New Music Tuesday|Lauren Alaina, Ryan Adams, Evanescence, Ben Folds, Radiohead Release New CDs

New CD Releases for Oct. 11, 2011
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New Music Tuesday

Another week, another release from American Idol's resurgent 10th season. Last week it was winner Scotty McCreery and Clear As Day, which won a rave review from our American Idol correspondent and dominated the charts in its first week of release.

Lauren AlainaIt's runner-up Lauren Alaina's turn this week as the tango these two have been doing -- releasing singles and videos in close succession -- continues. Her debut album is called Wildflowers and we have our review of it, as well.

I’ll also throw out another tease and remind you all to stay tuned for details on fellow Season 10 contestant James Durbin and his solo record Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster. Inaugural champ Kelly Clarkson, whose new album comes out later this month (we've reviewed her first two singles "Mr. Know It All" and "What Doesn't Kill You").

Okay, back to this week and for those of you who, like me, are not of the Idol persuasion, we’ve got a new album from the unretired Ryan Adams. Ashes & Fire is his first new album in quite awhile if you don’t count the III/IV release from last year that in some circles is considered nothing more than a leftovers collection. Norah Jones once again guests on this record (she dueted with Adams on Jacksonville City Nights) and I’m eager to hear it. Adams can be a frustrating sort, offering up bits of genius and inane indulgence (sometimes on the same album or in the same song) but the brilliance is worth it. I’m in.

Radiohead has “new” music this week with a remix of King Of Limbs, their album from earlier this year. I love Radiohead and I loved Limbs; I’m passing on the remix album. I'm not a big remix person (with the exception of the tagteam of Sahm & S.Rod on the sadly now-defunct Magic Junk Radio). Remix and DJ culture eludes me. I've heard good remixes and sometimes they improve upon the original. All that does is piss me off at the band for not getting it right in the first place. Besides, I like King of Limbs as recorded just fine, thank you very little.

Also in the department of “Artists I Like Whose New Release I’m Skipping” is Ben Folds, who has a 3-CD retrospective out this week called The Best Imitation Of Myself. I like Folds a lot but his tendency to be too cute by 1/2 can be grating. I own several of his records and like many of his songs. I think I can live without this set.

Evanescence is back with a self-titled album. Someone is excited about this; don’t think for a second that I am one of them. I’ve never quite gotten the fascination with Amy Lee but the totality of what I don’t understand could drown polar bears faster than the hot air emanating from the snores of scores listening to Al Gore discussing global warming. Someone is going to buy this record and they shouldn’t. Here’s why:

Those are a few of the highlights and lowlights for this week- looks like this one is going to be a relatively cheap week for me and it comes at a good time because I’m broke. Here are the rest of the releases for Oct. 11, 2011:

