by Jeff Hahne
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.