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New Album Releases, 9-15-2006: Bob Seger, Justin Timberlake, Los Lobos, Lionel Richie

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It's been over a decade since Bob Seger put out an album. I for one am indeed eager to Face the Promise. This must be heard.

Lionel Richie also has his first album in awhile, Coming Home. I really hated ol' Lionel back in the day. Lionel and Kenny Rogers were both members of the ruling committee of the Anti-Christ. (The Anti-Christ is, of course, a committee).

Flibildy fleu! Back in my day even the bad music had tunes. In these years of tuneless and vulgar anti-social hippity-hoppity and metallic nonsense, though, Lionel Richie and even the dreaded Kenny Rogers don't sound too bad. Lionel has certainly showed some significant skills at composing actual melodies. I'll just say I'd listen to Lionel Richie over the Basement Jaxx. The devil drives a hard bargain.

Justin Timberlake has a new album this week, FutureSex/LoveSounds. Lord help us, previews suggest something intended to be half Prince, half Marvin Gaye. Being Justin Timberlake (wonder what you'd see from the Timberlake portal), I would guess the result would actually land somewhere closer to a poor man's Wham.

The Town and the City is the latest studio album from Los Lobos, a band always worth hearing.

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

Basement Jaxx Crazy Itch Radio XL
Left-Field House, Club/Dance, Progressive House, House

The Black Keys Magic Potion Nonesuch
Punk Blues, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Blues-Rock

Mastodon Blood Mountain Reprise
Post-Hardcore, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Grindcore, Death Metal/Black Metal, Thrash, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Jive
Club/Dance, Urban, Dance-Pop

The Album Leaf Into the Blue Again Sub Pop
Post-Rock/Experimental, Indie Pop, Indie Electronic

Esther Apituley Violent Viola Challenge
Viola Music

Buju Banton Too Bad Gargamel Music
Contemporary Reggae, Dancehall

Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies Are Me Desperation
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Brazilian Girls Talk to La Bomb Verve Forecast
Downtempo, Downbeat, Club/Dance, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Richard Buckner Meadow Merge
Alternative Country, Country-Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Kasey Chambers Carnival Warner Bros.
Country-Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Citizen Cope Every Waking Moment RCA
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Shawn Colvin These Four Walls Nonesuch
Contemporary Folk, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Pop

Daz So So Gangsta Virgin
Hardcore Rap, Gangsta Rap, West Coast Rap

The Draft In a Million Pieces Epitaph
Post-Hardcore, Punk Revival

Electric Six Switzerland Metropolis
Indie Rock

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Arvo Pärt: Da Pacem Harmonia Mundi
Modern Choral Music

Everclear Welcome to the Drama Club Eleven Seven
Alternative Pop/Rock, Hard Rock

Favourite Sons Down Beside Your Beauty Vice
Indie Rock

Bill Frisell/Ron Carter/Paul Motian Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian Nonesuch
Post-Bop, Modern Creative

Great Lakes Diamond Times Empyrean
Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia

Hope, Daniel J.S. Bach: Concertos Warner
Baroque Violin Concertos

Junior Boys So This Is Goodbye Domino
Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance

Los Lobos The Town and the City Hollywood
Roots Rock, Tex-Mex

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. The Land of Pure Imagination Cordless
Alternative Pop/Rock

Manticora The Black Circus, Pt. 1: Letters Locomotive
Progressive Metal, Scandinavian Metal, Neo-Classical Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash

The Mars Volta Amputechture Universal
Post-Hardcore, Progressive Metal, Post-Rock/Experimental

Branford Marsalis Braggtown Marsalis Music/Rounder
Progressive Jazz, Post-Bop, Modal Music, Ballads

The Matches DecomposerEpitaph
Punk-Pop, Indie Rock

Eric Matthews Foundation Sounds Empyrean
Indie Pop, Chamber Pop, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter

John Mayer Continuum Aware/Columbia
Album Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Blues-Rock

Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau Metheny Mehldau Nonesuch
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz

Mono/World's End Girlfriend Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain Temporary Residence
Post-Rock/Experimental, Instrumental Rock

Gabriela Montero Bach and Beyond EMI
Piano Music

Jason Moran Artist in Residence Blue Note
Progressive Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern Electric Blues, Avant-Garde Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

Mouse on Mars Varcharz Ipecac
IDM, Post-Rock/Experimental

Norma Jean Redeemer Tooth & Nail
Heavy Metal, Post-Hardcore

Now It's Overhead Dark Light Daybreak Saddle Creek
Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Tara Jane O'Neil In Circles Quarterstick
Indie Rock, Post-Rock/Experimental

OOIOO Taiga Thrill Jockey
Japanese Rock, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock/Experimental

Vittorio Vittorio Decca
Vocal Music

Papa Roach The Paramour Sessions Geffen
Alternative Metal, Hard Rock

Madeleine Peyroux Half the Perfect World Rounder
Vocal Jazz, Standards

R.E.M. And I Feel Fine: Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 [Bonus CD] I.R.S./Capitol
American Underground, College Rock, Jangle Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop/Rock

The Rapture Pieces of the People We Love Mercury/Universal
Indie Electronic, Indie Rock, Alternative Dance

Lionel Richie Coming Home Island
Contemporary R&B, Adult Contemporary

Johnny Rivers Secret Agent Man: The Ultimate Johnny Rivers Anthology Shout! Factory/Soul City
Pop/Rock, Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul, Rock & Roll

Bob Seger Face the Promise Capitol
Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop/Rock

Ron Sexsmith Time Being Ironworks
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Slumber Party Musik Kill Rock Stars
Indie Pop, Indie Rock

Starflyer 59 My Island Tooth & Nail
Indie Rock, Dream Pop

TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain 4AD
Indie Rock, Post-Rock/Experimental

Sandi Thom Smile…It Confuses People Viking Legacy/Columbia
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Xiu Xiu The Air Force 5 Rue Christine
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock

Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass Matador
Noise Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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  • the Seger and Los Lobos are already on my list of “must haves” as neither one has ever disappointed me in the past. Really looking forward to seeing BS tour in support of this…been too long since I’ve seen him live.