New Music Monday: Something Else! takes a sneak peek at the week's new releases

Here’s a run down — with a few of our thoughts — on some notable music projects, both new and reissue, slated for release for the week of Nov. 7, 2011. That includes fresh product from the Brian Eno, Christian McBride, Ellis Marsalis, David Lynch, Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, and Me’Shell Ndegeocello — as well as interesting updates of older items by Alice Cooper, Crowded House, Gerry Rafferty, Talk Talk, Talking Heads and others.

NEW MUSIC MONDAY FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 7, 2011 …

ALICE COOPER – THE EYES OF ALICE COOPER (POP/ROCK): Originally released in 2003, this was Alice’s return to his 1970s garage rock style after a couple of really heavy records — both musically and in subject matter. Eyes is much more light-hearted than Brutal Planet or Dragontown. It’s a really good record that produced a couple of great songs in “Between High School and Old School” and “Novocaine.”Fred Phillips

Art PepperLive In the USA, Storyville (Jazz)
Arthur BrownChisholm In My Bosom, Esoteric (Pop/Rock)
B.B. KingLive at the Regal; Blues Is King. MCA/Universal Japan (Blues)

BILLY IDOL – ESSENTIAL, EMI (POP/ROCK): Billy Idol is one of those artists that I like when I hear him, yet I don’t own many of his records. The songs here are, for the most part, the usual suspects.Fred Phillips

Billy JoelPiano Man [Legacy Edition], Sony Legacy (Pop/Rock)
Bing CrosbyThrough the Years, Vol. 8: 1954-55, Sepia (Easy Listening)
BlondieEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Bobby McFerrinEssential, EMI (Jazz)

BRIAN ENO – PANIC OF LOOKING, WARP (ELECTRONIC): Six more tracks from Eno’s sessions that produced this year’s earlier Drums Between The Bells album, a collaboration between the electronic artist and poet Rick Holland, which further explores the interplay between words and music — without them necessarily being “lyrics.”Tom Johnson

CANDLEMASS – EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS, PEACEVILLE/SNAPPER (POP/ROCK): A re-release of the landmark 1986 doom masterpiece from Candlemass. If you love sludgy, dreary, heavy songs and you’re not familiar with this record, you owe it to yourself to go get it. Think Black Sabbath writing from the throes of depression. — Fred Phillips

CandlemassNightfall, Peaceville/Snapper (Pop/Rock)
Cecil TaylorThe Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note, Black Saint (Jazz)
Chris ConnellyArtificial Madness, Relapse (Pop/Rock)

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE – CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRISTIAN, MACK AVENUE (JAZZ): Everybody is doing the guest-star album. Blame Santana, I suppose. McBride, the 39-year-old jazz bassist and band leader, is joined here by a group that includes singer Dee Dee Bridgewater; pianists George Duke, Eddie Palmieri and Chick Corea; violinist Regina Carter; trumpeter Roy Hargrove; guitarist Russell Malone; tenor saxophonist Ron Blake, and others. Pop fans should head straight to the thumpingly rhythmic update of Sting’s “Consider Me Gone,” from his first solo LP. Jazz fans, to duets with Billy Taylor and Hank Jones — both of whom passed away in 2010.Nick DeRiso

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Chuck BerryFive Classic Albums Plus (Pop/Rock)
Connie StevensThe Complete Warner Bros. Singles [Remastered] (Pop/Rock)

CROWDED HOUSE – ESSENTIAL, EMI (POP/ROCK): My “essential” list for this band is far longer than this 16-track disc, and I’d think anyone bothering with this would probably want more, too. That’s why I’d recommend, at least, the extensive “deluxe edition” Very Very Best Of, which, in the U.S., is sadly digital only, but at twice the length, it covers the ground that truly honors this great band. Better yet, buy all four of the original lineup’s albums and you probably have everything you need. But don’t buy this.Tom Johnson

Culture ClubEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)

DANZIG – I LUCIFERI (POP/ROCK): A re-release of Danzig’s underrated and overlooked seventh album from 2002. He finally dropped most of his electronic experimentation, and there are a couple of really good tunes, like the driving title track and the creepy ballad “Angel Blake.”Fred Phillips
I’ve never been able to take Danzig seriously. On the other hand, I enjoyed that video of somebody decking him backstage.Mark Saleski

