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February 17, 2009


New CD Album Releases, 2-17-2009: Psapp, Morrissey, Robyn Hitchcock
Psapp - Carim Clasmann and Galia DurantThis week we are blessed to get the American release of the third album by Psapp, The Camel's Back. Carim Clasmann and Galia Durant are sometimes credited as the creators of a new genre to be called "toytronica" based on being prone to using nominal toy instruments in their productions - though I'd say that such things are maybe a little more subtle or less obvious than previously. I'd broadly describe their sound as a light, pop oriented electronica.

This is the best set of compositions, actual songs, they've come up with, which perhaps minimizes the need for electronic gimmicks that would probably distract from some of these songs. I've been listening to this for awhile, and the album's got some staying power.

Psapp - Isn't she just the cutest thing?There are at least several outstanding songs here. I'm to understand that "The Monster Song" is supposed to be a single, but that's one of the less interesting songs here - though decent in it's own right. But "Fickle Ghost" really particularly does it for me. This gets up a pretty fair sense of drama for a band so set on whimsy. They get a particularly tight, righteously rocking start on the album with "I Want That." "The Camel's Back" and "Part Like Waves" are damned catchy as well.

Robyn Hitchcock has his 275th album this week, Goodnight Oslo. I know I've listened to a half dozen Hitchcock albums, but couldn't for the life of me tell you any particular song. But there he is, if you're really into such things.

Then there's the ridiculousness that is Morrissey. The Smiths sucked so thoroughly on so many levels that I needn't burden you with most of them. But the main most important level of the Morrissey/Smith suckingness is the lack of memorable melodies. Having heard at least two thirds of the guy's output, I couldn't call forth even one hook out of his entire career of miserable whining. He once ludicrously called an album Meat Is Murder - which may be true, but still in my mind a lesser crime than the murder of my eardrums by the sound of his crappy records. His solo career has only been even less artistically distinguished. This week he has Years of Refusal. Enjoy.

Chart stoppers
New Found Glory - Kiss Me Lyrics
Game - Enemy Lyrics
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me Lyrics
Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow Lyrics
Young Jeezy - Bang Bang Lyrics
Fat Joe - One Lyrics
Twista - Billionaire Lyrics
Flo Rida - Low Lyrics
Diddy - Last Train To Paris Lyrics
Estelle - American Boy Lyrics
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Here's the complete list of this week's major new releases:

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
The Century of Self
Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Robyn Hitchcock
Goodnight Oslo
Yep Roc
Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Lightning Rod
Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Southern Rock

Years of Refusal [CD/DVD]
Lost Highway
College Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

M. Ward
Hold Time
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock

Abe Vigoda
Indie Rock

Asobi Seksu
Indie Rock, Shoegaze

Broken Spindles
Blank Wav
Post-Rock/Experimental, Indie Electronic

Loved [Bonus Tracks]
Cherry Red
Dream Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

For the Whole World to See
Drag City
American Underground, American Punk, Proto-Punk

Dorian Wind Quintet
Chamber Music for Winds

Benjy Ferree
Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee
Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

John Lee Hooker
Anthology: 50 Years
Shout! Factory
Detroit Blues, Blues Revival, Delta Blues, Country Blues, Electric Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues

Tommy Keene
In the Late Bright
Second Motion
Pop Underground, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Christof Keymer
Moritz Moszkowski: Samtliche Klaviertranskriptionen
Berlin Classics
Post-Romantic Transcriptions for Piano

Living Things
Habeas Corpus
Punk Revival, Post-Grunge, Alternative Pop/Rock, Hard Rock

Mi Ami
Post-Hardcore, Noise-Rock, Indie Rock

Miniature Tigers
Tell It to the Volcano
Modern Art
Pop Underground, Indie Pop

Mr. Scruff
Ninja Tuna
Ninja Tune
Funky Breaks, Trip-Hop, Electronica, Ambient Techno

Thrill Jockey
Experimental Ambient

The Blue Depths
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock

Eric Le Sage
Schumann: Klavierwerke & Kammermusik, Vol. 6
Romantic Music for Piano

Mayako Sone
Scarlatti: Harpsichord Sonatas
Baroque Music for Harpsichord

Alecandre Tharaud
Erik Satie: Avent dernieres pensees
Harmonia Mundi
Modern Music for Piano

Original Soundtrack
New in Town [Soundtrack]

Outrageous Cherry
Universal Malcontents
Indie Pop, Pop Underground, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Rock

The Camel's Back
Indie Electronic, Post-Rock/Experimental

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Rise Up!

Snowboarding in Argentina [2009]
Jazz-House, House, Club/Dance

Christopher Titus
Love Is Evol
Comedy Central
Standup Comedy, Observational Humor

Various Artists
Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 8
Wicked Cool
Garage Rock Revival, Garage Rock

Various Artists
Dark Was the Night [4AD]
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock

Weird Owl
Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed
Tee Pee
Stoner Metal, Acid Rock, Hard Rock

Wheels on Fire
Get Famous!
Fat Possum
Garage Rock Revival

Charlie Wilson
Uncle Charlie
Jive/ZombaContemporary R&B, Urban

Avant-Garde Jazz, Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock, Alternative Metal


posted by Al at 2/17/2009 11:40:00 AM

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