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September 15, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (September 16th, 2008)

Dressy Bessy releases its fourth album, Hollerandstomp tomorrow, yet another classic collection of hook-y pop gems from the band.

A couple of other discs stand out among the week's music releases. Cory Chisel's Cabin Ghosts EP is reissued and well worth picking up for anyone who missed its limited summer release. Jessica Lea Mayfield's With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt is an impressive debut from the 18 year-old singer-songwriter who has drawn comparisons to Mazzy Star and Neko Case.

Other discs I have heard and can strongly recommend this week include Amanda Palmer's (of the Dresden Dolls) Who Killed Amanda Palmer, venerable songwriter Charlie Louvin's Steps to Heaven, Dead Confederate's Wrecking Ball, James' Hey Ma, Passion Pit's Chunk of Change, and War Tapes' self-titled EP.

The new Streets album, The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed is released in the UK today, and sees its US release on October 7th.

If you have children, Lisa Loeb' kids album, Camp Lisa, might be worth checking out.

Reissues available this week include vinyl editions of Damon & Naomi's More Sad Hits (remastered) and Daniel Johnston's 1990/Artistic Vice

What new music releases can you recommend this week?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Al Stewart: Sparks of Ancient Light
All that Remains: Overcome
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Christmas with the Chipmunks
Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer
Asteroid No. 4: These Flowers of Ours
Avenged Sevenfold: Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
Ben Taylor: The Legend Of Kung Folk Part 1 (The Killing Bite)
Beth Orton: Trailer Park (Legacy Edition) (import with bonus disc)
Blessid Union of Souls: Close To The Edge
Bob Geldof: Deep in The Heart of Nowhere (reissue)
Boston: Boston (vinyl reissue)
Boston Spaceships: Brown Submarine (vinyl)
Brandi Carlile: Brandi Carlile Live in Boston (iTunes only)
Brass Bed: Midnight Matinee
The Break and Repair Method: Milk the Bee
Brimstone Howl: We Came in Peace
Buckcherry: Black Butterfly (vinyl)
Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (vinyl reissue)
Charlie Louvin: Steps to Heaven
Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood (vinyl)
Cory Chisel: Cabin Ghosts EP
Courteneers: St. Jude
The Cure: Hypnagogic States EP
Damon & Naomi: More Sad Hits (remastered vinyl)
Daniel Johnston: 1990/Artistic Vice (vinyl reissue)
Darius Rucker: Learn to Live
Dead Confederate: Wrecking Ball
DJ Muggs vs. Plant Asia: Pain Language
Dressy Bessy: Hollerandstomp (vinyl)
Everything But the Girl: 90's Collection
Gary Louris & Mark Olson: Ready for the Flood (import)
Gasman: Superlife
George Clinton: George Clinton and Some Gangsters of Love
Hacienda: Loud Is the Night
The Girls: Yes, No, Yes, No
Ice Cube: The Essentials
James: Hey Ma
Jem: Down to Earth
Jessica Lea Mayfield: With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt
John Lennon: Imagine (vinyl reissue)
John Zorn: Filmworks XX: Sholem
Johnny Cash: 16 Biggest Hits (vinyl reissue)
Jonezetta: Cruel to Be Young
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson: Rattlin' Bones
Keller Williams: Live
Laika and the Cosmonauts: Cosmopolis
Leona Naess: Thirteens
Lindsey Buckingham: Gift of Screws
Lisa Loeb: Camp Lisa
The Lollipop Shoppe: Just Colour (remastered)
Lonelyhearts: Disaster Footage at Night
Loreena McKennit: The Journey Begins (4-disc box set)
Marc Broussard: Keep Coming Back
Matt Wertz: Under Summer Sun
Mother Mother: O My Heart
The Music: Strength in Numbers
Ne-Yo: Year of the Gentleman (vinyl)
Nelly: Brass Knuckles
Noah and the Whale: Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down
Passion Pit: Chunk of Change
Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix

Peter Garland: Three Strange Angels
Physics of Meaning: Snake Charmer & Destiny at the Stroke of Midnight
Portugal, the Man: Censored Colors
Psykup: We Love You All
Punchline: Just Say Yes
Radioactive Man: Growl
Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It
The Rhinos: In Rhi-Fi
Robin and Linda Williams: Buena Vista
Roger McGuinn: Live from Spain (vinyl only)
Simian Mobile Disco: FABRICLIVE 41
Smiths: Hang the DJ: The Very Best of the Smiths (remastered import)
The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed (import)
Talkdemonic: Eyes at Half Mast (vinyl)
Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw
TK Webb & the Visions: Ancestor (vinyl)
Tom Verlaine: Dreamtime (reissue)
Tom Verlaine: Words from the Front
Unknown Component: In Direct Communication
Unwritten Law: Live & Lawless
Various Artists: Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins
Various Artists: Holiday Slow Jams
Various Artists: The Imus Ranch Record
Vibracathedral Orchestra: My Gate's Open Tremble by My Side
War Tapes: War Tapes EP
Yelle: Pop-Up (vinyl only)
Yoshie Fruchter: Pitom

also at Largehearted Boy:

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