David LiebmanUnspoken (Jazz)

DAVID LYNCH – CRAZY CLOWN TIME, PLAY IT AGAIN SAM U.S. (POP/ROCK): David Lynch is an American original. He creates screwed-up movies, screwed-up television series, screwed-up web documentaries, screwed-up daily weather reports (on YouTube), and screwed-up art books. Now he’s making screwed-up music. I mean this in the best possible way. Drenched in reverb, beats and all manner of oddball ideas, this is well … Lynch being Lynch.Mark Saleski

Dean MartinEssential, EMI (Easy Listening)
Deep PurpleBBC Sessions 1968-70, EMI; Live at Montreux 2011, Eagle; Essential, EMI (Pop/Rock)

DISTURBED – THE LOST CHILDREN [B-Sides]; [Clean], REPRISE (POP/ROCK): Only about half of what Disturbed does is listenable. Do we really need a collection of throw-aways?Fred Phillips

Dr. HookEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
DumpstaphunkEverybody Want Sum; Listen Hear, Controlled Substance (R&B)

ELLIS MARSALIS – A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS CAROL, ELM (HOLIDAY): There are delights both expected (a touching solo version of ‘O Tannenbaum’), and completely cool (a McCoy Tyner-inspired take on “We Three Kings”). There’s even a new original, called “Christmas Joy.” But the highlight is undoubtedly this fonky version of “The Little Drummer Boy,” featuring Marsalis’ son Jason. Also featured are bassists Bill Huntington and Peter Harris, vibraphonist Roman Skakun and vocalists Cynthia Liggins Thomas and Johnaye Kendrick.Nick DeRiso

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ERIC CARR – UNFINISHED BUSINESS, (POP/ROCK): A collection of 17 rare recordings from the Kiss drummer, featuring an array of guests released for the 20th anniversary of his death, it should be a must-have for fans of the 1980s version of Kiss. There’s also an accompanying book by Greg Prato that’s already out, telling Carr’s life story in an oral history style.Fred Phillips

Etta JamesLosers Weepers, Kent UK (Blues); The Dreamer, Verve Forecast (Jazz)
FalcoEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Gary MooreEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
George RussellThe Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note, Black Saint (Jazz)

GEORGE STRAIT – ICON, VOL. 2, MCA NASHVILLE (COUNTRY): If my Dad were still here, I’d have his Christmas present picked out.Fred Phillips

GERRY RAFFERTY – ESSENTIAL, EMI (POP/ROCK): Yearning yet forever young, my old Rafferty vinyl is a reverie that never fails to take me back. Back to “Baker Street,” back to teenage dreams of flight — but then, importantly, to our inevitable return. I’ve always thought, too, that his breakout album City to City sold so well because it sounded like the great, lost Paul McCartney album of the period. It was filled with shuddering joy yet also a resigned majesty nearly unmatched that year by anyone, Beatle or otherwise. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

Hot ChocolateEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Human LeagueEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Iggy PopEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)

JACK FROST – RAISE YOUR FIRST TO METAL (POP/ROCK): A re-release of the 2004 album by the underrated metal guitarist. Unfortunately, while his guitar skills may be underrated, the songwriting is very uneven. His solo stuff is not among his best work.Fred Phillips

Jackie WilsonSeven Classic Albums (Pop/Rock)
James BrownFive Classic Albums Plus (Pop/Rock)

JETHRO TULL – ESSENTIAL, EMI (POP/ROCK): Wow. Jethro Tull and Metallica on the same list two weeks in a row. It’s like the Grammys all over again. And, no, I won’t let it go.Fred Phillips

Keith Sweat‘Til the Morning (R&B)
Kim CarnesEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Kim WildeEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Kottonmouth KingsHidden Stash 5: Bong Loads & B-Sides, Suburban Noize (Pop/Rock)

