Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – III/IV 2xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Pax Am)
Sprawling concept rock opera about the ‘80s, ninjas, cigarettes, sex, and pizza, culled from the voluminous Easy Tiger sessions recorded at Electric Ladyland Studio in NYC over six months in 2007. Also available on clear double vinyl.
Birthmark – Shaking Hands CD (Hidden Agenda)
Nate Kinsella (Joan Of Arc, Make Believe) brings his multi-instrumentalist skills to bear on the electro/acoustic Shaking Hands.
Crystal Bowersox – Farmer’s Daughter CD (Jive)
The 2010 American Idol runner-up’s debut album includes “Holy Toledo,” a song she performed on the show.
Ciara – Basic Instinct CD (Le Face)
Filled with infectious rhythms, girl anthems, club bangers, and sexy baselines made for riding in your jeep.
The Damned Things – Ironiclast CD (Mercury)
New group featuring members of members, Anthrax (Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano), Every Time I Die (Keith Buckley) and Fall Out Boy (Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley).
Diddy-Dirty Money – Last Train To Paris CD/2xCD (Bad Boy)
Sean “Puffy” Combs’ new group Diddy-Dirty Money. Guests include Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Trey Songz, Grace Jones, Swizz Beatz, Usher, Chris Brown, T.I., Drake and others. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions.
Michael Jackson – Michael CD (Epic)
The much anticipated posthumous album of newly completed recordings from Michael Jackson.
R. Kelly – Love Letter CD (Jive)
New album from the R&B superstar stylistically pays tribute to legends such as Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye.
Sheek Louch – Donnie G: Don Gorilla CD (Def Jam)
New York rapper Sheek Louch best known for his roles as D-Block entrepreneur and founding member of hip-hop super trio The L.O.X.
Tank – Now Or Never CD (Atlantic)
New album from the uber smoove R&B singer.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Phish – Alpine Valley 2010 2xCD+2xDVD (Jemp)
The first DVD box set from Phish’s 2010 tour: Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, August 14, 2010.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra – It’s Gonna Rock ‘Cause That’s What I Do Blu-Ray (Surf Dog)
On June 25th, 2010 The Brian Setzer Orchestra headlined the opening of the 2010 Montreal Jazz Festival. This is the entire 1 hour 40 minute set.
OFF! – First Four Years 4×7” (Vice)
L.A.-based OFF! features Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), and Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From The Crypt).
Van Halen – Van Halen II [Reissue] LP (WB)
Van Halen – Women And Children First [Reissue] LP (WB)
Van Halen – 1984 [Reissue] LP (WB)
HQ-180 vinyl reissues of three David Lee Roth-era Van Halen LPs.
The White Stripes – De Stijl [Reissue] LP (Third Man)
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells [Reissue] LP (Third Man)
2000 and 2001 album by The White Stripes — reissued on HQ-180 vinyl.