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January 22, 2007

This Week's Interesting CD & DVD Releases

This week, the music world sees its first huge release week of the year. The Shins get another chance to "change your life" this week (if they haven't already) with their Wincing the Night Away album. The other two huge indie rock releases this week worth checking out are Of Montreal's Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? and Deerhoof's Friend Opportunity.

Beyond the big three albums, releases by Alisdair Roberts, Fujiya & Miyagi, Julie Doiron, Kristin Hersh, Pinback frontman Rob Crow, Six Parts Seven and You Am I and three Boredoms reissues and a Paul Weller box set combine with many others to make this week's music shopping a potentially expensive proposition.

What are you picking up this week?

The Affair: Yes Yes To You [cd]
Alisdair Roberts: Amber Gatherers [cd]
Animal Collective: People EP [cd]
Arbouretum: Rites Of Unconvering [cd]
Berg Sans Nipple: Along the Quai [cd]
Boredoms: Super Roots Vol. 1 (reissue) [cd]
Boredoms: Super Roots Vol. 3 (reissue) [cd]
Boredoms: Super Roots Vol. 5 (reissue) [cd]
The Bird & The Bee: The Bird & The Bee [cd]
Bonnie Prince Billy: Lay & Love (single) [cd]
The Broken West: I Can't Go on I'll Go on [cd]
Brothers Martin: Brothers Martin [cd]
Camera Obscura: If Looks Could Kill (single) [cd]
Carey Ott: Lucid Dream [cd]
Catch & Release: Catch & Release [cd]
Chris Garneau: Music for Tourists [cd]
Clinic: Visitations [cd]
Cooper Temple Clause: Make This Your Own (import) [cd]
Damien Jurado: Gathered in Song EP [cd]
David Kilgour: The Far Now [cd]
David Vandervelde: Moonstation House Band [cd]
Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity [cd]
The Earlies: The Enemy Chorus [cd]
Echo & the Bunnymen: The Very Best of Echo & The Bunnymen: More Songs to Learn and Sing (remastered) [cd]
Exploding Star Orchestra: We Are All From Somewhere Else [cd]
Faces: The Definitive Rock Collection [cd]
Field Music: Tones of Town (import) [cd]
Fratellis: Flathead EP [cd]
Fujiya & Miyagi: Transparent Things [cd]
Ghost: In Stormy Nights [cd]
The Good, The Bad & The Queen: The Good, The Bad & The Queen [cd]
The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Kingdom of Doom (import single) [cd]
Grateful Dead: Live at the Cow Palace: New Years Eve 1976 [cd]
Herbert: 100 Lbs (reissue with bonus disc) [cd]
John Mellencamp: Freedom's Road [cd]
John Wiese: Soft Punk [cd]
Julie Doiron: Woke Myself Up [cd]
Keane: Bad Dream Pt.1 (single) [cd]
Keane: Bad Dream Pt.2 (import single) [cd]
Kristin Hersh: In Shock (import single) [cd]
Kristin Hersh: Learn To Sing Like A Star [cd]
Lee Hazlewood: Cake Or Death [cd]
Lovers: Sleep with Heat [cd]
Macromantics: Moments in Movement [cd]
Madeline: Slow Bang [cd]
Menomena: Friend And Foe [cd]
Mew: Frengers [cd]
Moe: Conch [cd]
Mum: Peel Sessions [cd]
New Young Pony Club: Ice Cream (enhanced single) [cd]
Nine Horses: Money for All [cd]
Nurse & Soldier: Marginalia [cd]
Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? [cd]
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Damo Suzuki: Please Heat This Eventually [cd]
Paul Weller: Hit Parade [cd]
Paul Weller: Hit Parade (box set) [cd]
Permanent Me: After the Room Clears [cd]
Pete Townshend: The Definitive Collection [cd]
Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane: Rough Mix (remastered) [cd]
Piebald: Accidental Gentleman [cd]
Placebo: Meds [cd]
Rafter: Music for Total Chickens [cd]
Rob Crow: Living Well [cd]
The Shins: Wincing The Night Away [cd]
Six Parts Seven: Casually Smashed To Pieces [cd]
The State Champs: The State Champs [cd]
Tim Hecker: Radio Amor [cd]
Two Lone Swordsmen: Emissions Audio Output, Vol. 1 [cd]
Various Artists: Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (soundtrack) [cd]
Various Artists: 2007 Grammy Nominees [cd]
Various Artists: Forever Changing: The Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973 (box sets) [cd]
Various Artists: Stones Throw Ten Years (with bonus CD) [cd]
Vietnam: Vietnam [cd]
The View: Hats Off to the Buskers (import) [cd]
Yes: The Definitive Rock Collection [cd]
You Am I: Convicts [cd]

having already seen Jesus Camp, my music preorder was limited to the Criterion Collection editionYojimbo & Sanjuro - Two Films By Akira Kurosawa.

DVD releases:

Alvin and the Chipmunks - A Chipmunk Valentine [dvd]
Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen [dvd]
Avatar The Last Airbender - Book 2 Earth, Vol. 1 [dvd]
Beat Kings: The History of Hip Hop [dvd]
Beyond Reality - The First Season [dvd]
Brokeback Mountain (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) [dvd]
Chicago Bulls 1991 NBA Champions - Learning to Fly [dvd]
Cocaine Cowboys [dvd]
Cowboy del Amor [dvd]
Crooks [dvd]
Don't Knock the Rock / Rock Around the Clock [dvd]
Fiddler on the Roof (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [dvd]
The FIFA 2006 World Cup Film - The Grand Finale [dvd]
The Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol. 1 [dvd]
FLCL - Ultimate Edition DVD Collection [dvd]
The Guardian [dvd]
Hopeless Pictures: Season 1 [dvd]
Invincible Iron Man [dvd]
Jacknife [dvd]
Jesus Camp [dvd]
John Pinette / I'm Starvin' [dvd]
Kyo Kara Maoh: Season 2, Vol. 2 [dvd]
Marvel Animated Features Gift Set [dvd]
McLuhan's Wake [dvd]
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny: Volume 06 [dvd]
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Vol. 6 Special Edition [dvd]
Monsters And Madmen (The Haunted Strangler / Corridors of Blood / The Atomic Submarine / First Man into Space) - Criterion Collection [dvd]
The Puffy Chair [dvd]
Return of the Thundering Herd - The Story that Inspired "We Are Marshall" [dvd]
Robert Mitchum - The Signature Collection (Angel Face / Macao / The Sundowners / Home from the Hill / The Good Guys and the Bad Guys / The Yakuza) [dvd]
The Room [dvd]
Sanjuro - Criterion Collection [dvd]
Saw III (Unrated Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
School for Scoundrels [dvd]
Sherrybaby [dvd]
Solty Rei Starter Set [dvd]
Spin [dvd]
This Film Is Not Yet Rated [dvd]
Troubled Waters [dvd]
Very Best of One Step Beyond [dvd]
Walker, Texas Ranger - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
The Waltons - The Complete First Four Seasons [dvd]
The Waltons - The Complete Fourth Season [dvd]
Welcome to Durham [dvd]
Yojimbo - Criterion Collection [dvd]
Yojimbo & Sanjuro - Two Films By Akira Kurosawa - Criterion Collection [dvd]

see also:

previous release lists