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October 1, 2007

This Week's Interesting CD Releases

Bruce Springsteen returns this week with a new album, Magic. This week Sony releases a 3-disc career retrospective of another American music legend, Bob Dylan.

Other releases I can recommend this week include Division Day's debut full-length, Beartrap Island, Mobius Band's Heaven, Richard Hawley's Lady's Bridge, and the Sadies' New Seasons. Carol Bui's Everyone Wore White and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' 100 Days, 100 Nights are simply two of my favorite albums of the year.

Notable reissues this week include two more discs in Rhino's Depeche Mode remaster series (both with bonus DVD), Exciter and Ultra.

My winter holiday mix CD is slowly taking shape, with help from YoYo Kids' Yo It's Christmas and my favorite holiday disc of the year so far, Yep Roc's Oh Santa! (which includes tracks by Marah, Apples in Stereo, the Moaners, and the Minus 5). Over the Rhine gets festive with Snow Angels, a collection of ten original holiday songs.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

1900s: Cold & Kind [cd]
Annie Lennox: Songs of Mass Destruction [cd]
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Scared Famous [cd]
Blanche: Little Amber Bottles [cd]
Bob Dylan: Dylan (3-disc box set) [cd]
Boddicker: Big Lionhearted and The Gallant Man [cd]
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Magic [cd]
Cake: B-Sides and Rarities [cd]
Carol Bui: Everyone Wore White [cd]
Chuck Prophet: Soap and Water [cd]
Christian Kiefer and Jefferson Pitcher: To All Dead Sailors [cd]
The Cult: Born Into This [cd]
Darlene Love: It's Christmas, Of Course [cd]
Dashboard Confessional: The Shade of Poison Trees [cd]
David Bowie: The Buddha of Suburbia (reissue) [cd]
David Byrne: Live from Austin, Texas [cd]
Depeche Mode: Exciter (remastered with bonus DVD) [cd]
Depeche Mode: Ultra (remastered with bonus DVD) [cd]
Division Day: Beartrap Island [cd]
Doug Sahm: Live from Austin TX [cd]
Eliza Gilkyson: Live from Austin TX [cd]
Erasure & Cyndi Lauper: Storm Chaser EP [cd]
Faith Hill: The Hits [cd]
Flying: Faces of the Night [cd]
Frightened Rabbits: Sing the Greys [cd]
Future Rock: Gears [cd]
Greg Summerlin: All Done in Good Time [cd]
Ike & Tina Turner: The Ike & Tina Turner Story (3-CD box set) [cd]
iLIKETRAiNS: Elegies to Lessons Learnt [cd]
J.J. Cale: Rewind: The Unreleased Recordings [cd]
Japancakes: Giving Machines [cd]
John Fogerty: Revival [cd]
John Ralston: Sorry Vampire [cd]
Kevin Michael: Kevin Michael [cd]
Matchbox Twenty: Exile on Mainstream [cd]
Merle Haggard: The Bluegrass Sessions [cd]
Mick Jagger: Very Best of Mick Jagger [cd]
Mobius Band: Heaven [cd]
Most Serene Republic: Population [cd]
Over the Rhine: Snow Angels [cd]
Peabo Bryson: Missing You [cd]
Peanut Butter Wolf: Peanut Butter Wolf Presents 2K8: B-Ball Zombie War [cd]
Pete Seeger: Broadsides: Songs and Ballads [cd]
Pieta Brown: Remember the Sun [cd]
Pipettes: We Are the Pipettes [cd]
PJ Harvey: White Chalk [cd]
Richard Hawley: Lady's Bridge [cd]
Ryan Bingham: Mescalito [cd]
The Sadies: New Seasons [cd]
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights [cd]
Siouxie: Mantaray [cd]
Sondre Lerche: Dan in Real Life (soundtrack) [cd]
The Spill Canvas: No Really, I'm Fine [cd]
Stereophonics: Pull the Pin (import) [cd]
Tim Williams: When Work Is Done [cd]
Various Artists: Heavy Metal (box set) [cd]
Various Artists: Oh Santa! New & Used Christmas Classics [cd]
Various Artists: Randy and the Mob [cd]
Yellow Swans: At All Ends [cd]
We Are Wolves: Total Magique [cd]
YoYo Kids: Yo It's Christmas [cd]

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)