the Buzz for October 21st, 2009



Another pretty low-key week in musicland, although what is perhaps this fall’s most anticipated film gets a soundtrack worthy of the buzz. Take a look:


  • Country stalwart Tim McGraw is up with his tenth studio album, Southern Voice.

  • Paul Oakenfold, Dallas Austin, The Neptunes, and others put their own spin on some of the most famous songs in music history in the brand new collection The Remix Suite, which mainly concentrates on
    Michael Jackson‘s early-’70s solo and group output.

  • Snow Patrol spearheads the latest entry in the Late Night Tales series, to which they contribute a mellow cover of INXS’ late-’80s classic
    “New Sensation.”

  • Those wacky New Zealanders Flight of the Conchords return with their sophomore effort, I Told You I Was Freaky.

  • Another week, another Target exclusive: this one’s from that
    husky-voiced Brit Joss Stone, who is up with her fourth album,
    Colour Me Free.

  • Four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett is up with his latest,
    Natural Forces.
  • Sherry Ann is all agog over the return of MoZella, whose second album is the brand new Belle Isle.

  • And finally, the week’s hottest-selling album will almost certainly be the soundtrack for the upcoming Twilight sequel New Moon, which contains exclusive new material from Death Cab for Cutie, Thom Yorke,
    The Killers, Bon Iver, and others.