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This is turning out to be one of the best years for country albums ever: A few weeks ago, six of Billboard‘s top seven were hard-to-resist sets by Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Kenny Chesney, Montgomery Gentry, Loretta Lynn, and Toby Keith. So if more than the genre’s share wind up at the top of my pile, blame the music.


T. GRAHAM BROWN

The Next Right Thing

(Intersound country album)

tgrahambrown.com


BILLY BUTCHER

Penny Dreadful

(Outlaw import hard rock album)

billybutcher.com


DJ ENUFF FEATURING THIRST

Are You Thirsty?

(Cornerstone Mixtape/Sprite promo hip hop mix CD)

djenuff.net


HEART

Jupiters Darling

(Sovereign Artists hard-rock album)

heart-music.com


R. KELLY “Happy People”

(Jive r&b single)

r-kelly.com


KONK

The Sound of Konk: Tales of the New York Underground 1981–88

(Soul Jazz import punk-funk reissue)

souljazzrecords.co.uk


NOMEANSNO

The People’s Choice

(AntAcidAudio ’80s-’90s art-punk reissue)

antacidaudio.com


RIC-A-CHE “Coo-Coo Chee”

(Universal quasi-dancehall hip-hop single)

ric-a-che.com


JULIE ROBERTS

Julie Roberts

(Mercury country album)

julieroberts.com


SHEDAISY

Sweet Right Here

(Lyric Street country album)

shedaisy.com


RICK SPRINGFIELD

Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance

(Gomer powerpop album)

rickspringfield.com


GENE WATSON . . . Sings

(Intersound country album)

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Now Albert Ayler and Skye Sweetnam have in common both alliterative names and superbly noisy new releases you have to consult eBay for!

ALBERT AYLER

“Trane Was the Father, Pharoah Was the Sun, I Was the Holy Ghost”: Selections From Holy Ghost

(Revenant ’60s free-jazz promo reissue)

DEATH COMET CREW

This Is Riphop

(Troubleman Unlimited ’80s art-rap reissue)
troublemanunlimited.com

THE FEVER

Red Bedroom

(Kemado post-punk album)

palmpictures.com

15.60.75

Jimmy Bell’s Still in Town

(Hearpan ’70s prog-blues-punk reissue)

morphius.com

RAMMELLZEE

Bi-Conicals of the Rammellzee

(Gomma Germany import art-rap album)

KIM RICHEY

The Collection

(Lost Highway ’90s alt-country reissue)

lost-highway.com

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE

“Observation Through Metamorphosis”

(The End goth-metal single)

submasq.com

SKYE SWEETNAM “Billy S.”

(Capitol teenpop-punk single)

skyesweetnam.com

SKYE SWEETNAM

Noise From the Basement

(Capitol teenpop-punk promo EP)

skyesweetnam.com

SKYE SWEETNAM

Skye’s Homemade DVD

(Capitol teenpop-punk promo DVD)

skyesweetnam.com

SKYE SWEETNAM

“Tangled Up in Me”

(Capitol teenpop-punk single)

skyesweetnam.com

WILL TO POWER

Spirit Warrior

(Straight Blast post-Nietzsche dance-pop album)

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Starting this week in this space, I’ll be recommending 12 of the hundreds of releases that have recently passed over the transom—some of which the Voice will certainly wind up reviewing, but many of which might otherwise fall through the cracks. Consider it an honor roll, of sorts.


ARCHIMIDES BADKAR

Tre

(Music Network ’70s jazz-prog reissue)

TERRI CLARK “Girls Lie Too”

(Mercury country single)

terri-clark.com

CRIME IN CHOIR

The Hoop

(Frenetic post-punk prog album)

Crimeinchor.net

DNA

DNA on DNA

(No More ’70s-’80s no wave reissue)

SARA EVANS

Restless

(RCA country album)

saraevans.com

THE HISS

Panic Movement

(Sanctuary hard rock album)

thehiss.com

TOBY KEITH “Whiskey Girl”

(Dreamworks country single)

tobykeith.com

LOS LONELY BOYS

Los Lonely Boys

(Sony/Or Latin blues-rock album)

loslonelyboys.org

MEASLES MUMPS RUBELLA

Fountain of Youth

(Troubleman Unlimited post-punk EP)

troublemanunlimited.com

YOLANDA PÉREZ

Dejenme Llorar

(Univision Mexican-pop album)

THE PONYS

Laced With Romance (In the Red post-punk album)

theponys.com

THE KING OF CRUNK & BME RECORDS PRESENT LIL SCRAPPY & TRILLVILLE

(Reprise/Warner Bros./BME crunk split album)

lilscrappy.com