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Mueller's Musings: A Look at May

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.

The Blamed - Give us Barrabbas
Ray Charles - Thanks For Bringing Love Around Again
Coal Chamber - Dark Days
Fatboy Slim - Live on Brighton Beach
Grand Funk Railroad - Live: The 1971 Tour
Jim Lauderdale - The Hummingbirds
Loudermilk - The Red Record
Sparta - TBA (At The Drive In spinoff)
Stephen Stills - Turn Back the Pages: The Best of Stephen Stills (w/ 6
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)

Boxcar Racer - Boxcar Racer (side project of Blink 182 members) 
Cranberries - Treasure Box: The Complete Sessions 1991-1999
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
Onelinedrawing - Visitor
Rush - Vapor Trails
Weezer - Maladroit 
Various - Alice Cooper Tribute

Marc Anthony - Mended
The Breeders - "Title TK" (first studio release in 9 years)
Buffalo Tom - Besides
Bryan Ferry - Frantic
Havalina - Space, Love, & Bullfighting
Phil Lesh and Friends - There and Back Again 
MXPX - 10 Years and Running
Too Bad Eugene - Mulligan
Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter (re-issue)


Also coming out in May: 
Dio - tba
Neil Finn - One All
Lauryn Hill - Unplugged (double CD)
Bob Mould - Long Playing Grooves
Pete Townshend - Scooped

Belle & Sebastian - Storytelling (first full length in 2 years)
Boyz II Men - tba
Dead Poetic - Four Wall Blackmail
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)
Plumb - tba
Side Walk Slam - Give Back

David Bowie - Heathen
Byrds - Byrds Sing Dylan
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)

16 Horsepower - Folklore (in Europe on Glitterhouse)

Ace Troubleshooter - The Madness of the Crowds
Julia Fordham - Concrete Love
Ghoti Hook - Retrospective
Joy Electric - Art & Craft of Popular Music
Me Without You - A->B Life
Chuck Prophet - No Other Love

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

Also In June: 
Jellyfish - Fan Club (4-cd box set)
Loudbomb (Bob Mould) - Long Playing Grooves (electronic album)
Morella's Forest - Tiny Lights of Heaven

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

Mighty Mighty Bosstones - A Jacknife to a Swan

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

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

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

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

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
Taproot - tba
Zao - tba

Element 101 - More Than Motion

In September: 
Rhett Miller - tba (Old 97s front man)
Bob Mould - Body of Song (acoustic album)
Project 86 - tba 
The Baptist Generals - No Silver/No Gold

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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