New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Asteroid Shop, The“The Asteroid Shop” (Hear here)(The Council, Oct. 18, 2011)
Mandy Barnett“Winter Wonderland” (Read here; MP3 Download)(Rounder, Oct. 18, 2011)
Body Language (Brooklyn synthpop quartet)“Social Studies” (Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(Lavish Habits/Om, Oct. 18, 2011)
Bond (string quartet)“Play” (first single: “Diablo”; Hear here; See here)(U.K. – Decca/Universal, Oct. 17, 2011)
Casting Crowns“Come to the Well” (Hear here)(Provident, Oct. 18, 2011)
Kimya Dawson (of The Moldy Peaches)“Thunder Thighs” (guests: Aesop Rock, plus members of the Strokes, Mountain Goats, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Great Crap Factory, Oct. 18, 2011)
Deep Dark Woods, The“The Place I Left Behind [MP3 Download]” (producer: Darren Van Niekerk; Hear here)(Sugar Hill, Oct. 18, 2011)
Emil & Friends (actor Emile Hirsch)“Lo & Behold” (Hear here)(Cantore, Oct. 18, 2011)
Melissa Errico“Legrand Affair: The Songs of Michel Legrand” (performed with a 100-piece symphony orchestra in Brussels; producers: Phil Ramone, Richard Jay-Alexander; Hear/read here)(Ghostlight, Oct. 18, 2011)
Everlast“Songs of the Ungrateful Living” (first single: “I Get By”; Hear here; See here; Read here)(Martyr Inc./EMI, Oct. 18, 2011)
Melissa Errico“Legrand Affair” (a collection of songs written by Michel Legrand, performed with a 100-piece symphony orchestra in Brussels; producers: Phil Ramone, Richard Jay-Alexander; Hear/read here)(Ghostlight, Oct. 18, 2011)
Family Force 5“III” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Tooth & Nail/III Entertainment, Oct. 18, 2011)
Sara Groves“Invisible Empires” (producer: Steve Hindalong; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Fair Trade/Columbia, Oct. 18, 2011)
Lalah Hathaway“Where It All Begins” (first single: “If You Want To”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Stax, Oct. 18, 2011)
Iced Earth“Dystopia” (Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition)(Century Media, Oct. 18, 2011)
Chris Isaak“Beyond the Sun” (a collection of early Sun material and originals; first single: “Live It Up”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Vanguard, Oct. 18, 2011)
Jane’s Addiction“The Great Escape Artist” (band’s first studio album in eight years; TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek will co-write and play bass; producer: Rich Costey; first single: “Irresistible Force”; See here; MP3 Download)(Capitol, Oct. 18, 2011)
Japanese Popstars, The (Irish tech-house trio)“Take Forever [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP: the single “Take Forever,” featuring The Cure’s Robert Smith, and four remixes; See here)(Astralwerks, Oct. 18, 2011)
Joe“The Good, the Bad, the Sexy” (producers: Osinachi Nwaneri, Brandon “B.A.M.” Alexander, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Kedar Entertainment Group, Oct. 18, 2011)
Joy Formidable, The“The Big More [MP3 Download]” (new tracks and a remix; Hear here)(Canvasback/Atlantic, Oct. 18, 2011)
Kentucky Headhunters, The“Dixie Lullabies” (Hear/read here; MP3 Download)(Red Dirt, Oct. 18, 2011)
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (North London-based brother-and-sister trio)“Smoking in Heaven” (producers: Lewis and his father Graeme Durham; first single: “Messing With My Life”; Hear here; See here)(DH/Verve, Oct. 18, 2011)
Dave Koz“Ultimate Christmas” (18 songs; guests: Peter White, Brenda Russell, Kimberley Locke, Rick Braun, David Benoit, Brian Culbertson; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Capitol, Oct. 18, 2011)
Shelby Lynne“Revelation Road” (first single: “Revelation Road”; Hear here)(Everso/Fontana, Oct. 18, 2011)
Mandala“The Visitation [MP3 Download]” (See here)(The Odes, Oct. 18, 2011)
M83“Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Mute, Oct. 18, 2011)
Montgomery Gentry“Rebels on the Run” (Hear here)(Average Joe, Oct. 18, 2011)
My Brightest Diamond (chamber-pop outfit)“All Things Will Unwind” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Asthmatic Kitty, Oct. 18, 2011)
