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New Album Releases, 10-24-2006: Aimee Mann, Alabama, My Chemical Romance

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Just in time for Halloween, the underappreciated Aimee Mann releases a Christmas album, One More Drifter in the Snow. It includes two original compositions (with Michael Penn), and at least a couple of other songs not familiar to me. It also includes basic Christmas standards such as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch."

Also just in time for Halloween comes Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute. The "bone-crushing" album features Billy Idol singing "Tomorrow Never Knows" and the contributions of luminaries including Alice Cooper and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Supersunnyspeedgraphic: The LP collects Ben Folds tracks mostly from the limited run EPs Super D, Sunny 16, and Speed Graphic. This includes Ben Fold's version of Dr Dre's closing track from The Chronic, "Bitches Ain't Shit."

The first album by Alabama in five years is also their first gospel album, Songs of Inspiration.

Montgomery Gentry is a big name in modern "country" music, but damned if I can remember a single tune. Word of this indistinguished act adding funk and hip-hop beats to the mix on Some People Change does not inspire hope. Doubtless it'll sell millions.

Moby has a hits album out, which includes a new single with Debbie Harry, "New York, New York" and a whole bonus CD of remixes.

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

Jibbs Jibbs Featuring Jibbs Beasta/Geffen
Midwest Rap, Pop-Rap

Montgomery Gentry Some People Change Columbia
Contemporary Country, Country-Rock

My Chemical Romance The Black Parade Reprise
Emo, Punk-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Walkmen Pussy Cats Record Collection
Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Alabama Songs of Inspiration RCA
Contemporary Country, Country Gospel

Atari Teenage Riot Atari Teenage Riot: 1992-2000 Digital Hardcore
Hardcore Techno, Gabba, Club/Dance

Jeanne Baxtresser A Collection of My Favorites MSR Classics
Flute Showpieces

George Benson/Al Jarreau Givin' It Up Concord
Crossover Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz

The Blow Paper Television K
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Electronic

Bright Eyes Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005) Saddle Creek
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Singer/Songwriter

Converge No Heroes Epitaph
Heavy Metal, Hardcore Punk

Cowboy Junkies Long Journey Home Zoe
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

The Curtains Calamity Asthmatic Kitty

Derailers Retrospective: Just One More Time Varese Sarabande
Alternative Country, Bakersfield Sound, Honky Tonk

The Drones Gala Mill All Tomorrows Parties
Aussie Rock, Garage Rock Revival, Country-Rock, Rock & Roll

Tim Finn Imaginary Kingdom EMI/Parlophone
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Ben Folds Supersunnyspeedgraphic: The LP Sony
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Pop Underground

The Heart Attacks Hellbound and Heartless Hellcat
Punk Revival

Brooke Undiscovered SMC/SoBe
Teen Pop, Dance-Pop, Club/Dance

The Horrors The Horrors [EP] Stolen Transmission
Garage Rock Revival, Punk Revival

Frida Hyvonen Until Death Comes Secretly Canadian
Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter

George Jones/Merle Haggard Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones: Kickin' Out the Floodlights…Again Bandit
Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Erich Kunzel The Never-Ending Waltz Telarc
Orchestral Waltz Arrangements

John Legend Once Again G.O.O.D./Sony
Neo-Soul, Urban, Contemporary R&B

MxPx Let's Rock Side One Dummy
Punk-Pop, Punk Revival

Aimee Mann One More Drifter in the Snow Superego
Pop Underground, Holiday, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Christmas

Moby Go: The Very Best of Moby V2
Downbeat, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock, House, Techno

Steven Richman Jazz Grofe & Gershwin: Original Paul Whitman Orchestra Versions Bridge
American Orchestral Music

Sierra Winds Phillip Bimstein: Larkin Gifford's Harmonica Starkland
Modern Chamber Music

+/- Let's Build a Fire Absolutely Kosher
Indie Rock, Post-Grunge

Brian Setzer 13 Surfdog
Retro-Rock, Rockabilly Revival

Shareefa Point of No Return Disturbing tha Peace/Def Jam
Urban, Neo-Soul

Duncan Sheik Brighter/Later: A Duncan Sheik Anthology Rhino/Atlantic
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

The Slumber Party Girls Dance Revolution Geffen
Teen Pop, Dance-Pop, Contemporary R&B

Sparta Threes Hollywood
Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Indie Rock

Paul Stanley Live to Win New Door

Various Artists Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute Restless
Tribute Albums, Pop-Metal, Heavy Metal

Various Artists The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited Shout! Factory
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Folk, Contemporary Folk

Wee Hairy Beasties Animal Crackers Bloodshot
Sing-Along, Alternative Country-Rock

Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road [Deluxe Edition] Mercury
Americana, Contemporary Folk, Alternative Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter

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