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New Music Tuesday: 11/12/2013

Beatles – On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2

You can’t actually buy this in digital format. You’ll have to order the CD or stop by your local brick and mortar retailer

Katie Sagal – Covered

Famous for her role as Peg Bundy on Married With Children and Gemma Teller Morrow on Sons of Anarchy, Katie Sagal flexes her vocal chords and shares her other talent and passion for music.

Lady Gaga – ARTPOP

Lady Gaga returns and challenges fans with a new sound that more provocative writing. Collaborations include R. Kelly, Twista, Too Short, T.I..

Noteworthy tracks: Dope, G.U.Y., Gypsy

New Music Tuesday: 11/5/2013

Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne

Has being married to Chad Kroeger dulled any of Avril Lavigne’s edge?

Bright Eyes – A Christmas Album

If you care about the Nebraska AIDS project, you’ll get this album and support them.

Celine Dion – Loved Me Back To Life

Having a residency in Las Vegas hasn’t slowed down Celine Dion’s career. Hear her latest effort

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2

Eminem hooked up with Rick Rubin and here’s what they came up with. There are some really interesting samples in this album:

Rhyme or Reason : Zombies – Time of the Season
Love Game : Mindbenders – Game of Love
So Far : Joe Walsh – Life’s Been Good

James Blunt – Moon Landing

M.I.A. – Matangi

Tennis – Small Sound

This is just an EP

New Music Tuesday: 10/29/2013

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

If Arcade Fire sounds a little different, fans can thank James Murphy (LCD Soundsystems) for producing much of the album.

Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism Demos

I don’t count demo releases as a rehash. I actually really enjoy hearing a stripped version of a song whether it’s “unplugged” or a demo.

Hello Goodbye – Everything Is Debatable

Hello Goodbye’s third studio album. Is it a charm?

Linkin Park – Recharged

This is Linkin Park’s 2nd remix album. Among the familiar tracks is an opener “A Light That Never Comes”.

Prince – The Breakfast Experience (Single+Remixes)

At first glance, the album cover and tracklisting look like an SNL spoof. Nope. This is a real release.

Straight No Chaser – Under the Influence: Holiday Edition

Some holiday favorites get a modern spin with acapella harmony in Straight No Chaser’s 2nd release for 2013. Featured artists include Colbie Caillat, Otis Redding, CeeLo Green, and Paul McCartney

New Music Tuesday: 10/23/2013

Katy Perry – Prism

Prism is chalk full of tracks produced by Dr. Luke and even one by Greg Kurstin (Bird and the Bee). Check out Trent Wolbe’s comprehensive review on Prism. This is the only review expert analysis you need to read.

Best Coast – Fade Away

Los Angeles band Best Coast brings us a small release to hold fans over until next year. Nothing surprising here: if you like their previous work, you’ll enjoy this one.

Sara Bareilles – Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse

Sara Bareilles follows up the Blessed Unrest with this live release that includes some unique covers: Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John). She’s a talent live musician (I saw her tape at Jimmy Kimmel Live) and this release is particularly special since it does not include her band. The sound is raw in a good way. Her piano and voice are clear and the loud energy of the audience. Any doubters of hers will be converted to believers.

New Music Tuesday 10/9/2013: The Junior Edition

In an effort to keep things fresh here, I’ll be listing new releases to buy or enjoy on the music service of your choice (Rdio, Spotify, etc).

Albert Hammond Jr. – AHJ

Albert Hammond Jr. continues to showcase his own talent as an individual musician/writer. This is just an EP but fans should be pleased to hear this production doesn’t deviate too much from Yours to Keep and Como Te Llama.

Dale Earnheardt Jr. Jr. – The Speed of Things

I only recently learned about Dale Earnheardt Jr. Jr. but recommend this album for those trying to relax or drive to the tune their dreamy sound.

The Fratellis – We Need Medicine

The Fratellis have been gone for awhile but haven’t lost their way. I wasn’t able to find a track that reminded me of

Icona Pop – This Is… Icona Pop

Remember when we saw Hannah dancing to “I Love It”? It’s truly fascinating that 2Pac’s “Girlfriend” was given an Icona Pop rendition.

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz (Deluxe Edition)

Miley brought twerking to the mainstream and now her new album is out. Be sure to turn your system way up for these bass thumping tracks (or your headphones down before indulging in a personal consumption experience). Most of the tracks are produced by Mike Will Made-It (We Can’t Stop), so if you enjoyed that track, you’ll probably enjoy the album.

She recently showed off her comic chops on Saturday Night Live. Do check that episode out if you haven’t.

Panic at the Disco – Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!

Panic at the Disco releases their second album since the departure of Jon Walker and Ryan Ross. Check out the Las Vegas band’s effort as they expand their arsenal of synthetic sounds. The general sound of the album is eclectic: some of the tracks like Girls/Girls/Boys and Nicotine have the sound of past decades, while others like Far Too Young to Die have the stamp of an electronic future.

The End Of All Things finishes the album. While it initially plays like a ballad, one can’t help but wonder if the Imogen Heap “Head and Seek” autotune was necessary.

Pusha T – My Name Is My Name

Clipse’s Pusha T hooks up with Kanye West production for a valiant debut album. His hungry lyrics combined with Kanye’s conceptual artistic style is a noteworthy effort for fans of this genre.

Check out Let Me Love You. Doesn’t Pusha T sound just like Mase?

Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals

Curious how loud your headphones/speakers can go? Check this album out. This release probably should have came out at the start of summer, but really, each track could probably work well in your workout mix every day of the year.

Noteworthy tracks: You Don’t Get Me Twice, To Hell with You, 24