  • 13th Floor Elevators - Reverberations
  • 3 Cohens - Family
  • 94 East - If You Feel Like Dancin?
  • Absu - Abzu
  • Absurd - Life Beyond The Grave: 1992–1994
  • Adams, Ryan - Ashes & Fire
  • After The Fire - Signs Of Change
  • Akkerman, Jan - A Real Elegant Gypsy
  • Alcapone, Dennis - Wake Up Jamaica
  • Aliqua - All I Want
  • Allen, Daevid - Time Of Your Life
  • Amberfern - Quiescence: A Word At Peace
  • Amebix - Sonic Mass
  • Amen Corner - Hello Suzie
  • Amjad Ali Khan; Amaan Ali Khan; Ayaan Ali Khan - Sarod - Khan, Amjad Ali: Indian Classical Ragas
  • Animals - Almost Grown
  • Away Team, The - Scars & Stripes
  • B–52s - With The Wild Crowd-Live In Athens, Ga
  • Babe Ruth - Kid’s Stuff
  • Baker, Ginger - Dust To Dust
  • Bandyopadhyay, Sangeeta - Puja
  • Bedford, David - The Odyssey
  • Ben Lee - Deeper Into Dreams
  • Bennett, Tony - The Classic Christmas Album
  • Big Fresh - Moneychasers
  • Bill Laswell, Raoul Bjorkenheim, Morgan Agren: Blixt - Blixt
  • Biram, Scott H - Bad Ingredients
  • Bitter Peace - Glorificus Vits
  • Bjork - Biophilia
  • Black Light Ascension - Ashes
  • Black Uhuru - The Dub Album
  • Blenders - Christmas Light
  • Bongolian, The - Bongos For Beatniks
  • Bonney, Tabi - Summer Years, The
  • Boothe, Ken - Ain’t That Loving You
  • Boris - Believe In The Music Ii
  • Brown, Dennis - Africa
  • Buddy Whittington - Six String Svengali
  • Butterscotch - Don’t You Know It’s Butterscotch
  • Cahill, Ruth - On Wings Of Song
  • Caillou - Caillou’s Greatest Skate Of All
  • Carolina Road - Back To My Roots
  • Cash, Johnny - Bootleg 3: Live Around The World
  • Casiokids -Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen
  • Channing, Carol - Jazz Baby
  • Charred Walls Of The Damned - Cold Winds On Timeless Days
  • Christie, Lou - I’m Gonna Make You Mine
  • Cipher System - Communicate The Storms
  • Cisneros, Lorenzo - Topete
  • Clancy, Liam - The Wheels Of Life
  • Cliff, Jimmy - Shout For Freedom
  • Cohen, Yuval - Song Without Words
  • Coltrane, John - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps
  • Cousins, Dave & Willoughby, Brian - Old School Songs
  • Crooked Fingers - Breaks In The Armor
  • Crowe Brothers - Bridgin’ The Gap
  • Cyco Miko - The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour
  • D.I. - Caseyology
  • Daryl Wright - Wildly Inappropriate / [Explicit]
  • Dean & Britta - 13 Most Beautiful (Single-Disc Limited Edition)
  • Dekker, Desmond - Gimme Gimme
  • Der Blutharsch And The Infinit - A Collaboration
  • Dillinger - Some Like It Hot
  • Disney Songs & Story - Ariel’s Christmas Under The Sea
  • Dj Drama - Third Power
  • Doggy Style - The Punk Collection 1985–1988
  • Dolenz, Mickey - Plastic Symphony Ep
  • Dr. John - New Orleans Man
  • Dublin City Ramblers - The Craic & The Porter Black: The Best Of Irish Pub Songs
  • Duncan, Craig - Irish Country Christmas
  • Dylan, Bob - Dylan’s Greenwich Village
  • Eldritch - Gaia’s Legacy
  • Ellis, Alton - All My Tears
  • Elo Part Ii - Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
  • Emika - Emika
  • Emil Bulls - Oceanic
  • Erasure - Tomorrow’s World
  • Evanescence - Evanescence
  • Evanescence Tribute - Piano Tribute To Evanescence
  • Farlowe, Chris - Ride On Baby: The Best Of
  • Farr, Gary & The T-Bones - Rare T-Bone
  • Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist
  • Flower, Mary - Misery Loves Company
  • Folds, Ben - The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective
  • Future Islands - On The Water
  • Gabriel, Peter - New Blood
  • Genocide Organ - Under-Kontrakt
  • Geremia, Paul - Love My Stuff
  • Golden Palominos - The Celluloid Collection
  • Gong - Opium For The People
