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October 23, 2006

This Week's Interesting CD & DVD Releases

Holiday albums are at the top of my list this week. 30 Minute Meals' Rachael Ray has curated a holiday album, How Cool Is That Christmas (pictured), but I am most excited about Aimee Mann's effort, One More Drifter in the Snow. The Andy Partridge Fuzzy Warbles box set gets its US release tomorrow, and will make the perfect gift for the pop fan on your shopping list, as would Scott Walker's In Five Easy Pieces remastered box set. Other notable releases this week include +/-'s Let's Build a Fire, The Walkmen's Pussycats Starring The Walkmen, and the Bright Eyes rarities collection, Noise Floor.

What can you recommend? What are you picking up?

CD releases:

+/-: Let's Build a Fire [cd]
- "Fadeout" [mp3]
- "Steal the Blueprints" [mp3]
Aimee Mann: One More Drifter in the Snow [cd]
Andy Partridge: Fuzzy Warbles Collector's Album (box set) [cd]
Bananarama: The 12 Inches of Bananarama [cd]
Ben Folds: Supersunnyspeedgraphic - The LP [cd]
Blanche: What This Town Needs [cd]
Bright Eyes: Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005) [cd]
Bright Light Fever: The Evening Owl [cd]
Cowboy Junkies: Long Journey Home [cd]
The Curtains: Calamity [cd]
- "Go Lucky" [mp3]
- "Calamity" [mp3]
De La Soul: Impossible Mission [cd]
Dear Nora: There Is No Home [cd]
- "Emily" [mp3]
Devastations: Coal [cd]
Euros Childs: Chops [cd]
Graves: Easy Not Easy [cd]
Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers: the Flipside Kid [cd]
Jello Biafra: In the Grip of Official Treason [cd]
Johan Johansson: IBM 1401, A User's Manual [cd]
John Legend : Once Again [cd]
Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (remastered with bonus disc) [cd]
Melissa Ferrick: In the Eyes of Strangers [cd]
Miho Hatori: Ecdysis [cd]
- "Barracuda" [mp3]
Moby: Go: The Very Best of Moby [cd]
My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade [cd]
Norfolk & Western: Unsung Colony [cd]
Scott Walker: In Five Easy Pieces (box set) [cd]
Skygreen Leopards: Disciples of California
- "Disciples of California" [mp3]
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Broom [cd]
- "Oregon Girl" [mp3]
Sparta: Threes [cd]
Under Byen: Samme Stof Som Stof [cd]
Various Artists: Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute [cd]
Various Artists: Definitive Story of CBGB: The Home of US Punk (import) [cd]
Various Artists: The Harry Smith Project: The Anthology Of American Folk Music Revisited (2 CD/2 DVD BOX SET) [cd]
Various Artists: How Cool Is That Christmas [cd]
Various Artists: Tim Burton's: The Nightmare Before Christmas (special edition) [cd]
Various Artists: The World Is Gone [cd]
The Walkmen: Pussycats Starring The Walkmen [cd]
Wee Hairy Beasties: Animal Crackers [cd]
Willie Nelson: Hill Country Christmas [cd]

Holiday shopping starts early this year as I pick up the second season of Nick Parks' Creature Comforts for my wife. For myself, I'm buying Jeff Tweedy's solo DVD, Sunken Treasure, and the "definitive collection" of That's My Bush.

DVD releases:

The Addams Family - Volume One [dvd]
An American Haunting (Unrated Edition) [dvd]
The Atomic Bomb Collection [dvd]
Batman Beyond, Seasons 1-2 (DC Comics Classic Collection) [dvd]
Batman Beyond - Season Two (DC Comics Classic Collection) [dvd]
Baywatch - Season 1 [dvd]
Baywatch - Season 2 [dvd]
Baywatch - Season 3 [dvd]
Beavis and Butt-Head - The Mike Judge Collection (Vols. 1-3 + Beavis and Butt-head Do America - Special Collector's Edition) [dvd]
Bewitched - The Complete Fourth Season [dvd]
Body Heat (Deluxe Edition) [dvd]
Creature Comforts - The Complete First and Second Seasons [dvd]
Creature Comforts - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
Creature Comforts - Merry Christmas Everybody [dvd]
Degrassi The Next Generation - Season 4 [dvd]
Essential Art House - 50 Years of Janus Films [dvd]
The Facts of Life - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
Flavor Of Love - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
Greg the Bunny - Best of the Film Parodies [dvd]
Groovie Goolies: Saturday Mourning Collection [dvd]
Hamish Macbeth - Series Two [dvd]
Hands Over the City - Criterion Collection [dvd]
Hannah Montana, Vol. 1 - Livin' the Rock Star Life [dvd]
I'm Alan Partridge - Series 1 [dvd]
The Interpreter [dvd]
Invitation to a Suicide [dvd]
Jailbait [dvd]
Jeff Tweedy: Sunken Treasure: Live in the Pacific Northwest [dvd]
Jonathan Creek - Season One [dvd]
Journey Back to Oz [dvd]
Justice League Unlimited - Season One (DC Comics Classic Collection) [dvd]
The Kid & I [dvd]
Kiss Me Again [dvd]
The L Word - The Complete Seasons 1-3 [dvd]
The L-Word - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
La Commune [dvd]
Looking for Kitty [dvd]
MacGyver - The Complete Final Season [dvd]
Macgyver - The Complete Series Pack Gift Set (Seasons 1-7) [dvd]
Mini's First Time [dvd]
Mission - Impossible III (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition) [dvd]
Monarch of the Glen - Series Five [dvd]
Mongolian Ping Pong [dvd]
Monster House (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Nacho Libre (Widescreen Special Collector's Edition) [dvd]
NHL Greatest Moments [dvd]
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - From the Stories of Stephen King [dvd]
The O.C. - The Complete Seasons 1-3 [dvd]
The O.C. - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
P.D.Q. Bach in Houston - We Have a Problem! [dvd]
Please Teacher! - Anime Legends Complete Collection [dvd]
The Reading Room [dvd]
The Realm of Napalm Records [dvd]
Reservoir Dogs (15th Anniversary Edition) [dvd]
The Road to Guantanamo [dvd]
Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation [dvd]
Rolling Family [dvd]
Saturday Night Live - The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse [dvd]
Saw 2 [dvd]
SCTV - Best Of The Early Years [dvd]
Sesame Street - Old School, Vol. 1 (1969-1974) [dvd]
Slings & Arrows - Season 2 [dvd]
Slither (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
The Snowman [dvd]
Suicide Girls: The Italian Villa [dvd]
The Swan: the Complete Series [dvd]
Sweetie - Criterion Collection [dvd]
That's My Bush! The Definitive Collection [dvd]
Voyage to the Bottom of Sea Season 2, Vol. 1 [dvd]
Waking the Dead - The Complete Season 1 and Pilot Episode [dvd]
Waylon Jennings: Nashville Rebel [dvd]
Wendy Wu - Homecoming Warrior [dvd]
Wings - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
Witch Hunter Robin - Anime Legends Complete Collection [dvd]


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