September 20, 2004
Tomorrow's Shopping Bag

This week's releases look slim, but bear in mind that I skimmed over the list while on vacation. I preordered Devendra Banhart's Niņo Rojo, the Regina Spektor record and Thalia Zedek's new release. What have I missed, and what on my list can you recommend?

This week's releases I'm buying or adding to my watchlist:

Devendra Banhart: Niņo Rojo [cd]
The Black Spoons: My Dear Radium [cd]
Bloc Party: Bloc Party EP [cd]
Luka Bloom: Before Sleep Comes [cd]
The Clash: London Calling: The Legacy Edition (bonus cd) [cd]
Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Delivery Man [cd]
The Cramps: How To Make a Monster [cd]
Dwarves: Dwarves Must Die [cd]
Al Franken: O'Franken Factor Factor: Very Best of O'Franken [cd]
Green Day: American Idiot [cd]
Orin Hatch & Star Saylor: Orrin Hatch's Christmas Eve (reissue) [cd]
Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama: There Will Be a Light [cd]
Angie Heaton: Let It Ride [cd]
Junior Boys: Last Exit (bonus cd) [cd]
Karate: Pockets [cd]
Buddy Miller: Universal United House of Prayer [cd]
Papercuts: Mockingbird [cd]
Jonny Polonsky: Power of Sound [cd]
Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters Remixed [cd]
Silkworm: It'll Be Cool [cd]
Sonic Youth/Mats Gustafsson: Hidros 3 (To Patti Smith) [cd]
Regina Spektor: Soviet Kitsch [cd]
Various Artists: Ultimate Soul Christmas [cd]
Visqueen: Sunset on Dateland [cd]
Saul Williams: Saul Williams [cd]
Thalia Zedek: Trust Not Those in Whom Without Some Touch of Madness [cd]

American Pimp (Raw Outtakes and the Hard Truth Edition with Official CD Soundtrack) [dvd]
Bruce Hornsby & Friends [dvd]
The Complete Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes Collection [dvd]
Depeche Mode - Devotional [dvd]
Felicity - The First Three Complete Seasons (Freshman-Junior Years) [dvd]
La Dolce Vita (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [dvd]
Mean Girls (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Mr. Show - The Complete Series (Seasons 1 - 4) [dvd]
Mr. Show - The Complete Fourth Season [dvd]
Ray Charles Live - In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony [dvd]
Star Wars Trilogy (Fullscreen Edition) [dvd]
Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]

Posted by david on September 20, 2004

since you listed it again, it's my duty to tell you to pick up the new Silkworm album again.

Posted by: troy steele on September 20, 2004 01:32 AM

the new Costello is definitely worth a buy if it's cheap. Not a 19 dollar CD to be sure, but Bedlam and Country Darkness are pretty much worth 5 bucks on their own, and the rest of the CD can make up for another 3 or 4.

Posted by: Keith TTIKTDA on September 20, 2004 01:56 AM

You should definitely pick up Last Exit. If you don't have an inbuilt aversion to synth pop, you're bound to love it.

Posted by: Abraham on September 20, 2004 08:23 AM

Also I believe the new Masada Birthday Series comes out.. The Daniel Johnston tribute album... New Royal Trux album... Coffee and Cigarettes DVD.. new Lemony Snicket book...

Posted by: David Willems on September 20, 2004 08:55 AM

I will definitely be buying the new Costello c.d. I wanted to like "North" a lot more than I ended up liking it. I'm hopeful with "Delivery Man".

I seem to be prefering all the old school stuff anyway. Whatever. I'm just one bummed out person lately...

Posted by: kelly on September 20, 2004 10:10 AM

um, orrin hatch? a xmas album?

Posted by: sparky on September 20, 2004 10:32 AM

I don't like 'Delivery Man' quite as well as 'When I Was Cruel,' but much better than 'North.' The title track is my own favorite. The Buddy Miller album is also very good.

It's awfully expensive, but Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes can't be beaten.

Posted by: Chris Neal on September 20, 2004 11:03 AM

Green Day anyone?

Posted by: Nik on September 20, 2004 11:42 AM

I'll also be buying Costello's classical album tomorrow. Why? Because I'm just a retarded completist. Actually, I saw it performed at Lincoln Center a few months back and it was quite enjoyable.

Posted by: mrw on September 20, 2004 12:27 PM

Nik! THANK YOU for reminding me of the new Green Day Album.

It's actually quite good!

Posted by: Keith TTIKTDA on September 20, 2004 01:06 PM

RE: Green Day

just saw them rip through the whole album here in chicago and it gets a big ol' thumbs-up from me. but then what do i know? i actually think "tommy" and "quadrophenia" have coherent story-lines...

Posted by: tankboy on September 20, 2004 02:36 PM

as far as dvds, the first season of 'popular' will be out tomorrow. what i saw of the show was dark and funny--a complete satire of 'dawson's creek', et al.

Posted by: on September 20, 2004 06:57 PM

like clockwork as the fall approaches i turn to jazz - try brad mehldau's newest...

Posted by: mike on September 21, 2004 08:37 AM

there is a young band out of montreal that just released their debut on tuesday - the arcade fire - add them to your list if you don't already have it...

Posted by: arty mcjazz on September 22, 2004 04:35 PM
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