New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Art Brut “Brilliant! Tragic!” (producer: Black Francis; first single: “Lost Weekend”; Hear here) (Cooking Vinyl/The End, May 23, 2011)
Joseph Arthur “The Graduation Ceremony” (his first solo album since 2006; producer: John Alagia; Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (Lonely Astronaut, May 23, 2011)
Atlanta Rhythm Section “With All Due Respect” (Fuel, May 23, 2011)
Frankie Ballard “Frankie Ballard” (producer: Michael Knox; new single: “A Buncha Girls”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Warner Bros. Nashville, May 24, 2011)
David Bazan (formerly of Pedro the Lion) “Strange Negotiations” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Barsuk, May 24, 2011)
Bird of Youth (Brooklyn indie-rock group) “Defender” (producers: Will Sheff of Okkervil River, Phil Palazzolo; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Inebriate, May 24, 2011)
Dot Dot Curve 🙂 “I’m Still Here” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Victory, May 23, 2011)
Fire Apes, The (South Carolina pop-rock band) “A Life in Letters [MP3 Download]” (producers: Shinedown’s Eric Bass, Sean O’Keefe, Fountains of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter; Hear here) (The Fire Apes, May 23, 2011)
Fireworks (Detroit rock group) “Gospel.” (producer: Brian McTernan; first singe: “Arrows”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Triple Crown, May 24, 2011)
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside “Dirty Radio” (first single: “I Swear”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Partisan, May 24, 2011 – actually came out on May 23, but better late than never)
Foster the People “Torches” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Columbia/StarTime Intl., May 23, 2011)
Friendly Fires (English dance punk band) “Pala” (producers: Friendly Fires, Paul Epworth; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (XL Recordings, May 24, 2011)
Jadakiss “I Love You: The Mixtape — A Dedication to My Fans” (producers: Icepick, J Buttah, Duane “DaRock” Ramos, Bink!, Pav Bundy, Remo The Hit Maker, Mr. Inkredible, etc.; guests: Styles P, Rick Ross, Emanny, Pharrell, etc.; first single: “Hold You Down”; Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (Ruff Ryders/D-Block/Def Jam, May 23, 2011)
Journey “Eclipse” (Hear here; Read here) (Frontiers, May 24, 2011 – to be sold exclusively in Walmart stores)
Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (first single: “Born This Way”; Hear here; Read here; Expanded edition; Vinyl) (Streamline/Kon Live/Cherrytree/ Interscope, May 23, 2011)
Lo-Pan (Columbus, Ohio, rock group) “Salvador” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Small Stone, May 24, 2011)
Ray Manzarek/Roy Rogers “Translucent Blues” (a collaboration between The Doors keyboardist and the slide guitar master; Hear here) (Blind Pig, May 24, 2011)
Stephen Marley “Revelation, Part 1: The Root of Life” (first single: “Jah Army”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Ghetto Youths/Universal, May 23, 2011)
Soema Montenegro (Argentine singer) “Passionaria” (producers: Jorge Sottile, Juan I. Serrano; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Western Vinyl, May 24, 2011)
Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) “Demolished Thoughts” (producer: Beck; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Matador, May 24, 2011)
Brad Paisley “This Is Country Music” (producer: Frank Rogers; first single: “This is Country Music”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Arista Nashville, May 23, 2011)
Planningtorock “W [MP3 Download]” (first single: “Doorway”; Hear here; CD; Vinyl) (DFA, May 24, 2011)
Prodigy, The “World’s On Fire [CD/DVD]” (live album recorded at Warrior’s Dance Festival at the Milton Keynes Bowl; Blu-ray; MP3 Download) (Take Me To The Hospital/Cooking Vinyl/The End, May 23, 2011)
She Wants Revenge “Valley Heart” (first single: “Must Be the One”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Perfect Kiss/RED, May 23, 2011)
Chip Taylor “Rock and Roll Joe: A Tribute to the Unsung Heroes of Rock N’ Roll” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Train Wreck, May 23, 2011)
Various artists “Glee: The Music, Volume 6 [TV soundtrack]” (18 songs from season 2; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Columbia, May 23, 2011)
Various artists “The Hangover: Part II [Film soundtrack]” (sequel opens May 26; See here; MP3 Download) (WaterTower Music, May 24, 2011)
Yourself & The Air (Chicago group) “Who’s Who in the Zoo [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Lujo, May 24, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Adventures, The “Lions and Tigers and Bears” (1993 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (U.K. – Lemon, May 23, 2011)
Aerosmith “Tough Love: Best of the Ballads” (12 songs; MP3 Download) (Geffen/UMe, May 24, 2011)
Against Me! “Total Clarity” (demos and unreleased songs from the 2005 “Searching for a Former Clarity” recording sessions; producer: J. Robbins; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Fat Wreck Chords, May 24, 2011)
Louis Armstrong “ICON” (best-of) (Hip-O/UMe, May 23, 2011)
Rosanne Cash “The Essential Rosanne Cash” (2 CDs) (Columbia/Legacy, May 23, 2011)
David Crosby “If I Could Only Remember My Name” (1971 album) (Atlantic/Rhino, May 24, 2011)
Willy DeVille “Come a Bit Closer: The Best of Willy DeVille Live” (17-song set covers material from 1977 to 2005; Read here; MP3 Download) (Eagle, May 24, 2011)
Fleetwood Mac “Rumours [Vinyl]” (1977 album; 2 LPs) (Reprise, May 24, 2011)
Franke & The Knockouts “The Best of Franke & The Knockouts: Sweetheart — Anniversary Edition” (19 songs, including the original version of “Hungry Eyes” and the previously unreleased “Beat of a Broken Heart”; Read here; MP3 Download) (Friday Music, May 24, 2011)
Gin Blossoms “ICON” (best-of) (A&M/UMe, May 23, 2011)
Love “Forever Changes” (1967 album) (Rhino/Elektra, May 24, 2011)
The Mamas & The Papas “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen/UMe, May 23, 2011)
Monkees, The “The Monkees Present” (1969 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; MP3 Download), “Changes” (1970 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; MP3 Download) (Friday Music, May 24, 2011)
Graham Nash “Songs for Beginners” (1971 album) (Atlantic/Rhino, May 24, 2011)
Willie Nelson “ICON” (best-of) (Lost Highway/UMe, May 23, 2011)
New Edition “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen/UMe, May 23, 2011)
New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys “NKOTBSB” (five hits from each group, plus a new recording, “Don’t Turn Out the Lights”; MP3 Download) (Sony Legacy, May 23, 2011)
Buck Owens & Susan Raye “The Very Best of Buck Owens & Susan Raye” (14 songs; Read here) (Varese Vintage, May 23, 2011)
Presidents, The “5-10-15-20-25-30 Years of Love: Their Greatest Hits” (Fuel, May 23, 2011)
Pretenders, The “Pretenders” (1980 album), “Pretenders II” (1981 album) (Rhino, May 24, 2011)
Kelly Price “ICON” (best-of) (Def Jam/UMe, May 23, 2011)
Sailor “The Epic Singles Collection” (2 CDs, 27 tracks) (U.K. – Glam/7T’s, May 23, 2011)
Al Stewart “Images: His First Three Albums” (2-CD set includes 1967’s “Bed-Sitter Images,” 1969’s “Love Chronicles” and 1970’s “Zero She Flies”) (U.K. – EMI, May 23, 2011)
Conway Twitty “ICON” (best-of) (MCA Nashville/UMe, May 23, 2011)
Various artists “Marijuana Madness: The Best of Reefer Songs 1927-1947” (Fuel, May 23, 2011)
Muddy Waters “ICON” (best-of) (Chess/UMe, May 23, 2011)
Hank Williams “ICON” (best-of) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, May 23, 2011)
Bobby Womack “The Last Soul Man” (1987 album; remastered) (U.K. – SuperBird, May 23, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Phish “Live in Utica — October 20, 2010: At the Aud [DVD]” (4 discs) (JEMP, May 24, 2011)
Various artists “Lemonade Mouth [DVD]” (2011 Disney Channel movie) (Walt Disney, May 24, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown [Hardcover]” (author: David Yaffe; Kindle) (Yale University Press, May 24, 2011)
Brian Johnson (of AC/DC) “Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (HarperCollins, May 24, 2011)

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