New Tunage – Once again, sadly, there is nothing to hear here again this week!

New CD Releases, May 29: R. Kelly, Richard Thompson, Jason Alden
R. Kelly “Double Up”
The R&B king has called upon a number of his talented pals, including T.I., Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Kid Rock, to help on his latest offering, “Double Up.”
The set features the song “Rise Up,” which was penned in response to last month’s killings at Virginia Tech. According to a press release, Kelly and his label, Jive, will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the digital sales of that single to Virginia Tech’s official fund, the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund.
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Richard Thompson “Sweet Warrior”
The British troubadour, who first came to fame as part of the influential folk-rock band Fairport Convention, plugs in for his first electrified rock record since 2003’s “The Old Kit Bag.” The 14-song “Sweet Warrior” includes some overtly political numbers, notably the “War on Iraq”-inspired “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me.”
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Jason Aldean “Relentless”
The cowboy crooner will try to live up to his fast start(he was dubbed the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist for 2006) on this sophomore set. The album contains the mega-hit single “Johnny Cash” as well as a duet with Miranda Lambert on “Grown Woman.”
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Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party “Ultra Payloaded”
The former leader of Jane’s Addiction, undeniably one of the most important bands in alt-rock history, is out to make some noise with a different cast of characters. Farrell’s fellow Party-goers include The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea, dance-queen Fergie and–get this–classic-rock legend Jim Morrison, who makes a posthumous appearance on this set.
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Johnette Napolitano “Scarred”
The voice behind Concrete Blonde, the eclectic rock band best known for the hit “Joey,” returns to the fray with this new solo effort. Napolitano performed some of the “Scarred” material during her set at South by Southwest earlier this year and is supporting the album with a tour that currently stretches through mid-June.
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More new releases:
Herb Alpert, “Rise” (Shout Factory)
Cary Brothers, “Who You Are” (Bluhammock)
Circa Survive, “On Letting Go” (Equal Vision)
Glenn Gould, “Bach: The Goldberg Variations 1955 Performance” (Sony)
Juliana Hatfield, Frank Smith, “Sittin’ in a Tree” (EP) (Ye Olde)
Katatonia, “Live Consternation” (Peaceville)
Kool Keith, “Ultra-Octa-Doom” (2b1)
Gary Moore, “Close as You Get” (Eagle)
Piano Magic, “Part Monster” (Important)
Len Price 3, “Rent a Crowd” (Wicked Cool)
Ray Price, “The Essential Ray Price” (Sony)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, “In Glorious Times” (The End)
Jay Soto, “Stay a While” (Nu Groove)
Spur of the Moment, “Urban Renewal” (SOTM)
Russell Watson, “The Voice: The Ultimate Collection” (Universal)
Cephalic Carnage, “Xenosapien” (Relapse)
Soundtracks and scores:
“Transformers: The Movie” (Sony)