Leonard Cohen, Lana Del Rey, Joe Louis Walker, Ringo Starr Headline Jan. 31 New Releases

New Music Tuesday returns with a worthy batch of 2012 new releases...
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New Music Tuesday -- January 31  -- New CD Releases

...and you thought I forgot about you, dear music listeners.

Leonard Cohen - Old IdeasI took a break from New Music Tuesday because as you get to the week of Christmas and the first few weeks beyond, the new release well dries up. Welcome to 2012! The new releases are starting to flow again, so let's talk about them.

There's only one place to start and that's with the legendary Leonard Cohen, releasing a 10-song collection of brand new songs. Cohen took many years away but has returned to performing and recording and this week we get a new album called Old Ideas. I like the juxtaposition there. Besides, this is Cohen. His old ideas beat the hell out of most new ideas you're ever going to hear. The man is brilliance.

The other title that excites me this week comes from blues great Joe Louis Walker. Hellfire is Joe's first record for Alligator Records and he gets help from Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge. Joe Louis Walker - HellfireThis is the first really big blues release of the year and I rather imagine it will do well. Walker has put out some great records of late, finishing his run at Stony Plain Records with some great albums produced by the mighty Duke Robillard. 

So has anyone seen any coverage of Lana Del Rey in the news? I am still in shock enough people still watch Saturday Night Live to know she gakked it in front of a live audience but she apparently did and the fallout has been a bit scathing, really. Born To Die drops this week and I'll be curious to see the reaction the album gets and if she can head out for any other TV appearances and rehab the damange done on SNL.

We've also got an EP from Metallica, Beyond Magnetic. It's already available digitally but this is the physical release date for the CD if you want to hear these Death Magnetic outtakes.

Last and NEVER least, new music from the completely wonderful Ringo Starr. Ring's latest is Ringo 2012 and mixes a couple covers with new Ringo originals, co-written with Glen Ballard, Joe Walsh, and others.

Those are the records we're talking about. Take a look at the full rundown and tell us what looks good to you!

