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New Music Tuesday: Black Crowes, Arcade Fire, Guster, QOTSA, Los Lobos, Buckcherry, Lady Gaga

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It’s the first New Music Tuesday of August and there are some big names with new music.  We’re getting closer to the crush of end-of-year releases aimed at a certain holiday in December (I refuse to say the word when it’s 110 degrees outside) but the record labels are clearly thinking about it.  So who do we have this week?  The Black Crowes, Arcade Fire, Buckcherry, Dr. John, Los Lobos, Gov’t Mule, Queens Of The Stone Age, and the inescapable, intolerable Lady Gaga.

QOTSA is releasing a deluxe edition of Rated R.  I primarily own that record because of Mark Lanegan’s vocal on “In The Fade.”  I doubt I’m going in for this unless there are more Lanegan tracks.  Los Lobos tends to always do interesting things, somewhat under the radar.  I’m not picking this up today because I have a ton of August reviews to write but I’ll likely add this down the road.  There’s only one CD that’s on my “must” list for the week, and it is…

Black Crowes
Croweology

The Black CrowesIt’s a new album that isn’t from a band that is but soon won’t be.  The Black Crowes broke up and reunited, releasing two excellent records – War Paint, Before The Frost…Until The Freeze – and now they’re going on hiatus again.  They’ve said they’re not breaking up but haven’t made plans to record or tour together in the near future.  Before they go, they’re hitting the road one more time and have assembled a treat for fans.  Croweology celebrates the 20th Anniversary of their debut record and is a specially priced 2-CD set of unplugged Black Crowes songs.  Among the songs getting the unplugged treatment are “Jealous Again,” “Remedy,” “Soul Singing,” and “Thorn In My Pride.”  This won’t be an essential add for everyone but at the price ($7.99 at Amazon this week) it’s something even casual Crowes fans ought to investigate.  I pre-ordered mine!

GusterSo I said there was only one CD on my radar this week and that’s true.  What I didn’t say is there is a digital download that is a “must” this week.  The first single from Guster’s upcoming Easy Wonderful is available for $1 at iTunes and that’s what I’m listening to right now as I wait for UPS to bring my Black Crowes CD.  This is now the second song I’ve heard from the upcoming album and I keep getting more and more excited for October 5th to arrive.  I’ll be putting something up about “Do You Love Me?” in Verse Chorus Verse — likely later today – so stay tuned for that.

Here’s the full rundown; yours if you want them:

Amar, Armand – The Concert
Andy, Horace – Serious Times
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Autolux – Transit Transit
Black Crowes – Croweology
Brown, Alex – Pianist
Buckcherry – All Night Long
Bun B – Trill O.G.
Cole, Freddy – Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B
Dax Riggs – Say Goodnight To The World
DJ Hell – Body Language Vol.9
DJ Mustard – DJ Mustard Presents Lets Jerk
Dondero, David – # Zero With A Bullet
Dr. John – Tribal
Ei-P – We Are All Going To Burn In Hell Me Gami Xxx3
Fleshwrought – Dementia/Dyslexia
Gaelic Storm – Cabbage
Gilbert, Paul – Fuzz Universe
Goodman, Benny – Ultimate Big Band Collection: Benny Goodman
Gov’t Mule – Mule-Ennium
House Of Heroes – Suburba
Ingerman, Sandra – Soul Journeys: Music For Shama
Jackiem Joyner – Jackiem Joyner
Jones, Randall – The World: By Night
Juvaliant – Inhuman Nature
Katie Melua – The House

Lady Gaga – The Cherrytree SessionsLady Gaga – The Remix
Level 42 – Living It Up [4 Cd Box Set – Ltd. Ed.] Lobos, Los – Tin Can Trust
Loden – Buggy
Luciano – United States Of Africa
Manose – Dhyana Aman
Manose – Notes From Home
Manose – Suskera
Miller, Glenn – Ultimate Big Band Collection: Glenn Miller
Mt.St. Helens Vietnam Band – Where The Messengers Meet
Night Horse – Perdition Hymns
Nottingham – Talk To Strangers
Premal, Deva – Into Light
Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R  [2 CD Deluxe Edition] Quiñones, Domingo – Conquistador De Corazones
Rayford, Harold – Live – I Am The Instrument
Reed, Ola Belle – Rising Sun Melodies
Ryan Star – 11:59
Sabler, Les – Crescent Shores
Secondhand Serenade – Hear Me Now
Shapes And Sizes – Candle To Your Eyes
Soundtrack – Middle Men
Squeeze – Spot The Difference
Theory, Alex – Light
Theory, Alex – Water
Turre, Steve – Delicious And Delightful
United Audio Singers – Happy Toddler Tunes
Various – 16 Wishes Music
Various – Ultimate Big Band Collection: Great Theme Songs
Various – Decada De La Bachata
Various Artists – Sweet Slumbers
Veggietales – Sweetpea’s Songs For Girls
Versus – On The Ones And Threes
Votum – Metafiction
Waaves – King Of The Beach
Wretched – Beyond The Gate

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  • Zak Thomas

    Only just discovered your site, Josh. Enjoying reading it.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/josh-hathaway Josh Hathaway

    Thanks, Zak. Stop by often.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    I’ve been able to catch them three times since they reunited. If you haven’t before, get out before they fold up the tents