  • Gothminister - Anima Inferna
  • Graffiti6 - Free
  • Graham Bond Organisation - For One Night Only
  • Great Worship Songs Players - A Moment’s Peace Christmas
  • Great Worship Songs Praise Band - Songs For Christmas Volume 2
  • Grupo Mamey - Loca Fantasia (Pop Version)
  • Guthrie, Woodie - Great Dust Storm
  • H2 - Home For The Holidays
  • Hamilton Park - Hamilton Park Ep
  • Harding, John Wesley - The Sound Of His Own Voice
  • Hawaii Five-O - Soundtrack
  • Hawkwind - Urban Guerilla
  • Hellcore - Destruction Of The World
  • Hendrix, Jimi & Lonnie Youngbl - Groove Maker
  • Henry, Joe - Reverie
  • Henry’s Funeral Shoe - Donkey Jacket
  • Hess Is More - Creation Keeps The Devil Away
  • High Places - Original Colors
  • Hill, James - Man With A Love Song
  • Holly, Buddy - Raining In My Heart
  • Holly, Buddy/Little Richard/Ca - The Rock ‘N’ Roll Collection
  • Holt, John - Just The Two Of Us
  • Humble Pie - Home And Away
  • Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes
  • I Roy - From The Top
  • I Wayne - Life Teachings
  • Inna - I Am The Club Rocker
  • Irglova, Marketa - Anar
  • Isaacs, Gregory - Steal A Little Love
  • Islo Mob - Wir Sind Das Abendland (We Are The Occident)
  • J Dawg & Lil C - I Ain’t Takin No Loss 3
  • James Brown - The Singles Vol. 11: 1979–1981 / [2 Cd]
  • James Morrison - The Awakening
  • Jane’s Addiction Tribute - Piano Tribute To Jane’s Addiction
  • Janey, Billylee - No Saints Ringin’ The Bells
  • Jeffrey Nothing - The New Psychodalia
  • Jesus On Extasy - The Clock (Limited Edition)
  • Joe Jonas - Fastlife / [Edited]
  • Joey+Rory - Farmhouse Christmas, A
  • Johnny & The Hurricanes - Beatnik Fly
  • Johnny Gill - Still Winning
  • Judas Priest - The Chosen Few
  • Keane, Dolores - The Best Of
  • Kellogg, Stephen & The Sixers - Gift Horse
  • Khold - Phantom
  • Kids Choir - Songs Kids…17 Christmas
  • King, Carole - Crying In The Rain
  • Koch, Bernward - Silent Star
  • La Fabrika - Dale Morena
  • Lake Effect - Road To Irene’s
  • Lalgudi Gjr Krishnan & Anil Srinivasan - Eternal Light
  • Lauren Alaina - Wildflower
  • Lewis, Jeffrey - A Turn In The Dream-Songs
  • Library Voices - Summer Of Lust
  • Little Richard - Baby Face
  • London Music Works - Music From The Transformers Trilogy
  • Londra, Michael - Beyond The Star
  • Lori Mechem Quartet, The - Christmas Is Coming: A Tribute
  • Lovato, Demi Tribute - Piano Tribute To Demi Lovato
  • Magma - Uber Kommandoh
  • Man Overboard - Man Overboard
  • Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Symphony
  • Maranatha! Christmas - Christmas Classics: A
  • Marillion - Marillion.Com
  • Marley, Bob - Thank You Lord
  • Martina Mcbride -Eleven
  • Martyn - Ghost People
  • Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do
  • Meat Puppets - S/T
  • Meters - A Message From The Meters
  • Method Of Defiance - Dub Arcanum Arcandrum
  • Mgmt - Late Night Tales
  • Mi Son - Si Soy El Son
  • Miracles, The - A Soulful Christmas
  • Mitchell, Guy - Music Music Music
  • Monet - Lifesize Mirror
  • More, Bebo - El Barbaro Vive
  • Morrison, Van - Madame George
  • Murs - Love And Rockets Vol. 1:
  • Nappy Roots -Nappydotorg / [Explicit]
  • Nat & Alex Wolff - Black Sheep
  • National Health - Dreams Wide Awake
  • Nelson, Rick - Garden Party
  • Neville Brothers - Hook, Line And Sinker
  • Nice - Hang On To A Dream
  • Nick Swisher - Believe
  • Nordhoff, Eric - Quietime - Peace On Earth
  • Nous Non Plus - Freudian Slip
  • Octopus - The Boat Of Thoughts
  • Old Silver Key - Tales Of Wanderings
  • Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt Two
  • Paragons - Island In The Sun
  • Perkins, Carl - Blue Suede Shoes
  • Perry, Lee - Enter The Dragon
