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June 23, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (June 24th, 2008)

Alejandro Escovedo releases his ninth solo album tomorrow, Real Animal, a disc he calls his most rocking solo effort yet.

Other discs I can strongly recommend include Sigur Ros's fifth album, Meo suo i eyrum vio spilum endalaust (With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly), Amos Lee's Last Days At the Lodge, Electric President: Sleep Well, Hercules And Love Affair's self-titled debut, and the Watson Twins' Fire Songs.

Among the week's reissues, Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville has been remastered and is repackaged with some unreleased songs and a bonus DVD (and is fresh off a 9.6 review at Pitchfork).

Among vinyl reissues is a red vinyl copy of the Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, a 180-gram edition of the Drive-By Truckers' Brighter than Creation's Dark, and even a repressing of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

What new releases have you excited this week? Are there any releases worth adding to the list?

this week's interesting CD releases:

Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal
Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal [vinyl]
Alphabeat: This Is Alphabeat (import)
Amos Lee: Last Days At the Lodge
Amos Lee: Last Days At the Lodge [vinyl]
The Anniversary: The Devil Is On Our Side: B-Sides and Rarities
Atmosphere: Sad Clown Bad Spring No. 12 EP
Babyshambles: Oh What a Lovely Tour (Live DVD and CD)
Be Your Own Pet: Get Damaged EP
Billy Idol: The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself (with bonus DVD)
The Black Kids: Hurricane Jane (import single)
Black Lips: We Did Not Know The Forest Spirit (reissue) [vinyl]
Blondie: Parallel Lines (deluxe edition)
Boris: Rock Dream [vinyl]
Calico Horse: Mirror
Camper Van Beethoven: Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty
Coffins: Buried Death [vinyl]
Crooked Still: Still Crooked
Cute Is What We Aim For: Rotation
Dennis Wilson: Pacific Ocean Blue (remastered) [vinyl]
Dolly Parton: Collector's Edition
Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation's Dark [vinyl]
Dwele: Sketches of a Man
Edwin McCain: Nobody's Fault But Mine
Electric President: Sleep Well
Fanatix: This Thing of Ours
Feelies: Only Life (reissue)
Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (limited edition import reissue) [vinyl]
George Jones: Collector's Edition
Goner: Rock 'N' Roll Always Forgets
Hacienda Brothers: Arizona Motel
Hadouken: Music for an Accelerated Culture (import)
Hercules And Love Affair: Hercules And Love Affair
Hercules And Love Affair: Hercules And Love Affair [vinyl]
Immortal Technique: The 3rd World
Jay Reatard: Singles 06-07 (remastered)
Jessie Baylin: Firesight
John Cale: Church of Anthrax (reissue)
Jon Foreman: Spring and Summer
Less Than Jake: GNV FLA
Less Than Jake: GNV FLA [vinyl]
Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville (remastered with bonus dvd)
Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville (remastered with bonus dvd) [vinyl]
Los Lonely Boys: Forgiven [vinyl]
Lou Lou & Guitarfish: Lou Lou & Guitarfish
Love as Laughter: Holy
Love as Laughter: Holy [vinyl]
Luke Doucet: Blood's Too Rich
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Party Intellectuals
MC5: Anthology 1965-1971 [vinyl]
Motley Crue: Saints of Los Angeles
Mudcrutch: Mudcrutch [vinyl]
N.E.R.D.: Seeing Sounds [vinyl]
Nurse With Wound: Huffin' Rag Blues
Pat Benatar: Ultimate Collection
People in Planes: Beyond the Horizon
Podington Bear: The Box Set (10-disc box set)
Podington Bear: The End
The Presets: This Boy's in Love (import single) [vinyl]
Raconteurs: Salute Your Solution (single) [vinyl]
Reckless Kelly: Bulletproof
Reckless Kelly: Bulletproof [vinyl]
Rocky Votolato: A Brief History EP [vinyl]
Rose Hill Drive: Moon Is the New Earth [vinyl]
Rose Hill Drive: Moon Is the New Earth
Ry Cooder: I, Flathead
RZA: Digi Snax
Sam Sparro: Sam Sparro
The Saturday Knights: Mingle
Scarlett Johnasson: Anywhere I Lay My Head [vinyl]
Seun Kuti & Egypt: 80 Disorient Records
Sigur Ros: Meo suo i eyrum vio spilum endalaust (With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly)
South: You Are Here [vinyl]
Steve Tyrell: Back to Bacharach
Tangerine Dream: The Vintage Years Anthology [vinyl]
Superchick: Rock What You Got
Thea Gilmore: Liejacker (import with bonus track)
Three 6 Mafia: Last 2 Walk
Three 6 Mafia: Last 2 Walk [vinyl]
Tom Tom Club: Dark Sneak Love Action (reissue)
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky (remastered)
Various Artists: Big Blue Ball
Various Artists: Big Blue Ball [vinyl]
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Quebec
Various Artists: The Ultimate Metallica Tribute (import)
Venetian Snares: Detrimentalist
Venetian Snares: Miss Balaton (single) [vinyl]
Warren Haynes: Warren Hayes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 8
Watermelon Slim: No Paid Holidays
Watson Twins: Fire Songs
Watson Twins: Fire Songs [vinyl]
Weezer: Weezer (Red Album) [vinyl]
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (reissue) [vinyl]
Withered: Folie Circulaire
Wombats: A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)