Music Shopping List: Albums to Consider Purchasing June 10th, 2014


Jack White Dublin 10/30/2012 © WENN
Jack White Dublin 10/30/2012 © WENN

Last week, the music world received new offerings from the likes of Miranda Lambert (Platinum) and a comeback from 50 Cent (Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win). This week, June 10th, 2014, the sole gargantuan offering comes from former White Stripes front man Jack White, who releases his second solo album Lazaretto. Otherwise, new release Tuesday is filled with a variety of different artists releasing a variety of different acts. Will these ignite the charts… I’d say not, but here’s 13 albums to consider purchasing on June 10th, 2014.

Jack White, Lazaretto © Columbia

1) Jack White, Lazaretto (Columbia)

Lazaretto arrives as the highly anticipated follow up to Jack White’s Grammy-nominated solo debut, Blunderbuss. Blunderbuss debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Can Lazaretto pull off the same feat? 

José James, While You Were Sleeping © Blue Note

2) José James, While You Were Sleeping (Blue Note)

José James returns with his follow up to No Beginning No Endentitled While You Were Sleeping. While You Were Sleeping is James’ fifth studio album. Again, the soul/jazz singer appears on Blue Note.

Chrissie Hynde, Stockholm  © Caroline

3) Chrissie Hynde, Stockholm (Caroline)

Stockholm, which was recorded in Stockholm (I know y’all are shocked, right?), marks The Pretenders singer’s solo debut. Hynde of course is no newbie; she’s a pro at this. 

2014 Warped Tour Compilation © Side One Dummy)

4) 2014 Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy)

The annual bargain compilation of the year returns once more in all of its double disc glory. 2014 Warped Tour Compilation features 50 tracks. On amazon.com, the mp3 version of the album is running at $7.99 while the physical CD is selling for $7.00. 

5) Tesla, Simplicity  © Tesla Electric

5) Tesla, Simplicity (Tesla Electric)

The veteran California band return with their first new studio album since 2008’s Forever More.

 6) Passenger, Whispers © Nettwerk 6) Passenger, Whispers (Nettwerk)

British folk singer/songwriter Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) releases his follow-up to All the Little Lights, which featured smash hit “Let Her Go”. “Heart’s On Fire” serves as the promotional single for the new album.

First Aid Kit, Stay Gold © Columbia

7) First Aid Kit, Stay Gold (Columbia)

Swedish alternative/indie rock duo First Aid Kit return with Stay Gold, their fourth studio album following 2012’s The Lion’s Roar. Although Stay Gold is their fourth album it serves as their major label debut (Columbia). Tracks “My Silver Lining” and “Cedar Lane” serve a singles from Stay Gold.

The Who, Quadrophenia: Live in London © UMe

8)The Who, Quadrophenia: Live in London (UMe)

Well basically, Quadrophenia is a double-live disc recorded in London from one of rocks seminal acts. Really, is there anything else one needs to know? Well, it does coincide with an important 1973 album of the same title…LOL!

Hellyeah, Blood for Blood © Eleven Seven

9) Hellyeah, Blood for Blood (Eleven Seven)

If you enjoy metal, well then you’ll probably live for a fourth album from Hellyeah. BTW, the group’s first two albums – Hellyeah and Stampede – both landed within the top ten of the Billboard 200 Albums Charts. 2012 effort Band of Brothers wasn’t so lucky, but did managed to land at no. 20.

O.A.R., The Rockville LP © Vanguard

10) O.A.R., The Rockville LP (Vanguard)

O.A.R. have released quite a few albums, beginning with 1997 debut The Wanderer. The band hasn’t exactly ‘lit up the charts’, though they achieved their best peak in 2011 with the release of King, which landed at no. 12 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Maybe The Rockville LP will be the album to break O.A.R. through to the top ten – and then maybe not. BTW, FYI, O.A.R. did give a concert at my alma mater, Eastern Kentucky University back in 2005. No I didn’t attend…no shade.   

Ricky Dillard, Amazing © Entertainment One

11) Ricky Dillard, Amazing (Entertainment One)

If you need to be refilled, then gospel artist Ricky Dillard (& New G) is sure to do so on his latest LP, Amazing. Amazing follows up Dillard’s 2011 effort, Keep Living.

The Rippingtons, Fountain of Youth © Entertainment One

12) The Rippingtons, Fountain of Youth (Entertainment One)

The contemporary jazz collective’s latest album Fountain of Youth follows up 2012’s Built to Last.

Trap Them, Blissfucker © Prosthetic

13) Trap Them, Blissfucker (Prosthetic)

So if you are familiar with ‘grindcore’, well then Trap Them’s fifth album Blissfucker should be right up your alley. The main reason I even included this project (which I know nothing about) is because of the name of the album. I mean how cool and how vulgar is that title? Just sayin’!

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