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September 29, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (September 30th, 2008)

The Jesus and Mary Chain 4-CD box set of b-sides and rarities, The Power of Negative Thinking, is my favorite new release this week.

From the releases I have already heard, I can also strongly recommend Ani DiFranco's Red Letter Year, Dungen's 4, Gemma Hayes' Hollow of Morning, Madlib's WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip, and the Vivan Girls' self-titled album

Aside from the Jesus and Mary Chain release, box sets are plentiful this week, including Nina Simone's To Be Free, Philip Glass's Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective, and the Miles Davis 50th Anniversary Kind of Blue (2-CDS&DVD&LP) (reissue with bonus tracks).

Holiday albums are becoming more plentiful every week, this week's assortment includes Christmas releases by the Archies, Faith Hill, Melissa Etheridge, and the Flecktones' Jingle All the Way.

The most interesting reissue this week is the remastered U2 live album, Under a Blood Red Sky.

What new music releases can you recommend this week? Have I left anything worthwhile off the list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Absentee: Victory Shorts
Amon Amarth: Twilight of the Thunder God (box set with bonus tracks)
Amy Grant: The Christmas Collection
Anberlin: New Surrender(USB stick)
Ani DiFranco: Red Letter Year
The Archies: The Archies Christmas Album featuring Betty & Veronica
Asylum Street Spankers: What? And Give Up Show Biz?
Barbara Morgenstern: Come to Berlin EP (vinyl)
Bayside: Live at the Bayside Social Club
Bayside: Shudder
Beaujolais: Love at Thirty
Ben Folds: Way To Normal (CD&DVD) (CD&DVD&LP) (vinyl)
Blood Ceremony: Blood Ceremony
Bob Dylan: The Best of Bob Dylan (reissue)
Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs:The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (vinyl)
Bomb the Bass: Future Chaos (vinyl)
Buena Vista Social Club: Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall (2-LP vinyl)
Chairlift: Does You Inspire You
Cold War Kids: Loyalty to Loyalty (vinyl)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Clearwater Revival (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Pendulum (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Willy and the Poor Boys (remastered with bonus tracks)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: So Far (reissue)
The Cure: The Document (CD&DVD)
Dear and the Headlights: Drunk Like the Bible Times
Dungen: 4
Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves: Roll with You (vinyl)
Enigma: Seven Lives Many Faces
Faith Hill: Joy To The World
Firesign Theatre: Box of Danger: The Complete Nick Danger Casebook (4-CD box set)
Flecktones: Jingle All the Way
Gemma Hayes: Hollow of Morning
The Gentle Guest: We Are Bound To Save Some Souls Tonight
Grateful Dead: Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 (CD&DVD)
Hayden: In Field & Town (vinyl)
The Iguanas: If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times
Innerpartysystem: Innerpartysystem (vinyl)
Jack White & Alicia Keys: Another Way to Die (vinyl single)
Jack's Mannequin: The Glass Passenger (CD&DVD) (vinyl)
James Morrison: Songs for You, Truths for Me
James Taylor: Covers
Jennifer Hudson: Jennifer Hudson
Jesus and Mary Chain: The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities
Jim "Kimo" West: Kimo's Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas
Jimi Hendrix: Band Of Gypsys (limited edition vinyl reissue)
Joseph Arthur: Temporary People
Joshua Radin: Simple Times
Juan McLean: Simple Life (vinyl single)
Kinky: Barracuda
Koushik: Out My Window
La Rocca: Ok Okay
Large Professor: Main Source
Le Switch: And Now... Le Switch
Lesley Roy: Unbeautiful
Lou Reed: Through the Years: New York 1983 - Spain 2004 (import)
Madlib: WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip
Mary-Chapin Carpenter: Come Darkness Come Light: Twelve Songs Christmas
Matt Mays & El Torpedo: Terminal Romance
Medeski Martin and Wood: Radiolarians 1
Megadeth: Anthology: Set the World Afire
Melissa Etheridge: A New Thought For Christmas
Mercury Rev: Snowflake Midnight
Miles Davis: 50th Anniversary Kind of Blue (2-CDS&DVD&LP) (reissue with bonus tracks)
Murs: Murs for President (CD&DVD)
Musee Mecanique: Hold This Ghost
Neal Morse: Lifeline
Nightwatchman: The Fabled City
Nikki Costa: Pebble to a Pearl (vinyl)
Nina Simone: To Be Free (4-CD box set)
NWA: Family Tree
Oasis: Shock of the Lightning (import single)
People Under The Stairs: Fun DMC
Pete Seeger: At 89
Philip Glass: Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective (10-CD box set)
Polysics: We Ate The Machine
Populous & Short Stories: Drawn in Basic
Ramones: Brain Drain (reissue)
Restavrant: Returns to the Tomb of Guiliano Medidici
Restiform Bodies: TV Loves You Back (vinyl)
Roots Manuva: Slime & Reason (vinyl)
Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll (4-CD box set)
Samuel Markus: New Dawn
Semi Precious Weapons: We Love You
Simon Collins: U-Catastrophe //
Taj Mahal: Maestro
T.I.: Paper Trail
Todd Rundgren: Arena
Tori Amos: Live at Montreux 1991-1992
Travis: Ode to J. Smith
Trivium: Shogun (with DVD)
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky (remastered deluxe edition) (CD only)
Ultravox: Rage in Eden (remastered)
Undertones: An Anthology (2-CD import)
Undertones: Get What You Need
Various Artists: Frank Zappa's Jukebox
Various Artists: Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock
Various Artists: Hip-Hop Nursery Rhymes
Various Artists: Ladies of Christmas - Country Christmas
Various Artists: Nightmare Revisited
Various Artists: Notwave Sampler Vol. 2 (vinyl)
Various Artists: Les Paul & Friends-A Tribute To A Legend
Various Artists: Putumayo Kids Presents: Sesame Street Playground
Various Artists: Repo! The Genetic Opera
Various Artists: Rock N Rolla (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Take Me To The River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 (import 3-CD box set)
Vivan Girls: Vivian Girls
The Western States Motel: Painted Birds Flying in the Orange Mirror Sun
Whitley: The Submarine
Willoughby: I Know What You're Up To
XX Teens: Welcome To Goon Island (vinyl)

also at Largehearted Boy:

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