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October 27, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (October 28th, 2008)

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals release Cardinology this week. I'm hoping this album is a grower, I found myself fast-forwarding through much of the album on the first couple of plays.

From my ever-growing promo pile I can definitely recommend Arthur Russell's Love Is Overtaking Me (a collection of unreleased songs), Bloc Party's Intimacy, Crystal Stilts' Alight of Night, the Darling Downs' From One to Another, Deerhunter's Microcastle, Larkin Grimm's Parplar (my favorite release of the week), Marykate O'Neil's mkULTRA and Lovedrug's The Sucker Punch Show.

Hank Williams' The Unreleased Recordings is definitely on my shopping list, along with The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed.

Vinyl reissues abound this week, especially from classic acts like Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Roxy Music and Wings.

Fans of the writer Hunter S. Thompson will want to check out The Gonzo Tapes:The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, a 5-CD box set of recordings by the author.

For your holiday mixtape needs, Garage Band Christmas - Volume 1 looks interesting.

Any recommendations from the week's music release list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

The 88: Not Only... But Also
Arthur Russell: Love Is Overtaking Me
The Band: The Band (vinyl reissue)
The Band: Music From Big Pink (vinyl reissue)

Band from TV: Hoggin All The Covers
Beach Boys: Endless Summer (vinyl reissue)
Bloc Party: Intimacy (vinyl)
Boz Scaggs: Speak Low
caUSE co-MOTION!: It's Time!
The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium (vinyl)
Cheap Trick: At Budokan (vinyl reissue)
Cobra Verde: Haven't Slept All Year
Crystal Stilts: Alight of Night (vinyl)
The Cure: Dream 4.13 (vinyl)
Cynic: Traced On Air
Darling Downs: From One to Another
Dave Alvin: The Best of the Hightone Years
David Benoit: Jazz For Peanuts - Charlie Brown TV Themes
Deerhunter: Microcastle (vinyl)
Devo: Greatest Misses (reissue)
DJ Babu: Duck Season 3
Dungen: 4 (vinyl)
Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On
Emery: While Broken Hearts Prevail EP
Envy-Jesu: Envy-Jesu (vinyl)
Fight Bite: Emerald Eyes
Forgive Durden: Forgive Durden Presents Razia's Shadow: A Musical
George Carlin: FM & AM (reissue)
George Carlin: Jammin in New York (reissue)
Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings
Horse Feathers: Words Are Dead (vinyl)
Hunter S. Thompson: The Gonzo Tapes:The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
I Am Robot and Proud: Uphill City (vinyl)
It's a Musical: Music Makes Me Sick (vinyl)
Jesse Malin: On Your Sleeve
Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced? (vinyl reissue)
Jimi Hendrix: Axis: Bold as Love (vinyl reissue)
John Legend: Evolver (with DVD)
John Lennon: Rock 'N' Roll (vinyl reissue)
John Zorn: Film Works, Vol. 21: Belle de Nature/Rijksmuseum
Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash's America
Juliette Commagere: Queens Die Proudly
Kaiser Chiefs: Off With Their Heads (vinyl)
KaiserCartel: Okay...and Other Things We Feel EP
Lady Gaga: The Fame
Langhorne Slim: When the Sun's Gone Down
Larkin Grimm: Parplar
Living Colour: CBGB Omfug Masters: August 19 2005 the Bowery Collection
Loreena McKennitt: A Midwinter Night's Dream
Lovedrug: The Sucker Punch Show
Lucinda Williams: Lu in 08 (digital only)
M83: Digital Shades Vol. 1 (reissue)
Manual: Confluence
Marillion: Marbles (reissue)
Marillion: Vol. 1-Happiness Is the Road: Essence
Marillion: Vol. 2-Happiness Is the Road: the Hard Shoulder
Marykate O'Neil: mkULTRA
The Matthew Herbert Big Band: Goodbye Swingtime (reissue)
Matthew Herbert: There's Me and There's You
Merle Haggard: Live from Austin, TX '78 (with DVD)
Metallica: And Justice For All (4-disc vinyl reissue) (2-disc vinyl reissue)
Nick Jaina: A Narrow Way (vinyl)
No-Neck Blues Band: Clomeim (vinyl)
O'Death: Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus (vinyl)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) (vinyl)
Pere Ubu: Dub Housing (reissue)
Pink: Funhouse
The Pretenders: Isle of View (reissue)
Queen: A Day at the Races (vinyl reissue)
Queen: A Night at the Opera (vinyl reissue)
Queen: Queen II (vinyl reissue)
Queen: Sheer Heart Attack (vinyl reissue)
Queen & Paul Rodgers: The Cosmos Rocks (vinyl)
Rachael Yamagata: Elephants: Teeth Sinking Into Heart (vinyl)
Red Eyed Legends: Wake Up, Legend
Rodrigo y Gabriela: Live in Japan
Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure (vinyl reissue)
Roxy Music: Roxy Music (vinyl reissue)
Ruth: Anorak
Ry Cooder: The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals: Cardinology
School of Seven Bells: Alpinisms
SCSI-9: Easy as Down
The Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (vinyl reissue)
The Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (vinyl reissue)
Snow Patrol: A Hundred Million Suns (with DVD) (vinyl)
Spiritualized: Songs in A & E (vinyl)
Squarepusher: Just a Souvenir (vinyl)
Starflyer 59: Dial M
Susan Tedeschi: Back To The River
Those Poor Bastards: Satan is Watching
Tom Gabel Aga: Heart Burns EP
Tom Russell: Veteran's Day: The Tom Russell Anthology
Trail of Dead: Festival Thyme (vinyl)
Unbunny: Sensory Underload: Uncertain
Various Artists: Garage Band Christmas - Volume 1
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Women of Jazz
The Verve: Urban Hymns (vinyl reissue)
Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power and the Amorphous Strums: Dark Developments
Waylon Jennings: Live from Austin, TX '84
Waylon Jennings: Only The Best of Waylon Jennings
Wings: Band on the Run (vinyl reissue)

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)

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