It's a strong week of new releases--indicating that however ailing the record industry may be, there are still artists who command respect, command adoration, and command that you buy their brand new records today!
We've got icons from the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s--and Michael Bolton!
We've got hip bands from the new millennium, striving to maintain their momentum and remain as relevant as their press releases say they are!
And we've got a date with destiny!
Court Yard Hounds: Court Yard Hounds (Columbia) This week's biggest news may be the release of the new album by the Court Yard Hounds--that is, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, known in some quarters as two-thirds of the Dixie Chicks! And while it's a thoroughly excellent record, I'd be remiss in not mentioning the very large question its release brings up: Were they both not in school they day everyone learned "courtyard" was one word and not two? All told, this is a tasteful, credible set which will set the stage for aRead More »from New Albums For Old!