Meat Loaf Still Obsessed With 'Hell'; New CDs From Janiva Magness, Decemberists

New Music Tuesday March 13, 2012: A light week but a few titles worth your consideration
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New Music Tuesday

Meat Loaf - Hell In A Handbasket

There are some ideas so obvious you should be able to see them coming from a mile away and you feel stupid when you get blindsided by one. Such is the case with the title of Meat Loaf's latest album Hell In A Handbasket. Other artist-title pairings this week that get a rating of "Duh" would be Cannibal Corpse's Torture and Baptized In Filth by Impending Doom.

Yes, kids, the new release chart is that barren this week I actually started with Meat Loaf. It's actually a fortunate thing for me because I've got some major titles upcoming (Norah Jones, Florence & The Machine UnpluggedEric Bibb, Peter Karp & Sue Foley, National Treasure Lurrie Bell, Counting Crows, Fiona Apple) and I'm going to need a week or two like this to get my papers right so I can afford all this musical goodness (this shit is gonna get expensive!).

Also up this week is a live album from The Decemberists. I tried digging their last record and it just didn't do much for me. I'm not opposed to Decemberists but they didn't captivate me either.

Blues vocalist Janiva Magness' follow up to the chart-topping The Devil Is An Angel Toocomes out this week as well and it's called Stronger For It. Magness is hit and miss with me. I liked a good chunk of Devil so I'll keep an ear out for Stronger.

Those are a few of the highlights of this week's New Releases. Let me know if you see anything you think I've missed. If there's something hear you're looking forward to and you'd like to tell the world all 'bout it, consider joining Team BlindedBySound and helping us spread the word about the good, the bad, and the fucking brilliant music lighting your soul on fire.

