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February 9, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (February 10th, 2009)

Lily Allen's It's Not Me, It's You, her follow-up to her successful debut Alright, Still is out tomorrow, and the vinyl picture disc edition is at the top of my shopping list.

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys drops his solo debut, Keep It Hid tomorrow. Singer-songwriter Ben Lee will donate a percentage of the proceeds from his new album, The Rebirth of Venus, to the FINCA Village Banking program, which offers small loans to low-income female entrepreneurs around the world. In a rather slow week for releases, I can also strongly recommend Charles Spearin's The Happiness Project, Golem!'s wonderfully playful Citizen Boris, Miranda Lee Richards' Light of X, and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline's Coward.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Alice Cooper: School's Out (reissue)
Andrew Jackson Jihad: Only God Can Judge Me
Autopilot: To the Wolves
Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (20th Anniversary Edition) (remastered) (vinyl)
Beck: Odelay: 10th Anniversary Edition (4-LP limited edition vinyl box set)
Ben Folds: Stems and Seeds
Ben Lee: The Rebirth of Venus
The Bird and the Bee: Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future (vinyl)
Buddy Holly: Memorial Collection
Burning Hearts: Aboa Sleeping
Can: Out of Reach (vinyl reissue)
Candi Staton: Who's Hurting Now?
The Cars: Heartbeat City (reissue)
Charles Spearin: The Happiness Project
Cute Is What We Aim For: Rotation (vinyl)
Dan Auerbach: Keep It Hid (vinyl with bonus CD)
David Bowie: Space Oddity: Collectors Edition (4-DVD box set)
Dexter Romweber Duo: Ruins of Berlin
Emmylou Harris: I've Always Needed You (reissue)
Erasure: Pop! Remixed
Fake Male Voice: Omg!!! FMV!!! (vinyl)
G.G. Allin: The Best of G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies
Glen Campbell: Greatest Hits
Glen Tilbrook & the Fluffers: Pandemonium Ensues
Golem!: Citizen Boris
Hot Panda: Volcano...Bloody Volcano (vinyl)
Incredibad: The Lonely Island
India.Arie: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
Jimmy Hall: Brothers of the Southland
Jon Hassell: Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street
Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle And The Drum (dvd)
Kate Bush: Hounds of Love (dvd)
Klaus Schulze & Lisa Gerrard: Rheingold: Live at the Loreley (dvd)
Lemonheads: It's a Shame About Ray (remastered vinyl)
Lily Allen: It's Not Me, It's You (vinyl picture disc)
Madlib: Beat Konducta, Vol. 5-6: Dil Cosby
Madonna: Miles Away (2-LP vinyl single)
Martin Bisi: Sirens of the Apocalypse
Michael Martin Murphey: Buckaroo Blue Grass
Missy Elliott: Block Party
Missy Raines: Inside Out
Miranda Lee Richards: Light of X
Motorhead: Ace of Spades (remastered and expanded)
Motorhead: Bomber (remastered and expanded)
Motorhead: Iron Fist (remastered and expanded)
Motorhead: Overkill (remastered and expanded)
MSTRKRFT: Bounce (vinyl)
Napalm Death: Time Waits for No Slave
Nels Cline: Coward
Niela Miller: Songs of Leaving (vinyl)
Now Now Every Children: Cars
O Pioneers!!!: Neon Creeps
Paramore: All We Know Is Falling (vinyl reissue)
Point Juncture WA: Heart to Elk (vinyl)
Prince: Purple Rain (vinyl reissue)
Red: Innocence & Instinct
Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous (vinyl reissue)
Trouble Andrew: Trouble Andrew
The Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience (dvd)
Van Morrison: The Bang Sessions (vinyl reissue)
Various Artists: Coraline: Original Soundtrack
Various Artists: Hushabye Baby: Lullabye Renditions of Patsy Cline
Various Artists: Music From The Motion Picture Watchmen (vinyl picture disc)
Various Artists: NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack
Various Artists: A String Tribute to Metallica

also at Largehearted Boy:

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