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April 19, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (April 20, 2010)

I am not a Grateful Dead fan, but their live releases always impress me. Crimson, White & Indigo: July 7,1989, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia is no exception, a beautifully designed 3-CD and DVD box set that captures the concert in music, video, and text.

Other releases I can definitely recommend this week include The Apples in Stereo's Travellers in Space and Time, Caribou's Swim, Gotan Project's Tango 3.0, Plants and Animals' La La Land, and especially Horse Feathers' Thistled Spring.

Heading the week's reissues is a mammoth 6-LP vinyl edition of Magnetic Fields' classic album 69 Love Songs. Jesus & Mary Chain's Darklands and the 2-LP 10th anniversary edition of Modest Mouse's The Moon and Antarctica make this a great week for lovers of vinyl.

Merge reissues three Destroyer albums this week on CD, City of Daughters, Streethawk: A Seduction, and Thief.

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list?


This week's interesting CD releases:

Anarbor: Words You Don't Swallow
The Apples in Stereo: Travellers in Space and Time
Aqualung: Magnetic North
Arcadia: So Red the Rose (remastered 2-CD & DVD edition)
Baby Dee: Book of Songs for Anne Marie [vinyl]
Blunt Mechanic: World Record
Boards of Canada: Hi Scores
Brant Bjork: Gods & Goddesses
Caribou: Swim [2-LP vinyl]
Cathedral: Guessing Game
Circa Survive: Blue Sky Noise
Cornershop: Judy Sucks A Lemon for Breakfast
Cuff the Duke: Way Down Here [vinyl]
Cypress Hill: Rise Up
Destroyer: City of Daughters (reissue)
Destroyer: Streethawk: A Seduction (reissue)
Destroyer: Thief (reissue)
Devin the Dude: Suite 420
Dire Straits: Making Movies (vinyl reissue)
Doves: Best of (2-CD & DVD edition)
Efterklang: I Was Playing Drums/Me Me Me the Brick House (vinyl)
The Ettes: No Home (black vinyl)
The Ettes: No Home (clear vinyl)
Endtables: Endtables [vinyl]
Girl in a Coma: Vol. 2 - Adventures in Coverland (vinyl)
Glee Cast: Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna
Go Radio: Do Overs & Second Chances
Gotan Project: Tango 3.0
Grateful Dead: Crimson, White & Indigo: July 7 1989 JFK Stadium, Philadelphia (4-disc box set)
Horse Feathers: Thistled Spring [vinyl]
Jesus & Mary Chain: Darklands [vinyl reissue]
John Zorn & Fred Frith: Late Works
Kate Nash: My Best Friend Is You
Kottonmouth Kings: Long Live the Kings
La Strada: New Home
Lil Wayne: No Ceilings
Lou Rhodes: One Good Thing [vinyl]
Lovedrug: EP - Part I
Madlib: The Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Chalice All Stars
The Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs (6-LP box set vinyl reissue)
Mark Matos & Os Beaches: Words of the Knife (vinyl)
Medications: Completely Removed [vinyl]
Merle Haggard: I Am What I Am [vinyl]
Meth Ghost and Rae: Wu-Massacre (vinyl)
Modest Mouse: The Moon and Antarctica (2-LP vinyl 10th anniversary reissue)
Mr. Mister: Welcome to the Real World (remastered)
Nedry: Condors
Night Driving In Small Towns: Serial Killer
Ninjasonik: Art School Girls [vinyl]
Painted Hills: Painted Hills [vinyl]
Patsy Cline: Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963 (remastered)
Patton Oswalt: Werewolves and Lollipops (vinyl reissue with DVD)
Paul Weller: No Tears to Cry
Peter Gabriel: Scratch My Back (vinyl)
Pierre de Reeder: The Way That It Was (reissue)
Pipettes: Stop the Music
Plants and Animals: La La Land [vinyl]
The Ponys: Deathbed Plus Four
Prizzy Prizzy Please: Chroma Cannon (vinyl)
The Radio Dept.: Clinging To A Scheme
Relient K: The First Three Gears 2000-2003
Roky Erickson: True Love Cast Out All Evil [vinyl]
Rufus Wainwright: All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu [vinyl]
Scouting for Girls: Everybody Wants to Be on TV
Shelby Lynne: Tears, Lies, And Alibis
Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence (remastered)
Sixteen Cities: Sixteen Cities
Solvent: Loss For Words
Styx: Grand Illusion (remastered)
Sweet Apple: Love and Desperation [vinyl]
Toro Y Moi: Causers of This (with bonus tracks)
Trans Am: Thing [vinyl]
V.V. Brown: Travelling Like the Light
Various Artists: American Velvet: Tribute to the Velvet Underground
Various Artists: Heavy Sugar: Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B
Various Artists: Juke Joint Blues 2: Crazy With the Blues
Various Artists: Listen to the Voices: Sly Stone in the Studio 1965-70
Various Artists: Lovers from the Sky-Pop Psych Sounds from the Apple Era 1967-1969
Vince Guaraldi: Peanuts Portraits: Peanuts 60th Anniversary
Willie Nelson: Country Music
Wye Oak: My Neighbor / My Creator


also at Largehearted Boy:

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


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