I'm drifting off topic here a bit, but there were two CDs released this week that really caught my ear.
If you are into diverse music, you should give a listen to the new collaboration by Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin fame) and Alison Krauss. The album is called Raising Sand, and it is "three steps beyond some cosmic collision of early urban blues, spacious West Texas country, and the untapped potential of the folk-rock revolution." It's a great mix of upbeat and mellow tunes, and in my opinion, both singers have amazing and unique voices.
I'm not surprised at the collaboration. Allison and her brother Viktor Krauss did an amazing job covering Plant's song "Big Log" on her brother's album Far From Enough.
Also new this week is Neil Young's Chrome Dreams II. I'm a long-time fan and I'm always excited when he releases something new. This album is classic Neil Young; I think it's more reminiscent of his Harvest days than anything he's done recently. Here's another opinion on the album.