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March 21, 2007

This Week's Interesting CD & DVD Releases

Two of this week's music releases are exceptional enough to possibly end up on my year-end list of favorite albums. Andrew Bird's Armchair Apocrypha is simply amazing, missing him last week was one of my biggest disappointments at SXSW. Low's Drums and Guns is yet another stellar release from the Minnesota group. From what i've heard already, I can definitely recommend the new albums by LCD Soundsystem, Panda Bear, Rose Kemp, the Ponys, the Pierces, and Land of Talk. Modest Mouse and Ted Leo both also have new releases this week.

Adult.: Why Bother? [cd]
Alan Lomax: Spanish Recordings: Mallorca - Balearic Islands [cd]
Asleep at the Wheel: Reinventing the Wheel [cd]
Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha [cd]
BeatleJazz: All You Need [cd]
Bill Callahan: Diamond Dancer (single) [cd]
Chinese Stars: Listen to Your Left Brain [cd]
Cibo Matto: Pom Pom: The Essential Cibo Matto [cd]
Depeche Mode: Black Celebration (remastered with bonus tracks and DVD) [cd]
Depeche Mode: Construction Time Again (remastered with bonus tracks amd DVD) [cd]
Drawing Voices: Drawing Voices [dvd]
El-P: I'll Sleep When You're Dead [cd]
Ellen Allien: Other Side: Berlin (W/Dvd) [cd]
Foreign Islands: Restart Now [cd]
Hail Social: Modern Love & Death [cd]
I'm From Barcelona: Let Me Introduce My Friends [cd]
J Dilla: Ruff Draft [2xCD] [cd]
Jesse Malin: Glitter In The Gutter [cd]
Joss Stone: Introducing Joss Stone [cd]
Joy Electric: The Otherly Opus [cd]
Justine Electra: Soft Rock [cd]
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid: Tongues [cd]
King Kong: Buncha Beans [cd]
Land of Talk: Applause Cheer Boo Hiss [cd]
LCD Soundsystem: Sound Of Silver [cd]
Locust: New Erections [cd]
Low: Drums And Guns [cd]
Miguel Migs: Those Things [cd]
Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank [cd]
Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (deluxe edition) [cd]
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Abattoir Blues Tour (2CD+2DVD) [cd]
A Northern Chorus: Millions Too Many [cd]
Palomar: All Things Forest [cd]
Panda Bear: Person Pitch [cd]
Pierces: Thirteen Tales of Love & Revenge [cd]
The Ponys: Turn The Lights Out [cd]
Radical Face: Ghost [cd]
Red Crayola: Soldier-Talk [cd]
Robert Gomez: Brand New Towns [cd]
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers: No More Beautiful World [cd]
Rose Kemp: A Hand Full of Hurricanes [cd]
RTX: Western Xterminator [cd]
Secretary Bird: Secretary Bird [cd]
Stephen Marley: Mind Control [cd]
The Storys: The Storys [cd]
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists: Living With The Living [cd]
Tracey Thorn: Out Of The Woods [cd]
Vandaveer: Grace & Speed [cd]
Various Artists: This Is Rockabilly Clash [cd]
Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard: Last of the Breed [cd]
The Willowz: Chautauqua [cd]
Willy Mason: If The Ocean Gets Rough [cd]
The Zincs: Black Pompadour [cd]

DVD releases:

My DVD preorders consisted of a couple of gifts for my wife: Decemberists: A Practical Handbook, and Joan of Arcadia - The Second Season. For myself, I am headed out today to pick up Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations as well as the documentary, Motherland Afghanistan.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations [dvd]
Batman Beyond - Season Three (DC Comics Classic Collection) [dvd]
Batman Beyond, Seasons 1-3 (DC Comics Classic Collection) [dvd]
Blood Diamond (Two-Disc Special Edition) [dvd]
The Bridesmaid [dvd]
Burning Annie [dvd]
Cheers - The Complete Eight Seasons [dvd]
Cheers - The Complete Eighth Season [dvd]
Christy - The Complete Series [dvd]
Come Early Morning [dvd]
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (Uncensored) [dvd]
Criminal Minds - The First Season [dvd]
Deadliest Catch - Season 1 [dvd]
Decemberists: A Practical Handbook [dvd]
The Ed Wood Collection - A Salute to Incompetence [dvd]
Ellen Alien: Other Side: Berlin (2pc) (W/CD) [dvd]
Eragon (Two-Disc Special Edition) [dvd]
Eureka Seven, Volume 6 (Episodes 23-26) [dvd]
First Born [dvd]
Going to Pieces: The Rise & Fall of the Slasher [dvd]
The Hunt [dvd]
IGPX - Complete Season 2 Collection (Toonami Edition) [dvd]
JAG (Judge Advocate General) - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
Joan of Arcadia - The Second Season [dvd]
Justice League Unlimited, Seasons 1-2 (DC Comics Classic Collection) [dvd]
Justice League Unlimited - Season Two (DC Comics Classic Collection) [dvd]
Kong - Animated Series Gift Set [dvd]
Masters of Horror - Pro-Life [dvd]
Maude - The Complete First Season [dvd]
McHale's Navy - Season One [dvd]
Medium - The Complete First Season [dvd]
Miami Vice - Season Four [dvd]
Miami Vice - Season Three [dvd]
The Milton The Monster Show - The Complete Series [dvd]
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Vol. 7 (Special Collector's Edition) [dvd]
Motherland Afghanistan [dvd]
Mute Math: Flesh And Bone Electric Fun [dvd]
My Country My Country [dvd]
Mythbusters - Mega Movie Myths [dvd]
Naked City - Criterion Collection [dvd]
National Geographic - Inside North Korea [dvd]
The Nativity Story [dvd]
NewsRadio - The Complete Fifth Season [dvd]
Numb3rs - The Complete First Season [dvd]
R. Kelly: Live - The Light It Up Tour [dvd]
Re-Animator [dvd]
Rocky Balboa [dvd]
Run's House - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 [dvd]
Scrapped Princess - Anime Legends Complete Collection [dvd]
Sleeper Cell - American Terror - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
Some Things That Stay [dvd]
Stan Lee Presents - The Condor [dvd]
Trapped [dvd]
The Wild Wild West - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
Wondrous Oblivion [dvd]
Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 [dvd]