03 April 2007

On the record

This item was actually for posting on ledger-enquirer.com, over here. But it really feels more like a blog entry, so I'm double-posting. Please forgive me...

In the spirit of today's spate of new CDs, here are the Ledger-Enquirer's Highly Official Awards for April 3rd Album Releases:

Most Ironically Titled Album: Hilary Duff's "Dignity." Joel's got yours, sister.

Best-Named Debut Artist: The five-word UK act Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, whose album "The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager" sees stateside release today.

Album Most Likely to Immediately Go Gold No Matter How Bad It Is: Martina McBride's "Waking Up Laughing," which the reputable Allmusic.com names as her career low since her 1992 debut (Christmas albums not included).

Most Awkwardly Named Artist: Jonatha Brooke, who kicks out her seventh record, "Careful What You Wish For."

Most Popular Album on Music Blogs: Fountains of Wayne's, "Traffic And Weather." Bloggers lover the geek rock.

Best Tribute Disc: "Hip-Hop Tribute to Bon Jovi." A hotly contested award, which also featured a string quartet tribute to Tori Amos (Volume 2, in fact), a string quartet tribute to Bright Eyes, and a smooth sax tribute to Chris Brown.

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