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New Music Releases -- January 2011

January 2011 is light on high-profile new music releases but Portland, Ore. rock band the Decemberists highlight the schedule with the Jan. 18 release of 'The King is Dead.' The new album, a follow-up to 2009's 'The Hazards of Love,' includes a guest spot from R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.

Country duo Steel Magnolia, winners of the 2009 season of the CMT reality show 'Can You Duet,' release their self-titled effort on Jan. 11. The record will include two tracks that have already become country hits, 'Keep On Lovin' You' and 'Just By Being You (Halo and Wings).'

Other artists with noteworthy releases in January include 'You're Beautiful' singer James Blunt, whose 'Some Kind of Trouble' drops Jan. 18; critically-acclaimed folkie Iron & Wine, who hits stores Jan. 25 with 'Kiss Each Other Clean'; and rock veterans Gregg Allman and Social Distortion, who each have albums set to be released on the 18th.

Check out the full list of January 2011 new music releases after the jump.

January 4

Jake Shimabukuro, 'Peace Love Ukelele'

January 11

Abigail Washburn, 'City of Refuge'

British Sea Power, 'Valhalla Dancehall'

Cage the Elephant, 'Thank You, Happy Birthday'

Cake, 'Showroom of Compassion'

Edie Brickell, 'Edie Brickell'

Nikki & Rich, 'Everything'

Sky Ferreira, TBA

Steel Magnolia, 'Steel Magnolia'

Tapes 'N Tapes, 'Outside'

January 18

Audio Bullys, 'Higher Than the Eiffel'

Decemberists, 'The King is Dead'

Gregg Allman, 'Low Country Blues'

James Blunt, 'Some Kind of Trouble'

Neon Quartet, 'Catch Me'

Ponderosa, 'Moonlight Revival'

Ringside, 'Lost Days'

Roomful of Blues, 'Hook, Line & Sinker'

The Script, 'Science & Faith'

Smith Westerns, 'Dye it Blonde'

Social Distortion, 'Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes'

Steve Lukather, 'All's Well That Ends Well'

Times of Grace, 'The Hymn of a Broken Man'

January 25

Amos Lee, 'Mission Bell'

Cloud Nothings, 'Cloud Nothings'

Cold War Kids, 'Mine is Yours'

Corinne Bailey Rae, 'Love'

Deerhoof, 'Deerhoof vs. Evil'

Destroyer, 'Kaputt'

Fujiya & Miyagi, 'Ventriloquizzing'

Funeral Party, 'Golden Age of Knowhere'

Gaddabouts, 'The Gaddabouts'

Gang of Four, 'Content'

Get Up Kids, 'These Are Rules'

Iron & Wine, 'Kiss Each Other Clean'

John Vanderslice, 'White Wilderness'

Papercranes, 'Let's Make Babies in the Woods'

Patti Austin, 'Sound Advice'

Talib Kweli, 'Gutter Rainbows'

Wanda Jackson, 'The Party Ain't Over'

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