Christina Aguilera, 'Glee,' 'Eclipse' soundtrack lead June 8 new music releases
There are at least three major fan favorite albums dropping tomorrow (June 8) -- Christina Aguilera, the new "Glee" set and the next "Twilight" soundtrack -- plus loads of major chart-topping genre stars like Lil Jon and Dierks Bentley. And that's not even touching on excellent albums from new artists like Here We Go Magic, Robyn and Tokyo Police Club.
So while last week was a disastrous sales week, next week's tally may be looking a little better.
Against Me!, "White Crosses" (Sire) - Butch Vig goes round two with the hard rock quartet, after having produced their 2007 album "New Wave." This marks the first album for Sire from Against Me!, and the first with drummerGeorge Rebelo (Hot Water Music).
Christina Aguilera, "Bionic" (RCA) - After a four year absence, this pop vet is back with a hot set of songs on woman and sex machine. She tapped a wide berth of collaborators from Polow Da Don to Le Tigre to M.I.A. and leads the thing off with single "Not Myself Tonight"
The Cure, "Disintegration" (reissue) (Rhino) - This classic 1989 album is getting a deluxe reissuing, with a disc of Prayer Tour live tracks and demo versions of the tunes, from "Homesick" to "Fascination Street."
Dierks Bentley, "Up on the Ridge" (Capitol Nashville) - Combining more roots, rock and Americana music with his traditionally commercially successful pop-country, Dierks Bentley went a step further to cover folk heroes like Bob Dylan and rockers U2 as well as to work with string band/bluegrass troupe Punch Brothers.
Renee Fleming, "Dark Hope" (Decca) - Opera singer covers Muse, Peter Gabriel, Death Cab for Cutie and others, with the help of producer David Kahne.
Hanson, "Shout It Out" (Three Car Garage) - The first single "Thinkin' Bout Somethin'" has already been making the rounds, while the rest of the set is rounded out by Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt. This makes it 15 years for this band of brothers and something like 10 records total.
Jewel, "Sweet and Wild" (Valory Music Co.) - This is a continuation of the former folkie singer's rebranding into a country singer, on the heels of 2008's "Perfectly Clear."
Lil Jon, "Crunk Rock" (Universal Republic) - The King of Crunk at this point has no fear of getting lost in a sea of guest artists, like R. Kelly, Game, Mario, LMFAO, Pitbull, David Guetta, Soulja Boy, 3OH!3 and more.
Travie McCoy, "Lazarus" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) - The Gym Class Heroes front dude steps out for a hip-hop inflected rock set of summer tunes and goober-pop single "Billionaire."
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals" (Ragged Company/Hollywood) - Look for a more soul and contemporary bent to this classic rock-loving group, courtesy of engineer Mark Batson (Jay-Z, Dr Dre, Alicia Keys).
Saving Abel, "Miss America" (Virgin) - Grunge-loving rock outfit's second album, with single "Stupid Girl" out to mainstream rock radio
"Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals" (Columbia) - The first season is finally almost over, with Regionals being its final stop on the FOX show. This EP that has the cast tackling tracks like "Bohemian Rhapsody," some Journey tunes and "Over the Rainbow."
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack (Chop Shop/Atlantic) - Muse, Metric, Beck and others leant exclusive new songs to the third installment in the "Twilight" series of films and soundtracks.
"Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein" (Sugar Hill) - My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and more put this classic poet's words to song.
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
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