THE CORRS VH1 Presents the Corrs Live in Dublin (Atlantic) The comely lad and lassies returned home for this set, featuring Ron Wood and fellow Dubliner Bono.
EELS Souljacker (DreamWorks) After dropping in Germany, Australia, Canada, and just about everywhere else, the latest disc from the e-clectic, e-lectric L.A. band (fronted by a guy named E) finally gets a Stateside release.
BOBBY McFERRIN Beyond Words (Blue Note/Angel) Bobby’s son Taylor joins him in the fine art of “vocal percussion,” while jazzman Chick Corea adds some more traditional clamor.
INDIGO GIRLS Become You (Epic) Their last album took them closer to rock; this time, Amy and Emily return to their folk roots with an acoustic-heavy set.
ON THE SPOT COOL Songs From Commercials
The buzz-saw guitars running through a Nissan Pathfinder clip come from the path-blazing punks the RAMONES’ great “Blitzkreig Bop,” found (with Joey Ramone’s vocals) on the band’s eponymous 1976 debut album.
The crunching rocker that has drivers and passengers singing along in that Mitsubishi Montero Sport spot is T. REX’s ’73 track “20th Century Boy,” available on Great Hits 1972-1977: The A-Sides.
The rousing pop-punk tune in a recent Toyota commercial is the BUZZCOCKS’ “What Do I Get?,” from their buzzingly fine ’79 Singles Going Steady compilation.
The dreamy snippet heard during the new McDonald’s “first french fry” ad is from “New Slang,” off Albuquerque band the SHINS’ album Oh, Inverted World.