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October 6, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases October 7th, 2008)

I have been streaming tracks for the last week from Bob Dylan's latest album in his "bootleg" series, Tell Tale Signs: the Bootleg Series Vol. 8, and am looking forward to picking up a copy of the 2-disc release tomorrow. I only wish I could afford the $100+ deluxe edition, which comes with a bonus CD, along with a 150 page book with artwork of every 7" Dylan has ever released.

With Christmas (and the end of the year) approaching, the release weeks get deeper and deeper. The new Antony and the Johnsons EP, Another World, is a wonderful teaser for the band's new album. Other new music releases I can strongly recommend include Castanets' City of Refuge, Deerhoof's Offend Maggie, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons' Inside The Human Body, Her Space Holiday's XOXO, Panda and The New Kid Revival, Jolie Holland's The Living and the Dead, Juana Molina's Un Dia, Kate Gaffney's The Coachman, Lambchop's OH (ohio), Land of Talk's Some Are Lakes, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's Not Animal, Marnie Stern's This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That, Oasis' Dig Out Your Soul, Rachael Yamagata's Teeth Sinking Into Heart, and The Streets' Everything Is Borrowed. What a wonderful week to be an indie music fan...

As unique a Christmas album as will be released this year is Julian Koster's Singing Saw at Christmastime (and yes, the Music Tapes' founder does play a singing saw on the album). More traditional holiday albums this week come from George Strait, Mannheim Steamroller, and the rockabilly renditions of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's The Ultimate Christmas Collection.

Four Black Sabbath remastered albums head up the reissue list this week: Dehumanizer, Heaven & Hell, Live Evil, Mob Rules (all available on vinyl as well as CD).

Two Brian Eno/Robert Fripp collaborations are reissued this week, Evening Star, No Pussyfooting, along with MF Doom's MF Doom: Operation Doomsday.

What new releases have you excited?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Agathe Max: This Silver String
All-American Rejects: Move Along (vinyl)
Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer (vinyl)
Annuals: Such Fun (vinyl)
Antony & The Johnsons: Another World EP (vinyl)
Bella Morte : Beautiful Death
Big & Rich: Big & Rich's Super Galactic Fan Pak, Vol. 2
Black Sabbath: Dehumanizer (remastered) (vinyl)
Black Sabbath: Heaven & Hell (remastered) (vinyl)
Black Sabbath: Live Evil (remastered) (vinyl)
Black Sabbath: Mob Rules (remastered) (vinyl)
Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs: the Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (deluxe edition)
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp: Evening Star (reissue)
Brian Eno & Ribert Fripp: No Pussyfooting
Brian Setzer Orchestra: The Ultimate Christmas Collection
Castanets: City of Refuge (vinyl)
Catfish Haven: Devastator (vinyl)
Charlie Pickett: Bar Band Americanus: The Best of Charlie Pickett And...
The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium
Crooked Fingers: Forfeit/Fortune (with DVD)
Cruiserweight: Big Bold Letters
Crystal Antlers: Crystal Antlers EP (reissue)
CYNE: Pretty Dark Things
Damon Aaron: Highlands (vinyl)
Daniel Martin Moore: Stray Age
Deerhoof: Offend Maggie (vinyl)
Department of Eagles: In Ear Park (vinyl)
Devin the Dude: Hi Life
Devin the Dude: Landing Gear (vinyl)
Duncan Lloyd: Seeing Double (import)
Earthless: Live At Roadburn
El Guincho: Alegranza (reissue)
Elliott Yamin: My Kind of Holiday
Eulogies: Tempted To Do Nothing EP
Ezra Furman and the Harpoons: Inside The Human Body
F*cked Up: The Chemistry of Common Life (vinyl)
The Gaslight Anthem: Sink or Swim (vinyl)
George Strait: Classic Christmas
Godhead: At the Edge of the World
Grails: Doomsdayer's Holiday
Gregory & The Hawk: Moenie and Kitchi
Hauschka: Ferndorf
Her Space Holiday: XOXO, Panda and The New Kid Revival
Hot Lava: Lavalogy
I Set My Friends on Fire: Those We Leave Behind
Japanese Motors: Japanese Motors (vinyl)
Jay Nash: The Things You Think You Need
Jay Reatard: Matador Singles '08 (vinyl)
Jolie Holland: The Living and the Dead
Juana Molina: Un Dia
Julian Koster: Singing Saw at Christmastime
Justin Townes Earle: The Good Life
Kate Gaffney: The Coachman
King Tuff: Was Dead (vinyl)
KMFDM: Extra - Volume 3
Lambchop: OH (ohio)
Land of Talk: Some Are Lakes (vinyl)
The Legendary Pink Dots: Plutonium Blonde
Little Ones: Morning Tide
Lou Reed: Berlin (Original Soundtrack)
Mannheim Steamroller: Christmasville
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's: Animal! (vinyl)
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's: Not Animal
Mariane Faithfull: Live at the BBC (import)
Marnie Stern: This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That
Matt Hires: Live From The Hotel Café EP
MF Doom: Operation Doomsday (reissue) (vinyl)
Michelle Williams: Unexpected
Mt. Eerie: Lost Wisdom
New Radiant Storm King: Drinking in the Moonlight
Notwist: Boneless (vinyl single)
Oasis: Dig Out Your Soul (with bonus DVD) (2-LP vinyl)
Pale Young Gentlemen: Black Forest (tra la la)
Paul Heaton: The Cross Eyed Rambler
The Pretenders: Break Up the Concrete
Pretty & Nice: Get Young
Primeridian: Da Mornin Afta
Rachael Yamagata: Teeth Sinking Into Heart (vinyl)
Rig 1: Above the Tree Line West of the Periodic
Rise Against: Appeal to Reason
Robin Guthrie: 3:19 Bande Originale du Film (soundtrack)
Rosebuds: Life Like (vinyl)
Sarah McLachlan: Closer (2-CD deluxe edition)
Say Anything: ...Is a Real Boy (vinyl)
Senses Fail: Life Is Not a Waiting Room
Skeletons: Money (vinyl)
Slaraffenland: Sunshine EP
Spinto Band: Moonwink (vinyl)
Squeeze: The Complete BBC Sessions (import)
The Status: So This Is Progress
The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed (vinyl)
Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra: Secrets of the Sun
Tesla: Forever More
These Are Powers: Taro Tarot
These Are Powers: Terrific Seasons
These Arms Are Snakes: Tail Swallower and Dove (vinyl)
Various Artists: Otto: Or, Up With Dead People (soundtrack) (vinyl)
Various Artists: XL Recordings: The First Chapters
Women: Women (vinyl)
Wu-Tang Clan: Soundtracks From the Shaolin Temple
Yo! Majesty: Futuristically Speaking…

also at Largehearted Boy:

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