April Music: Rocker Chicks, A Former Wallflower, A High School Choir, A Main Course

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Mar 31, 2010.

Which Albums Are You Interested In Hearing? (Vote For As Many As You Like)

  1. Apr. 6th - Melissa Auf der Maur - Out Of Our Minds (former Hole member)

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  2. Apr. 6th - Jakob Dylan - Women And Country (former Wallflowers leader)

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Apr. 6th - Slash - Slash (former Guns N Roses member)

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Apr. 13 - Jason Castro - Jason Castro (former American Idol)

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  5. Apr. 13 - MGMT - Congratulations

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Apr. 13 - Glee - The Music, Power Of Madonna

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  7. Apr. 20th - Willie Nelson - Country Music

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Apr. 20th - Ratt - Infestation

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Apr. 20th - Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  10. Apr. 20th - AC/DC - Iron Man 2

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  11. Apr. 27th - Hole - Nobody's Daughter

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  12. Apr. 27th - Melissa Etheridge - Fearless Love

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Other albums released in April include:

    Apr. 6th - David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love
    Apr. 6th - John Butler Trio - April Uprising
    Apr. 6th - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings- I Learned The Hard Way
    Apr. 6th - Angelique Kidjo - Oyo
    Apr. 6th - Bobby McFerrin - VOCabuLarieS
    Apr. 6th - Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs
    Apr. 6th - Madonna - The Sticky and Sweet Tour (CD/DVD)
    Apr. 6th - Kimberly Caldwell - Without Regret
    Apr. 13 - Jeff Beck - Emotion & Commotion
    Apr. 13 - Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep
    Apr. 13 - Cam'ron - Mixtape
    Apr. 13 - Daddy Yankee - Mundial
    Apr. 20th - Cypress Hill - Rise Up
    Apr. 20th - Merle Haggard - I Am What I Am
    Apr. 20th - Jonny Lang - Live At The Ryman
    Apr. 20th - Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies And Alibis
    Apr. 20th - Nikki Yanofsky - Nikki
    Apr. 20th - Runaways - Mercury Albums Anthology
    Apr. 20th - Boyzone - Brother
    Apr. 20th - Doves - Places Between Best Of Doves
    Apr. 20th - Tesla - Alive in Europe 2009!
    Apr. 20th - Meat Loaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear
    Apr. 27th – Mary-Chapin Carpenter - The Ages Of Miracles
    Apr. 27th - Deftones [Title TBA]
    Apr. 27th - Peter Frampton - Thank You Mr Churchill
    Apr. 27th - Jo Dee Messina - Unmistakable Love


    Melissa Etheridge, Shelby Lynne, Hole, Jo Dee Messina, Mary-Chapin Carpenter....I do love the ladies! :lol: Those are the CD's I'm most looking forward to. Also Glee, Boyzone, Kimberly Caldwell, AC/DC and Meat Loaf. I'm curious about Melissa Auf der Maur, Peter Wolf, Jason Castro and Peter Frampton.

    But these are the only CD's that interest me this month. :rofl:
     
  2. PeterG

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    Audio samples from amazon.com for the albums being released today:

    Apr. 6th - Melissa Auf der Maur - Out Of Our Minds
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003CAT4C0&qid=1270153658&sr=1-1


    Apr. 6th - Jakob Dylan - Women And Country
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003E7JTKS&qid=1270153675&sr=1-4


    Apr. 6th - Slash – Slash
    http://www.amazon.com/Slash/dp/B003DRWX9I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1270153684&sr=1-3


    Apr. 6th - David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003ELZADE&qid=1270176155&sr=1-2


    Apr. 6th - John Butler Trio - April Uprising
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003E0PWZG&qid=1270153740&sr=1-4


    Apr. 6th - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings- I Learned The Hard Way
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003COH6NA&qid=1270176165&sr=1-3


    Apr. 6th - Angelique Kidjo – Oyo
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003EJAC20&qid=1270176175&sr=1-3


    Apr. 6th - Bobby McFerrin – VOCabuLarieS
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003DUI9IY&qid=1270176205&sr=1-2


    Apr. 6th - Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003EJBZG2&qid=1270176219&sr=1-4


    Apr. 6th - Madonna - The Sticky and Sweet Tour (CD/DVD)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003E7S1SE&qid=1270176237&sr=1-2


    Kimberly Caldwell's CD has been moved from April 6th to sometime in July. If I'm remembering correctly, this is the second time the CD has been delayed.
     
  3. Jenny

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    I'm really curious about Jason Castro's album - the single a few months back was really disappointing, so I'm hoping the delay means they did some reworking of the CD and made it more like what we saw on AI last year.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Melissa Auf der Maur, so will buy that one for sure - also loved Jakob Dylan's last CD so will check it out. You mentioned his former band, but not his father - he sounds different, but definitely has the poetic talent. :)
     
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  4. BigB08822

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    That is a really bad sign because she already began doing her promo with her first single!
     
