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August 31, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (September 1st, 2009)

Former Pedro the Lion frontman (and one of my favorite songwriters) David Bazan releases his first full-length solo album, Curse Your Branches, today, a magnificent disc that chronicles his struggles with faith and alcohol.

The Drive-By Truckers' Fine Print: A Collection of Oddities and Rarities 2003-2008 collects 12 rare and unreleased tracks from the band.

The release list is a bit skimpy, but I can definitely also recommend Apples In Stereo's #1 Hits Explosion and Brandi Shearer's Love Don't Make You Juliet as well.

For the truly adventurous, Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson's collaboration Break Up is out today on vinyl (if you can't wait for the CD next week).

Vinyl reissues of classic albums abound this week, including five by Queen (Flash Gordon
Innuendo, A Kind of Magic, News of the World, Queen) and four by Miles Davis (Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud, Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, Working).

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

A.A. Bondy: When the Devil's Loose
Alice Cooper: Killer (reissue)
Allen Toussaint: Saint of New Orleans
Amon Amarth: The Crusher
Andrew W.K.: 55 Cadillac
Apples In Stereo: #1 Hits Explosion
The Black Crowes: Before the Frost...Until the Freeze
The Black Crowes: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (vinyl)
Brandi Shearer: Love Don't Make You Juliet
The Chieftains: Live at Montreux 1997 (dvd)
Chuck Ragan : Gold Country
Datarock: Red
David Bazan: Curse Your Branches
Dizzee Rascal: Holiday
Dr. Dre: The Chronic (remastered with bonus disc)
Drive-By Truckers: Fine Print: A Collection of Oddities and Rarities 2003-2008 (vinyl)
The Entrance Band: The Entrance Band
Farmer Dave Scher: Flash Forward to the Good Times (vinyl)
George Usher: Yours & Not Yours
Juliette Lewis: Terra Ingognita
Kath Bloom: Finally (reissue)
Lady Gaga: Hit Mixes
Ladyhawke: Ladyhawke (with bonus tracks)
Liam Finn: Champagne in Seashells EP
Little Boots: Remedy
The Lost Fingers: Lost in the 80's
Love of Diagrams: Nowhere Forever
Lovvers: OCD Go Go Go Girls
Lullabye Arkestra: Threats/Worship (vinyl)
Madlove: White with Foam
mewithoutYou: It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright (vinyl)
Miles Davis: Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: Working (vinyl reissue)
Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue (vinyl reissue)
Ozzy Osbourne: The Essential Ozzy Osbourne (3-CD set)
Pete Yorn/Scarlett Johansson: Break Up (vinyl)
Peter Broderick: 4 Track Songs (vinyl)
Pretenders: Pretenders (reissue)
Queen: Flash Gordon (vinyl reissue)
Queen: Innuendo (vinyl reissue)
Queen: A Kind of Magic (vinyl reissue)
Queen: News of the World (vinyl reissue)
Queen: Queen (vinyl reissue)
Prodigy: Take Me to the Hospital
Reverend Horton Heat: Laughin' and Cryin' with Reverend Horton Heat (vinyl)
Richard Lloyd: The Jamie Neverts Story
Robin Guthrie: Carousel
Sam Baker: Cotton
Serge Gainsbourg: Aux Armes Et Caetera (Versions Dub) (reissue)
Serge Gainsbourg: Confidentiel(reissue)
Sleepthief: Labyrinthine Heart
Street Sweeper Social Club: Street Sweeper Social Club (vinyl)
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra: 3
Theoretical Girl: Divided
These United States: Everything Touches Everything
They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science (CD & DVD)
Those Bastard Souls: Twentieth Century Chemical (remastered with bonus tracks)
The Used: Artwork (vinyl)
Various Artists: 9 (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Definitive Jux Presents, Vol. 4 (vinyl)
Various Artists: Dreams
Various Artists: Lenny: A Salute to Stevie Ray Vaughan
Various Artists: Mark Ronson Presents - Man in the Mirror
Various Artists: Motown 50 Fanthology
Various Artists: Porno Groove: The Sound of 70's Adult Films (vinyl)
Various Artists: Psych-Funk 101
Various Artists: The Roots of Led Zeppelin
Various Artists: Sorority Row (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Ze 30: Ze Records Story 1979-2009 (vinyl)
Wale: Chillin
Willard Grant Conspiracy: Paper Covers Stone

also at Largehearted Boy:

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