Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson, Howlin' Wolf, Nirvana, John Prine Release Oct. 24-25 New CDs

New Music Tuesday was split between Monday and Tuesday this week...
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Coldplay - Mylo XylotoI don't if I've ever seen a New Music Tuesday where 1/2 the releases were put on sale on Monday, but that seems to be the case this week and I'm sure there's a good reason for it. My suspicion is the Grammy cutoff deadline, which is often around this time, and would explain why high profile acts like Coldplay and Kelly Clarkson didn't wait for today. That said, we're still calling it New Music Tuesday and there are a lot of titles worth considering this week.

Let's begin with the latest from Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto. I picked up my copy yesterday but haven't gotten to listen to it. I've carved out time later in the day for that. Our newest contributor 11 has listened to it twice and he's been politely commanded to share his thoughts on the record directly. We may both weigh in on this one. I'm looking forward to hearing beyond the two singles released prior to the album's Monday release.

Kelly Clarkson has also released two singles in advance of Stronger and Heather has reviewed them both. She liked the second ("What Doesn't Kill You") a lot more than the first ("Mr. Know It All") and now she's reviewed the album in its entirety.

Let's talk about my presents, one from TheWifeToWhomI'mMarried and one from... ME. I got a late birthday/anniversary gift yesterday, not because my wife doesn't know when either of those events are but because what I wanted most didn't street until yesterday: the reason I'm not listening to Coldplay right now is because I'm listening to the Super Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition of Nirvana's Nevermind (What do you say we stop talking about the album's age? Can I get an amen on that). It's beautifully packaged and brimming with b-sides, rarities, and other goodies. I'm very pleased with it; it was worth the wait. Thank you, TheWifeToWhomI'mMarried.

My present from me to me? How about Smokestack Lightning: The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 the late, great Howlin' Wolf? Do you think that might be any good? This now trumps the first three discs of my Howlin' Wolf Chess Box Set, covering the sides Wolf cut for Sam Phillips in Memphis that were later licensed to Chess Records all the way through his classic "Spoonful." The (I hope and pray) inevitable second volume will pick up with "Goin' Down Slow" and take us through to the end of his Chess tenure.

In the blues, roots, singer/songwriter department, we have new releases from John Prine, Fiona Boyes, and Popa Chubby.

Those are some of the highlights that I'm seeing. What are you down for this New Music Monday/Tuesday?

New Music Tuesday - New CDs - October 24 - October 25, 2011

  • 1985 Concert Cast Recording - Follies In Concert
  • A Loss For Words - No Sanctuary
  • Ahluwalia, Kira - Aam Zameen: Common G
  • Aiden - Some Kind Of Hate
  • Andy Timmons B - Plays Sgt. Pepper
  • Arnold's Blues Revival, Mac - Live At The Grey Eagle
  • Ashtar Command - American Sunshine
  • Autograph - The Anthology
  • Bahimiron - Rebel Hymns Of Left Handed Terror
  • Banner Pilot - Heart Beats Pacific
  • Bare, Bobby - Cowboys And Daddys / Me And Mcdill (2-For-1)
  • Beets, The - Let The Poison Out
  • Berry, Chuck & Diddley, Bo - Big Box Of Berry N' Bo
  • Bevis Frond - The Leaving Of London
  • Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings - Collectors Edition 5-Cd Box Set
  • Black Tusk - Set The Dial
  • Blue Angel Lounge, The - The Blue Angel Lounge
  • Blue Monk - Enlightened Love
  • Blues Project - Projections
  • Boyes, Fiona - Blues For Hard Times
  • Brand New Sin - United State
  • Brandt Brauer - Mr. Machine
  • Brian Wilson - In The Key Of Disney
  • Cameras - In Your Room
  • Carnifex - Until I Feel Nothing
  • Casey Donahew B - Double-Wide Dream
  • Chanticleer - Our Favorite Carols
  • Charles, Ray - The Complete Recordings 1946-1952
  • Chrome - 3rd From The Sun
  • Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves
  • Chubby, Popa - Back To New York Cit
  • Cinque - Catch A Corner
  • Clarkson, Kelly - Stronger
  • Clarkson, Kelly Tribute - Piano Tribute To Kelly Clarkson
  • Close Your Eyes - Empty Hands And Heav
  • Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
  • Coldplay Tribute - Piano Tribute To Coldplay
  • Coma Divine - Dead End Circle
  • Come As You - Come As You Are: A 2
  • Comet Gain - Howl Of The Lonely Crowd
  • Counterparts - The Current Will Car
  • Craft - Void
  • Crowell, Rodney - But What Will The Neighbors Think?
  • Dan Tayler (Counter Tenor); Tafelmusik; Jeanne Lamon - Bach: Cantatas Bwv 54 & 170; Concerto Bwv; Orchestral Suites No. 2
  • Danava - Hemisphere Of Shadows
  • Dance Mix 2 - Dance Mix Usa Volume
  • Dead To Me - Moscow Penny Ante
  • Death - Individual Thought P
  • Deer Tick - Divine Providence
  • Devil Makes Three, The - Stomp And Smash
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes - 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961-1969 / [3 Cd]
  • Die Funkhausgruppe - Mono-Poly
  • Dirty Projectors + Bjork - Mount Wittenberg Orca
  • Dj Cam - Seven
  • Dntel - Life Is Full Of Possibilities
  • Dolby, Thomas - A Map Of The Floating City
  • Dolby, Thomas - A Map Of The Floatin City (Deluxe)
  • Druids Of Stonehenge - Creation
  • Dub Trio - Iv
  • Dwyer Orchestra Featuring Mark - Changing Seasons
  • East Of The Wal - The Apologist
  • El Rego - El Rego
  • Electric Light Orchestra - The Essential Electric Light Orchestra
  • Elves, The - And Before Elf
  • Emmanuel, Tommy - All I Want For Chris
  • Fac. Dance - Various
  • Falco, Tav & The Unapproachable Panther Burns - Conjurations
  • Fever Tree - Fever Tree
  • Flogging Molly - Speed Of Darkness-De
  • Florentine - Cringe 'N' Purge
  • Giant Squid - Cenotes
  • Gillan, Ian - Live In Anaheim
  • Glyder - Backroads To Byzantium
  • Go Radio - Lucky Street (Deluxe
  • Goapele - Break Of Dawn
  • Goreaphobia - Apocalyptic Necroman
  • Gravehill - When All Roads Lead
  • Green, The - Ways & Means
  • Gregory Isaacs - The Ruler: Reggae Anthology / [2 Cd/Dvd Combo]
  • Haken - Visions
  • Halcyon Way - Indoctrination
  • Hammers Of Misf - 17th Street
  • Hammock - Asleep In The Downlights
  • Hired Hand - Hired Hand
  • Honeyhoney - Billy Jack
  • Howe, Mike - Island Of Anywhere
  • Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning /Complete Chess Masters (1951 To 1960) / [4 Cd]
  • Human Switchboard - Who S Landing In My Hangar? An
  • Illdisposed - There Is Light (But It's Not For Me)
  • Isole - Born From Shadows
  • Jc Brooks And The Uptown Sound - Want More
  • Jewell - My Blood My Sweat And My Tears The Soundtrack
  • John Rutter - The Colors Of Christmas
  • Junius - Reports From The Thr
  • Justice - Audio, Video, Disco.
  • Kelly, Paul - Songs From The South
  • Kid Savant - Drop It On The Stere
  • Kirkland, Eddie - Pick Up The Pieces
  • Knight Area - Nine Paths
  • Lee Greenwood - Icon
  • Leo, Fabrizio - Mr Malusardi
  • Lights Resolve - Feel You Re Different
  • Llanas, Sam - 4 A.M.
  • Londra, Michael - Beyond Celtic
  • Lonely Kamel - Dust Devil
  • Lonely Kamel - Lonely Kamel
  • Lynn, Loretta - Your Squaw Is On The Warpath / Fist City (2-For-1)
  • Mamas & Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears
  • Manilla Road - Playground Of The Da
  • Mercy Screams - Broken Mirrors
  • Miasmal - Miasmal
  • Michael Bublé - Christmas
  • Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra Project, Vol. Ii: The Good Life
  • Monica Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Monica
  • Moore, Russell & Iiird Tyme Out - Prime Tyme
  • Morton Feldman: Orchestra - Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Brad Lubman, Conductor
  • Mpire Of Evil - Creatures Of The Black
  • Mr. Capone-E & Mr. Criminal Presents - Hipowermusic.Com Videos
  • Mr. Death - Descending Through A
  • Mr. Scruff - Ninja Tune (With Bonus Disc)
  • Ms. Lady Pinks Presents - Voices Of Chicano Rap 2
  • Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More - Delux
  • Murphey, Michael Martin - America's Horses
  • Nate Dogg - Nate Dogg G Funk Classics Vol 1 / [Explicit]
  • Nate Dogg - Nate Dogg G Funk Classics Vol 2 / [Explicit]
  • Necrodeath - Idiosyncrasy
  • Nile - Worship The Animal
  • Nile, Willie - The Innocent Ones
  • Nine Below Zero - Live In Europe 1992
  • Nirvana - Nevermind / [4cd/Dvd Super Deluxe Box Set]
  • Noctem - Oblivion
  • O Halloran, Dustin - Music From The Motion Picture
  • Once, The - Row Upon Row Of The People They Know
  • Original Broadway Cast - Footloose - The Musical
  • Owens, Buck & Susan Raye - Merry Christmas From Buck And Susan
  • Owens, Richie & Farm Bureau, The - In Farm We Trust
  • Ozric Tentacles - Paper Monkeys
  • Palo Que Sea - Ritmo De Corazon
  • Patty Loveless - Icon
  • Peggy Sue - Acrobats
  • Phantazm - Morbid Existence
  • Phantogram - Nightlife
  • Piney Gir - Geronimo!
  • Pink Floyd Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Pink Floyd
  • Prine, John - The Singing Mailman Delivers
  • Proh Mic - Rhythm For Days
  • Prurient - Time's Arrow
  • Pulser - The Space Between The Stars
  • Putumayo Presents - Celtic Christmas
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live From The Summer Of Love
  • Reigns - The Widow Blades
  • Revelations, The - Concrete Blues
  • Robert Davi - Davi Sings Sinatra: On The Road To Romance
  • Roots Manuva - 4everevolution
  • Rory Gallagher - Notes From San Francisco / [3 Lp]
  • Rossdale, Gavin - Wanderlust
  • Ruslan Sirota - Ruslan
  • Russian Circles - Empros
  • Sammy Kershaw - Icon
  • Schechter, Basya - Songs Of Wonder
  • Scott Weiland - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • Scuba - Dj-Kicks
  • She And Him - A Very She & Him Christmas
  • Siegal, Ian & The Youngest Sons - The Skinny
  • Simon, Paul - Graceland (2011 Remaster)
  • Simon, Paul - Hearts And Bones
  • Simon, Paul - One Trick Pony
  • Simon, Paul - Songwriter
  • Simon, Paul - The Rhythm Of The Saints
  • Skinny Puppy - Handover
  • Sly, Tony - Sad Bear
  • Snowgoons - Reef The Lost Cause: Your Favorite Mc
  • Solar Fake - Frontiers
  • Soundtrack - Johnny English Reborn (Ilan Eshkeri)
  • Stan, Alexandra - Saxobeat
  • Star Fucking Hi - From The Dumpster To
  • Statik Selektah - Population Control
  • Statman, Andy - Old Brooklyn
  • Stormwarrior - Heathen Warrior
  • Strange Boys, The - Live Music
  • Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense & Peppermints
  • Structures - Divided By
  • Sunnie Paxson - Bohemian Sun
  • Supreme Pain - Divine Incarnation
  • Svarttjern - Towards The Ultimate
  • Tender - Tender Mercies
  • The Jacka - The Indictment / The Verdict / The Sentence Special Deluxe Edition
  • The Jacka - The Verdict
  • The Temptations - 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961-1971 / [3 Cd]
  • Thrall - Vermin To The Earth
  • Toby Keith - Clancy's Tavern
  • Toby Keith - Clancy's Tavern / [Deluxe Edition]
  • Transatlantic - More Is Never Enough
  • Transfer - Future Selves
  • Trapt - Headstrong
  • Tritt, Travis - Ten Feet Tall And Bulletproof
  • Ukulele Christmas - Ukulele Christmas
  • Undead Creep - The Ever-Burning Tor
  • Usf - The Spray
  • Vangough - Kingdom Of Ruin
  • Various - Night Of The Demons
  • Various - Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Various - Jazz Guitars Meet Hendrix
  • Various - Phil Spector Presents The Phillies Album Collection
  • Various - The Essential Phil Spector
  • Various Artists - The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition (2cd)
  • Various Artists - Rough Guide To Cajun & Zydeco
  • Veras, Joe - Maestro
  • Vince Gill - Guitar Slinger
  • Vince Gill - Guitar Slinger / [Deluxe Edition]
  • Visions Of Atlantis - Maria Magdalena
  • Vnv Nation - Automatic
  • Volumes - The Concept Of Dream
  • Waits, Tom - Bad As Me
  • Waits, Tom - Bad As Me (Deluxe Version)
  • Ward, Greg - Greg Ward S Phonic Juggernaut
  • Waters, Kim - This Heart Of Mine
  • We The - Believer
  • West, Leslie - Unusual Suspects
  • Wizard - ...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes
  • Yes - 9012live-The Solos/Expanded (O
  • Zakarya - Greatest Hits