Looks like a pretty light release week. Perhaps the Missy Elliott album The Cookbook might be worth a listen.
Also, OK, so there was a 70s album by a guy named Jeff Wayne, a double album based on The War of the Worlds, and featuring narration by Richard Burton. They’ve now managed to turn this into a huge SEVEN disc set, with SACD and DVDs and holy cow. Who’s the market for this?
Finally, R Kelly’s apparently getting back to the nasty stuff with TP.3 Reloaded, just in time impress everyone with his wholesomeness as he’s up on kiddie porn charges. Alrighty, then. On the other hand, it’s already #10 at Amazon, so it should help raise him much lawyer money.
Here’s the list of this week’s major new album releases, courtesy AMG:
Missy Elliott The Cookbook Atlantic
Hip-Hop, Pop-Rap, Urban, Party Rap
R. Kelly TP.3 Reloaded Jive
Urban, Contemporary R&B
Sufjan Stevens Illinois Asthmatic Kitty
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Progressive Folk, Americana, Singer/Songwriter
Jeff Wayne The War of the Worlds [Seven-Disc Collector’s Edition] Columbia
Album Rock, Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Electronic, Disco
Axiom Chamber Players Axiom Chamber Players Perform Brahms, Mozart, Piazzolla Axiom Chamber Players
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Nami Danam Alula
Montrose Montrose Warner Bros.
Arena Rock, Hard Rock
999 Outbursts: Demos & Outtakes 77-79 Overground
New Wave, British Punk, Punk
Original Score Dark Water Hollywood
Original Score, Film Music
Various Artists Beginner’s Guide to Cuba Nascente
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Rhumba, Latin Jazz
Various Artists Got Hits, Vol. 2 Hollywood
Teen Pop, Dance-Pop, Club/Dance, Contemporary R&B
Webbie Savage Life Atlantic
Dirty South, Southern Rap
Wilderness Wilderness Jagjaguwar