Elvis Costello, Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts, Tab Benoit & Adam Cohen Release New CDs (April 3, 2012)

New Music Tuesday: April 3, 2012
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New Music Tuesday - New CDs April 3, 2012

Elvis Costello

It's pretty simple this week, kids: if you like music, we've got Elvis Costello; if you don't like music, we've got Nicki Minaj.

There are a few other titles we can get into this week. There's a new album from Rascal Flatts called Changed (a title I suspect could get them sued for truth in advertising but I'll leave that verdict up to their fans). Metal icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull has a special edition of Thick As A Brick 2 and there is a new budget line compilation for Tull (and several other bands) out this week as well.

Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit has a compilation out through the Telarc label this week called The Best Of Tab Benoit. It's a 14-track set from one of the mainstays on the current blues scene. Benoit is nominated for several Blues Music Awards next month for his album Medicine. Another Louisiana legend of blues and jazz, Dr. John, has a new album out this week as well called Locked Down.

Adam Cohen, son of legendary songwriter, poet, and author Leonard Cohen, has a record out this week called Like A Man and our soon-to-be contributor Donald Gibson got the opportunity to talk to him about it. We're looking forward to Donald joining up with us to share his thoughts on Leonard's recent record Old Ideas as well as telling us a little more about Adam and his work.

Will you forgive me if I don't make a Wilson Phillips joke? I'm not above swinging at a fastball thrown right down the middle of the plate but I kind of want to take this pitch.

These are the records I'm finding interesting this week. How about you? Anything getting your attention?Nicki Minaj

  • Adair, Beegie & Friends - Piano Music For Moms: Mother's Zammuto - Zammuto
  • Adam Cohen - Like A Man
  • Adkins, Trace - 10 Great Songs
  • Al Jardine - A Postcard From California
  • Atoma - Skylight
  • Au - Both Lights
  • Axelrod, David - David Axelrod's Rock Interpretation Of H
  • Barber, Jill - Mischievous Moon
  • Beal, Willis Earl - Acousmatic Sorcery (Limited Ed
  • Bear In Heaven - I Love You, It S Cool
  • Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
  • Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Nadir
  • Bola - Volume 7
  • Breton - Other People S Problems
  • Cagle, Chris - 10 Great Songs
  • Caltrop - Ten Million Years And Eight Minutes
  • Campbell, Kate - 1000 Pound Machine
  • Candlebox - Love Stories & Other Musings
  • Cash, Johnny - Bootleg Vol. Iv: The Soul Of Truth (2 Cd
  • Céu - Caravana Sereia Bloom
  • Clark - Iradelphic
  • Culture Club - 10 Great Song
  • Cynic - Portal Tapes, The
  • Dallas Don Burnet - Cancel My Disappointment
  • Day, Doris - With A Smile And A Song
  • De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug Present: - First Serve
  • Dr. John - Locked Down
  • Elvis Costello And The Imposters - The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook
  • Felice, Simone - Simone Felice
  • Firehose - Lowflows: The Columbia Anthology ('91 -
  • First Aid Kit - The Big Black & The Blue
  • Gaddabouts, The - Look Out Now!
  • Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere
  • High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
  • Hollies, The - 10 Great Songs
  • Ice Cube - 10 Great Songs
  • Jethro Tull - 10 Great Songs
  • Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - Taab2 Thick As A Brick 2
  • Jezabels - Prisoner
  • Les Momies De Palerme - Brulez Ce Coeur
  • Lightships - Electric Cable
  • Lonewolf - Army Of The Dammed
  • Lonewolf - The Dark Crusade
  • Love On A Real Train - Love On A Real Train
  • Lumineers, The - The Lumineers
  • Mad Gregs - Relatives
  • Messy Marv - Messy Marv Presents: Shots Fired / [Explicit]
  • MXPX - Plans Within Plans
  • Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded / [Explicit]
  • Obie Trice - Bottoms Up / [Explicit]
  • Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal
  • Paco De Lucia - En Vivo Conciertos Live In Spain 2010 / [2 Cd]
  • Page, Morgan - In The Air
  • Photek - Photek Dj-Kicks
  • Quantic And Alice Russell - Look Around The Corner
  • Rascal Flatts - Changed
  • Rough Guide: African Roots Rev - Rough Guide: African Roots Rev
  • Rough Guide: New Orleans - Rough Guide: New Orleans
  • Soundtrack - Bel Ami (De Saram/Portman)
  • Soundtrack - Fringe Season 3
  • Soundtrack - Spartacus Vengeance (Joseph Loduca) / [2 CD]
  • Soundtrack - The Cabin In The Woods
  • Sylvian, David - Victim Of Stars 1982-2012, A
  • Tab Benoit - Legacy: The Best Of Tab Benoit
  • The Funk Ark - High Noon
  • The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
  • The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
  • The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
  • The Smiths - Rank
  • The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
  • The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
  • The Smiths - The Smiths
  • The Smiths - The World Won't Listen
  • Ub40 - 10 Great Songs
  • Uv Pop - No Songs Tomorrow
  • Various Artists - All Time Greatest Jazz Vocal Standards / [3 Cd]
  • Various Artists - Chicano Rap Box Set / [3 Cd Box Set]
  • Various Artists - Cruzin Music Box Set Volume 2 / [3 Cd Box Set]
  • Various Artists - Hunter S. Thompson's The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved / [Explicit]
  • Various Artists - Lenny Santos... Aventurero
  • Ventures, The - 10 Great Songs
  • Will.I.Am. - Lost Change: 10th Anniversary Expanded & Limited Edition
  • Wilson Phillips - Dedicated
  • Wishbone Ash - Live Dates Ii
  • Witmer, Denison - The Ones Who Wait
  • Yppah - Eighty One