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March 02, 2010
New CD Album Releases, 3-2-2010: Peter Gabriel, Blake Shelton, Alice in Wonderland Soundtrack Not much that looks real promising in new releases this week. Just on general marketing tie ins, the big enchilada is probably Danny Elfman's inevitable soundtrack album for the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland movie.
For reasons that are not entirely obvious to me, some people regard Peter Gabriel as a major artist. One of the top ways you can tell he's an Important Artist is that he generally seems to put out about one record every 10 years or so. Ex-Lax might help get his stuff moving. Still, he made a couple of sharp pop singles 20ish years ago.
Anyway, he's back this week with Scratch My Back. At that, it's an album of covers, so he doesn't even have the excuse that he's been slaving over the compositions. These are apparently all orchestral arrangements, with no guitar or drums. Bowie's "Heroes" seems pretty common, but I am glad to see someone covering "The Boy in the Bubble."
Here's the complete list of this week's major new CD album releases:
Athlete Black Swan Universal International Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Jamie Cullum The Pursuit Verve Forecast Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Singer/Songwriter
Peter Gabriel Scratch My Back Real World
Little Boots Hands Elektra Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Dance-Pop
Rogue Wave Permalight Universal Republic Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop
Blake Shelton Hillbilly Bone Warner Bros. Nashville Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist
4Hero/DJ Marky The Kings of Drum + Bass BBE Jungle/Drum'n'bass, Club/Dance
Black 47 Bankers and Gangsters United Opportunity Celtic Rock, Bar Band, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll
Michael Bolton One World One Love Universal
Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan to Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater Emarcy Vocal Jazz, Standards, Contemporary Jazz
Chillum Chillum Sunbeam Prog-Rock
Citizen Cope The RainWater LP Rainwater Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
Clogs The Creatures In the Garden of Lady Walton Brassland Post-Rock, Experimental, Ambient, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Easton Corbin Easton Corbin Mercury Nashville
DJ Khaled Victory Koch Hardcore Rap, Southern Rap
Raheem DeVaughn The Love & War MasterPeace 1228/Jive/Zomba Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
Jason Derulo Jason Derulo Warner Bros. Urban
Danny Gokey My Best Days RCA Contemporary Country
Golden Triangle Double Jointer Hardly Art Post-Punk, Psychedelic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Groove Armada Black Light OM Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Club/Dance
Guitar Shorty Bare Knuckle Alligator Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues
John Hiatt The Open Road New West College Rock, Heartland Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Punk/New Wave, New Wave
The Holmes Brothers Feed My Soul Alligator Contemporary Gospel, Gospel, Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Contemporary Blues, Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, Modern Blues, Retro-Soul, Blues Gospel, Soul
Jaguar Love Hologram Jams Fat Possum Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Jose James Blackmagic PIAS Clubjazz, Neo-Soul, Contemporary Jazz, Soul
Paavo Jarvi Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 RCA Romantic Symphony
Shooter Jennings & Hierophant Black Ribbons Rocket Science Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
Dorian Keilhack Per Norgard: Der gottliche Tivoli Dacapo Contemporary Opera
The Library Is on Fire Magic Windows, Magic Nights (Fill in the Blank) Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi
Lifehouse Smoke & Mirrors Geffen Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge