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July 21, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (July 22nd, 2008)

Former Jam and Style Council frontman Paul Weller releases his latest solo effort, 22 Dreams, stateside tomorrow, a disc that features guest appearances by Noel Gallagher, Graham Coxon, and others.

Other albums I can strongly recommend include the Avett Brothers' Second Gleam, Benji Hughes' debut double album A Love Extreme, Bodies of Water's A Certain Feeling, Faun Fables' A Table Forgotten EP, Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh's self-titled album, and PAS/CAL's Raised on Mathew, Mark, Luke & Laura.

For the literary minded indie rock fan, Chamber Music: James Joyce collects Mercury Rev, the Minus 5, Kinski, and others interpreting James Joyce's 1907 collection of poems. Best of Janis Ian - The Autobiography Collection, also available tomorrow, can be sen as the soundtrack to the singer-songwriter's autobiography, Society's Child (out Thursday, look for a Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay from Janis Ian then).

The 9 4AD remastered SACD albums by Dead Can Dance share the reissue spotlight this week with remastered editions of U2's Boy, October, and War (all available as single CDs, with bonus CD, and on vinyl). Julie Doiron's Loneliest in the Morning, an album I truly adore, is also reissued this week with bonus tracks.

this week's interesting CD releases:

Avett Brothers: Second Gleam
Avett Brothers: Second Gleam [vinyl]
Azeda Booth: In Flesh Tones
Beck: Modern Guilt [vinyl]
Benji Hughes: A Love Extreme
Billy Bragg: Mr. Love & Justice [vinyl]
Black Kids: Partie Traumatic
Black Kids: Partie Traumatic [vinyl]
Black Diamond Heavies: A Touch of Someone Else's Class [vinyl]
Bodies of Water: A Certain Feeling
Bodies of Water: A Certain Feeling [vinyl]
Boris: Smile [vinyl]
Brendan Canning and Broken Social Scene Presents…: Something For All of U
Brian Jonestown Massacre: Just Like Kicking Jesus EP
Buddy Guy: Skin Deep
Buffalo Killers: Let It Ride
Buffalo Killers: Let It Ride [vinyl]
Candlebox: Into the Sun
Captain Beefheart: It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper
Christopher Titus: Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding
The Classic Crime: The Silver Cord
Clientele: That Night a Forest Grew
Crosby Stills Nash & Young: CSNY/Deja Vu Live
CSS: Donkey
Danny Aiello: Live from Atlantic City
David Bowie: Live in Santa Monica '72
Dawn Chorus: Florida St. Serenade
Dead Can Dance: Aion (remastered)
Dead Can Dance: Dead Can Dance (remastered)
Dead Can Dance: Garden of the Arcane Delights (remastered)
Dead Can Dance: Into the Labyrinth (remastered)
Dead Can Dance: Serpent's Egg (remastered)
Dead Can Dance: Spiritchaser (remastered)
Dead Can Dance: Spleen and Ideal (remastered)
Dead Can Dance: Toward the Within (remastered)
Dead Can Dance: Within the Realm of a Dying Sun (remastered)
Doap Nixon:Doap Nixon Sour Diesel
Dr. Dog: Easy Beat (reissue) [vinyl]
Dr. Dog: Fate
Dr. Dog: Fate [vinyl]
Eliza McCarthy: Dreams of Breathing Underwater
Faun Fables: A Table Forgotten EP
¬°Forward, Russia!: Life Processes
F*cked Up: Year of the Pig (reissue with bonus tracks)
Futureheads: This Is Not the World [vinyl]
Gentleman Auction House: Alphabet Graveyard
Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh: Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh
Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh: Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh [vinyl]
Hell Rell: Black Mask & Gloves (The Ruga Edition)
High Places: 03/07 - 09/07
Ida Maria: I Like You So Much Better When (import single)
Individuals: Fields/Aquamarine
Jay Reatard/ Deerhunter: Split 7"
Janis Ian: Best of Janis Ian - The Autobiography Collection
Julie Doiron: Loneliest in the Morning (reissue with bonus tracks)
Lackthereof: Your Anchor
Loved Everything, Anything, Nothing
Lee Ranaldo: Countless Centuries Fled into the Distance [vinyl]
Lex Land: Orange Days on Lemon Street
Low vs Diamond: Low vs Diamond
Low vs Diamond: Low vs Diamond [vinyl]
Lustmord: Other
Menahan Street: Band [vinyl]
MIA: Redsoul (single) [vinyl]
Miley Cyrus: Breakout
Mutlu: Livin' It
Nine Inch Nails: The Slip (CD release)
One Day As A Lion: One Day As A Lion
Pacific!: Reveries
Pas/Cal: Raised on Mathew, Mark, Luke & Laura
Patti Smith: Original Album Classics (import box set)
Paul Weller: 22 Dreams
PJ Harvey: Rid of Me (reissue) [vinyl]
Samantha Crain: Confiscation
Scott Walker: Til the Band Comes In (import reissue)
Sloan: Parallel Play [vinyl]
Sunfold: Toy Tugboats
Tea Keaf Green: Raise Up the Tent
Timmy Curran: Word Of Mouth
U2: Boy (remastered with bonus disc)
U2: Boy (remastered) [vinyl]
U2: October (remastered with bonus disc)
U2: October (remastered with bonus disc)
U2: War (remastered with bonus tracks)
U2: War (remastered) [vinyl]
Various Artists: Chamber Music: James Joyce
Various Artists: Chamber Music: James Joyce [vinyl]
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Reggae Around the World
Various Artists: Video Games Live, Vol. 1

also at Largehearted Boy:

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