April 05, 2004
Tomorrow's Shopping Bag

It's a good week for album releases. I'm most excited about getting the new Elf Power and Of Montreal in my hands. Here's what I'll be picking up tomorrow:

Radiohead: Com Lag 2 + 2 = 5 (enhanced) (cd)
Of Montreal: Satanic Panic In The Attic (cd)
Elf Power: Walking With The Beggar Boys (cd)
Various Artists: Anticon Sampler (cd)
Calexico: Convict Pool EP (cd)
Ben Kweller: On My Way (cd)

I'll buy these if they are heavily discounted or in the used bin:

Modest Mouse: Good News For People Who Love Bad News (cd)
Bottle Rockets: "Brand New Year" (cd)
Bottle Rockets: Leftovers (cd)
Jonathan Richman: Back In Your Life (import reissue) (cd)
Carl Perkins: Dance Album (with extra tracks) (cd)
Manta Ray: Estratexa (cd)
Atom & His Package: Hair: Debatable (cd)
Carla Bozulich: I'm Gonna Stop Killing (cd)
They Might Be Giants: Indestructible Object EP (cd)
Tortoise: It's All Around You (cd)
Seachange: Lay Of The Land (cd)
The Butchies: Make Yr Life (cd)
Throbbing Gristle: Mutant Tg (cd)
Mum: Nightly Cares (import single) (cd)
Elysian Fields: Fields That Dream Your Name (cd)

I can understand pop (idol) culture icons, but this is ridiculous???:

William Hung: Inspiration (cd with bonus dvd)

Okay folks, you know the drill. Remind me of something I should be buying or considering, or open my eyes to something I'm missing that is worth previewing.

Posted by david on April 05, 2004

obvious, but still made me chuckle: the title of "Remyxomatosis."

meanwhile, if you go in for his kinda thing, i've read that Ron Sexsmith's new album (due out tomorrow) is either his best ever or just more of the same.

Posted by: matt on April 5, 2004 09:19 AM

Elf Power and Of Montreal -- both excellent.

Posted by: stereogum on April 5, 2004 11:52 AM

God, that William Hung album is so frikkin bad I can see it going to number one. Sean over at Said the Gramaphone has "I Believe I Can Fly" by Hung, and at first it's funny, but twice now I've hit 1:48 before shutting it off. He sounds like he's in so much pain that it's absolutely killing him.

Posted by: caley on April 5, 2004 12:09 PM

the new Shannon Wright album comes out tomorrow, and the new Jens Lekman EP.

Posted by: troy steele on April 5, 2004 12:23 PM

I came across this


Posted by: earl on April 5, 2004 01:36 PM

All the other top 40 music is awful, too, so I am not particularly surprised about the William Hung CD.

Posted by: sugarmama on April 5, 2004 02:20 PM

I think it's an import, but the Tindersticks best of is out today.

Posted by: Jeff on April 5, 2004 03:51 PM

freaks and geeks dvd anyone? jeez!

Posted by: RSL on April 6, 2004 04:41 PM

The Damnwells "Bastards of the Beat" came out this week. At times it sounds like Wilco/Whiskeytown/Gin Blossoms/Replacements. The drummer was in Whiskeytown and played on "Stranger's Almanac".

Posted by: chip on April 7, 2004 11:06 AM
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