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Mueller's Musings: A Look at April

Not a stellar month for music, but there are a few interesting releases during the month of May.  On May 7th we get the latest from alt-country star Jim Lauderdale, as well as two, count 'em, two, discs from Tom Waits.  On the 14th there are a few very important releases.  Moby releases "18," the follow-up to his phenomenal "Play."  Also that day is the long awaited Weezer release "Maladroit," as well as new discs from Van Morrison and Rush. Also in May are new releases from Havalina, Lauryn Hill, Neil Finn, and Bob Mould.  Something for everyone.

5/7 
Belle & Sebastian - Storytelling soundtrack
The Blamed - Give us Barrabbas
Ray Charles - Thanks For Bringing Love Around Again
Coal Chamber - Dark Days
Dave Davies (of the Kinks) - Bug
Fatboy Slim - Live on Brighton Beach
Grand Funk Railroad - Live: The 1971 Tour
Corey Harris - Down Home Sophisticate
Lauryn Nill - Unplugged (two cds)
Jim Lauderdale - The Hummingbirds
Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys - Lost in the
Lonesome Pines.
Loudermilk - The Red Record
My Morning Jacket - Chocolate and Ice
Sparta - TBA (At The Drive In spinoff)
Stephen Stills - Turn Back the Pages: The Best of Stephen Stills (w/ 6
unreleased 
songs)
Andy Timmons - Electric Gypsy
Tuatara - Cinemathique (w/ Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey) 
Tom Waits - Alice 
Tom Waits - Blood Money
Warren Zevon - My Ride's Here
Various - When Pigs Fly: Songs You Thought You'd Never Hear (Devo, Ani
DiFranco, Jackie Chan, Lesley Gore, etc. doing other people's music)
Various - Recorded Live at the Second Annual Sacred Steel Convention

5/14
Boxcar Racer - Boxcar Racer (side project of Blink 182 members) 
Cranberries - Treasure Box: The Complete Sessions 1991-1999
Duraluxe - The Suitcase
Alejandro Escovedo - By the Hand of the Father
The Get Up Kids - On a Wire
Girls Against Boys - You Can't Fight What You Can't See
MC5- Human Being Lawnmower (Best of compilation)
Moby - 18
Van Morrison - Down the Road
Jeb Loy Nichols - Easy Now
Onelinedrawing - Visitor
Rush - Vapor Trails
Weezer - Maladroit 
Various - Alice Cooper Tribute

5/21
Dave Alvin - Out in California
Laurie Anderson - Live at Town Hall, New York City (two cds)
Marc Anthony - Mended
The Breeders - "Title TK" (first studio release in 9 years)
Buffalo Tom - Besides
Danko, Fjeld and Anderson - One More Shot (two cds)
Dio - Killing the Dragon
Neil Finn - One All
Bryan Ferry - Frantic
The Flatlanders - Now Again
Havalina - Space, Love, & Bullfighting
Phil Lesh and Friends - There and Back Again 
Chuck Loeb - All There Is
MXPX - 10 Years and Running (Best-of disc)
Pulp - We Love Life
Too Bad Eugene - Mulligan
Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter (re-issue/two cds)
Pete Townshend - Scooped (two cds of demos, etc.)
Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth (Modest Mouse side project)
 

5/28
David Johansen & the Harry Smiths - Shaker
Darius Rucker - Back to Then (lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish)
The Toasters - Enemy of the System
 

6/4
Belle & Sebastian - Storytelling (first full length in 2 years)
Boyz II Men - tba
Dead Poetic - Four Wall Blackmail
The Glory Fountain - The Beauty of 23
Chris Hillman/Herb Peterson - Way Out West
Kansas - The Ultimate Kansas
Tommy Keene - The Merry Go-Round Broke Down
Los Lobos - Good Morning Atzlan
Marah - Float Away With the Friday Night Gods (featuring Springsteen)
Marley MacLeod - Like Hollywood (w/members of Jayhawks and Son Volt)
Tift Merritt - Bramble Rose (Ryan Adams side-man)
Model Rockets - Tell the Kids the Cops are Here 
Plumb - tba
Side Walk Slam - Give Back

6/11
David Bowie - Heathen
Byrds - Byrds Sing Dylan
Ralph Stanley - Ralph Stanley (on label from Coen Bros. And T-Bone Burnett)
The Tragically Hip - In Violet Light
Various - Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash (featuring
Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin
Carpenter, Marty Stuart, Diwght Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Keb' Mo, and Little
Richard, among others)

6/17
16 Horsepower - Folklore (in Europe on Glitterhouse)

6/18
Ace Troubleshooter - The Madness of the Crowds
Julia Fordham - Concrete Love
Ghoti Hook - Retrospective
Joy Electric - Art & Craft of Popular Music
Loudbomb (Bob Mould) - Long Playing Grooves (electronic album)
Me Without You - A->B Life
Chuck Prophet - No Other Love

6/25
Ash - Free All Angels
John Wesley Harding - The Man with no Shadow

Also In June: 
Jellyfish - Fan Club (4-cd box set)
Morella's Forest - Tiny Lights of Heaven

7/2
Filter - Amagamut
Various - Songs From the Penalty Box Vol. 5 (Tooth and Nail artists)

7/9
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - A Jacknife to a Swan

7/16
David Pirner - David Pirner (first solo effort from Soul Asylum frontman)
The Vines - Highly Involved

7/23
Mark Olson & the Creekdippers - December's Child

Also in July:
Cush - 2nd Ep (1st in a 3 part series of spiritual recordings)
Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up on Me (featuring songs written specifically
for Burke by Dylan, Costello, Waits, Van Morrison, Brian Wilson, Joe Henry
and others)
Bill Mallonee - Fetal Position (indie release, first solo disc)
Oasis - Chemistry
O-Town - tba
Robert Plant - Head First

8/6
Burlap to Cashmere - tba
Chevelle - Wonder What's Next
Lifehouse - tba
Victoria Williams - Old Fashioned (covers of standards)

8/13
Poor Old Lu - The Waiting Room
Starflyer 59 - Can't Stop Eating (EP) 
 

8/27
Bleach - Again for the First Time
Joan Osborne - Womanly Hips

Also in August:
Ted Nugent - Craveman (featuring Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, and others)
Sleater-Kinney - tba
Peter Wolf - Sleepless (featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Steve Earle,
and members of Dylan's band)

Also This Summer:
Duran Duran - Singles Box '81 - '84 (12 CD set)
Dave Matthews Band - The Lillywhite Sessions
The Minus 5 - Down with Wilco (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, etc., featuring
members of Wilco)
Ace Troubleshooter - tba
Linkin Park - remix album (all remixes of previous material, done by Marilyn
Manson, Jay Gordon, Alchemist, etc.
Chris Stamey - Travels in the South (from dbs, featuring Ben Folds and
others)
Taproot - tba
Zao - tba

9/10
Element 101 - More Than Motion
Bob Mould - Body of Song (acoustic album)

In September: 
Rhett Miller - tba (Old 97s front man)
Project 86 - tba 
The Baptist Generals - No Silver/No Gold

10/8
Bon Voyage - The Right Amount

This Fall:

Suptertones - tba (produced by Charlie Peacock and Brent Bourgeois)

Stay tuned for more…

Ken Mueller
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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