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April 20, 2010
New CD Album Releases, 4-20-2010: Merle Haggard, AC/DC, Willie Nelson The main likely couple of worthwhile new albums this week are from the old hands of country. Over his long career, Willie Nelson has substantially personally broadened and re-defined Country Music. These are mostly fairly straight ahead acoustic arrangements of country, folk and blues standards. I don't know when he's written a particularly memorable new song recently, but as a singer he has definitely aged like vintage wine. Glad to hear him singing stuff like "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down."
I Am What I Am is Merle Haggard's 875th album. Haven't heard anything from it, so can't say anything about it one way or another.
AC/DC don't seem to want to put out a proper greatest hits album, but seem to like throwing out hashed up re-packaging of their oldies for cheesy movie soundtracks, in this case Iron Man 2 [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD].
Here's the complete list of this week's major new album releases:
AC/DC Iron Man 2 [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD] Sony Aussie Rock, Album Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Film Music, Soundtracks
Willie Nelson Country Music Rounder Country
The Apples in Stereo Travellers in Space and Time Yep Roc Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Roky Erickson True Love Cast Out All Evil Anti Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Glee Cast Glee: The Music, the Power of Madonna Sony Music Entertainment TV Soundtracks, Cast Recordings, Soundtracks
Merle Haggard I Am What I Am Vanguard Bakersfield Sound, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country
Shelby Lynne Tears, Lies and Alibis Everso Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Alt-Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country
Kate Nash My Best Friend Is You Geffen Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Sweet Apple Love & Desperation Teepee Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Hard Rock
Airbourne No Guts. No Glory. Roadrunner Aussie Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Alcest Ecailles de Lune Prophecy Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Dream Pop, Post-Rock, Black Metal, Heavy Metal
Original Broadway Cast American Idiot [Original Broadway Cast] Warner Bros./Reprise/Maverick Cast Recordings, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop
Anarbor The Words You Don't Swallow Hopeless Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop
Aqualung Magnetic North Verve Forecast Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
Baby Dee A Book of Songs for Anne Marie Drag City Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Singer/Songwriter
David Ball Sparkle City Koch Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk, Progressive Country
David Benoit Earthglow Peak Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Contemporary Jazz, Acid Jazz
Blunt Mechanic World Record Barsuk Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
V.V. Brown Travelling Like the Light Island Pop, Neo-Soul, Dance-Pop
Caribou Swim Merge Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Alternative Dance
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise Atlantic Emo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk Revival, Post-Hardcore
Patsy Cline Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-1963 Hip-O Select
Cypress Hill Rise Up [Clean] Priority Latin Rap, West Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap
John Denver Live at Cedar Rapids 12/10/87 Collectors' Choice
Destroyer City of Daughters Merge Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Destroyer Streethawk: A Seduction Merge Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Chamber Pop
Destroyer Thief Merge Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Chamber Pop
Devin the Dude Suite #420 Koch Southern Rap
Ella Fitzgerald Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances Verve