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New CDs From BNL, Usher, Gretchen Wilson; The National Offer “Bloodbuzz Ohio” Free

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I skimmed this list repeatedly hoping to find something exciting and my efforts were largely in vain.  There are a couple titles we're going to discuss but the release that's been most exciting to me can't be found here.

The National won't release High Violet until May 11 but the first single "Bloodbuzz Ohio" is available as a free download for a limited time.  If you want to pay $1 or miss out on the free — and as of today it is still up there — the single is also available right now at iTunes.  The National headlined the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville this past weekend and they were brilliant.  Their 20-song set included all 11 songs from High Violet.  This record is going to be one of the best of 2010.

So after you get your free download, what might you want to find at your late night record shop?  Sorry, kids, there are no more late night record shops.  Barenaked Ladies have a new record but they don't have Steven Page anymore.  After 20 years together, the co-frontman has parted ways with BNL to pursue a solo career.  Ed Robertson and the rest of the Ladies are carrying on and this week release their first record as a quartet All In Good Time.

We've also got new records from Alan Jackson and Gretchen Wilson for country fans, a new CD from Amy Grant, and I don't care but I rather imagine you're all going to be hearing a lot from Usher's 'comeback' album Raymond V. Raymond.  Check out your new releases and don't forget to download that new single from The National!

13Th Floor Elevators, The
The Complete Singles Collection

Dawn Of Inhumanity

Absolute Ensemble
Absolute Zawinul

Now & Then

Alliance Presents Serani
The Mixtape

Fright Night

Angus And Julia Stone
Down The Way


Archie Bronson Outfit


Bamboos, The

Barenaked Ladies
All In Good Time

Barren Earth
The Curse Of The Red River

Bess, Big Jeff
Tennessee Home Brew

Bettie Serveert
Pharmacy Of Love

Bigger Lights, The
The Bigger Lights

Bird And The Bee, The
Interpreting The Masters Vol.1

Blaylock, Audie And Redline
Cryin Heart Blues

Bluesmasters Featuring Mickey Thomas
Bluesmasters Featuring Mickeythomas

Bonnet, Graham
The Day I Went Mad

Black Sands

Breathing Process, The
Odyssey: (Un)Dead

Bright Eyes & Neva Dinova
One Jug Of Wine, Two Vessels

Bunk Johnson's Original Superior Band
New Orleans 1942

Caetano Veloso
Zii E Zie

Caldwell, Bobby
The Consummate Bobby Caldwell

Cedarmont Kids
Cedarmont Singalong Celebration

Flamenco Latino

Cinematic Orchestra, The
Late Night Tales

Claude Luter With Humphrey Lyttelton
In England

Cole, Nat King & His Trio
Rare Radio Transcriptions

Contour, Ron & Factor

Corsten, Ferry
Once Upon A Night

Davidson, David
Beautiful Strings

Dbridge & Instra:Mental

Dead Meadow
Three Kings (Cd + Dvd)

Deep Purple
Live In Montreux 1969 (2Cd)

Remixed: The Definitive Collection

Say Goodbye To Useless

Dianno, Paul
The Living Dead

Dillinger Escape Plan, The
Option Paralysis

Dj Virtual Vault
In Trance We Trust 15


Donley, Jimmy
The Shape You Left Me In

Double Dagger
Masks Ep

Drink Up Buttercup
Born And Thrown On A Hook

Dum Dum Girls
I Will Be


Revenue Retrievin':Day Shift

Revenue Retrievin':Night Shift

Edwards, Jimmy
Love Bug Crawl

Edwin McCain
The Best Of Edwin Mccain

El Canto Del Loco
Radio La Colifata Presenta: El Canto Del Loco

Elliott, Jack
At Lansdowne Studios, London

Evelyn Evelyn
Evelyn Eveyln

Ford, Lita
In Concert

Gloomy Lights

Galvao, Lula
Bossa Of My Land

Gamelan Of Central Java
Ix: Songs Of Wisdom And Love

Gamelan Of Central Java
Viii: Court Music Treasures

George Lewis & Alton Parnell
George Lewis And Alton Parnell

Head First

Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam

Grant, Amy
Somewhere Down the Road

Gretchen Wilson
I Got Your Country Right Here


Hank Williams Jr.
Family Tradition (Digitally Re-Mastered)

Hank Williams Jr.
The Pressure Is On (Digitally Re-Mastered)

Hank Williams Jr.
Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound (Digitally Re-Mastered)

Hank Williams Jr.
Habits Old And New (Digitally Re-Mastered)

Harrell, Tom
Roman Nights

Harvey, Alex
Presents…The Loch Ness Monster

Helene Plouffe (Viola D'amore)
Plouffe, Helene: Around Viola D'amore

Unarmed-Best Of 25Th Anniversary

Hi Power Presents
Neighborhood Music 3-Cd Box-Set

High Places
High Places Vs. Mankind

Holland, Dave Octet

Hooker, Jr., John Lee
Live In Istanbul

When Will We Surrender


African Homeland – Voices & Rhythms From Zimbabwe & Southern Africa

Yellow Mind – Blue Mind

Jackson, Alan
Freight Train

Jedi Mind Tricks
Army Of The Pharaohs: The Unho

Jenifer Stinton, Flute, Scott Mitchell, Piano
Stinton, Jennifer: Sonatas For Flute

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The
Dirty Shirt Rock 'N Roll: The First Ten Years

Jones, Hank / Flanagan, Tommy
Live In Marciac 1993

Keith, Doug
Lucky Ones, The

Ken Colyer's Jazzmen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow

King Britt
The Intricate Beauty

Kittrell, Christine
Call Her Name (The Complete Recordings)

Live Recordings, Tv-Clips & Roadmovie (Cd+Dvd)

Let S Wrestle
In The Court Of The Wrestling

Lewis, Smiley

Lil C
Throweder Than Throwed 2K10

Lil Tweety
What Chicano Rap Made Me

Living Sisters, The
Love To Live

Love Is All
Two Thousand And Ten Injuries

Macpherson, Greg
Mr. Invitation

Mainer, J.E.
Classic Sides 1937-41

Maldita Vecindad
Circular Colectivo

Marcians, The
Traditional Greek Music – Monahi Zoume

Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx
The Exxecution

Mccready, Mindy
I’m Still Here

Mommaas, Marc

Still Standing

Mullins, Joe & The Radio Rambl
Rambler S Call

Come Out Fighting

Death To All

Now 33
Now 33

Now Faith
Now That's What I Call Faith

O Hearn, Patrick
A Windham Hill Retrospective

Olive, Jen
Warm Robot

Orden Ogan
Easton Hope

Owl City Tribute
Instrumental Tribute To Owl City

Pilc, Jean Michel
True Story

Sing It Now

Presley, Elvis
On Stage (Legacy Edition)

Queens Club
Young Giant

Radar Brothers
The Illustrated Garden

Rat Attack
Round & Round – Greatest Hits

Reason To Rebel
Imaginary Foe

Reed, Eric & Cyrus Chestnut
Plenty Swing, Plenty Soul

Reno & Smiley (With Carter & R
Bluegrass 1963

Reno & Smiley (With Carter & R
Bluegrass 1963

Right Ons, The
Look Inside, Now!

Roadside Graves
You Won't Be Happy With Me Ep

Rogan, Joe
Talking Monkeys In Space

Roumain, Daniel Bernard
Woodbox Beats & Balladry

Saft, Jamie

Saor Patrol
The Stomp

Seasick Steve
Man From Another Time

Seasons After
Through Tomorrow

No 2: Abyss In B Minor

Sesame Street
Old School Volume 1

Shannon Mercer (Soprano); Luc Beausejour (Harpsichord)
Mercer, Shannon: Francesca Caccini

Look At What I Came From

Shrivastav, Baluji, Reorient
Indian World Music Fusion – Featuring Hossam Ramzy

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Rise & Shine

Mask Of Sanity

Six Gallery
Breakthroughs In Modern Art


Sleeping With Sirens
With Ears To See And Eyes To H

Snoop Dogg
More Malice (Edited)

Greenberg Original Motion P

Spirits Burning And Thom The World Poet
Golden Age Orchestra

Supernal Endgame
Touch The Sky

Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family
Good Children Go To Heaven

Ceol & Cuimhne (Music & Memory

Another Dawn

The Dreamers – Zorn, John
Ipos: The Book Of Angels Vol. 14

The Runaways Soundtrack
The Runaways Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Kind Of Blue

Eparistera Daimones


Unthanks, The
Here?S The Tender Coming

Raymond V Raymond

America's Favorite Praise And Worship

A Girl Named Johnny Cash And Other Tribute Songs

The Very Things You Treasure: 24 Bluegrass Songs Of Faith & Family

Platinum Hair Metal Hits

Samba! Samba!

Azuli Miami 2010 Mixed

Azuli Miami 2010 Unmixed

Super Vallenatos 2010

Various Artists
Memphis: A New Musical (Orginal Cast Recording)

Various Artists
Dark As A Dungeon: Songs Of Th

Various Artists
Hot Tub Time Machine (Music From The Motion Picture)

Various Artists
Blues Bureau S Rowdy Roadhouse

Various Artists
Italy & Songs: Jealous Attitud

Various Artists
Italy & Style: Stylish Attitud

Various Artists
Repo Men (Original Motion Pict

Various: Mixed By Agoria
Balance 016

Born Again

Weakerthans, The
Live At The Burton Cummings Th

Williams, Robin
Weapons Of Self Destruction

Wilson, Jim
Leader Of The Band

Wiseman, Mac (With Special Gue
Bluegrass 1971

Wiseman, Mac (With Special Gue
Bluegrass 1971


Yoga Revolution
Yoga Revolution

Young & Divine
Young & Divine

Yukon Blonde
Yukon Blonde

Tango Argentino – Zum Play Astor Piazzolla

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  • Glen Boyd

    Where’s Erykah Badu?

  • Tom Johnson

    Catherine Wheel’s expanded edition of their first album, Ferment, is also out this week, somehow managing to miss every published list I’ve seen. Not sure how they expect anyone to know that’s out.

  • Sterfish

    Like Glen said, Erykah Badu’s latest is missing from the list along with the most notable hip-hop release of the week, Wu-Massacre (a collaborative album featuring Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Method Man).