New Music Tuesday: Adele, Aretha, Copeland/Collins/Cray, Cash, Twisted Sister, Jeff Beck, & More

The singles from Adele's anticipated follow-up are already dominating the UK...
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This is one of those weeks where the "big name" album is one that doesn't much matter to me yet I feel compelled to discuss it. I have friends who think Adele is brilliant. I don't. Her album 19 took certain segments of the music-listening public by storm but when that bus pulled away from the station, I was not on it. That said, there weren't many empty seats. It may be my loss. Whatever it is, she has a new album out and it's called 21 and the first single is already #1 in the UK. Maybe I'll catch a ride on the bus this time out but for now, I'm looking forward to… 

The re-release of Showdown, an album featuring the combined talents Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, and Blues Hall of Famer elect Robert Cray. As Alligator Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary, several of its biggest albums are being re-issued either on CD, vinyl, or both. Showdown has been remastered and a bonus track has been added and I'm going to have a copy of this one.

We've also got the re-release of three Twisted Sister albums – Love Is For Suckers, Come Out And Play, and You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll – as well as a slew of Johnny Cash re-issues and a 40th anniversary release from Tower of Power. There's also a multimedia release of the tribute concert Jeff Beck threw for his hero Les Paul on what would have been his 95th birthday.

It's a big bag of stuff this week. Are you riding the bus with Adele or someone else this week?

