After a couple of weeks with a plethora of new music-GOOD new music, you know there had to be the inevitable letdown, huh? Well, this week is it.

(For me at least…my opinions may or may not be the opinions of the staff of musichelpweb or But damn it, they *should* be!!)
Anyway, this week’s two biggest releases come from Kid Rock & Jennifer Lopez, which would have been fantastic if this were the year 1999. In 2007? I dunno. Rock’s new album, Rock & Roll Jesus, finds him leaving rap/rock behind for good in favor of a pure rock sound. Nice to know he found time to record in between marrying Pamela Anderson and beating Tommy Lee’s ass. Meanwhile J. Lo (who is not at all pregnant) follows up her Spanish debut earlier this year with Brave, an album that features her signature pop/dance/R&B sound, which you & I know as Paula Abdul, circa 1989.
It’s early October, and autumn *should* be in the air (yesterday’s temps of 90 in the Northeast tell me otherwise). So, how does one REALLY know what time it is? Artists have begun to release holiday albums in full force!! Among the artists spreading good tidings this week: Josh Groban, Patti LaBelle, The Isley Brothers, Michael Bolton, Yolanda Adams, The Smithereens, and of course, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without Mannheim Steamroller!!
For you country/pop fans, LeAnn Rimes is all grown up and her new album, Family hits stores today. Rock fans might wanna know that this album contains a track with Bon Jovi. Everyone else might wanna know that LeAnn is officially smoking hot these days.
Elsewhere, if you’re under 15, you might be digging on the new album by the Naked Brothers Band (you also might not be familiar with the phrase “digging on”…sorry…). If you’re still stuck in 2001, there are new albums arriving from Puddle of Mudd, Vanessa Carlton and Alter Bridge (who, in case you’ve forgotten, are Creed minus Scott Stapp). If you’re still stuck in 1991, you might wanna check out the new album by former Best New Artist Grammy winner Marc Cohn (remember “Walking in Memphis”?), as well as a new set from electro-dance pioneers Information Society. Hell-there’s even something for those of you stuck in 1981!! A new Debbie Harry record!!
If you’re stuck in 1971, well there’s not much I can tell you. Ah…there are a couple new Clapton greatest hits packages!! See, something for everyone!
Check out a list of all today’s new releases HERE:
Sorry folks, I’m feeling snarky today.