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New album releases, week of 6-7-2005

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Praises be to the God of your choice, this week we get a new White Stripes album, Get Behind Me Satan. After the Elephant opus, and Jack White’s contribution to Loretta Lynn’s awesome Grammy winning Van Lear Rose, it is clear that this is Jack White’s world, and we are priveleged merely to live in it. This is currently the #2 album at Amazon.

Coldplay also drops their X&Y album. This is supposed to be the Big Statement that breaks them through to being the baddest band on the planet or something. It’s the #1 album at Amazon, in any case.

Black Eyed Peas have a new album out, Monkey Business. Somehow they’ve gotten to be a big act. I guess they look cool and all, but do they have even ONE real song somewhere?

Paul Anka has a new album Rock Swings, on which he covers songs including “Smells Like Teen Spirit” “Eyes Without a Face” and “Wonderwall.” I would scoff, but I’m still jammin’ on Pat Boone’s classic In a Metal Mood.

Highly rated countryish songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman has a new album out this week, Look.

Junior Brown has a best-of album. It doesn’t have everything on it that I’d like, but that’d end up basically being a boxed set of everything he’s recorded. If you don’t have “Highway Patrol” or “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead,” then you need this.

Could Ringo Starr’s new Choose Love album actually be worthwhile? Stranger things have happened.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not note a new album from old hero Graham Parker. I haven’t been bowled over by anything he’s done recently, but this guy wrote “Don’t Ask Me Questions” and “Stick to Me,” so he rates a listen- though the album title doesn’t fill me with enthusiasm: Songs of No Consequence.

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

Annie Anniemal 679
Alternative Dance, Dance-Pop

The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business A&M
Party Rap, Pop-Rap, Club/Dance, Hip-Hop

Coldplay X&Y EMI
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Britpop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Shakira Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 Sony
Latin Pop, Dance-Pop, Club/Dance, Urban, Adult Contemporary

The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan V2
Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Going Places [Deluxe Edition] Shout Factory
Jazz-Pop, Pop, Instrumental Pop

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass S.R.O. [Deluxe Edition] Shout Factory
Jazz-Pop, Pop, Instrumental Pop

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass What Now My Love [Deluxe Edition] Shout Factory
Jazz-Pop, Pop, Instrumental Pop

Paul Anka Rock Swings Verve
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz

The Aquabats Charge!! NIT
Ska-Punk, Third Wave Ska Revival

Arditti String Quartet Ades: Piano Quintet; Schubert: “Trout Quintet” EMI Classics
Contemporary and Romantic Chamber Music

The Atomic Bitchwax Atomic Bitchwax III Meteor City
Stoner Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal

Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil Warner Brothers
Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Post-Hardcore, Emo

Pat Benatar Greatest Hits Capitol
Arena Rock, Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock

Terence Blanchard Flow Blue Note
Post-Bop, Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Junior Brown Greatest Hits Curb
Neo-Traditionalist Country, Honky Tonk, Americana, Alternative Country

Cardinal Cardinal Flydaddy
Indie Pop, Chamber Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Beth Nielsen Chapman Look Sanctuary

Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Country

DJ Shadow Endtroducing… [Deluxe Edition] Island
Underground Rap, Electronica, Ambient Breakbeat, Trip-Hop, Hip-Hop

Death by Stereo Death for Life Epitaph
Punk Metal, Post-Hardcore

John Denver Rhymes & Reasons [Bonus Tracks] BMG Heritage
Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Dream Theater Octavarium Atlantic
Neo-Prog, Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal

Dizzy Gillespie Gettin’ Dizzy: The High Flying Dizzy Gillespie Savoy Jazz
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bop, Big Band

Gomez Out West Ato
British Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock

Corey Harris Daily Bread Rounder
Acoustic Blues, Contemporary Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Modern Delta Blues, Folk-Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, African Folk, Roots Reggae, Ska

