New CD release highlights for the week [Jan. 25]




So many awesome and long-awaited records out this week, but to this guy, none are more awesome nor more awaited than the Jack White-produced resurrection of Wanda Jackson. Wanda Jackson is just the goddamned best, and Jack White knows this; he wisely lets Wanda be Wanda on The Party Ain't Over, and the results rival the incredible record he made with Loretta Lynn a while ago. Fuck the White Stripes; this guy is the new Rick Rubin when it comes to production.

Also of local note this week: Gainesville-based Papercranes finally have another record out, and, as we told you about a while ago, ex-James Brown drummer Tony Cook is finding his work compiled on a fine LP/CD from the folks at Stones Throw.

There's so much more awesomeness, though. Seriously, this is just a list of highlights of the week's releases.

  • Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming (Daptone)
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Carolina Chocolate Drops/Luminescent Orchestrii EP (Nonesuch)
  • Caroline - Verdugo Hills (Temporary Residence)
  • Chikita Violenta - Trees (Arts & Crafts)
  • Tony Cook - Back To Reality (Stones Throw)
  • Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil (Polyvinyl)
  • Delicate Steve - Wondervisions (Luaka Bop)
  • Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)
  • The Ex - Catch My Shoe (Fishtank)
  • Gang of Four - Content (Yep Roc)
  • Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
  • Wanda Jackson - Party Ain't Over (Nonesuch)
  • Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows (Talibra)
  • Amos Lee - Mission Bell (Blue Note)
  • Lia Ices - Grown Unknown (Jagjaguawar)
  • Roger Miret & the Disasters - Gotta Get Up Now (People LIke You)
  • Monotonix - Not Yet (Drag City)
  • Papercranes - Let's Make Babies in the Woods (Manimal Vinyl)
  • Praxis - Profanation: Preparation for a Coming Darkness (M.O.D.)
  • The Radio Dept. - Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010 (Labrador)
  • Thank You - Golden Worry (Thrill Jockey)
  • John Vanderslice - White Wilderness (Dead Oceans)