Being the wicked man that I am, I was all set to start mocking this new Katrina benefit album, Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast. If you really cared abou the poor flood people, you'd buy this album, etc. Thing is, with Allen Toussaint, Dr John and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band among others, this starts looking like potentially worthwhile actual MUSIC. That will win out with me even over the natural urge to mock do-gooders.
It's not really a new album per se, but the White Stripes have a new EP with an obscure cover song Walking With A Ghost by Tegan and Sara, plus four live recordings.
Mr Hankey's favorite band is back with See You on the Other Side, Korn's first album since the recent religious defection of guitarist Brian Welch. This might be useful information for you if'n you're constipated. However, it's not obvious how they constitute anything that could be meaningfully described as "music."
Lord Ayn help us, Lindsay Lohan is getting more artistic and personal on her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw). If there's one thing worse than a stupid Britney Spears record, it's a Britney Spears record what tries to be art. Shut up already...DAMN.
Here's the complete list of this week's major new album releases, courtesy AMG:
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits Interscope
Hardcore Rap, Hip-Hop
Korn See You on the Other Side Virgin
Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge, Rap-Metal
Lindsay Lohan A Little More Personal (Raw) Casablanca
Teen Pop, Pop/Rock
Various Artists Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast Nonesuch
New Orleans Brass Bands, Louisiana Blues, New Orleans R&B, New Orleans Jazz, New Orleans Blues, Zydeco
Ashanti Collectables by Ashanti Def Jam
Urban, Contemporary R&B