New music


I just picked up 3 new discs.

Jacob Dylan "Women + Country"
Peter Wolf "Midnight Souvenirs"
Merle Haggard "I Am What I Am"

I really like all 3.
hazard
The Jakob Dylan is very good. Haven't heard the others.
2010 Releases:
"Scratch My Back" by Peter Gabriel
"Heligoland" by Massive Attack
"Go" by Jonsi
"Plastic Beach" by Gorillaz

2009 Releases:
"Riceboy Sleeps" by Jonsi & Alex
"Love 2" by Air
"Fever Ray" by Fever Ray
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" by Phoenix
Jimi Hendrix "Valleys of Neptune". Just in case anyone has forgotten how to rock, listen to "Sunshine Of Your Love", how many times can you say, "Awesome"!!!
How is the Jacob Dylan recorded?
2010 favorites (so far):

Downtown Church - Patty Griffin
Have One On Me - Joanna Newsome

2009 favorites:

The Crying Light - Antony and the Johnsons
Balm in Gilead - Rickie Lee Jones
My One and Only Thrill - Melody Gardot
The Hazards of Love - The Decemberists
Towards the Sun - Alexi Murdoch

From this year:

Mary Chapin Carpenter, "The Age Of Miracles"
A stunning, and surprising, return to form after two albums searching in the wilderness.

Suzanne Vega, "Love Songs"
Stripped down rerecordings of her previous hits. Probably for fans only.

The best for last, from 2009:

Michael Shreve and Spellbinder "Live At TOST"
Ex Santana drummer Shrieve puts together a band with more chops than Mortons of Chicago. My favorite album of the last five years and one that has rarely been heard.
Jax2, I can't wait to dive into the new Joanna Newsom.... ;)
Shelby Lynne has a new CD out "Tears Lies and Alibis" and IMHO it's here best yet. I'll second both the Patti Griffin and the Jacob Dylan CD's.
The best for last, from 2009:

Michael Shreve and Spellbinder "Live At TOST"
Ex Santana drummer Shrieve puts together a band with more chops than Mortons of Chicago. My favorite album of the last five years and one that has rarely been heard.

thanks for the head's up - I just ordered it. I have most of his other albums, as well as a lot of other things is been a part of (eg, Stomu Yamashta "Go") and agree completely with you on his bands.
I have to agree that the Patty Griffin "Downtown Church" is a great new release. Patty has always been a favorite of mine. Haven't heard the new S. Lynne.
2010:

Carolina Chocolate Drops "Genuine Negro Jig"
Natalie Merchant "Leave Your Sleep"

2009:

Nellie McKay "Normal as Blueberry Pie"

Mark
In regular rotation (all on LP)-

2009 leftovers:

Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi
Old Lights: Every Night Begins the Same

2010:

Hoquiam: S/T
Balmorhea: S/T
The Besnard Lakes: Are the Roaring Night
Joanna Newsome: Have One on Me
Second the new Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies & Alibis - its very good, one of her best.
Jimmy Buffett "Encores". 22 live tracks on 2 CDs from his 2008 and 2009 tours. Good old summertime outdoor listening.
Another vote for Mary Chapin Carpenters "The Age Of Miracles". I have been buying WAY to many CDs lately but this album is one of the best I have gotten in a long time.

Mark
and another nod for The Age Of Miracles. Well recorded and good quality music if you like somewhat laid back tunes with good lyrics(for the most part). Seems the Wedding Ring song was made as a ready for FM radio and is the least favorite of this listener.
I haven't had a chance to listen to all the songs, but Marc Cohn's new CD "Listening Booth: 1970" is very cool. It's all covers from Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and others. It has great liner notes and I bet that youÂ’ll smile when you see the disk.
I'm glad to read this thread. It gives me ideas of artists to try that I am really not familiar with. I want to get the new Mary Chapin Carpenter.
I would like to recommend the new Crowded House CD "Intriguer".
2010 fav songs:
MIA: "Teqkilla"
Tracey Thorn "Swimming"
Tokyo Police Club "Breakneck Speed"
Jack Johnson "Only the Ocean"
The Throwdowns "Stay Hi."
The Gaslight Anthem "American Slang"
Turbo Fruits "Trouble"
Sleigh Bells "Rill Rill"
Vampire Weekend "Cousins"
Cold War Kids "Santa Ana Winds"
The Dirty Heads "Lay me down"
Crocodiles "Sleep Forever"
The Soft Pack "C'mon"