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Larry GoldingsLive at Smalls (Jazz)
Lee “Scratch” PerryThe Return of Pipecock Jackxon, Honest Jon’s (Reggae)
Lester BowieThe Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note, Black Saint (Jazz)
Lightnin’ HopkinsThe Houston Hurricane, Proper Box UK (Blues)
London Philharmonic OrchestraThe Greatest Video Game Music (Classical)
Lou ReedLulu [Bonus Tracks], Universal Japan (Pop/Rock)
Louis ArmstrongThe Armstrong Box, Storyville (Jazz)

ME’SHELL NDEGEOCELLO – WEATHER, NAIVE (POP/ROCK): Devil’s Halo was one of the great, unsung records of 2009, so Weather comes with some high expectations. As talented and bold Ndegéocello is, every record should go over the fences.S. Victor Aaron

MEDESKI, SCOFIELD, MARTIN AND WOOD – MSMW LIVE: IN CASE THE WORLD CHANGES ITS MIND, INDIRECTO (JAZZ): A MMW live album should be worth at least a few spins, but put John Scofield in the mix and the interest level increases by an exponent or two. Little chance this won’t burn. In fact, MSMW probably has no business making any studio records; they should all be live ones.S. Victor Aaron

METALLICA – GARAGE, INC. [Box]; RIDE THE LIGHTNING; RELOAD; METALLICA; LOAD; S&M; ANGER; MASTER OF PUPPETS; … AND JUSTICE FOR ALL; KILL ‘EM ALL, UNIVERSAL JAPAN (POP/ROCK): I’m all for re-releases of Metallica’s first four records. They’re metal classics that everyone should own. I’m even OK with Metallica, St. Anger, Garage Inc. and S&M, but wouldn’t most of us really rather forget Load and Re-Load? — Fred Phillips

Neal McCoyMusic of Your Life, DPTV Media (Country)

NEAL MORSE – TESTIMONY 2: LIVE IN LOS ANGELES, METAL BLADE (RELIGIOUS): Includes three audio CDs and two full-length DVDs, with a whopping four hours of concert footage and extras from his most recent tour. The entire new Testimony 2 album is presented — note for note, start to finish. Other concert highlights include “Lifeline,” “Leviathan” and “The Separated Man,” a new 30-minute composition called “Seeds of Gold,” excerpts from last summer’s terrific reunion shows with Spock’s Beard, as well as the best of Morse’s 2007 Sola Scriptura album. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

Neil CowleyRadio Silence Naim (Jazz)

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NICHOLAS PAYTON – BITCHES, IN + OUT (JAZZ): The album title says it all, as Payton follows the birth and death of relationship, from winking come-on and dizzying passion all the way over to angry recrimination and legal paperwork. Payton underlines the theme of romantic separation by singing and playing on this album almost entirely alone, save for a few notable guest duets. Now, after breaking up with his wife, Payton has seen Concord reject this 15-track song cycle, his first since 2008’s Into The Blue. So, in more ways that one, Payton was suddenly going it alone. Rather than retrench into arid jazz cliches, however, he’s dived head-long into a roiling R&B unconventionality, then found a German label to share the news. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Island/Mercury (Pop/Rock)
Pat BooneThe True Spirit of Christmas (Holiday)

PAT METHENY – JIM HALL AND PAT METHENY, NONESUCH (JAZZ): Not an especially standout album in either one’s catalog but still an important one from the standpoint of understanding where much of Metheny’s soft, melodically inclined mannerisms came from. It took Metheny to help me fully appreciate Jim Hall, and Hall’s thoughtful, ethereal way of phrasing was completely validated by his protege showing how far that approach can take you. Pat Metheny is not a Jim Hall clone, but if there was no Jim Hall, there would be no Pat Metheny, as we known him.S. Victor Aaron
Back when this album was first released in 1999, the anticipation could not have been higher. Hall’s influence on Metheny is hard to understate. This amazing recording was a showcase of subtle interplay and improvisation. I remember being absolutely giddy during the first listen of Metheny’s “Farmer’s Trust.” Nonesuch has finally righted the wrong of this gorgeous record being out of print.Mark Saleski

