Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week of November 11th 2008
- Taylor Swift Fearless
A few 18-year-olds are releasing records today, but she’s already been on the Billboard charts. Taylor’s new country album is about love, so I guess the title, “Fearless,” is appropriate. But I’m more excited to see what she’s planning on doing with Def Leopard.
- The Flaming Lips Christmas On Mars
The trippy troubadours have taken seven years to make another masterpiece of freaky space age songs. Sadly, this CD/DVD is just the fantasy we need as Phoenix, the little Mars rover that could, died alone in the cold winter night.
- Yes We Can Voices From The Grass Root Movement
To commemorate the week anniversary of Barack Obama’s win, the first ever Presidential compilation record of the songs and speeches from his campaign has been put together by his singing supporters like Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, John Legend and Sheryl Crow. All proceeds go directly to the successful Obama-Biden Campaign.
- Butch Walker Sycamore Meadows
A little too indie for his own good, this Billy Crudup lookalike sings about girlfriends in skinny jeans and whiskey to an upbeat pop orchestration.
- David Archuleta Self-Titled
He was nearly crowned the new “American Idol,” but hey, he still got a record deal from Jive. Not too shabby for a barely legal babe!
- Debra Cox The Promise
Cox who is known making songs da club, has chilled out this winter with heartbreak.
- Grace Jones Hurricane
The androgynous art disco diva drums up another dirty dance record. With the help of Brian Eno, she turns yet another mutha out!
- Seal Soul
Like Tony Bennett and Rod Stewart before him, Seal has made an album of classic tracks. True to its title, they’re soul standards like “Stand By Me” and “A Change Is Gonna Come” that Seal makes his own.
- Tracy Chapman Our Bright Future
One of the most talented singer/songwriters celebrates her 20 year career by releasing yet another amazing album of her personal sonic poetry. Tracks like “I Did It All” has her singing like Ella Fitzgerald about the past, but it seems her title, “Our Bright Future,” will be a self-fulfilling prophecy since keeps making beautiful records.
- T-Pain Thr33 Ringz
Dirty South rap star T-Pain releases a high-concept record with more all-stars than the Dream Team. Diddy, Akon, Chris Brown, T.I., Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne and Ciara lend their talents to create a three-ring circus in the recording studio.
- “Live From Abbey Road: Season 1″
The acclaimed Channel 4 series releases its recordings of Damien Rice, Norah Jones, The Kooks, DMB, and more….
- Disney Treasures: The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette
Before Disney had Vanessa Hudgens, Mickey’s main squeeze was Annette Funicello.
- “The Boys In The Band”
This is a 70’s classic about gays gettin’ together.
- “Smashing Pumpkins: If All Goes Wrong”
This two disc special features interviews and live footage, but none of the hits that made them famous.
- “Sopranos: The Complete Series”
When you’ve got it all, you’re like family.
- “Harry Potter Years 1-5″
Seven hundred fifty one minutes of Daniel Radcliffe. With his pants on. Sadly.
- “The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition”
Ah, nothing makes me feel older than when some of my favorite childhood shows have a silver anniversary. But this set also includes a special interview with Dr. Huxtable himself!
- “Chuck: Complete First Season”
Zachary Levi plays a sexy working stiff with a secret.
- “New York City Ballet: Bringing Back The Balanchine”
Can’t get anyone to take you to the ballet? Then bring it home!