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August 22, 2005

Tomorrow's Shopping Bag (This Week's Interesting CD & DVD Releases)

Many releases are worthy of my hard-earned dollars this week, and thanks to advance copies and a couple of early shipments, I've already picked up several of this week's new albums. John Vanderslice's Pixel Revolt is out this week, and I feel it's his best work yet. I am warming up to Twin Cinema by the New Pornographers, though it didn't grab me like The Electric Version. I am in the minority among my friends, but I much prefer Orenda Fink's Invisible Ones to her Azure Ray partner Maria Taylor's 11.11. Here's my list of recommendations for the week, based on what I already have in hand:

Broken Spindles: Inside/Absent
Criteria: When We Break
John Vanderslice: Pixel Revolt
New Pornographers: Twin Cinema
Orenda Fink: Invisible Ones
Portastatic: Bright Ideas
Tenement Halls: Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells
Various Artists: Dimension Mix

My preorders that haven't yet arrived are Bjork's soundtrack to the Drawing Restraint 9 film, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Howl, and Laura Veirs' Year of Meteors. Are there any glaring omissions to my list, or something you just have to pimp?

Six Feet Under's fourth season is the only DVD I preordered. I'll definitely be looking for bargains on the rest of the list, though, particularly the first season of Queer as Folk. As always, other recommendations are always appreciated.


This Week's Interesting CD & DVD Releases:

American Princes: Little Spaces [cd]
Amy Rigby: Little Fugitive [cd]
Bart Davenport: Seal the Deal [cd]
Bjork: Drawing Restraint 9 [cd]
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Howl [cd]
Brant Bjork & The Brothers: Saved by Magic [cd]
Broken Spindles: Inside/Absent [cd]
Chad VanGaalen: Infiniheart [cd]
Circulus: The Lick on the Tip of an Envelope Yet to Be Sent [cd]
Clothesline Revival: Long Gone [cd]
Cluster & Eno: Cluster & Eno [cd]
The Cribs: The New Fellas [cd]
Criteria: When We Break [cd]
Delbert McClinton: Cost of Living [cd]
Gram Parsons: The Complete Reprise Sessions [cd]
Hank Williams: Settin' the Woods on Fire [cd]
I Am Kloot: Gods & Monsters [cd]
Interpol: Antics (two disc special edition) [cd]
Jan Martens Frustration: Jan Martens Frustration [cd]
Jerry Garcia: The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary (remastered) [cd]
John Vanderslice: Pixel Revolt [cd]
John Zorn: The Best of Filmworks: 20 Years of Soundtrack Music [cd]
Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle: You've Stolen My Heart: Songs from R.D. Burman's Bollywood [cd]
Laura Veirs: Year Of Meteors [cd]
Lisa Gerrard & Jeff Rona: A Thousand Roads (soundtracks) [cd]
The Lost Patrol Band: The Lost Patrol Band [cd]
The Lovemakers: Times of Romance [cd]
The Makers: Everybody Rise [cd]
Minus The Bear Menos El Oso [cd]
Mouthus: Slow Globes [cd]
New Buffalo: Last Beautiful Day [cd]
The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema [cd]
Noam Chomsky: Imperial Presidency: Sovereignty, Terror and the Second Superpower [cd]
Orenda Fink: Invisible Ones [cd]
Paul Van Dyk: The Other Side (single) [cd]
Perishers: Let There Be Morning [cd]
Pest: All Out Fall Out [cd]
The Polecats: The Best of the Polecats [cd]
Portastatic: Bright Ideas [cd]
Robots in Disguise: Get Rid [cd]
Rogue Wave: 10:1 (single) [cd]
Sixtoo: Duration [cd]
Sleater-Kinney: Jumpers (import single) [cd]
Sons and Daughters: Dance Me In (single) [cd]
Syd Matters: Syd Matters [cd]
T. Raumschmiere: Blitzkrieg Pop [cd]
Tenement Halls: Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells [cd]
Timo Maas: Pictures [cd]
The Trammps: Christmas with the Trammps [cd]
Turbonegro: Party Animals [cd]
Various Artists: The 40 Year-Old Virgin [cd]
Various Artists: The Brothers Grimm (soundtrack) [cd]
Various Artists: All-Time Top 100 TV Themes [cd]
Various Artists: Dimension Mix [cd]
Various Artists: Hip Hop Tribute to Led Zeppelin [cd]
Various Artists: The Kanye West Tribute: Indie Translations of the College Dropout [cd]
Various Artists: Mercury Music Prize 2005 [cd]
Various Artists: Pickin' on Green Day: Green Day Blues Grass [cd]
Various Artists: The String Quartet Tribute to Bright Eyes: Beautiful in the Morning [cd]
Various Artists: Queer as Folk: The Fifth Season [cd]
The Warlocks: Surgery [cd]
Yes: The Word Is Live [cd]
Zox: The Wait [cd]

