Weekly US music releases: Golden Globe winner ‘Crazy Heart’ with Jeff Bridges

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The Golden Globe wins for Best Song and Jeff Bridges's performance as a washed up country music star should add to the buzz surrounding the release of the soundtrack to Crazy Heart. Other music releases the week of January 18 include the first album from the daughter of Meat Loaf.

Crazy Heart film soundtrack
Featuring "The Weary Kind," winner of the Golden Globes Best Original Song, this album is co-produced by 10-time Grammy-winner T Bone Burnett (Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?). The film's stars, Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell, also perform songs by Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens and Sam Phillips.
Genre: folk/country
Label: New West

Spoon, Transference
The seventh studio album from Austin, Texas indie band, led by guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno. Following up the critically acclaimed release of 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, the latest features the first single "Got Nuffin."
Genre: hard rock
Label: Megaforce

Pearl, Little Immaculate White Fox
Daughter of Meat Loaf, wife of Anthrax's Scott Ian, and who was reportedly named after an album of Janis Joplin, Pearl has performed with her dad and Motley Crue. Her debut recording includes a cover of Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits" and a guest performance by Ted Nugent.
Genre: rock
Label: Merge

Eels, End Times
Led by singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (also known as E), the son of physicist Hugh Everett III, this marks the alt-rock band's eighth album. Its music was featured in the first Shrek and on the soundtrack of Jim Carrey's movie Yes Man.
Genre: alternative rock
Label: Vagrant