Seven
Hard Rock, American Trad Rock, Post-Grunge
Bullets and Octane In the Mouth of the Young RCA
Punk Revival, Alternative Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock
Calexico Garden Ruin Quarterstick
Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Americana, Post-Rock/Experimental
Joseph Calleja The Golden Voice Decca