1st & 10 Season 1 [dvd]
1st & 10 Season 2 [dvd]
About a Boy (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Adam-12 - Season One [dvd]
After School Specials [dvd]
Alf - Season Two [dvd]
Ali G Indahouse - The Movie (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Apollo 13 (Full Screen 2-Disc Anniversary Edition) [dvd]
Arthur Ashe - Citizen of the World [dvd]
Assault on Precinct 13 (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Audition (Uncut Special Edition) [dvd]
Battlefield Britain [dvd]
Beauty Shop [dvd]
Billy Childish Is Dead [dvd]
Bliss - The Complete First Season [dvd]
Boudu Saved From Drowning [dvd]
Boy Meets World - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Dario Argento's the Card Player [dvd]
Dario Argento's Trauma [dvd]
Dazed & Confused (Widescreen Flashback Edition) [dvd]
Defa Sci Fi Collection [dvd]
Dickey Betts & Great Southern: Back Where It All Begins Live At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame [dvd]
Dust to Glory [dvd]
Elton John - Dream Ticket [dvd]
Emergency - Season One [dvd]
Essential Alfred Hitchcock Collection [dvd]
Eurotrip (Unrated Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
The Fast and the Furious (Widescreen Tricked Out Edition) [dvd]
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Widescreen Special Edition) [dvd]
Field of Dreams (Full Screen Two-Disc Anniversary Edition) [dvd]
Films of Charles & Ray Eames [dvd]
Films of Charles & Ray Eames Vol 6 [dvd]
Final Fantasy Unlimited - The Complete Collection [dvd]
Flowers of St Francis [dvd]
Four Friends [dvd]
Friday Night Lights (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
FUBAR [dvd]
Futurama - Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection [dvd]
Gladiator (Extended Edition) [dvd]
Good Times - The Complete Fifth Season [dvd]
Half Baked (Fully Baked Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Harakiri - Criterion Collection [dvd]
Hip Hop Time Capsule 1993 [dvd]
Home of the Brave [dvd]
Human League - Live at the Dome [dvd]
In Good Company (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Inside Bad Company 1974-1982 [dvd]
Inside Van Der Graaf Generator [dvd]
Kung Fu - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
Lackawanna Blues [dvd]
La Petite Lili [dvd]
Layer Cake (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Life As We Know It - The Complete Series [dvd]
A Lot Like Love (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Meet The Fockers (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Micronauts: Revolution [dvd]
The Motorcycle Diaries (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
The O.C. - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
The O.C. - The Complete First Two Seasons [dvd]
Ol Dirty Bastard [dvd]
Once and Again - The Complete First Season [dvd]
Once and Again - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
Queer as Folk - The Complete First Season [dvd]
Ray (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
The Ring Two (Unrated Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Ringu 2 [dvd]
Ringu Anthology of Terror [dvd]
Scarface (Widescreen Anniversary Edition) [dvd]
Sea of Love (Collector's Edition) [dvd]
Shark Tale (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Shrek 2 (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Six Feet Under - The Complete First Four Seasons [dvd]
Six Feet Under - The Complete Fourth Season [dvd]
Surviving Christmas [dvd]
Swimming Pool (Unrated Version) [dvd]
T Rex: Inside T Rex 1974-1977 [dvd]
That's My Mama - The Complete First Season [dvd]
That's My Mama - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
The Transporter (Special Delivery Edition) [dvd]
Weekend [dvd]
What's Happening - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
White Noise (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Willie Nelson and Friends:Live & Kickin' [dvd]
Witness (Special Collector's Edition) [dvd]

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