  • Aabsynthum - Inanimus
  • Adimiron - K2
  • Alcest - Les Voyages De L'ame
  • Allman, Gregg - Playlist: The Very Best Of Gregg Allman
  • Ancient Bards - Soulless Child
  • Anderson & Wakeman - The Living Tree Live
  • Answers To - Score
  • Arcuragi - Like A Fire That Con
  • Arnold, Eddy - The Smooth Operator
  • Asteroids Galax - Out Of Frequency
  • Astral Doors - Jerusalem
  • Atkins And May - The Serpents Kiss
  • Augustana - Playlist: The Very Best Of Augustana
  • Authority Zero - Less Rhythm More Boo
  • Autry, Gene - The Singing Cowboy
  • Azaghal - Nemesis
  • Beausoleil - Cajun Conja
  • Bennett, Tracie - Tracie Bennett Sings Judy
  • Blue Cheer - Outsideinside
  • Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
  • Blue Hawaii - Blooming Summer
  • Booker, James - King Of The New Orleans Keyboard
  • Boorer, Boz - Happy Martyr - One Square Mile
  • Bowie, David - Hours/The Collector S Edition
  • BT - Laptop Symphony
  • Buxton - Nothing Here Seems S
  • Calvert, Robert - Test Tube Conceived
  • Campbell, Glen - It's Just A Matter Of Time
  • Canyons - Keep Your Dreams
  • Carter, Bo & The Mississippi Sheiks - Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks
  • Cervini, Amy - Digging Me, Digging You
  • Chocolate Watch Band - Inner Mystique
  • Chocolate Watch Band - No Way Out
  • Cirith Ungol - Servants Of Chaos
  • Claws Gra - Pestilent Formation
  • Cohen, Leonard - Old Ideas
  • D'ambrosio, Meredith - By Myself
  • Dark Suns - Orange
  • Del Mccoury Ban - Old Memories: The So
  • Dico, Tina - Live With The Danish National Chamber Orchestra W/ Live DVD
  • Doughty, Mike - The Question Jar
  • Downs, Lila - Pecados Y Milagros
  • Dragonland - Under The Grey Banner
  • Dulfer, Candy - Crazy
  • Dunham, Jeff - Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos
  • Eagleheart - Dreamtherapy
  • Ecnephias - Inferno
  • El Caco - Hatred, Love And Dia
  • Emerson, Bill & Sweet Dixie - The Touch Of Time
  • Enneade - Teardrops In The Morning Dew
  • Enslaved - Yggdrasill
  • Errors - Have Some Faith In M
  • Essential Music - Cage: The Number Pieces 6: Five; Seven; Thirteen
  • Evanescence - The Document
  • Executive Slacks - Fire And Ice - Deluxe Edition
  • Ferguson, Maynard - The New Sounds Of Maynard Ferguson/Come Blow Your Horn - The Complete Cameo Recordings
  • Fionn Regan - 100 Acres Of Sycamore
  • Firebird - Deluxe
  • Firebird - Firebird
  • Foster, Ruthie - Let It Burn
  • Franklin, Aretha - Knew You Were Waiting: The Best Of Aretha Franklin 1980-1998
  • Gamelan Of Central Java - Xv Returning Minimalism: In Nem
  • Giant Panda - Country
  • Glawischnig, Hans - Jahira
  • God Seed - Live At Wacken
  • Gotye - Making Mirrors
  • Graham, Alyssa - Lock, Stock & Soul
  • Grimes - Geidi Primes
  • Grimes - Halfaxa
  • Hammond, Fred - God, Love & Romance
  • Hardcore - Bad Sneakers And A P
  • Hardcore - No Regrets
  • Hardcore - Thank You (For Letti
  • Hawkwind - Weird Tapes Vol 3 & 4
  • Hiatt, John - Crossing Muddy Water
  • Hiatt, John - The Tiki Bar Is Open
  • Hipower Entertainment Presents - Hipower 2012 Armageddon
  • Hit The Lights - Invicta
  • Hooters, The - Playlist: The Very Best Of The Hooters
  • Hopper And Kramer - Huge
  • Hospitality - Hospitality
  • I Exist - Ii: The Broken Passa
  • Imperial Teen - Feel The Sound
  • Indian - The Unquiet Sky
  • Internet, The - Purple Naked Ladies
  • Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Land Of The Dead
  • Jackson, Michael Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Michael Jackson's Thriller
  • Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
  • Jean, Wyclef - Playlist: The Very Best Of Wyclef Jean
  • Jeff Lorber Fusion - Galaxy
  • Jefferson Starship - Best Of Micks Picks
  • Joel Harrison, Lorenzo Feticiati, Cuong Vu, Roy Powell, Dan Weiss - Holy Abyss
  • Jordan, Sheila - Yesterdays
  • Katatonia - For Funerals To Come
  • King Giant - Dismal Hollow
  • Kutik, Yevgeny - Sounds Of Defiance - Music Of Shostakovich, Schnittke, Pärt And Achron
  • La Bottine Souriante - Appellation D’origine Controlee
  • Laing, Corky; Hunter, Ian - Secret Sessions
  • Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
  • Liberteer - Better To Die On You
  • Lilacs & Champagne - Lilacs & Champagne
