Thing that looks most promising out today is Brats on the Beat: Ramones for Kids. This idea is a natural, as the Ramones largely were kiddie bubblegum music - of a fairly exalted order. I'm rather disappointed to note that no one took up my main #1 all time little boy play theme "Beat on the Brat."
On the other hand, I'd be right interested in hearing Josie Cotton attacking "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker." Thinking back to her outstanding Movie Disaster Music album from earlier this year, and particularly the outstanding precision squawling during her trip down the "Rabbit Hole," I could really see this chick and her sharp band doing interesting things with the Ramones.
Warning to all the niggas and hos out there: Snoop Dogg's back upside your head with a new album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. It features such likely masterpieces of lyrical art as "Gangbangn 101" and "I Wanna F*** You."
Not exactly new, but there's a Beatles re-mix/mashup album LOVE based on the big Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show. It's currently the #1 selling CD at Amazon, and is notable as being the first ever officially sanctioned re-mix type album ever for the Beatles. This review from Blogcritic Nik Dirga, however, makes it sound like this was too reverent or conservative in the approach to really make a mark.
American Idol serial #B000IY04RC reporting for duty: Chris Daughtry has an eponymous album out. Perhaps the Satanic wickedness of this corporate music food product is hinted at in the words of this hearty recommendation from the official Amazon editorial review, "Here are a dozen songs that'll flick your rock & roll switch, whether you're a Creed fan, a club kid, or a mambo king."
Here's the complete list of this week's major new releases, courtesy AMG:
The Beatles LOVE Capitol
DAUGHTRY DAUGHTRY RCA
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge, Pop/Rock, Hard Rock
Jay-Z Kingdom Come Roc-A-Fella
Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap, Hip-Hop, Pop-Rap
Oasis Stop the Clocks Columbia
British Trad Rock, Britpop, Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Hard Rock
Snoop Dogg Tha Blue Carpet Treatment Doggystyle/Geffen
Gangsta Rap, West Coast Rap, G-Funk
ABBA Number Ones Polar
Euro-Pop, Swedish Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Synth Pop, Disco, Dance-Pop, Pop/Rock
Lydia Ayers Virtual Gamelan Albany
Contemporary Gamelan Music
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me Interscope/Tiny Evil
Indie Rock, Emo
David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name [Bonus Tracks] Atlantic/Rhino