…Featuring Norah Jones – Norah Jones – Since Norah is, c’mon admit it, the really gorgeous chick you lose interest in the minute she starts speaking, why is this album so good? Because Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Outkasts, Ryan Adams, loads of others, are first rate company and she is so pliable, she fits right in.
Spirit School EP – Anya Marina – Anya wrote the only song on a Twilight soundtrack I’ve obsessed about, “Satellite”, and though nothing here is as good, this is pretty, broody, sustained melodrama for 4 tracks plus the remix.
The Flood – Mason Jennings – Pretty good folkie makes his point on this compilation. But who is gonna listen?
Mythology – Bee Gees – A great group, those falsetto harmonies were always major. A box set? I dunno but all 8 tracks streaming on spinner.com are first rate though you probably already own em.
Coals To Newcastle – Orange Juice – The excellent 80s Scottish bands problem on this compilation, if they have one, which is highly debatable, is that the production is so tinny, you wanna beg em to remix right now. Borderline dance, Mark Ronson should take a crack at a coupla tracks here.
Television City Dream – Screeching Weasel – You like punk? You’ll love this re-release. Loud, fast, melodic rock.
Almost Acoustic – Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – 1988 live album, sounds like early Dead. Maybe a bit more bluegrassy. Listen out for a pretty good “Casey Jones”.
Get Closer – Keith Urban – So how good is this? It’s not as good as you keep telling me it is.
Illuminations -Josh Groban – He should tour with TSO.
Live It Up – Lee Dewyze – American Idol alumni. Maybe Roger Daltry is on to something.
Burlesque Soundtrack – Various Artists -The various are Cher and mostly Christina Aguilara. You don’t have to be gay to love… no, wait, you do have to be gay to love this album.