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April 06, 2010
New CD Album Releases, 4-6-2010: Bobby McFerrin, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Slash There's some bigger names, but way the most likely sounding new thing that you might need to hear this week is Vocabularies from Bobby McFerrin. This is an artist who has never gotten the respect he deserves even for his hit, the now 20+ year old "Don't Worry, Be Happy." That was a beautiful and memorable song, and he has been consistently interesting and listenable.
This new album is his first in some eight years, and obviously meticulously constructed. The record company verbiage suggests that he used 50+ singers recorded by ones and small groups to get some 1400 total vocal tracks. I don't know about all that, but it surely sounds like something I need to hear more of.
Sharon Jones has never been a big name, but she's a real honest to G-d soul singer, a rarity today. Plus, she made the best song of 2004. That should rate some interest.
Slash has an eponymous solo album this week. Dig the co-creator of "Welcome to the Jungle" and other GnR classics, but Saul doesn't have anything jumping out of the previews that sounds like a real song.
Here's the complete list of this week's major new CD album releases:
David Bowie David Bowie Deram Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Britpop
Dr. Dog Shame, Shame Anti Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Jakob Dylan Woman + Country Columbia Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings I Learned the Hard Way Daptone Records Deep Funk Revival, Funk, Soul
Slash Slash DHI Album Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Peter Wolf Midnight Souvenirs Verve Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Retro-Soul, American Trad Rock, Americana, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Soul
5 Browns The 5 Browns in Hollywood Koch Film Music Arranged for Pianos
Melissa Auf der Maur Out of Our Minds Phi Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Awesome Color Massa Hypnos Ecstatic Peace! Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Noise-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
BoDeans Mr. Sad Clown 429 Records Heartland Rock, Roots Rock
Solomon Burke Nothing's Impossible E1 Entertainment Deep Soul, Southern Soul, Country Soul, Soul
John Butler Trio April Uprising ATO
Kimberly Caldwell Without Regret Vanguard Pop Idol
Max Emanuel Cencic Handel: Opera Arias Virgin Classics Baroque Opera Arias
Ray Charles Genius + Soul=Jazz Concord Big Band, Soul Jazz
Codeine Velvet Club Codeine Velvet Club Island Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Rita Coolidge The Lady's Not for Sale/Fall into Spring/It's Only Love Raven Soft Rock, Country-Rock
Julian Cope Peggy Suicide [Deluxe Edition] Island Alternative/Indie Rock, Chamber Pop, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock, Dream Pop, Space Rock, Indie Rock, Britpop, Lo-Fi, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Rock & Roll
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack When You're Strange: A Film About the Doors Rhino
David Byrne/Fatboy Slim Here Lies Love Nonesuch Records Club/Dance
Fleetwood Mac Perfect In Every Way Varese Sarabande British Blues, Blues-Rock
GBH Perfume and Piss Hellcat Records Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk, Punk Metal, Heavy Metal, British Punk, Anarchist Punk
Vivian Green Beautiful Koch Records Adult Contemporary R&B
Growing Pumps! Vice Music Experimental Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Noise-Rock, Experimental Electro
Harlem Hippies Matador Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Jeff Healey Last Call Stony Plain Dixieland
High Places High Places Vs. Mankind Thrill Jockey Records Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 Propellor Time Satorial College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
Ikonika Contact, Love, Want, Have Hyperdub Dubstep, Club/Dance
Luther Ingram Absolutely the Best of Luther Ingram: If Loving You is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right Varese Sarabande Soul, Smooth Soul, Southern Soul, Country Soul
Javelin No Mas Luaka Bop Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock
Jonsi Go XL Recordings Ltd. Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Angelique Kidjo Oyo Razor & Tie Music African Traditions, Afro-Pop, Worldbeat, Afro-Beat, World Fusion
Madonna The Sticky & Sweet Tour Warner Bros. Club/Dance
Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can Astralwerks Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock
Bobby McFerrin Vocabularies Emarcy Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Acappella, Modern Composition
Mi Ami Steal Your Face Thrill Jockey Alternative/Indie Rock, Noise-Rock, Indie Rock, Glitter, Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk
Monster Movie Everyone Is a Ghost Graveface Records Ambient Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop
Murder by Death Good Morning, Magpie Vagrant Records Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock