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November 13, 2006

This Week's Interesting CD & DVD Releases

My music preorder was a no-brainer this week. Joanna Newsom's Ys has become my favorite album of the year. The dream team that included Van Dyke Parks' orchestral arrangements, Steve Albini's engineering and Jim O'Rourke's mastering (not to mention Newsom's songwriting and ethereal voice) has truly created a heavenly masterpiece.

With my birthday Wednesday, I am under house orders not to pick up anything else until then, lest I disappoint family and friends. Luckily, I already have most of the other discs that highly interest me this week.

Wrens fans can rejoice in the official reissues of Secaucus and Silver (finally), and the 19-disc Clash singles box set is also released tomorrow. Laura Gibson's If You Come to Greet Me was a pleasant surprise of the discs I already have, and I can't recommend Christine Fellows' Paper Anniversary enough.

What are you picking up this week?

CD releases:

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO: Day Before the Sky Fell in [cd]
Akon: Konvicted [cd]
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: So Divided [cd]
Army of Anyone: Army of Anyone [cd]
Art Brut: Nag Nag Nag Nag (cd single) [cd]
Bonk: Bonk against Nothing [cd]
Bonnie Prince Billy: Cold & Wet (cd single) [cd]
Built to Spill: Ultimate Alternative Wavers (reissue) [cd]
Christine Fellows: Paper Anniversary [cd]
The Clash: The Singles (19-disc box set) [cd]
Current 93\OM: Inerrant Rays of Infallible Sun (cd single) [cd]
Damien Rice: 9 [cd]
Dat Rosa Mel Apibus: White Magic (out November 14th)
- "The Light" [mp3]
Depeche Mode: Best of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1 (CD/DVD) [cd]
Emmylou Harris & Carl Jackson: I've Always Needed You [cd]
The Game: The Doctor's Advocate [cd]
Graham Coxon: Love Travels at Illegal Speeds [cd]
Green Pajamas: The Night Races Into Anna [cd]
- "Looking for Heaven" [mp3]
HIM: Uneasy Listening 1 [cd]
Iggy Pop: Where the Faces Shine (box set) [cd]
Incredible Bongo Band: Bongo Rock [cd]
Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt (reissue with bonus tracks) [cd]
Joan Osborne: Pretty Little Stranger [cd]
Joanna Newsom: Ys [cd]
Johnny Cash: At San Quentin (Legacy Edition) [cd]
The Knife: Like a Pen (cd single) [cd]
Ladybug Transistor: Here Comes the Rain [cd]
Laura Gibson: If You Come to Greet Me [cd]
Love Tractor: Before & After Christmas [cd]
Marah: Sooner or Later in Spain (bonus DVD) [cd]
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris: Real Live Roadrunning [cd]
Math and Physics Club: Math and Physics Club [cd]
Nanci Griffith: Ruby's Torch [cd]
Neil Young: Live at the Fillmore East [cd]
Neil Young: Live at the Fillmore East (CD/DVD) [cd]
Nickel Creek: Reasons Why: The Very Best (CD + DVD) [cd]
Paybacks: Love Not Reason [cd]
Red Krayola: Red Gold [cd]
Sublime: Everything Under The Sun (box set) [cd]
Tahiti 80: Fosbury [cd]
Tenacious D: Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (soundtrack) [cd]
Various Artists: 24: Season 4 & 5 (soundtrack) [cd]
Various Artists: A Brokedown Melody [cd]
Various Artists: Do It Again : A Tribute to Pet Sounds [cd]
Various Artists: ESL Remixed: The 100th Release of ESL Music [cd]
Various Artists: Fast Food Nation: Music From & Inspired By Motion (soundtrack) [cd]
Various Artists: Karaoke: Southern Rock Hits 1 [cd]
Various Artists: Rhythms del Mundo: Cuba [cd]
Various Artists: Soul Jazz Records Presents New York Noise, Vol. 3 [cd]
Voxtrot: Your Biggest Fan
- "Trouble" [mp3]
Wrens: Secaucus (reissue) [cd]
Wrens: Silver [cd]
Yusuf: An Other Cup [cd]

Unfortunately, birthday shopping rules apply to DVDs as well, but I have added the Strangers with Candy film and the Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man documentary to my shopping list.