  • Phil Seymour - The Phil Seymour Archive Series Volume 2
  • Piers Faccini - My Wilderness
  • Pitney, Gene - A Street Called Hope
  • Poco - Under The Gun/Blue And Gray
  • Poets - Baby Don’t You Do It
  • Popa Chubby - Back To New York City
  • Preston, Billy - Soul Meetin’
  • Pussy - Invasion
  • Rachel Yamagata - Chesapeake
  • Radio Moscow - The Great Escape Of Leslie Magnafuzz
  • Radiohead - Tkol Rmx 1234567
  • Red Krayola - Hurricane Fighter Place
  • Redemption - This Mortal Coil
  • Renaissance Of Fools - Renaissance Of Fools
  • Rex Mundi - Ihvh
  • Richard Elliott - In The Zone
  • Rifles, The - Freedom Run
  • Robin George’s Love Power - Love Power And Peace
  • Rocket From The Tombs - The Day The Earth Met The Rocket From The Tombs
  • Roe, Tommy - Jam Up Jelly Tight
  • Running Wild - The Final Jolly Roger
  • Rustie - Glass Swords
  • Saltillo -Ganglion
  • Santa Esmeralda - Gloria
  • Santana - Latin Tropical
  • Sao Paulo Underground (Featuring Rob Mazurek) - Tres Cabacas Loucuras
  • Savaging Spires - Savaging Spires
  • Savoy Brown - Train To Nowhere
  • Schenker, Michael - Temple Of Rock
  • Shaa Khan - Live 2009!
  • Shatner, William - Seeking Major Tom
  • Skatalites - Independence Ska
  • Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination
  • Skyscreamers - Can You Hear Me Now?!!
  • Slam, The - Hit It
  • Slide To Freedom - 20,000 Miles
  • Sly & Robbie - African Culture
  • Small Faces - Here Come The Small Faces
  • Soft Machine - Shooting At The Moon
  • Somos Amigos - Callejon Suspiro
  • Soundtrack - A.N.T. Farm
  • Spears, Britney - B In The Mix, The Remixes Vol 2
  • Spirits Burning - Behold The Action Man
  • Steve Vai/Joe Satriani - Guitar Gods Vol. 2: Steve Vai/Joe Satriani
  • Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour
  • Strada - Colinda: Noëls De Provence
  • Susan Hoeppner (Flute) - American Flute Masterpieces
  • Tate, Clarence “Tater” - 20 Bluegrass Fiddle Classics - Vintage 60’s
  • Teenage Casket Company - Best Kept Secret
  • Teenage Fanclub - Deep Fried Fanclub
  • The Claudia Quintet +1 Featuring Kurt Elling & Theo Bleckmann - What Is The Beautiful?
  • The Outlaw Blues Band - The Outlaw Blues Band/Breaking In
  • The Parlor Mob - Dogs
  • The Ready Set - Feel Good Now
  • The Sisters Of Argentan - Chants From Services: Christmas, Easter, Whitsun
  • Thompson, Chris - Acoustic
  • Thousand Foot Krutch - Welcome To The…(Fan Edition)
  • Threat Signal - Threat Signal
  • Tocamadera - Amor, Pasion, Y Calor
  • Toots & The Maytals - Hold On
  • T’pau - Sex Talk
  • Trapped Under Ice - Big Kiss Goodnight
  • Troccoli, Kathy - Christmas Songs
  • Tubes - Wild West Show
  • Turner, Ike & Tine - Workin’ Together/Let Me Touch Your Mind
  • Two Things In One, The - Together Forever: The Music
  • Ultravox - The New Frontier
  • Utecht, Benjamin - Christmas Hope: An
  • Van Zandt, Townes - Poncho And Lefty
  • Various - Cuba Le Canta A Serrat Vol. 2
  • Various Artists - *All-Star Salute
  • Vineyard U.K. Worship - Christmas From The Vineyard
  • Voyager - The Meaning Of I
  • Washington - I Believe You Liar
  • Waters, Muddy - Electric Mud/After The Rain
  • Watson, Dale & The Texas Two - The Sun Sessions
  • Wednesday 13 - Calling All Corpses
  • White Willow - Terminal Twilight
  • Will Haven - Voir Dire
  • Williams, Jeff - Another Time
  • Wishbone Ash - Blowin
  • Wolfpakk - Wolfpakk
  • Womack, Bobby - The Preacher
  • Wright, Danny -Soul 2 Soul
  • Yankovic, Frankie - I Stopped For A Beer
  • Yardbirds - Stroll On With The Yardbirds
  • Yes - Live On Air
  • Young Bleed - Preserved / [Explicit]
  • Young, Neil - Live On Air: Lost Tapes Vol. 2
  • Zorn, John - A Dreamers Christmas