It is definitely a quiet week for new releases with not really nay A-Lister pop stars, but a few rising ones at that.

1.) Black Label Society: “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” (their first album since 2009) For fans of heavy metal it has been a long wait for this L.A. based group to put out some new music.

2.) James Durbin (“American Idol” season 10 finalist):  “Celebrate”  -Once again someone from one of the Reality Show singing competitions has been able to squeeze out more than 15 minutes of fame. Even though I have long hopped off the A.I. wagon I do like Mr. Durbin, plus he has great hair!




-Joan Osborne  “Love and Hate”

-Various artists; “Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Pop and Classic R&B” (two CDs, 32 songs)

-Widespread Panic: “The Essential Widespread Panic“ (28 tracks)