Monday, May 27, 2013

Album Sweep: June 1, 2013 - Part Two...


I'm back with part two of this week's "album sweep" sampling the records making their first go on Billboard magazine's Top 200 Albums chart. You can check out part one by clicking here, and as before I've included links to buy anything you see if I can...

Blasting in at #59 is the soundtrack to the second movie in the reboot of the Star Trek series. Star Trek: Into Darkness features music by Michael Giacchino, who has done a lot of TV work for series like Lost and Alias, and movie music from The Incredibles and the first Trek reboot's soundtrack, which peaked at #49 in 2009..


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Texan Christian music duo Shane & Shane come in at #68 with Bring Your Nothing. Their last set, The One You Need, so far has been their highest charter at #57 in 2011..


Indie-rock group the Boxer Rebellion enter at #69 with their latest, Promises. It bests their last album by a botch...


Dominican latin music masters Juan Luis Guerra y 440 see their first live album A Son De Guerra Tour come in at #82.


Jason Boland and the Stragglers, from outside Oklahoma City, have their biggest album to date at #89 with Dark & Dirty Mile...


New York indie rock group Anamanaguchi, whose "chiptune" music uses old electronic gadget sounds, arrive at #102 with Endless Fantasy...


Synthpunk outfit Mindless Self Indulgence debut on the list at #103 with How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence...(NSFW)


The musical heresy of Kidz Bop places yet another title on the chart as Kidz Bop Party Hits is at #108. It includes watered down "kiddie" versions of LMFAO, Maroon 5, and the Black Eyed Peas and more..


New Yorker electropop duo MS MR debut at #116 with their first album, Secondhand Rapture...


British soul singer Laura Mvula enters at #173 with her critically-heralded debut Sing To The Moon, which made the top-10 in her native country...


In a most unexpected and pleasant "comeback", Swedish singer and former "A" of ABBA, Agnetha Faltskog comes in at #186 with her newest record, A. It's her first English-language set since 2004, and her first time on the chart since her 1983 album Wrap Your Arms Around Me which reached #102...


The final entry of the week is by Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton with his major-label debut solo album, New Orleans...


That does it for this week's second installment....of this dozen the three I'd recommend first are the Agnetha Faltskog, PJ Morton, and Laura Mvula albums...



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