October 04, 2004
Tomorrow's Shopping Bag

The number of music releases of interest this week is almost overwhelming, but few entice me enough to buy them new. I'll be picking up Kimya Dawson's Hidden Vagenda because I simply adore everything she's done. After adding Tom Waits new release, Real Gone, and the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute, Under The Influence, I'll probably look for the rest of these releases in the used and cutout bins. Anything I should reconsider (or consider)? (A note: I found the new R.E.M. pretty underwhelming and very boring)

A Stone Roses dvd is out this week, and I'll be picking up a couple of copies of Fahrenheit 9/11 as Christmas gifts.

This week's interesting releases:

Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso UFO: Does the Cosmic Shepard Dream of Electric Tapirs [cd]
Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost (box set) [cd]
Beach Boys: Christmas with the Beach Boys (reissue) [cd]
Bloodthirsty Lovers: Delicate Seam [cd]
Blues Explosion: Damage (limited edition) [cd]
Blues Explosion: Damage (enhanced) [cd]
Brian Eno: Ambient 1: Music for Airports (reissue) [cd]
Brian Eno, Harold Budd: Ambient 2: Plateaux of Mirror (reissue) [cd]
Brian Eno: Ambient 4: On Land (reissue) [cd]
Cake: Pressure Chief [cd]
De La Soul: The Grind Date [cd]
Fatboy Slim: Palookaville (limited edition) [cd]
Guided By Voices: Half Smiles of the Decomposed (Japanese import, extra tracks) [cd]
Hope of the States: Lost Riots [cd]
Hot Snakes: Audit in Progress [cd]
Jay Bennett: Beloved Enemy [cd]
Kimya Dawson: Hidden Vagenda [cd]
Kiss: Gold: 1974-1982 - Sound+Vision (dvd) [cd]
The Late BP Helium: Amok [cd]
Liz Janes: Poison and Snakes [cd]
Marillion: Marbles [cd]
Matthew Sweet: Kimi Ga Suki [cd]
Merzbow: Merzbird [cd]
Minnie Driver: Everything I've Got In My Pocket [cd]
Q and not U: Power [cd]
R.E.M.: Around the Sun [cd]
R.E.M.: Around the Sun (special edition) [cd]
Robyn Hitchcock: Spooked [cd]
Scout Niblett: Uptown Top Ranking ep [cd]
Spacemen 3: Dreamweapon: An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music [cd]
Spacemen 3: Recurring [cd]
Tom Waits: Real Gone [cd]
Various Artists: A Very Special Christmas Collection (box set) [cd]
Various Artists: All Songs Considered [cd}
Various Artists: Fahrenheit 9/11 soundtrack [cd]
Various Artists: Mary Had a Little Amp [cd]
Various Artists: Songs And Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 [cd]
Various Artists: Napoleon Dynamite Soundtrack [cd]
Various Artists: String Quartet Tribute to Pixies [cd]
Various Artists: Under the Influence: Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd [cd]
William Shatner: Has Been [cd]

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights [dvd]
American Experience - RFK [dvd]
American Experience - The Kennedys (Complete Set) [dvd]
Badly Drawn Boy - Video Collection [dvd]
Body Snatchers [dvd]
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [dvd]
Cartoon Network Christmas - Yuletide Follies [dvd]
Chicago Bears - Super Bowl Shuffle [dvd]
A Christmas Carol [dvd]
Coupling:Complete Seasons 1 & 2 [dvd]
The Dame Edna Experience - The Complete Collection (Series 1/2 & Specials) [dvd]
Devo - Live in the Land of the Rising Sun [dvd]
Dr. Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas/Horton Hears a Who [dvd]
Fahrenheit 9/11 [dvd]
Farscape - The Complete Fourth Season [dvd]
Friday the 13th - From Crystal Lake to Manhattan (8 Movies) [dvd]
George W. Bushisms [dvd]
The History of Rock and Roll [dvd]
John Cale - Fragments of a Rainy Season [dvd]
Let's Bop With the Polecats [dvd]
Michael Moore Limited Edition DVD Collector's Set (Bowling for Columbine / The Big One) [dvd]
Saved! [dvd]
The Shawshank Redemption (Two-Disc Special Edition) [dvd]
Stone Roses [dvd]
Stranglers - Live 1978 in San Francisco [dvd]
Tanner '88 - Criterion Collection [dvd]

Posted by david on October 04, 2004

Q & Not U's new one is worth picking up.

Posted by: Keith TTIKTDA on October 4, 2004 08:05 AM

Holy Mole! Fragments of a Rainy Season on DVD! hot damn.

Posted by: [ juan ] on October 4, 2004 08:44 AM

Don't forget Bob Dylan's Chronicles comes out tuesday. Should be pretty interesting and insightful!

Posted by: Dustin Redding on October 4, 2004 12:32 PM

Be sure and pick up Dolorean's Violence In The Snowy Fields on Yep Roc. My pre-order came in a week ago and it's the best thing I've heard all year.

Posted by: heather on October 4, 2004 12:39 PM

You might consider Holly Williams' 'The Ones We Never Knew.' Granddaughter of Hank!

But yeah, the Dylan book first.

Posted by: Chris Neal on October 4, 2004 01:52 PM

... glad to see the Beach Boys Christmas album reissued. btw, just read that Mannheim Steamroller has released a new album with a new number and a remix of older favorites.

Posted by: Terry2 on October 4, 2004 02:41 PM

Can't wait for the Robyn Hitchcock -- it looks terrific. I'm also buying the R.E.M. despite all negative reviews, and possibly the "Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the 80s Underground" compilation.

Posted by: Alia on October 4, 2004 03:57 PM

I already have the Kimya Dawson album. It's been available via K Records mailorder for a few weeks. Unlike her last three solo records, it's a studio album, but it still doesn't sound too polished compared to her other stuff.

At the very least, that power ballad version of "Anthrax" is just awesome. I think it's superior to the original.

Posted by: _ on October 4, 2004 08:13 PM

Brian Eno: Ambient 4: On Land (reissue) is the seminal Eno album. A true miracle. It'll change your life.

Posted by: DEFEAT BUSH! VOTE KERRY on October 4, 2004 09:30 PM

I'm going to pick up that new Jay Bennett album hoping that he figures out how to catch lightening in a bottle again. I'm sure I'll be as dissatisfied as I have been with his other solo releases.

The new R.E.M., to me, is muuuuuch less boring than their previous two releases.

Posted by: mrw on October 4, 2004 10:24 PM

the new hot snakes is exceedingly worthy- if you were remotely a fan of their first two albums (or jehu), its worth it. looking forward to the q¬u and tom waits albums.

Posted by: micah on October 5, 2004 04:01 PM
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