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January 5, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (January 6th, 2009)

Scotland's Glasvegas finally releases its self-titled debut album stateside tomorrow after garnering rave reviews in the UK. The album appeared on may "best of 2008" music lists, and seems destined to dominate 2009's lists as well.

My shopping list is pretty short, dominated by the vinyl editions of Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion, Hacienda's Loud Is the Night, and Starflyer 59's Dial M.

The Gourds' Haymaker! is the lone other new disc I have heard that I can wholly recommend from this week's music releases, along with the reissue of Chatham County Line's debut self-titled album.

What new releases can you recommend? Have I left anything off the list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music: Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music EP (vinyl reissue)
Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion (vinyl)
Brighton Port Authority: I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Burial: DJ-Kicks
Charles Mingus: Live in Berlin 1972
Chatham County Line: Chatham County Line (reissue)
Denison Witmer: Carry the Weight (vinyl)
Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing (Live in Germany) (2-CD set)
The Ecclesia: Birdsong Over the Interior Castle (vinyl reissue)
Erin McCarley: Love, Save the Empty
Fireman: Electric Arguments (vinyl)
Glasvegas: Glasvegas
The Gourds: Haymaker!
Hacienda: Loud Is the Night (vinyl)
High on Fire: Live at the Contamination Fest
Joy Division: In the Studio with Martin Hannett (import vinyl)
King Khan & BBQ Show: Animal Party 7" (vinyl)
Lafee: Ring Frei (import)
Pole: Alles Gute (vinyl)
Starflyer 59: Dial M (vinyl)
Thee American Revolution: Buddha Electrostorm
Various Artists: John Peel's Dandelion Records (dvd)
Various Artists: Undone: A Musicfest Tribute to Robert Earl Keen
Wroom: North of Forty-Five (vinyl)

also at Largehearted Boy:

2008 Online Year-end Book Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
previous CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)