PINK FLOYD – A FOOT IN THE DOOR: THE BEST OF; WISH YOU WERE HERE [Experience Edition]; WISH YOU WERE HERE [Immersion Edition], CAPITOL (POP/ROCK): Pink Floyd is offering three types of reissues: remastered CDs called “Discovery,” CD/DVD/Blu-ray/memorabilia box sets dubbed “Immersion” and “Experience,” which couples one classic album with an additional disc of related content from that project. The first release in the “Why Pink Floyd?” series was the special editions of The Dark Side of the Moon in late September: a six-disc “Immersion” box set and two-disc “Experience” version. This week, Wish You Were Here gets the expanded treatment. The “Immersion” and “Experience” editions of The Wall are due on Feb. 28. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

Pop Will Eat ItselfNew Noise Designed by a Sadist, Metropolis (Pop/Rock)
Rascal FlattsThe Best of Rascal Flatts Live, Hollywood (Country)
Ravi ShankarNine Decades, Vol. 3; Nine Decades, Vol. 2 (International)

REZ ABBASI’S INVOCATION – SUNO SUNO, ENJA (JAZZ): There’s a trance-like euphoria surrounding this emotional, at times indescribably spiritual endeavor. Rez Abbasi, leading a group that also includes Rudresh Mahanthappa and Vijay Iyer, found inspiration for Suno Suno from Pakistani Qawwali, a devotional Sufi music that was popularized in the West by singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. As with traditional gospel music, Qawwali is often populated with heart-filling themes of uplift, but it also includes these thrillingly circular, repeated melodies — something that gives the music passion and joy, but also this enthralling, almost hypnotic power. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

Robert PalmerEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Ron WoodRonnie on the Radio: The Ronnie Wood Show, Chrome Dreams (R&B)
Roxy MusicEssential EMI (Pop/Rock)

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RUSH – TIME MACHINE 2011: LIVE IN CLEVELAND, ROADRUNNER (POP/ROCK): The attraction here is undeniably the playing of Moving Pictures as a whole to mark its 30th anniversary, but big Rush fans will know that this tour and release is also the very first time fan-favorite “Presto” was ever played live (nothing from Moving Pictures has never been played live before — just sayin’.) Available this week on CD, DVD, and digital formats, but if you want the Bluray your only hope for now is Best Buy, who has an exclusive on that until December 20. The Moving Pictures live set will also be released separately this week on vinyl and, strangely, iTunes — “strangely” because this is the exact same concert as the larger full release, and the vinyl release also includes a download of the audio in FLAC and mp3.Tom Johnson

SAVATAGE – HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING, AIS (POP/ROCK): I just had a heart flutter. One of, if not my favorite, metal record of the 1980s. Savatage, in my opinion, is the most underrated act out there. They’re great musicians, and vocalist Jon Oliva and producer Paul O’Neill are great songwriters. It’s a shame that they had to, essentially, start playing Christmas music under the name Trans-Siberian Orchestra to get any respect. Hall of the Mountain King is one of the last of their straight-up metal records before beginning the transition to a more symphonic, progressive sound on the albums that followed. The main riff of the title track, coming out of a version of Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” with thunder and lightning roaring behind it, is very hard to beat for pure metal power.Fred Phillips

Savoy BrownVoodoo Moon, Ruf (Blues)
Shirley BasseyClassic Albums – The Remix Album: Diamonds Are Forever/The Singles, EMI (Easy Listening)
Sinéad O’ConnorEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Spandau BalletEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Stephanie MillsWhat Cha Gonna Do with My Lovin’ [Expanded Edition] (R&B)
Steve ColemanDef Trance Beat (Modalities of Rhythm), Ghost Note (Jazz)
Steve HoweTime, Warner Bros. UK (Pop/Rock)

STEVE LUKATHER – LUKE (POP/ROCK): A great opportunity to reexamine the solo work of Toto co-founder Steve Lukather — who was honored earlier this year by Gibson.com, the legendary guitar-maker’s official Web site, as one of the Top 10 session players of all time. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

Steve RoachJourney of One, Projekt (Electronic)