DVD releases:

3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 6 [dvd]
49 Up [dvd]
Accepted (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
Adventures of Superman - The Complete Fifth and Sixth Seasons [dvd]
Angel - Seasons 1-5 [dvd]
Angora Ranch [dvd]
Arrested Development - Seasons 1-3 [dvd]
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas [dvd]
The Best Of The Electric Company - Volume 2 [dvd]
Black Books - The Complete First and Second Series [dvd]
Black Books - The Complete Second Series [dvd]
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story [dvd]
Brothers of the Head [dvd]
Christmas Evil [dvd]
Churchill's Bodyguard [dvd]
Columbo - The Complete Sixth and Seventh Seasons [dvd]
Conversations with Other Women [dvd]
C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation - The Complete Sixth Season [dvd]
C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation - Seasons 1-6 [dvd]
Darshan the Embrace [dvd]
The Da Vinci Code (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition) [dvd]
Family Guy - Volumes 1-4 [dvd]
Family Guy, Vol. 4 (Season 4: Part 2) [dvd]
Forbidden Planet (Ultimate Collector's Edition) [dvd]
Friends - The Complete Series Collection [dvd]
Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie - The Conqueror of Shamballa (Limited Edition) [dvd]
Full Metal Panic!, Vol. 1: The Second Raid - Starter Set [dvd]
Futurama - Seasons 1 - 4 [dvd]
The Golden Girls - The Complete Sixth Season [dvd]
The Green Mile (Two-Disc Special Edition) [dvd]
The Groomsmen [dvd]
The Hamburg Cell [dvd]
Hate Crime [dvd]
He Changed Our World - Steve Irwin Memorial Tribute [dvd]
Home Improvement - The Complete Fifth Season [dvd]
Homicide Life on the Street - Complete Series Megaset [dvd]
The Jammys, Vol. 1 [dvd]
John Tucker Must Die [dvd]
Joyeux Noel (Widescreen) [dvd]
King Kong (3 Disc Deluxe Extended Edition) [dvd]
King of the Hill - Seasons 1 - 6 [dvd]
Lassie [dvd]
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man [dvd]
Little Britain - The Complete Third Series [dvd]
Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman - The Complete Fourth Season [dvd]
Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman - The Complete Seasons 1-4 [dvd]
Looney Tunes - Golden Collection, Volume Four [dvd]
Looney Tunes - Spotlight Collection Vol. Four [dvd]
Lupin the 3rd 1-5 Movie Pack [dvd]
Masters of Horror - John Mcnaughton - Haeckel's Tale [dvd]
Millennium - Seasons 1-3 [dvd]
NBA Detroit Pistons 1989 Champions - Born to Be Bad [dvd]
NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
Northern Exposure - The Complete Fifth Season [dvd]
Oldboy (Three-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition) [dvd]
Poster Boy [dvd]
Quantum Leap - The Complete Fifth Season [dvd]
Paul McCartney - The Space Within US [dvd]
Piece By Piece [dvd]
The Pretender - Seasons 1 - 4 [dvd]
Reba: Season 4 [dvd]
Roswell - Seasons 1-3 [dvd]
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol [dvd]
The Shield - Seasons 1-4 [dvd]
Six Feet Under - The Complete Series Gift Set [dvd]
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days [dvd]
Stargate SG-1 - Seasons 1-9 [dvd]
Stolen [dvd]
Strangers with Candy [dvd]
That Girl - Season 2 [dvd]
Tiefland [dvd]
Too Cool for Christmas [dvd]
University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Collector's Edition (College Football's Greatest Games) [dvd]
Who Killed the Electric Car? [dvd]
Widespread Panic; Earth to Atlanta: Live at the Fox Theatre 2006 [dvd]
The Wild Blue Yonder [dvd]
The X-Files - Seasons 1 - 9 [dvd]