  • Lmfao - Sorry For Party Rocking / [Deluxe] [Edited]
  • Loga Torkian - Mehraab
  • Lord Of War - Celestial Pestilence
  • Los Gauchos De Roldan - Button Accordion And Banoneon
  • Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Groun
  • Lost Horizon - Awakening The World
  • Maino - Day After Tomorrow
  • Manchester, Melissa - Playlist: The Very Best Of Melissa Manchester
  • Manufactured Superstars - Freak On You Ep
  • Marienthal, Eric - Tbd
  • Masekela, Hugh - Jabulani
  • Metallica - Beyond Magnetic
  • Michael Gibbs And The Ndr Bigband - Back In The Day
  • Mijares - 25 Zona Preferente
  • Monroe, Bill - The Father Of Bluegrass
  • Montgomery Gentry - Playlist: The Very Best Of Montgomery Gentry
  • Mulaney, John - New In Town
  • My Name Is Janet - Red Room Blue
  • My Ticket Home - To Create A Cure
  • Mystic Prophechy - Ravenlord
  • Najee - The Smooth Side Of Soul
  • Nekromantheon - Rise, Vulcan Spectre
  • New Broadway Cast - Godspell
  • Novalima - Karimba
  • Nucleus Torn - Golden Age
  • O'callaghan, Patricia - Matador - The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
  • One For The - Soundtrack
  • One Model - Totalwerks Vol 1 [19
  • Ophthalamia - Dominion
  • Oz - Burning Leather
  • Pact - The Dragon Lineage Of Satan
  • Pantera - The Lowdown
  • Pariah - Soundtrack
  • Parkins, Zeena - Double Dupe Down
  • Pelt, Jeremy - Soul
  • Phillips, Anthony - Private Parts And Pieces Vol.3 & 4
  • Pines, The - Dark So Gold
  • Poison Idea - Darby Crash Rides Ag
  • Putumayo Presents - Brazilian Beat
  • Ram - Death
  • Riley, Terry - Aleph
  • Ringo Starr - Ringo 2012
  • Riotgod - Invisible Empire
  • Ritual N - Oath Of The Abyss
  • Rogove, - Piana
  • Rough Guide: Bluegrass (Second - Rough Guide: Bluegrass (Second
  • Rough Guide: Fado (Second Edit - Rough Guide: Fado (Second Edit
  • Sambasunda Quintet - Java
  • Santana, Omar & - Dub Step Dubterranea
  • Sara - Fire In The Hole
  • Schroer, Oliver & Kennedy, Nuala - Enthralled
  • Scott, Darrell - Long Ride Home
  • Scream Out Loud - Live It Up
  • Sex Gang Children - Live In Vienna
  • Shining - Live - Blackjazz
  • Sleeping Bag Re - Greatest Freestyle H
  • Soja - Strength To Survive
  • Spiritual - Ad Astra
  • Spiritual - Another Way To Shine
  • Spiritual - Mantra Iii
  • Spiritual - On Fire
  • Subnoize Soulja - Underground Collabos
  • Temple - Lightslaying Rituals
  • Temple Of Baal - The Vision Of Fading
  • Tenhi - Saivo
  • Tenhi - Saivo (Special Ed. Digipak)
  • The Fresh Beat Band - Music From The Hit Tv Show
  • The Jealous Sound - A Gentle Reminder
  • The Soul Rebels - Unlock Your Mind
  • Thinking Plague - Decline And Fall
  • Thomas, Mickey - Over The Edge
  • Thornium - Dominions Of The Ecl
  • Tijoux, Ana - La Bala
  • Tony Rice - The Bill Monroe Collection
  • Tribbett, Tye - Playlist: The Very Best Of Tye Tribbett
  • Ts & The Past Haunts - Gone & Goner
  • Tubbs, Ernest - The Texas Troubadour
  • Turre, Steve - Woody S Delight
  • Tymes, The - So Much In Love
  • Underworld - A Collection
  • Underworld - Anthology 1992-2012
  • Underworld A - Soundtrack
  • Various - In 'N' Out - Coffee Break, Jazzy Car Ride, Dinning
  • Various - Moods - Relaxation, Lullabies, Dream
  • Various - Seeds - Violin, Piano, Cello
  • Various - Spices - French, Italian, Spanish
  • Various - One World One Voice
  • Various - Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology
  • Various - Playlist: King Of Kings - Reggae Hits
  • Various - Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia In San Francisco - 1973
  • Various - Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Black Music
  • Various Artists - Snow Dance 002
  • Various Artists - Italia 4 - Roots Music Atlas
  • Various Artists - Chronicle
  • Various Artists - Hit Box V.2 1959-1979 / [3 Cd]
  • Vendetta - Feed The Extermination
  • Virgin - Easy Way Out
  • Walker, Joe Louis - Hellfire
  • Willis, Bob - The King Of Swing
  • Wilson, Charlie - Playlist: The Very Best Of Charlie Wilson
  • Wilson, Gretchen - Playlist: The Very Best Of Gretchen Wilson
  • Witchery - Symphony For The Dev
  • Wolfgang Heisig (Phonola) - CONTEMPORARY PHONOLA MUSIC (Works By Johnson, Heisig, Mueller, Nancarrow)
  • Wyland - Blues Planet
  • Zorn, John - Mount Analogue