Noah and the MegaFauna (gypsy jazz group)“Anthems for a Stateless Nation [MP3 Download]” (producer: Adam Lasus; guests: Mindy Gaspar, Marianne Dissard, Emily St. Amand-Poliakoff, Kat Edmonson; Hear here)(Silence Breaks, Oct. 18, 2011)
Original 7ven, The (formerly The Time)“Condensate” (together for the first time in 21 years are Morris Day, Jesse Johnson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Jerome Benton, Jellybean Johnson and Monte Moir; Read here)(SRR, Oct. 18, 2011)
Sandi Patty“Broadway Stories” (featuring The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jack Everly; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Word Entertainment, Oct. 18, 2011)
Penguin Prison“Penguin Prison” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Downtown, Oct. 18, 2011)
Pree“Folly [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Paper Garden, Oct. 18, 2011)
Pujol“Nasty, Brutish, and Short [EP]” (Vinyl)(Saddle Creek, Oct. 18, 2011)
Puscifer“Conditions of My Parole” (first single: “Man Overboard”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Puscifer Entertainment, Oct. 18, 2011)
Real Estate“Days” (producer: Kevin McMahon; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Domino, Oct. 18, 2011)
Cliff Richard“Soulicious” (soul duets with Percy Sledge, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., Roberta Flack, James Ingram, Freda Payne, Jaki Graham, Deniece Williams, Lamont Dozier, Candi Staton, etc.; Hear here)(U.K. – EMI, Oct. 17, 2011)
States“Room to Run [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(States Music, Oct. 18, 2011)
Patrick Stump (of Fall Out Boy)“Soul Punk” (producer: Stump; guest: Lupe Fiasco; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Island, Oct. 18, 2011)
June Tabor & Oysterband“Ragged Kingdom” (their first album in 21 years; Hear here)(Topic, Oct. 18, 2011)
Randy Travis“Blessed Assurance” (15 favorite gospel hymns and songs; Hear here)(Spring Hill, Oct. 18, 2011)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Gene Autry“Playlist: The Very Best of Gene Autry”(Columbia/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive“Not Fragile [24 KT+ Gold CD]” (1974 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, Oct. 18, 2011)
Be Bop Deluxe“Futurist Manifesto: The Harvest Years 1974-1978 [Box set]” (5 discs, 81 songs; MP3 Download)(U.K. – EMI, Oct. 17, 2011)
Brides of Funkenstein, The“Never Buy Texas from a Cowboy” (1980 album)(Wounded Bird, Oct. 18, 2011)
Andrea Bocelli“Vivere: The Very Best of Andrea Bocelli [K2 HD Master]” (16 tracks)(K2 HD, Oct. 18, 2011)
Carpenters“Gold Greatest Hits [K2 HD Master]” (20 tracks)(K2 HD, Oct. 18, 2011)
Cher“The Best of Cher: The Imperial Recordings 1965-1968 [MP3 Download]” (44 songs)(Capitol/EMI, Oct. 18, 2011)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra“Bruckner: 10 Symphonies [Box set]” (10 CDs, 46 songs; MP3 Download)(Deutsche Grammophon, Oct. 18, 2011)
Rosemary Clooney“Playlist: The Very Best of Rosemary Clooney”(Columbia/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Coheed and Cambria“Playlist: The Very Best of Coheed and Cambria”(Columbia/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Phil Collins“Hello, I Must Be Going! [24 KT+ Gold CD]” (1982 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, Oct. 18, 2011)
Cradle of Filth“Evermore Darkly [CD/DVD]” (eight-song EP companion piece to the 2010 album “Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa,” with two new songs; the DVD features a live show from June 25, 2011’s Graspop festival; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Nuclear Blast, Oct. 18, 2011)
Joe Diffie“Playlist: The Very Best of Joe Diffie”(Epic/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Connie Francis“The Very Best of Connie Francis [K2 HD Master]” (21 tracks)(K2 HD, Oct. 18, 2011)
Brantley Gilbert“A Modern Day Prodigal Son” (2009 album; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Valory Music Group, Oct. 18, 2011)
Buddy Grecco“Buddy Greco: Live At the Sands [MP3 Download]” (17 songs)(The Preservation Society Presents, Oct. 17, 2011)