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  5. Allskate

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    I saw her on Ellen and it was a terrible performance. It couldn't have hurt to push back the release.

    It made sense for Jason Castro, too. His first single was not as bad as Kim's, but it was pretty weak. But, it's weird that his main album has only eight songs on it. From what I've heard, the other songs are better than that first single and it's nice to get a complete version of Hallelujah, but I have a feeling his label already has kind of recognized that he's not going to have a lot of success.

    That Slash album looks pretty wild. That's a pretty diverse groups of singers he's working with.
     
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  6. Jenny

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    I really wanted Jason Castro to do something Dylanesque - poetic and acoustic. My favourite songs of his are Mr Tambourine Man and Forever in Blue Jeans, and I'd love to hear more in that vein - perhaps the laid back folky California sound of the early 70s. Sigh.

    Picked up Melissa Auf der Maur yesterday - it's excellent! If you like Melissa that is; I'd put it in a category that might include Evanessence for example.
     
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  7. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    So, I'm listening to Jeff Beck's new album streaming here:

    http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/6

    And I've decided that, if anyone skates to Nessun Dorma again, they must use this electric guitar version. I think Yuna could do a cool, sultry, and powerful program with this. It would be a good challenge for Jeremy Abbott, too. I could see one of the Japanese guys using it, too.
     
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    Good to hear. I still play her first CD constantly, so I definitely have to pick this up.
     
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    Oooo, Jeff Beck, Jonny Lang and The Runaways Anthology?

    Now that might be worth investing in!
     
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  10. BigB08822

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    I'm going to see Johnny Lang at Jazzfest in New Orleans next weekend (25th). Can't wait!
     
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    Music samples from music CD's released today:


    Apr. 13 - Jason Castro - Jason Castro
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=UTF8&child=B003FSZHIY&qid=1271135409&sr=1-18

    Apr. 13 - MGMT – Congratulations
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003E8CFLC&qid=1271135429&sr=1-4

    Apr. 13 - Jeff Beck - Emotion & Commotion
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003ELV2QS&qid=1271135488&sr=1-2

    Apr. 13 - Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (oops…amazon says this was released March 1st)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=UTF8&child=B003EVJACG&qid=1271135529&sr=1-11

    Apr. 13 - Cam'ron – Mixtape
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B0030NBFDU&qid=1271135627&sr=1-1


    And one more not on my original list:

    Apr. 13 – Straight No Chaser – With A Twist
    http://www.amazon.com/Twist-Deluxe-Version-digital-booklet/dp/B003DDY5MA/ref=mb_oe_o



    It's funny, when I heard Jason's single, I thought, "Wow...that is a HIT!" I was just barely a Castro fan, so I was surprised to enjoy his single so much. I heard his single on the radio before I heard it mentioned anywhere else, and I hardly ever listen to the radio, so I thought this was a sign that he'd have major success with the song, but 'twas not to be...
     
  12. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    Peter, the albums from Jason Castro, Jeff Beck, and Straight No Chaser are streaming in full here:

    http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1

    And what do these three artists all have in common? They all have recorded Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The Castro album streaming here is the eight track one, not the 14-track one, which has Over the Rainbow.
     
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    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    This week's top 10:

    1 (2) My World 2.0 - Justin Bieber
    2 (1) Raymond V Raymond - Usher
    3 (-) Slash - Slash
    4 (5) Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
    5 (3) NOW 33 - Various Artists
    6 (6) Still Standing - Monica
    7 (9) The Fame - Lady Gaga
    8 (8) My World (EP) - Justin Bieber
    9 (4) NEW AMERYKAH: Part Two: Return Of The Ankh - Erykah Badu
    10 (-) Sticky & Sweet Tour – Madonna

    Source:

    http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/billboard-200?begin=1&order=position

    Slash and Madonna are the two debuts (in the top 10). Normally I’d find it surprising that Slash had better sales than Madonna, but this is his first release in 10 years, and Madonna’s album isn’t new material, but a live CD. And while watching Madonna live is great, how many people want to only HEAR her live? Still, a top 10 debut is good, nonetheless.

    It’s interesting to see both Usher and Monica doing well with their albums. I thought maybe were both past their prime, yet both have stayed in the top 10 in their second and third weeks on the chart. Often hardcore fans all go out buy an album the first week it’s released and then the next week, the album plunges down the chart.

