There's a little for everyone in this week's new album releases.
The top pick for cool people this week is Rickie Lee Jones, with her new Sermon on Exposition Boulevard. It sounds like our sister has took a sharp left turn with this batch of Christian messages that she has described as being influenced by the Velvet Underground. It sounds exceptionally freaky. Note that for about an extra $1.50, the deluxe 2 disc version includes a 40 minute DVD on the making of the album, and an SACD mix of the album
Folks what dig smart chicks could also get up on some Patty Griffin. I wouldn't have thought that she was a big deal commercially, but Children Running Through is currently #4 at Amazon.
Little girls and Mark Foley get a new Fall Out Boy album, Infinity on High.
Finally, masochists and fans of truth in advertising might take an interest in the Yoko Ono album called Yes, I'm a Witch. This appears to involve not just re-mixing but re-arranging vintage Yoko. Among those attempting to make silk purses here are such luminaries as Hank Shocklee and the Flaming Lips.
Here's the complete list of this week's major new releases, courtesy AMG:
The Apples in Stereo New Magnetic Wonder Yep Roc
Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Rock
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City Vice/Atlantic
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High Island
Alternative Pop/Rock, Emo, Punk-Pop
Patty Griffin Children Running Through Ato
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop
Peter Bjorn and John Writer's Block [US Bonus CD] Almost Gold Recordings
Indie Rock, Swedish Pop/Rock
Aereogramme My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go Sonic Unyon