  • 77 - High Decibels
  • A Broken Silence - A Broken
  • A Liquid Landscape - Nightingale Express
  • Abyssinnians And Friends, The - Tree Of Satta
  • Adrenaline Mob - Omerta
  • Albita - Mis Favoritas
  • Aldean, Jason Tribute - Piano Tribute To Jason Aldean
  • Alexander, Eric - Friendly Fire
  • Anuhea - For Love
  • Anya Marina - Felony Flats
  • Arroyo, Joe - Mis Favoritas
  • Aura Noir - Deep Tracts Of Hell
  • Barnes, Dave - Stories To Tell
  • Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
  • Behemoth - Thelema 6
  • Behemoth - Zos Kia Cultus
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company Feat - Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968
  • Bishop Morocco - Old Boys
  • Bishop, Elvin - Raisin’ Hell
  • Boddy, Ian & Wallo, Erik - Frontiers
  • Brokencyde - Guilty Pleasurez
  • Burdon, Eric & The Animals - Love Is
  • Caetano Veloso And David Byrne - Live At Carnegie Hall
  • California Guitar Trio - Masterworks
  • Cannibal Corps - Torture
  • Cannibal Corps - Torture Deluxe Cd
  • Casa De Mi - Soundtrack
  • Chains Of - Strange Grey Days
  • Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (And Other Hits)
  • Clovers, The - The Winley Recording
  • Cudzoo & The - Daddy Issues
  • Darkthrone - Sempiternal Past (Darkthrone Demos)
  • Decemberists, The - We All Raise Our Voices To The
  • Del Castillo - Infinitas Rapsodias
  • Delta Spirit - Delta Spirit
  • Dennis Is Dead - Close To Home
  • Destruction - Thrash Anthems
  • Dominguez, Chano - Flamenco Sketches
  • Doom: Vs - Aeternum Vale
  • Doom: Vs - Dead Words Speak
  • Dropkick Murphys - Going Out In Style: Fenway Par
  • Drudkh - Eternal Turn Of The Wheel
  • Dubois, Scott - Landscape Scripture
  • Earl Van Dyke - The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums, Singles & More / [2 Cd]
  • Elisa - Steppin' On Water
  • Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent
  • Feedtime - The Aberrant Years (Limited Ed
  • Forgotten Tomb - Obscura Arcana Morti
  • Forgotten Tomb - Songs To Leave
  • Forgotten Tomb - Springtime Depressio
  • Freshkills - Raise Up The Sheets
  • Galliano, Richard - Piazzolla Forever 1992 - 2012 20Th Anniversary
  • Gazpacho - March Of Ghosts
  • Hands Like Houses - Ground Dweller
  • Hilltop Hoods - State Of The Art / [Explicit]
  • Hip Hop Mix Usa - Hip Hop Mix Usa (Mix
  • Holly Golightly - Long Distance
  • Housse De Racket - Alésia
  • Humble Pie - On To Victory / Go For The Throat - Deluxe Edition
  • I See Stars - Digital Renegade
  • Iamdynamite - Supermegafantastic
  • Iggy & The Stooges - Sadistic Summer: Live At
  • Impending Doom - Baptized In Filth
  • Inner Circle & The Fatman Ridd - Heavyweight Dub/Killer Dub
  • James, Etta - I Just Want To Make Love To You
  • Jennings, Shooter - Family Man
  • Jessie J - Domino / [Ep]
  • Jordan, Cathy - All The Way Home
  • Julian Bream (Guitar) - Bream, Julian: Julian Bream In Concerto
  • Krzysztof Penderecki And Jonny Greenwood - Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima / Popcorn Superhet Receiver / Polymorphia / 48 Responses To Polymorphia
  • Lanz, David - Here Comes The Sun
  • Licht, Daniel - Silent Hill: Downpour
  • Lord Mantis - Pervertor
  • Lucero - Women & Work
  • Magica - Hereafter
  • Magness, Janiva - Stronger For It
  • Maret, Gregoire - Gregoire Maret
  • Marling, Laura - Alas I Cannot Swim
  • Marling, Laura - I Speak Because I Can
  • Masterplan - Mk Ii
  • Matar, Nicolas - Cielo: Sunrise
  • Meat Loaf - Hell In A Handbasket
  • Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus
  • Music Of Your Life - Music Of Your Life (10 Cd)
  • Mychildren Mybride - Mychildren Mybride
  • Nektar - Man In The Moon / Evolution
  • Neotek - Brain Over Muscle - Deluxe Edition
  • Oedipus - Vicious Little Smile
  • One Direction - Up All Night (Deluxe Us Version)
  • One Direction - Up All Night (Standard Us Version)
  • Opera Ix - Strix - Maledicte In
  • Orquesta De La Luz - Mis Favoritas
  • Parker, Junior - I'm Holding On
  • Pedro Del Mar - Mellomania 21
  • Pendragon - Not Of This World
  • Peter & Gordon - Sing And Play The Hits Of Nashville Tennessee/Woman/Hot Cold & Custard
  • Peter White - Here We Go
  • Pieranunzi, Enrico - Permutation
  • Points North - Road Less Traveled
  • Primitive - The Shadow Gallery
  • Rob Rock - Garden Of Chaos
  • Rob Rock - Holy Hell
  • Roddy Rod - Oakwood Grain I & Ii (2-Cd)
  • Roney, Wallace - Home
  • Rosana - Buenos Dias, Mundo
  • Ross The Boss - New Metal Leader
  • Rossdale, Gavin - Wanderlust
  • Rough Guide: Celtic Women - Rough Guide: Celtic Women
  • Rough Guide: Psychedelic - Rough Guide: Psychedelic Afric
  • Rpwl - Beyond Man And Time
  • Ruiz, Maelo - Lo Mejor De Mi
  • Rush, Otis - Double Trouble
  • Said The Whale - Little Mountain
  • Saw Doctors, Th - The Further Adventur
  • Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
  • Schiller - Timeline
  • Shear - Breaking The Stillne
  • Sigh - In Somniphobia
  • Silent Force - Empire Of The Future
  • Silent Force - Infactuator
  • Silent Force - Walk The Earth
  • Sinner - Crash & Burn
  • Smith, George & The Chicago Blues Band - Blues With A Feeling
  • Smooth Soul - Smooth Soul (10 Cd)
  • Soulfly - Enslaved
  • Southside's Most Wanted - Ss Til I Die - 13 Ways
  • Spawn Of Posses - Incurso
  • Spoek Mathambo - Father Creeper
  • Sss Soul Survey - Music City Soul
  • Stahlmann - Quecksilber
  • Studdard, Ruben - Letters From Birmingham
  • Tankard - B-Day
  • Tankard - Beast Of Bourbon
  • Tankard - Best Case Scenario
  • Tankard - The Beauty And The Beer
  • The Alchemist - Rapper's Best Friend 2 / [2 Lp][Explicit]
  • Theatre Of Tragedy - Storm
  • Them Idiots - Whirled Tour
  • Ting Tings, The - Sounds From Nowheresville
  • Tixier, Scott - Brooklyn Bazaar
  • Trae Presents Renegardez - Welcome 2 The Streets
  • Tribes - Baby
  • Trower, Robin - Farther On...: Chrysalis Years
  • Turner, Ike - Blues Roots/Bad Dreams
  • Twin Atlantic - Free
  • U.D.O. - Metallized
  • Ub40 - Live At The London O2 Arena
  • Van Halen Tribute - Piano Tribute To Van Halen
  • Various - In The Mix
  • Various Artists - Mr. Joe's Jambalaya
  • Various Artists - Baby Goes New Wave
  • Various Artists - Seventy Dubstep - Electronic Essentials
  • Various Artists - Welcome To The Nightmare - An All-Star Salute To Alice Cooper
  • Various Artists - Blood And Fire All Stars: Sing
  • Various Artists - Dubwise And Otherwise 2: A Blo
  • Various Artists - Dirtybird Hatched Vol.1
  • Vcmg - Ssss
  • Watson, Doc; Watson, Merle - Look Away!/Live & Pickin’
  • Webby, Chris - There Goes The Neighbothood
  • Webby, Chris - There Goes The Neighbothood (Clean)
  • Wino & Conny Ochs - Heavy Kingdom
  • Wizard Rifle - Speak Loud Say Nothi
  • Xerxes - Our Home Is A Deathbed
  • Zorn, John - The Gnostic Preludes