    And it looks like the negative reaction to Erykah Badu’s new video hasn’t hurt initial sales of her CD. An article about the controversy:

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20356048,00.html

    And Erykah’s video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVp47f5YZg

    Other debuts in the Top 50 this week:

    #12 – Women + Country – Jakob Dylan
    #15 – I Learned The Hard Way – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
    #23 – Go – Jonsi
    #36 – April Uprising – Jon Butler Trio
    #44 – Shame, Shame – Dr. Dog
    #45 – Midnight Souvenirs – Peter Wolf

    Great link, thanks! :40beers:
     
  14. PeterG

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    Amazon sample of CD's releases this week...but first! A new CD by a new artist whose CD is streaming at AOL this week. "Travelling Like The Light" by V. V. Brown. It's in the vein of Adele, Duffy and Amy Winehouse. Retro soul-ish and VERY good! Amazon samples here:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003CJ6816&qid=1271979071&sr=1-1

    And the rest of the CD's released this week:

    Apr. 20th - Glee - The Music The Power Of Madonna
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003GF8LS4&qid=1271977792&sr=1-4

    Apr. 20th - Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003GITOXM&qid=1271977855&sr=1-1

    Apr. 20th - Willie Nelson - Country Music
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ref=sr_1_1_digr?ie=UTF8&qid=1271978072&sr=1-1

    Apr. 20th - Ratt – Infestation
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003FRWAIU&qid=1271978033&sr=1-4

    Apr. 20th - Runaways - Mercury Albums Anthology
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003DS4HYQ&qid=1271978088&sr=1-2

    Apr. 20th - Cypress Hill - Rise Up
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=UTF8&child=B003GGKCTY&qid=1271978220&sr=1-23

    Apr. 20th - Merle Haggard - I Am What I Am
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003EY684G&qid=1271978227&sr=1-8

    Apr. 20th - Jonny Lang - Live At The Ryman
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003EX4MBI&qid=1271978279&sr=1-1

    Apr. 20th - Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies And Alibis
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003GIVWBY&qid=1271978304&sr=1-4

    Apr. 20th - Doves - Places Between - Of Doves
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003CESRN8&qid=1271978397&sr=1-2
     
  15. BigB08822

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    Got back from seeing Jonny Lang at JazzFest in New Orleans. My goodness, the dude is INCREDIBLE! I kept getting the chills. I have never seen someone who feels the lyrics the way he does. He truly tells a story on the stage and of course his guitar playing is probably the best in the world. If you get a chance you must go see him. I didn't even know his songs and I loved every minute. Need to get to downloading the ones I can remember...
     
  16. PeterG

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    Wasn't his sister on American Idol last year? (Or the year before?) Was she there? I thought she was really good.
     
  17. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Jessie Langseth. She was on last year and made it to the wild card round but was not chosen. Instead we got the privilege of watching Megan Joy that season.
     
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    Yeah, I thought Jessie was quite good. She had a relaxed coolness about her. Too bad we got stuck with Megan Joy instead.
     
  19. PeterG

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    Top 10 CD's this week (from billboard.com):

    1 (new) Glee: The Music, The Power Of Madonna (EP)
    2 (3) Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
    3 (1) My World 2.0 - Justin Bieber
    4 (debut) Iron Man 2 (Soundtrack) - AC/DC
    5 (4) Raymond V Raymond - Usher
    6 (6) NOW 33 - Various Artists
    7 (debut) Encores - Jimmy Buffett
    8 (10) My World (EP) - Justin Bieber
    9 (15) The Foundation - Zac Brown Band
    10 (7) The Fame - Lady Gaga

    Other debuts in the top 50:

    11 Blue Sky Noise - Circa Survive
    12 Cold Day Memory - Sevendust
    19 Rise Up - Cypress Hill
    20 Country Music - Willie Nelson
    26 Long Live The Kings - Kottonmouth Kings
    28 Chicken & Biscuits - Colt Ford
    30 Infestation - Ratt
    43 Broadway Cast - American Idiot
    48 Crimson, White & Indigo - Grateful Dead

    Jimmy Buffett, AC/DC, Wilie Nelson, Ratt, the Grateful Dead... Welcome to the 2010's!!! :cheer2: :D

    Amazon samples from the CD's released this week:

    Apr. 27th - Hole - Nobody's Daughter
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=UTF8&child=B003HJ7VDU&qid=1272578261&sr=1-15

    Apr. 27th - Melissa Etheridge - Fearless Love
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003HJ9U70&qid=1272578409&sr=1-2

    Apr. 27th – Mary-Chapin Carpenter - The Ages Of Miracles
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003IOW3IC&qid=1272578417&sr=1-4

    Apr. 27th - Peter Frampton - Thank You Mr Churchill
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003HJB622&qid=1272578657&sr=1-1

    Apr. 27th - Jo Dee Messina - Unmistakable Love
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e=UTF8&child=B003F0OBZ2&qid=1272578664&sr=1-1

    Apr. 27th - Daddy Yankee – Mundial
    http://www.amazon.com/Daddy-Yankee-...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1272578933&sr=1-1


    But did you get to see her in concert with Jonny?