Gunhill Road“Gunhill Road” (1972 album, produced by Kenny Rogers, includin “Back When My Hair Was Short”; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Hear here)(Wounded Bird, Oct. 18, 2011)
Hollies, The“Love Songs [MP3 Download]” (22 songs)(Capitol/EMI, Oct. 18, 2011)
Hooters, The“Playlist: The Very Best of The Hooters”(Columbia/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Human League, The“Essential [MP3 Download]” (15 tracks)(EMI, Oct. 18, 2011)
Etta James“Heart & Soul: A Retrospective [Box set]” (4 CDs, 84 songs)(Hip-O Select, Oct. 18, 2011)
Jefferson Starship“Freedom at Point Zero/Winds of Change” (1979, 1982 albums; remastered, with a bonus mono edit of “Jane”)(Friday Music, Oct. 18, 2011)
Nik Kershaw“The Riddle [MP3 Download]” (1994 album)(Island, Oct. 18, 2011)
Kris Kristofferson“Playlist: The Very Best of Kris Kristofferson”(Columbia/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)

Wynton Marsalis“Swingin’ Into the 21st” (14 selections from career box set; MP3 Download)(Columbia/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Matisyahu“Playlist: The Very Best of Matisyahu”(Epic/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
“Jelly Roll” Morton“Rarities: The Rare Band and Blues Sides”(Jazz Oracle, Oct. 18, 2011)
Mudvayne“Playlist: The Very Best of Mudvayne”(Epic/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Platters, The“The Very Best of The Platters [K2 HD Master]” (12 tracks)(K2 HD, Oct. 18, 2011)
Proclaimers, The“This Is the Story: Expanded Edition [MP3 Download]” (1987 album; remastered, with 13 bonus rarities; CD), “Sunshine On Leith: Expanded Edition [MP3 Download]” (1994 album; remastered, with 18 bonus rarities; CD), “Hit the Highway: Expanded Edition [MP3 Download]” (1994 album; remastered, with 15 bonus rarities; CD)(Capitol/EMI, Oct. 18, 2011)
Kelly Rowland“Playlist: The Very Best of Kelly Rowland”(Columbia/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Todd Rundgren“Something/Anything? [Vinyl]” (1972 album; remastered)(Rhino, Oct. 18, 2011)
Say Anything“Playlist: The Very Best of Say Anything”(RCA/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Screaming Trees“Last Words: The Final Recordings” (unreleased late 1990s recordings; MP3 Download)(Sunyata, Oct. 18, 2011)
Smiths, The“The Smiths Complete [Box set]” (8 CDs, 106 songs; all albums newly remastered by Johnny Marr; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Rhino/Warner, Oct. 18, 2011)
Phoebe Snow“Playlist: The Very Best of Phoebe Snow”(Epic/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin“Tape Club” (26-song collection of unreleased tracks, B-sides and rarities; Hear here; Vinyl)(Polyvinyl, Oct. 18, 2011)
Sting“Sting: The Best of 25 Years” (12 tracks; MP3 Download)(A&M/Interscope, Oct. 18, 2011)
Billy Swan“Playlist: The Very Best of Billy Swan”(Monument/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Hank Thompson“Capitol Collectors Series [MP3 Download]” (20 tracks)(Capitol Nashville/EMI, Oct. 18, 2011)
Underoath“Play Your Old Stuff” (3-CD set includes the albums “The Changing of Times,” “They’re Only Chasing Safety” and “Define the Great Line”; Read here; MP3 Download)(Solid State/Tooth & Nail, Oct. 18, 2011)
Various artists“T Bone Burnett Presents The Speaking Clock Revue — Live From The Beacon Theatre” (recorded last October, featuring Elvis Costello, Elton John and Leon Russell, John Mellencamp, Ralph Stanley, Gregg Allman, Jeff Bridges, Yim Yames, Neko Case, etc.; Read here)(Shout! Factory, Oct. 18, 2011)
Various artists“Trax Records: The 25th Anniversary Collection [CD/DVD]” (featuring the music of Adonis, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Mr. Fingers, Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Ralphi Rosario, George Clinton & Screamin’ Rachael, etc.; includes the DVD documentary “The House That Trax Built”; Hear here)(Trax, Oct. 18, 2011)
Various artists“Trojan 35th Anniversary, 1968-2003 [MP3 Download]” (48 songs; Hear here)(Trojan/Sanctuary, Oct. 18, 2011)
Phil Vassar“Playlist: The Very Best of Phil Vassar”(Arista Nashville/Legacy, Oct. 18, 2011)
Gino Vannelli“A Night to Remember” (live album)(Fuel, Oct. 18, 2011)

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