STEVE WINWOOD – ABOUT TIME; NINE LIVES [Bonus DVDs], SONY JAPAN (POP/ROCK): It’s always refreshing to see a long-established rock star with nothing left to prove actually act that way and just follow his muse. Winwood did just that five years ago when he forsake slick production and compact, radio-friendly ditties for the earth-bound soulful jams of About Time. On Nine Lives, the follow up, Winwood churns out another collection of organic, blues-y R&B rock, and seems unconcerned at the length they clock in at; he’s clearly still in a jam mode. There are two main differences, though: Nine Lives is less jazzier and also contains Winwood’s best batch of songs since … maybe ever. (More here.)S. Victor Aaron

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StingThe Best of 25 Years, Universal Import (Pop/Rock)
SupergrassClassic Albums – I Should Coco/Supergrass, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Susan BoyleSomeone to Watch Over Me [Special Edition] (Vocal)
Suzi QuatroEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)

TALK TALK – ESSENTIAL, EMI (POP/ROCK): Boldly shrugging off its own synthpop history with 1980s-era hits like “It’s My Life,” Talk Talk had, by the time they were done, begun making pop symphonies with a glacier-like sense of beauty and purpose. So, like, everybody hated it, of course. 1991’s Laughing Stock was deleted three months after its release, and Talk Talk promptly broke up. But not before becoming a key influence for bands like Radiohead. A wildly underrated band. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

TALKING HEADS – ESSENTIAL, EMI (POP/ROCK): The Talking Heads seemed to do what so few manage — start a career almost fully formed, then gradually grow without giving up their signature style. They emerged weird, polished that weirdness, and let the world catch up. You really have to put your mind back in the 1970s to imagine how different they were: There’s disco here, hard rock and heavy metal over there, and to that other side is punk. And then, right here, tucked away in this little corner, is a found-object quartet of funky art-school nerdiness. They were, really, a tremendous relief. (More here.)Tom Johnson

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – HITTIN’ THE NOTE; ONE WAY OUT (POP/ROCK): The Allmans are one of those bands whose music has infiltrated the musical landscape. It was pretty easy to ignore it when I was younger. It was just southern rock, and all I could see was a bunch of drugged-out hippies sittin’ round jamming on the front porch complete with that big guy in the overalls hunched over and blowin’ into a jug. Of course, the generalization is wildly inaccurate. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t pick up One Way Out because I’m a huge fan of the Allman Brothers Band. As with 2003’s Hittin’ The Note, I grabbed it because of the presence of slide-guitar monster Derek Trucks and the equally monstrous bassist Oteil Burbridge. And they delivered. (More here.)Tom Johnson

The Allman Brothers BandS.U.N.Y. at Stonybrook: Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (Pop/Rock)

THE BEATLES – THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN: FIRST RECORDINGS, TIME LIFE (POP/ROCK): There’s not much to recommend: After all, this pre-stardom project’s big hit song, “My Bonnie” (yes, “My Bonnie”), is all but unlistenable. Asked in for a forgettable one-off recording session with this never-was English copycat rockabilly guy, the Beatles also recorded a fun version of the Roaring Twenties standard “Ain’t She Sweet,” with an impossibly young John Lennon taking over lead vocals, along with the first Beatles original composition ever recorded. The latter, unfortunately, is only an instrumental satire of Cliff Richard’s then-popular backing group the Shadows called “Cry for a Shadow” that’s credited both to Lennon and an even more impossibly young George Harrison — the only such collaboration ever. If pressed for an excuse to buy this slight-of-hand 1961 curio, you might mention too that Pete Best, the hard-smacking drummer who proceeded Ringo Starr, is at the traps. LOL, whut? For serious collectors only.Nick DeRiso

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THE CARS – CANDY-O, MOBILE FIDELITY KOCH (POP/ROCK): A bevy of snappy new wave-styled ditties, Candy-O is fun to listen to and sing along with. The Cars are one of the few bands that never really messed with their original blueprint and encountered several years of solid gold success. And Candy-O offers just the kind of ear candy the band had a flair for creating. (More here.)Beverly Paterson
Rik Ocasek wrote the lyrics for this band, yet when asked Benjamin Orr would usually own their interpretation — something writ large by this album’s title track. In all, the Cars scored one gold, three platinum, and three multi-platinum albums — and each was pushed along by Orr’s vocal work in a catalog that included “Candy-O,” “Let’s Go,” “Just What I Needed,” “Moving in Stereo/All Mixed Up,” “Bye, Bye Love,” and the band’s highest charter at No. 3, “Drive.” Reissues like this underscore not only Orr’s legacy, but that of the Cars themselves — something that, until very recently, has been sorely needed: The Cars for a while seemed to have made almost no ripple on successive generations, until the belated debuts of acts like the Killers and Weezer. You’ll hear the connection again here.
Nick DeRiso