Paavo Jarvi Grieg: Peer Gynt Virgin Classics
Post-Romantic Orchestral Music

Kraftwerk Minimum-Maximum Astralwerks
Electronic, Kraut Rock

The Mae Shi Heartbeeps 5 Rue Christine
Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock, Indie Rock

Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory Epitaph

Motorhead Live at Brixton [Bonus Tracks] Sanctuary
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, British Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash, Hard Rock

Kelly Osbourne Sleeping in the Nothing Sanctuary
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Graham Parker Songs of No Consequence Bloodshot
Singer/Songwriter, Pub Rock, Album Rock

The Planet The You Absorb My Vision 5 Rue Christine
Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Math Rock

John Scofield That’s What I Say Verve
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop

Seal Live in Paris [CD & DVD] Warner Brothers
Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Dance-Pop, Urban

Bob Seger Smokin’ O.P.’s Capitol
Detroit Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll

Ringo Starr Choose Love Koch

Teenage Fanclub Man-Made PeMa
Indie Rock

Turin Brakes Jackinabox Astralwerks
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Jim White Jim White Presents Music from Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Luaka Bop (Ryko)
Soundtracks, Americana, Film Music, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Folk, Old-Timey

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  • Thank you for alerting us to all of the new album releases. I’m particulary excited by Gomez, The Aquabats, and The White Stropes. White Stripes, even though their promo single that we received @ the radio station where I work featured the horrible Comic Sans MS font on the disc itself.

    That font should be destroyed.

  • …do they have even ONE real song somewhere?

    yes. please turn up your hearing aid.

  • JR

    Junior Brown has a best-of album. It doesn’t have everything on it that I’d like, but that’d end up basically being a boxed set of everything he’s recorded. If you don’t have “Highway Patrol” or “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead,” then you need this.

    Why? You could get them both on Guit With It, while you’re saving up to buy the rest of his albums. So far as I can see, this Best Of has nothing new on it.

  • I’m with Al on Black Eyed Peas. I can’t stand ’em. They’re one of the bands that, given the choice, I’d happily have wiped off the face of the earth. When they sing “get stupid,” they sure got that right. Stupid and terrible. And now featured in seemingly every sporting event broadcast on TV. It is simply inescapable, and is absolutely one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard. Oh the humanities!


    But that Fergie is a LOOKER!

  • Fergie has a nice body. The face, however, is nasty. NAAASSSTY.

  • Eric Olsen

    I love the Black Eyed Peas. Songs aplenty.

  • Black Eyed Peas fans, please tell me what are the memorable songs that they’ve made? What are the future standards that will be being played and covered by others 20 years down the line? Where’s their “Shop Around” or “Purple Haze” or “Kiss”? I’m not hearing any.

    JR, I appreciate your point about buying all the Junior Brown albums, but there are about half a dozen. If you’re going to just get ONE, this would probably make a really good little father’s day item.

  • When I first heard that “Where’s the Love?” song, I thought it was a parody of horribly musicianship. I only wish it was.

  • And by “horribly musicianship,” I mean “horrible musicianship”…

    Anyway, I just can’t grasp the Black Eyed Peas. I just don’t hear what makes them good. I mean, I understood why people liked Outkast, but I just don’t get “Where is the Love?” and the rest of the BEP ouevre.

  • Erik G, I’m not sure I’d advertise my personal failings quite so prominently as you do, but I suppose you’re just more honest than I am. Don’t worry, we won’t think any less of you for failing to recognize the things that make BEP so favored by so many of us. 🙂

    Al, none that you would recognize as memorable, of course, so what’s the point in asking? For most people, however, both Where Is The Love? and Let’s Get Retarded will echo around the mind for years to come.

    The new album is pretty good, by the way. Not quite as stand-up as Elephunk, but it has some strong tracks.

  • That darned Shakira album is itching my ears quite a bit. I’m tempted to buy it, though I comprende no espanol.