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

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

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

The Courage of Others

The Album Leaf
A Chorus of Storytellers

Attitude Adjustment
The Collection

Emanuel Ax
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios

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

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 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

Prior to the Fire

Joe Satriani
Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock


The Soft Pack
The Soft Pack


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

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

Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe 2

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