10-in-10 CD reviews (7/29/2011)



Each Friday, we review 10 recently released CDs in 10 words each:

Theophilus London Timez Are Weird These Days — As is too often the case, don’t believe the hype.

Aabaraki Aabaraki EP — Neo-soul group brings in elements of funk and jazz.

Burn Halo Up from the Ashes — Another generic rock album that does little to stand out.

The Dayton Family Charges of Indictment — Rap trio’s names are Backstabba, Bootleg and Shoe String… seriously.

David Bromberg Use Me — Levon Helm, Dr. John, Widespread, Linda Ronstadt and others guest.

The Middle East I Want That You Are Always Happy — Seven-member Australian music collective bounces around indie-based genres.

William Elliott Whitmore Field Songs — Songs belong out in the field; wish for less vibrato.

Beyonce 4 — Pop singer returns with another album focusing on dance, vocals.

Ben Williams State of Art — Bassist jazzes up songs, including slowed down “Part-time Lover.”

Curren$y Weekend at Burnies — New Orleans rapper’s sixth album precedes others planned for 2011.

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