The Fabulous ThunderbirdsHigh Water, Ais (Pop/Rock)

THE MEKONS – THE MEKONS STORY (POP/ROCK): The Mekons, formed in Britain in the late 1970s, can now be called not just one of the longest-lasting but also one of the most consistently intriguing of the first-wave British punk-rock bands. Originally a noise-loving loose-knit group, by the early 1980s the Mekons eventually coalesced into a backwoods-inflected amalgam, sounding something like Gram Parsons sitting in with the Clash. Their 1985 gem Fear and Whiskey might just be the first alt.country release. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

The StranglersClassic Albums – La Folie/Raven; Essential EMI (Pop/Rock)
The StupidsJapanese Vacation, Boss Tuneage (Pop/Rock)
The ThrillsClassic Albums – Let’s Bottle Bohemia/So Much for the City, EMI (Pop/Rock)
The WaterboysClassic Albums – Fisherman’s Blues/This Is the Sea, EMI (Pop/Rock)
Thin LizzyThe Boys Are Back In Town: Live in Sydney, Australia 1978, IMV/Blueline (Pop/Rock)
This Mortal CoilThis Mortal Coil, 4AD (Pop/Rock)
Throbbing GristleD.O.A.: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle; The Second Annual Report of Throbbing Gristle (Pop/Rock)

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TODD RUNDGREN – NO WORLD ORDER [Expanded Edition]; THE INDIVIDUALIST, ESOTERIC (POP/ROCK): Individualist? Boy, you can say that again: Perhaps Todd Rundgren’s own restive muse — he’s dabbled in every major rock subgenre over the past four decades — simply makes him too difficult to categorize. Maybe Rundgren never stuck with one thing long enough. In the end, though, this pop music maverick hasn’t consistently found the wider fame he so richly deserves. Along the way, he’s moved into every permutation of art rock, into techno with his early-1990s TR-i offerings and even new-wave redux with a 2000s-era version of the Cars. He also became an in-demand engineer and producer, working across a similarly intriguing landscape –- from The Band’s Stage Fright to Hall and Oates’ War Babies to XTC’s Skylarking, among many others. You know him, even if you don’t — you know — know him. Maybe, just maybe, these reissues will help get the word out. (More here.)Nick DeRiso

Tom WaitsOriginal Album Series – Closing Time; The Heart Of Saturday Night; Nighthawks At The Diner; Small Change; Foreign Affairs, Warner Bros. UK (Pop/Rock)
Trophy WifeBruxism, Ais (Pop/Rock)
UltravoxEssential, EMI (Pop/Rock)
UnholySecond Ring of Power, Peaceville/Snapper (Pop/Rock)
Various ArtistsLet Us In Nashville (Country)
Various ArtistsKing Size Dub On-U Sound, Echo Beach (Reggae)
Various ArtistsThe Golden Age of Light Music: Light Music While You Work, Vol. 3, Guild (Classical)
Various ArtistsPiano Tribute to Susan Boyle, CC/Copycats (Pop/Rock)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – PIANO TRIBUTE TO NICKELBACK, CC/COPYCATS (POP/ROCK): For once in my life, I do believe I’m speechless. I mean, what do you say to that?Fred Phillips

Various ArtistsA Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, Sony Japan (Pop/Rock)
Various ArtistsRobert Plant’s Jukebox, Chrome Dreams (Blues)
Various ArtistsThe Lost 1973 Sessions with Hank Jones, Slam Stewart, Mel Lewis, Linus (Jazz)
VortexRockdrill (Electronic)
Wim WendersPina, Stage & Screen
Zodiac Death ValleyZodiac Death Valley, Omega (Pop/Rock)

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