October 18, 2004
Tomorrow's Shopping Bag

This week's key release for me is the new Elliott Smith album, from a basement on a hill, so I'll be picking that up along with the new Le Tigre, and The Music's new album, Welcome to the North. The holiday albums are tempting, but I can pick them up after the holidays for a couple of bucks each. What else can you recommend? How about the new Ted Leo? Am I missing anything?

Among the DVD releases, it will be hard to resist the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' concert and video collection, Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow, SCTV's volume two, and the complete series of Greg the Bunny.

Releases this week that caught my eye:

Air: Surfing on a Rocket ep [cd]
Alfie (soundtrack) [cd]
Broadway - The American Musical (PBS Series) (box set) [cd]
Charley Patton: Devil Sent the Rain Blues: Complete Recordings [cd]
Doug Gillard: Salamander [cd]
El-P: Collecting the Kid (limited edition) [cd]
Elliott Smith: from a basement on the hill [cd]
The Gourds: Blood of the Ram [cd]
Green Pajamas: Ten White Stones [cd]
Guitar Wolf: Rock N Roll Etiquette (remastered with extra tracks) [cd]
Jason Falkner: Bliss Descending ep [cd]
Jimmy Eat World: Futures (Bonus CD) [cd]
John Wesley Harding: It Happened One Night & It Never Happened at All (reissues) [cd]
Le Tigre: This World [cd]
Peter Murphy: Unshattered [cd]
The Music: Welcome to the North [cd]
Quasar Wut-Wut: Taro Sound [cd]
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists: Shake the Sheets [cd]
Various Artists: Bataclan 72 [cd]
Various Artists: Classic Rockin Christmas [cd]
Various Artists: Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon [cd]
Various Artists: A Very Unschooled Christmas [cd]
Zutons: Who Killed the Zutons? [cd]
William Hung: Hung for the Holidays [cd]

50 First Dates (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Arrested Development: Season One [dvd]
Creature from the Black Lagoon - The Legacy Collection (Creature from the Black Lagoon / Revenge of the Creature / The Creature Walks Among Us) [dvd]
David Bowie: A Reality Tour [dvd]
Ed Wood (Special Edition) [dvd]
Fat Girl - Criterion Collection [dvd]
Going Upriver - The Long War of John Kerry [dvd]
Greg the Bunny - The Complete Series [dvd]
Invisible Man - The Legacy Collection (The Invisible Man/Invisible Man Returns/Invisible Agent/Invisible Woman/Invisible Man's Revenge) [dvd]
The Mummy - The Legacy Collection (The Mummy/Mummy's Hand/Mummy's Tomb/Mummy's Ghost/Mummy's Curse) [dvd]
Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special [dvd]
SCTV, Volume 2 [dvd]
SpongeBob SquarePants - The Complete 2nd Season [dvd]
Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Seasons 1-7 [dvd]
Straw Dogs [dvd]
Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow [dvd]
Xena Warrior Princess - Season Five [dvd]

Posted by david on October 18, 2004

While the Elliott Smith disc is definitely my "must-buy" of the week, the new Ted Leo is amazing. One of those records that grow on you with each listen. Highly, highly recommended.

Posted by: satellite on October 18, 2004 08:22 AM

Yeah i love the new Ted Leo too. Probably his best one yet.

Posted by: systemflow on October 18, 2004 08:27 AM

The Swell Maps reissues come out on Secretly Canadian tomorrow as well... and those are quite wonderful albums, friends.

Posted by: Paul on October 18, 2004 08:29 AM

Also, please to see there's at least one other Greg the Bunny fan in the world.

(but the hyperlink is wrong)

Posted by: Paul on October 18, 2004 08:32 AM

The new Ted Leo is amazing. I have been a long time fan, but I think Ted has outdone himself with this album.

Posted by: bryan on October 18, 2004 09:52 AM

I'm very curious about the Ted Leo myself. And 'Greg the Bunny' is whoopass, of course.

Posted by: Chris Neal on October 18, 2004 11:11 AM

yeah the new ted leo is outstanding. i, um, acquired it months ago, but came across a local independant record store selling the new disc this weekend a few days before the official street date so i threw down my cash to make a consumer vote in mr leo's honor...

Posted by: tankboy on October 18, 2004 11:23 AM

Well I'm glad you have Ed Wood on there, because it might just be the greatest movie ever made.

Posted by: Mike Neuman on October 18, 2004 12:14 PM

Ted Leo has got Album of the Year honors wrapped up with me. His new disc is utterly amazing. I've had it for two months now and still bought a copy. 'Nuff said.
I'll be picking up that new one by The Music tomorrow for sure.

Posted by: information leafblower on October 18, 2004 03:01 PM

Oh -- those Mummy classics sound just right for Halloween!

Posted by: Terry on October 18, 2004 07:35 PM

I'd consider Arrested Development FAR more esential a release than pretty much anything else on that list.

Posted by: troy steele on October 20, 2004 01:22 PM
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