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New Album Releases 3/2/10: Guitar Shorty, Peter Gabriel, Jamie Cullum, Athlete, Blake Shelton,

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I've never given much thought to whether or not the United States should join up with the United Nations in the whole International Criminal Court system.  I've listened to the different sides of the argument and they both seem to make some good points.  There are criminal enterprises that operate globally and there are some atrocities too vast for one nation to prosecute them.  On the other hand, I'm not sure I want to put the fate of alleged American criminals in the hands of representatives of insert oppressive regime here.  The one issue no one ever brings up?  Michael Bolton.  If the U.N. wants my support, all they have to do is pledge to hold him accountable for the many counts of crimes against humanity he has committed and they have me.  He and his label should both be prosecuted for him having a new album and having the audacity to name it One World One Love.  This isn't a political issue, friends.  This is a human rights issue.  After all, I'm not the one that sucks.  He is.

Guitar Shorty
Bare Knuckle

It's time to get down to business and no one gets down to business like Guitar Shorty.  Bare Knuckle is the blues legend's first album since his :: wait for it :: Blues Music Award-winning album We The People in 2006.  March 2010 is going to be the month when some of the most important blues records of the year are released and this set from the 70-year old Houston, TX native is the first of them. 

Peter Gabriel
Scratch My Back

Well, we finally get a new album from Peter Gabriel without electing a member of the Bush family.  I can think of a few friends thankful for that.  Yes, his royal slowness has a new album but there's a catch: it's a covers album.  That's fine with me except- well, hell, if he's not writing a new album why did it take eight years to get him back into a proper studio?  I don't know what he does with his time but it doesn't involve Genesis reunion tours and it apparently doesn't involve making new music.  Come on, Pete.  Neither of us is getting any younger.  You're going to have to pick up the pace.

Citizen Cope
The RainWater LP

Citizen Cope is back with his first new album in six years and is already playing sold out shows in support of the new record.  Blogcritics Assistant Music Editor Donald Gibson has interviewed him about the record and dates and that interview will be going live on the site soon, so be on the lookout.

With that… here are your new releases for this week.

Black Swan

Jamie Cullum
The Pursuit

Peter Gabriel
Scratch My Back

Little Boots

Rogue Wave

Blake Shelton
Hillbilly Bone

4Hero/DJ Marky
The Kings of Drum + Bass

Black 47
Bankers and Gangsters

Michael Bolton
One World One Love

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Eleanora Fagan to Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater


Citizen Cope
The RainWater LP

The Creatures In the Garden of Lady Walton

Easton Corbin
Easton Corbin

DJ Khaled

Raheem DeVaughn
The Love & War MasterPeace

Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo

Danny Gokey
My Best Days

Golden Triangle
Double Jointer

Groove Armada
Black Light

Guitar Shorty
Bare Knuckle

John Hiatt
The Open Road

The Holmes Brothers
Feed My Soul

Jaguar Love
Hologram Jams

Jose James

Shooter Jennings & Hierophant
Black Ribbons

The Library Is on Fire
Magic Windows, Magic Nights

Smoke & Mirrors

Endless Falls

Russian National Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov: Orchestral Suites

Robert Sadin
Art Of Love: Music of Machaut

Yuri Temirkanov
Verdi: Requiem

Original Soundtrack
Alice in Wonderland

Emma Pollock
Law of Large Numbers

The Ruby Suns
Fight Softly


Texas Tornados
°Est· Bueno!

These New Puritans

Original Soundtrack
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey

Various Artists
Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria

Various Artists
Rounder Records' 40th Anniversary Concert

Various Artists
Shifting Sands: 20 Treasures From the Heyday of Underground Folk

A Weather
Everyday Balloons

Josiah Wolf
Jet Lag

Yellow Swans
Going Places 

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About Josh Hathaway

  • Steve Martin’s album is astoundingly good, in case anyone’s curious. Dude has skills. I skip the vocals-tracks, however, but luckily there aren’t many of those.

    The new Gabriel is so-so. The middle bunch of songs are excellent. The first couple and last couple are not. Ultimately I would have much rather heard PG cover music in typical PG fashion, like the cover of Vampire Weekend he did with Hot Chip as his band not too long ago. This . . . I don’t know. As a big PG fan, I find some of it likable enough, but it’s not going to get a lot of in-ear time. Too dark, too slow, too just-plain-off.

  • Josh Hathaway

    No, but I hate to let one go sailing past me. I should have spent less time making my case for the arrest, indictment, and incarceration of Michael Bolton.

  • you can’t get ’em all

  • Josh Hathaway

    Yes, I should have touched on that, El Bicho. I did look at the tracklisting on it and it merited a mention. I hope someone reviews that disc, so I’m mentioning that here as well.

  • With Steve Martin, Plant/Krauss, Maddy Peyroux and Bela Fleck, I think that Rounder Records disc should get a mention so I am doing so here.

    There’s a TV special running on PBS during pledge drives