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November 5, 2007

This Week's Interesting CD Releases (November 6th, 2007)

As the year winds down, the release lists get shorter and the discs I am highly anticipating and can truly recommend become fewer and fewer. This week's list of new releases is a great example of both. Team Love reissues the Bright Eyes live album, Motion Sickness (notable for covers of Feist's "Mushaboom" and Elliott Smith's "The Biggest Lie"), a disc I can wholly recommend, along with Hvarf/Heim by Sigur Ros, Richard Youngs' Autumn Response, and Grizzly Bear's Friend EP.

This week's other reissuess hold the true shine for me. Neko Case fans can revel in three reissues: Blacklisted, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (with bonus disc), and Furnace Room Lullaby. Secretely Canadian has remastered two albums by esteemed (yet unfairly obscure) psych-rocker Bobb Trimble: Harvest of Dreams and Iron Curtain Innocence (both with bonus tracks). One of my favorite singer-songwriters, Sarah Douger, is reissuing her 2005 album, Harper's Arrow.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

60 Watt Kid: 60 Watt Kid [cd]
Alexis Gideon: Flight of the Liophant [cd]
Angels & Airwaves: I-Empire [cd]
Antlers: In the Attic of the Universe [cd]
The Black Swans: Change [cd]
Blondie: No Exit (reissue) [cd]
Bobb Trimble: Harvest of Dreams (reissue with bonus tracks) [cd]
Bobb Trimble: Iron Curtain Innocence (reissue with bonus tracks) [cd]
Brad Laner: Neighbor Singing [cd]
The Brother Kite: Moonlight Race [cd]
By the End of Tonight/Tera Melos: Complex Full of Phantoms [cd]
Bright Eyes: Motion Sickness [cd]
Citay: Little Kingdom [cd]
Clipd Beaks: Hoarse Lords [cd]
The Cloud Room: Hey Now Now [cd]
David Byrne: Knee Plays [cd]
Demon Hunter: Storm the Gates of Hell [cd]
Dillinger Escape Plan: Ire Works [cd]
The Drift: Ceiling Sky [cd]
Evaporators: Gassy Jack and Other Tales [cd]
The Frantic: Audio & Murder [cd]
Gram Parsons: Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1 [cd]
Grizzly Bear: Friend EP [cd]
His Name Is Alive: Sweet Earth Flower: A Tribute to Marion Brown [cd]
Imani Coppola: The Black and White Album [cd]
Jay-Z: American Gangster [cd]
Jeremy Jay: Airwalker EP [cd]
John Williams: Music of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collectors Edition [cd]
Lisa Gerrard: Best of Lisa Gerrard [cd]
Merle Haggard: Legends of American Music: The Original Outlaw (box set) [cd]
Mike Bones: The Sky Behind the Sea [cd]
Minmae: Ya Te Vas? (reissue) [cd]
Minipop: New Hope [cd]
Monster Magnet: 4-Way Diablo [cd]
Mouse Fire: Wooden Teeth [cd]
Nas: Greatest Hits [cd]
Neko Case: Blacklisted (remastered) [cd]
Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (remastered with bonus tracks) [cd]
Neko Case: Furnace Room Lullaby (remastered) [cd]
Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full - CD/DVD Deluxe Edition [cd]
The Pine Hill Haints: Ghost Dance [cd]
Richard Youngs: Autumn Response [cd]
Sarah Dougher: Harper's Arrow(reissue) [cd]
Sigur Ros: Hvarf/Heim [cd]
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Solos, Sessions and Encores [cd]
Sun City Girls: Dulce (soundtrack) [cd]
Sun City Girls: Jack's Creek (reissue) [cd]
Swallows: Me With Trees Towering [cd]
Tokyo Police Club: Smith EP [cd]
Van Morrison: Still on Top: The Greatest Hits (remastered) [cd]
Various Artists: American Gangster (soundtrack) [cd]
Various Artists: The Best of the Jammys Volume Two [cd]
Various Artists: Safe Haven, A Benefit for Smyrc [cd]
The Wedding Present: Live 1987 [cd]
White Williams: Smoke [cd]
Zookeeper: Becoming All Things [cd]
Zookeeper: Zookeeper [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)