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July 23, 2007

This Week's Interesting CD Releases

John Vanderslice is simply one of my favorite singer-songwriters.His smart lyrics combined with spot-on production make every JV release a highlight of my musical year. Emerald City is out tomorrow, and since its arrival has spent more time in my CD player than any other album. John Vanderslice albums always start strong and finish even stronger, as with his previous releases I was blown away by my first listen, and appreciate Emerald City even more with each repeated spin.

Other new albums I can highly recommend this week include Bishop Allen's long anticipated The Broken String, Tegan and Sara's The Con, and the Simpsons movie soundtrack (even though I haven't heard it yet).

Reissues released this week include MF Doom's MM.. Food? (with a bonus live DVD); two Harvey Milk discs, Pleaser and My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Could Be; and Sebadoh's indie classic The Freed Man (remastered with bonus tracks).

Have I left anything noteworthy off the list? What new music releases can you recommend this week?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Against Me!: New Wave [cd]
Alamo Race Track: Black Cat John Brown [cd]
Billy Bob Thornton: Beautiful Door [cd]
Bishop Allen: The Broken String [cd]
Brian Setzer & The Nashvillains: Red Hot & Live! [cd]
Chet Atkins & Les Paul: Chester & Lester [cd]
Circus Devils: Sgt. Disco [cd]
Deadverse Massive, Vol. 1: Dalek Rarities 1999-2006 [cd]
Dilettantes: 101 Tambourines [cd]
Doors: Live In Boston [cd]
The Eat: It's Not the Eat, It's the Humidity [cd]
Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton: What Is Free to a Good Home [cd]
Garbage: Absolute Garbage [cd]
Harvey Milk: My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Could Be [cd]
Harvey MIlk: Pleaser [cd]
Jason Holstrom: The Thieves of Kailua [cd]
John Vanderslice: Emerald City [cd]
Johnny Cash: The Great Lost Performances [cd]
Juliette & the Licks: Four on the Floor [cd]
The Lonely H: Hair [cd]
Lovemakers: Misery Loves Company [cd]
Manic Street Preachers: Send Away the Tigers [cd]
MF Doom: MM..Food? (reissue with bonus DVD) [cd]
Mountain: Masters of War [cd]
Peter Himmelman: The Pigeons Couldn't Sleep [cd]
Portugal, the Man: Church Mouth [cd]
Prince: Planet Earth [cd]
Robbers On High Street: Grand Animals [cd]
Saturday Looks Good to Me: Cold Colors EP [cd]
Sebadoh: The Freed Man (remastered with bonus tracks) [cd]
Silverchair: Young Modern [cd]
Slayer: Christ Illusion (with bonus DVD) [cd]
Sum 41: Underclass Hero [cd]
Tegan & Sara: The Con [cd]
Talib Kweli: Ear Drum [cd]
The Thrills: Teenager (import) [cd]
Tiny Vipers: Hands Across The Void [cd]
Trey Anastasio: The Horseshoe Curve [cd]
UNKLE: War Stories [cd]
Various Artists: Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (soundtrack) [cd]
Various Arists: Friday Night Lights: Original Television Soundtrack [cd]
Various Artists: Monsters of Rock: Platinum Edition [cd]
Various Artists: The Simpsons Movie (soundtrack) [cd]
Waylon Jennings: The Essential Waylon Jennings [cd]
Waylon Jennings: Never Say Die: The Complete Final Concert [cd]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Is Is EP [cd]
Yusuf Islam: Yusuf's Cafe Session [cd]

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