Bruce Springsteen Brings His 'Wrecking Ball,' New CDs From Lance Lopez, Kaiser Chiefs, Magnetic Fields

New Music Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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New Music Tuesday, New CDs March 6, 2012

Bruce SpringsteenLet's get this out of the way right from the start: if you're a fan of anyone other than Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, you might want to skip a couple paragraphs because that's the release of the week and we're going to spend a little time talking about it before we skim the rest of the list and see what else might be coming out this sixth day of March.

That's right, kids, it's BossTime. Springsteen is releasing Wrecking Ball in a standard and deluxe edition, the difference being two bonus tracks. I'm not going to rehash my review of the album which I hope you'll all take a moment to read but it's worth mentioning in this New Music Tuesday column that Bruce has called some audibles on this record and is working with some different sounds and styles musically and some familiar terrain lyrically. I'm going to be interested in the reactions this record gets from all corners. Now that I've written my review, I'll probably go check some others out and see what everyone else is saying.

My co-pilot and co-conspirator 11 is going to love the title of indie man Todd Snider's new record: Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. We both think we know who the subject of that record could be or could have written an album with a title such as this.

Another indie favorite, The Magnetic Fields, have a new record for you today called Love at the Bottom of the Sea. I find Magnetic Fields fascinating, offputting, insulated, and a curious listening experience. Yeah, I like them.

British sensations The Kaiser Chiefs continue to predict riots but you can Start The Revolution Without Me, as they say. Who says? Your Kaiser Chiefs.

Bluesman Lance Lopez has his new CD Handmade Music out today and our good friends at AmericanBluesScene are really, really excited about him, so I'm urging blues listeners 'round the world to give this one a shake and a listen.

Those are the albums that are speaking to me today. Which albums are you checking out? If you find one you love, we'd love to have you write with us and tell the world about the good, the bad, the ugly, absurd, outrageous, and outstanding records you're listening to. The BlindedBySound familia is always looking for more talented music obsessives, so come on board!

  • Ackerman, Nadia - The Ocean Master
  • Alberto Tafuri, Mauro Negri, E - Jimmy 2 Time
  • Alias Eye - In-Between
  • Anders Jormin - Ad Lucem
  • Andy Sheppard - Trio Libero
  • Area - Where I Am Now
  • Balkan Beat Box - Give
  • Bill Frisell & Floratone - Floratone II
  • Bird, Andrew - Break It Yourself
  • Bird, Andrew - Break It Yourself (D
  • Blackshire - 3d Experience
  • Blues Traveler - *25 / [2 Cd]*
  • Bowerbirds - The Clearing
  • Buckethead - Bucketheadland 2
  • Byrd - Icon
  • Byul.Org - Secret Stories Heard From A Girl In An Opium Den
  • Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Nan Trues Hole Tapes Volume 3
  • Castle, Jennifer - Castlemusic
  • Centric Jones - The Antikythera Method
  • Ceremony - Zoo
  • Chenaux, Eric - Guitar & Voice
  • Clannad - The Essential Clannad
  • Cobra Strike - The 13th Scroll
  • Cobra Strike - 2
  • Conn, Bobby - Macaroni
  • Cox, Carl - All Roads Lead To The Dancefloor
  • Dance Hall Pimps - Beast For Love
  • Davis - *At His Best / [Expanded Edition]*
  • Dean Martin - Icon
  • Destroy All Monsters - Hungry For Death Book/Cd Limited Edition
  • Diabulus In Musica - The Wanderer
  • Diana Ross - Icon
  • Dimension Act - Manifestation Of Progress
  • Dropsteppers - Get Up In It!
  • Dunes - Noctiluca
  • Elfin Saddle - Devastates
  • Emil Bulls - The Black Path (Bonus Tracks)
  • Emil Bulls - Phoenix (Bonus Tracks)
  • Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
  • Fall Out Boy - Icon
  • Finney, A.J. - My Brain Don't Work No Good
  • Fireflight - Now
  • Fite, Tim - Ain T Ain T Ain T
  • Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way: Live 1977
  • Gary Allan - Icon
  • Gekko Projekt - Electric Forest
  • Good Old War - Come Back As Rain
  • Hadwynn - Monuments
  • Heidevolk - Batavi
  • Holter, Julia - Ekstasis
  • Human Nature - The Motown Record
  • Idina Menzel - Live Barefoot At The Symphony
  • Jin Akanishi - Japonicana
  • Joyride - Are You Fer It
  • Kaiser Chiefs - Start The Revolution Without Me
  • La Paz - Granite
  • Lindsay, Mark - The Complete Columbia Singles
  • London Studio Orchestra - *The Fabulous Film Themes / [3 Cd Box Set]*
  • Lopez, Jennifer - The Lowdown
  • Magnetic Fields, The - Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
  • Margolin, Bob With Mike Sponza Band - Blues Around The World
  • Matuchniak, Peter - Uncover Me
  • Mayhem - Grand Declaration Of War
  • Megalith - Risen From The Grave
  • Men, The - Open Your Heart
  • Michael Jackson - Icon
  • Minardi, Ricci, Cazzola, Mangi - Ballads
  • Miniature Tigers - Mia Pharaoh
  • Mona - Mona
  • Neal Mccoy - Xii
  • Nelson, Rick - The Complete Epic Recordings
  • New Age Steppers, The - Love Forever
  • New Riders Of The Purple Sage - 17 Pine Avenue
  • Nirvana - The Lowdown
  • Nite Jewel - One Second Of Love
  • Now Now - Threads
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - The Flowers Of War
  • Pharaoh - Bury The Light
  • Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
  • Rocco Deluca - Drugs N' Hymns
  • Rotzkotz - Much Funny
  • Scud Mountain Boys - The Early Year
  • Secret Music - Secret Music
  • Snider, Todd - Agnostic Hymns & Sto
  • Songs 4 Worship - Revelation Songs: Today's Most Powerful Worship Anthems
  • Soundtrack - John Carter (Michael Giacchino)
  • Soundtrack - The Lorax (John Powell)
  • Springsteen, Bruce - Wrecking Ball
  • The Alchemist - *Rapper's Best Friend 2 / [Explicit]*
  • The Demolition String Band Feat. Elena Skye & Boo Reiners - Gracious Days
  • Transformer - Soundtrack
  • Various - Masters Of Hardstyle Vol. 6
  • Various - Let's Hear It For The 80s Vol. 6
  • Various - Roots Of Drone
  • Various - Beat Generation Jazz
  • Various - Spirit Of Sireena Vol. 6
  • Various Artists - Rainer Ptacek Tribute: The Inner Flame
  • Various Artists - Johnny D Presents Disco Jamms Vol. 1
  • Various Artists - Icon: Motown Classics
  • Various Artists - *Icon: Motown Classics / [2 Cd]*
  • Velghe, John - Don't Let Me Stay
  • Wexler, Mike - Dispossession
  • White Rabbits - Milk Famous
  • Xandria - Neverworld S End
  • Xiu Xiu - Always
  • Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land