Adele - 21
Aretha Franklin - More Gospel Hits
Astrosoniq - Quadrant
Barwick, Julianna - The Magic Place
Bayside - Killing Time
Bee Gees - Idea
Bee Gees - Horizontal
Bee Gees - Bee Gees 1st
Bergonzi, Jerry - Convergence
Betzefer - Freedom To The Slave Makers
Bizzy Bone - Mr. Ouija
Bloods Present - The Right Side
Blues Magoos - Electric Comic Book
Blues Magoos - Psychedelic Lollipop
Bodden, Alonzo - Who's Paying Attention?
Boneified Presents - Thugz N Hipower
Books, The - The Lemon Of Pink
Builders And The Butchers, The - Dead Reckoning
Cash, Johnny - Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood
Cash, Johnny - Johnny Cash Bootleg, Volume 1: Personal File
Cash, Johnny - American Iv: The Man Comes Around
Cash, Johnny - American V: A Hundred Highways
Cave Singers, The - No Witch
Celtic Thunder - Heritage
Chain And The Gang - Music S Not For Everyone
Albert Collins, Robert Cray, And Johnny Copeland- Showdown!
Cosmic Gate - Back 2 The Future
Crystal Viper - Legends
Crystals, The - Da Doo Ron Ron: The Very Best Of The Crystals
Cult Of Youth - Cult Of Youth
Danielson - The Best Of Gloucester County
Darkest Hour - The Human Romance
Defaced - Anomaly
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows - D.R.U.G.S.
Devildriver - Beast
Diplo - Riddimentary
Eat Sugar - Levantense
Eis - Patina
Ektomorf - Redemption
Elvenking - Red Silent Tides
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live At Nassau Coliseum '78
Enid, The - Journey's End
Enid, The - Salome
Enid, The - Six Pieces
Enid, The - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Enid, The - The Spell
Enid, The - Touch Me
Enid, The - Tripping The Light Fantastic
Enid, The - White Goddess
Ensamble Maraghi - Anwar
Evergrey - Glorious Collision
Evergrey - Glorious Collision (Ltd. Ed.)
Eyes Of A Traitor - Breathless
Flying Burrito Brothers - Authorized Bootleg: Fillmore East, N.Y., N.Y. Late Show, Nov. 7 1970
G. Love - Fixin To Die
Gaines, Earl - You Got The Walk
Good Old Boys, The - Live At The Deep Purple Convention
Gutbucket - Flock
Hall, Marcellus - The First Line
Hate - Erebos
Hipower Collectables - Hipower Soldiers Gang Stories
I See Stars - End Of World Party
Irish Tenors, The - Belfest
Irish Tenors, The - Dublin
Irish Tenors, The - Ellis Island
Isaacs, Gregory - Sensational Extra Classics, The
Jaye, Miles - Attenergy
Jeff Beck - Rock'n'roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)
Jenkins, Ella - Ella Jenkins: A Life Of Song
Joan Armatrading - Live At Royal Albert Hall
Joan Armatrading - Live At Royal Albert Hall / [Cd/Dvd Combo]
John Waite - Rough & Tumble
King Creosote - Thrawn
Lady Gaga - X-Posed
Lauren Pritchard - Wasted In Jackson
Layzie Bone - The Definition
Layzie Bone - The Meaning
Lil C - Keep On Stackin Greatest Hits
Los Chicharrons - Roots Of Life
Love, Darlene - The Sound Of Love: The Very Best Of Darlene Love
Luyas, The - Too Beautiful To Work
Magic Kingdom - Symphony Of War (Ltd. Ed.)
Magic Kingdom - Symphony Of War (Reg. Ed.)
Malachai - Return To The Ugly Side
Mcdowell, Mississippi Fred - Downhome Blues 1959
Monchy & Nathalia - Monchy & Nathalia
Nate Dogg - G Funk Classics Vol 1 & 2 / [2 Cd][Explicit]
Necronoclast - Ashes
Now, Now - Neighbors
O Halloran, Dustin - Lumiere
Ortiz, Joell - Free Agent
Paolo Fresu - Mistico Mediterraneo
Pitom - Blasphemy And Other Serious Crimes
Psychic Paramount, The - Ii
Puckett, Riley - Country Music Pioneer Featuring Gid Tanner And The Skillet Lickers
Puro Instinct - Headbangers In Ecstacy
Quarterfly - Do You Believe
Reed, Eric - The Dancing Monk
Ripley, Alice - Daily Practice Volume 1
Ronettes, The - Be My Baby: The Very Best Of The Ronettes
Rowe, Sean - Magic
Saashwathi Prabhu - Vedic Mantras
Schenker, Michael Group - Heavy Hitters
Scott-Heron, Gil & Jamie Xx - We Re New Here
Shipp, Matthew - Art Of The Improviser
Slug Guts - Howlin Gang
Soundtrack - Degrassi: The Boiling Point (Music From The Series)
Stetson, Colin - New History Warfare Vol.2: Jud
Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers
Svart Crown - Witnessing The Fall
Swishahouse Presents - Fam 420
Tankard - Vol(L)Ume 14
The Bloody Beetroots - Best Of?Remixes / [Remixes]
The Caribbean - Discontinued Perfume
The Crips Present - The Left Side V.2
The Felix Culpa - Sever Your Roots / Bury The Axe / [2 Cd]
The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh
The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh (2cd)(Deluxe Edition)
The Monkees - The Monkees
The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
The Monkees - Headquarters
The Monkees - More Of The Monkees
Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox / [2 Cd Deluxe Edition]
Tolkki, Timo - Saana - Warrior Of Light, Pt. 1
Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
Tower Of Power - 40th Anniversary (Cd + Dvd)
Trae - Give Em Da Business
Turner, Ike & Tina - Sing Great Rock & Pop Classics
Twisted Sister - Come Out And Play / [Reissue]
Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers / [Reissue]
Various - Bullet Records - Jump, Blues And Ballads
Various - Appalachian Guitar Breakdown 30 Bluegrass Classics (Dobro & Flat-Top Pickin’)
Various - Cul-De-Sac Soundtrack
Various - Wall Of Sound: The Very Best Of Phil Spector 1961-1966
Various Artists - Alligator Records 40th Anniver
Walker, Phillip - Big Blues From Texas
Wicked Minds - Boxset
Wildfire - Crash Course In The Blues
Wilson, Gary - Electric Endicott
Winter, Johnny - Live Bootleg Series Volume 7
Wive - Pvll
Z-Ro & Mike D - 2 Da Hard Way