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New Album Releases Feb. 2, 2010: Joe Satriani, Nick Jonas, Lil Wayne

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Let me get this out of the way: it’s GROUNDHOG DAY!  Thank you, Bill.

It is the Groundhog Day edition of the New Album Releases and we pick up where we left off last week with some big names releasing some albums. 

Joe Satriani
Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock

We start this week with a release from an artist near and dear to my heart.  I’ve been listening to Satch for more than half my life and I own every CD he’s released.  I’ve bought three different editions of Surfing With The Alien.  I’m devoted.  I’m obsessed.  I’m… conflicted.

I have Live in San Francisco.  I have Satriani Live.  I’m having trouble convincing myself I need a third double-live album.  The set list has many songs repeated across those first two live records (in addition to the live disc included as part of the Time Machine set).  Buying this will feel a little like Groundhog Day for me, but I might be too co-dependent to skip a Satch release.  He and I are boys.  We’ve been together a long time.  I might have to double down on this whether I need it or not.  Feel free to advise and/or ridicule me in the comments below…

Nick Jonas & The Administration
Who I Am

I don’t really know what to say about this other than I feel an obligation to mention it.  The Jonas Brothers are reasonably insipid and I imagine Nick’s record will be, as well.  I am thankful the Jonas twerps have fallen out of favor with my nieces.

Lil Wayne
Rebirth

Lil Wayne is about to get fitted for a jump…suit.  I might have bought this if he’d have at least had some integrity and truth in advertising and named the album Legal Fees or Legal Defense Fund

With that, I turn you over to the full list.

Nick Jonas & the Administration
Who I Am

Lil Wayne
Rebirth

Midlake
The Courage of Others

The Album Leaf
A Chorus of Storytellers

Attitude Adjustment
The Collection

Emanuel Ax
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios

BT
These Hopeful Machines

Zuill Bailey
Bach: Cello Suites

Franklin Cox
The New Cello, Vol. 1

Carl Craig
The Album Formerly Known As…

Al Kent
Disco Love: Rare Disco & Soul Uncovered

Glossary
Feral Fire

Ma'alot Quintet
Rossini: Harmoniemusik for Wind Quintet

Bob Marley & the Wailers
Rarities Edition: Legend

Mighty Baby
Tasting the Life: Live 1971

Thomas Quasthoff
The Best Of Thomas Quasthoff

Madlib
Madlib Medicine Show No. 1: Before the Verdict

Ziggy Marley
Let's Go Back…Way Back, Vol. 1: Dancehall Originators

Original Soundtrack
Shutter Island [Music from the Motion Picture]

Pierced Arrows
Descending Shadows

Priestess
Prior to the Fire

Joe Satriani
Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock

Scuba
Sub:stance

The Soft Pack
The Soft Pack

Sourpatch
Crushin

Toro y Moi
Causers of This

The Units
History of the Units: The Early Years: 1977-1983

Various Artists
High All the Time, Vol. 2

Various Artists
Maximum Prog: 16 Rare Gems from the Golden Age of British Progressive Rock

Various Artists
Next Stop… Soweto

Various Artists
Nigeria Afrobeat Special

Various Artists
Pop Ambient 2010

Various Artists
The Psychedelic Salvage Company, Vols. 1-2

Wakey! Wakey!
Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last Time I Saw You…

Whitefield Brothers
Earthology

George Winston
Love Will Come: The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2

Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe 2

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  • http://marksaleski.com Mark Saleski

    i’m going with Hellbilly Deluxe 2.

  • Josh Hathaway

    And you should, Sir Saleski. I’ll pass on that one, myself.

  • Chris

    I’ve already gone out and bought the Nick Jonas album. I’m glad he’s not as popular with your nieces too because this really is for an older audience. It is good music. I’ve found that people with built in biases don’t like it. Those who listen with an open mind, forgetting his age and last name, really like it. He is very talented.

  • http://www.themidnightcafe.org Mat Brewster

    wow, lousy week for music.

  • http://marksaleski.com Mark Saleski

    an older audience? like 19? yeesh!

  • Paul

    Could Satch have picked a stupider name for the new CD?

  • Josh Hathaway

    Broke down and bought it. Listening to it now.

  • Richard

    well every satch live album has a different feel. he also put alot of small intros to the songs that are awesome…don’t want to miss those.