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August 25, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (August 26th, 2008)

With over a decade between album releases, the Verve's fourth album, Forth, gets its US release tomorrow, and is also available in a double-album vinyl package that also includes the CD.

Matthew Sweet's Sunshine Lies is my most anticipated release from the king of power pop. The album features contributions from Susannah Hoffs of the Bangles as well as longtime collaborators Richard Lloyd, Ric Menck, and others.

I am also looking forward to hearing Farscape, the collaboration between Klaus Schultze and Lisa Gerrard.

Among the week's other new releases, I can definitely recommend Electric Touch's self-titled album, The Gabe Dixon Band's self-titled release, Woodhands' Heart Attack, and Jonatha Brooke's The Works

The week's reissues include the self-titled album from Hindu Love Gods (Warren Zevon fronting a Michael Stipe-less REM) and several Alice Cooper reissues.

What new releases can you recommend this week?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (reissue)
Alice Cooper: Lace and Whiskey (reissue)
Alice Cooper: Muscle of Love (reissue)
Awesome Color: Electric Aborigines [vinyl]
Backyard Tire Fire: The Places We Lived
BB King: One Kind Favor
Bill Frisell: Lookout For Hope (reissue)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: B.R.M.C. (reissue with bonus tracks)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Take Them On On Your Own (reissue with bonus tracks)
Blues Traveler: North Hollywood Shootout
Cliff Richard: They Said It Wouldn't Last: My 50 Years in Music (import 8-disc box set)
Coldplay: Viva La Vida (import single)
Cordero: De Donde Eres
Delta Spirit: Ode to Sunshine
Dengue Fever: Escape from Dragon House (reissue) [vinyl]
DragonForce: Ultra Beatdown
Duchess Says: Anthologie des 3 Perchoirs
Duffy: Mercy (import single)
Electric Touch: Electric Touch
Emmylou Harris: Last Date (reissue)
Eva Cassidy: Somewhere
Fratellis: Look Out Sunshine! (import single)
The Gabe Dixon Band: The Gabe Dixon Band
The Game: LAX
Glasvegas: Daddy's Gone (import single)
Hindu Love Gods: Hindu Love Gods (reissue)
Jan & Dean: The Complete Liberty Singles
Jason Boland and the Stragglers: Comal County Blue
JJ Grey & Mofro: Orange Blossoms
John Zorn: John Zorn's Masada: Live in New York City, 1994 (reissue)
Johnny Cash & George Jones: Live at the Louisiana Hayride: Johnny Cash & George Jones
Jonatha Brooke: The Works
Jorge Ben: Jorge Ben (reissue)
Jupiter One: Jupiter One
Kawabata Makoto and Michishita Shinsuke: Basement Echo
Klaus Schultze & Lisa Gerrard: Farscape
Ladyhawke: Paris Is Burning (import single)
Led Zeppelin: Mothership (remastered 4-disc box set) [vinyl]
Little Feat: Join the Band
Matthew Sweet: Sunshine Lies
Matthew Sweet: Sunshine Lies (LP version with bonus CD and bonus tracks) [vinyl]
Merzbow: Dolphin Sonar
Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Motorhead: Motorizer
Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter: Old Records Never Die: The Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter Anthology
Polysics: We Ate the Machine/Karate House [vinyl]
Pop Levi: Never Never Love
Raine Maida: Hunter's Lullaby
Rocket from the Crypt: All Systems Go, Vol. 3
The Silent Years: The Globe
Solange Knowles: Sol-Angel and The Hadley Street Dreams
Slipknot: All Hope Is Gone
System and Station: A Nation of Actors
Thriving Ivory; Thriving Ivory
Tom Carter: Shots at Infinity 1
Tom Carter: Shots at Infinity 2 [vinyl]
Tomer Yosef: Laughing Underground
Tussle: Cream Cuts
Various Artists: A Brief History Of The Blues
Various Artists: City of God (reissue) [vinyl]
Various Artists: The Grapes of Wrath/Live from the Minnesota Opera World Premiere
Various Artists: The Motown Collection (11-disc box set)
Various Artists: Notwave [vinyl]
The Veronicas: Hook Me Up
The Verve: Forth
The Verve: Forth (box set with CD and vinyl double LP
The Week That Was: The Week That Was
Woodhands: Heart Attack

also at Largehearted Boy:

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